Morgan Barense, University of Toronto

Morgan Barense, Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
Supported by the Samuel D. Isaly ’67 Fund for Discourse in Neuroscience

“Understanding Memory and Memory Disorders at the Interface of Memory and Perception”

A central assumption in most modern theories of memory is that memory and perception are functionally and anatomically segregated. For example, amnesia resulting from medial temporal lobe (MTL) lesions is traditionally considered to be a selective deficit in long-term declarative memory with no effect on perceptual processes. The work I will present offers a new perspective. Through a series of studies using converging methodology (fMRI and neuropsychological studies in patients with MTL damage), I will provide support for the notion that memory and perception are inextricably intertwined, relying on shared neural representations and computational mechanisms.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
A32 Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Hosted by: 
Ken Norman
Neuroscience Seminar Series