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Lecture

LIBC Colloquium

Date
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Time
Location
via Zoom
Room
Hybrid meeting (Pieter de la Court building room 5A41 & via zoom)

Working memory relies on flexible coding formats and cortical locations

Neural correlates of visual working memory have been found in early visual, parietal, and prefrontal regions. These findings have spurred fruitful debate over how and where in the brain memories might be represented. Here, I will present data from multiple experiments to demonstrate how a focus on behavioral requirements can unveil a more comprehensive understanding of the visual working memory system. Specifically, items in working memory must be maintained in a highly robust manner, resilient to interference. At the same time, storage mechanisms must preserve a high degree of flexibility in case of changing behavioral goals. Several examples will be explored in which visual memory representations are shown to undergo transformations, and even shift their cortical locus alongside their coding format based on specifics of the task.

If you would like to attend this lecture via zoom please register via e-mail to

j.folz@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
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