Memory and Perception Group Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held at the CBSU in the WWSR at 11am on fortnightly Fridays during term time, unless otherwise noted.
If you would like to speak at a Memory and Perception group meeting please contact Andrea Greve.
Lent Term 2018
19 March* – Heidrun Schultz & Bernhard Staresina – Domain-general and domain-specific recollection of objects and scenes in the MTL
The medial temporal lobe (MTL) is central to human episodic memory, and its subregions contribute to different aspects of memory. At the top of the MTL hierarchy, domain-general hippocampus supports memory independent of memory content. Closely interconnected are domain-specific perirhinal and parahippocampal cortex, each well-suited to process object-related and spatial memory content, respectively. Here, we test central predictions of this model in an associative memory task. While undergoing fMRI, participants retrieve objects and scenes from memory, each cued by a previously associated word. The hippocampus supports successful recollection of both objects and scenes, while perirhinal cortex shows selective recollection effects for objects, and parahippocampal cortex, for scenes. Moreover, we demonstrate that both object- and scene-specific recollection effects are greater for voxels that were sensitive to object-scene differences during perception. Thereby, we support and extend previous findings that MTL implements memory through domain-general and domain-specific processing.
(*note change in day and time, this is a special meeting on Monday the 19th of March, 2-3pm)