Post-encoding persistence of encoding states strengthens individual memories, reorganizes those experiences based on shared features and biases the fate of new memories

May 11, 2021 | 16:00 CET | ZOOM ID: 7754910236

Episodic memories can be thought of as sequential associations linked together by a common contextual or event representation. There has been much work examining how individual events become stabilized in memory.
Here I will present our work in humans first showing that we can measure post-encoding persistence with fMRI and show that this relates to later memory accessibility. Furthermore, we look at how multiple experiences encountered at the same time later are re-organized according to their shared features in both hippocampus and cortex, perhaps relating to the development of knowledge structures which represent related memories with overlapping neural ensembles.

Professor Davachi’s talk is hosted by SFB1315 subproject B04 and moderated by Speaker Matthew Larkum.

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