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From Knowing to Re-Experiencing: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Declarative Memory

UEA Psychology Memory Workshop

From Knowing to Re-Experiencing: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Declarative Memory

Faculty of Social Science Advanced Training Workshops (2015-16)

Workshop Leaders: Dr Louis Renoult & Dr Heidi Bonnici

Date: Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 June 2016

Venue: Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia

The distinction between semantic and episodic memory was proposed in 1972 by Endel Tulving and is still of central importance in Cognitive Neuroscience today. It is supported by a vast amount of behavioural, functional neuroimaging, and neuropsychological research. However, data obtained in the last 30 years or so also support the idea that the frontiers between perception and knowledge and between semantic and episodic memory are more complex than previously thought, opening the door to new models of categorization and memory. In this 2 day conference, speakers will review recent research on how our brains extract information about relevant categories and abstract this information into general and personal knowledge, as well as data on the subjective re-experiencing of our personal pasts, and on the possibility of isolating the neural correlates of memories of individual episodes of our lives. Practical issues, challenges for future research and concrete applications will be discussed, with a focus on functional neuroimaging and patient data.

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