Morris Moskovitch, Psychology Department, St. George Campus, University of Toronto and Rotman Research Institute at
Title: Episodic Memory: Associations and Transformations
Ebbinghaus Empire Series 2013-2014 Abstract:
Memory is neither unitary nor static. Memories are not only forgotten, but are transformed with time and experience. Changes in episodic memory from acquisition to retention over short and very long-term periods will be examined in humans, and compared with analogous (homologous?) memory in rodents. These memory transformations depend, in part, on the type of associations formed at acquisition, and are reflected in the neural substrates that mediate them. Studying memories as they are transformed may inform us about the dynamic interaction between the hippocampus and other medial temporal and neocortical structures that support memory acquisition, retention and retrieval.
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