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CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative Seminar: "Building Event Memories in Space and Time"

APR 12, 2019 | 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

6496

WHEN:

April 12, 2019: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Christopher Baldassano, Ph.D., from Columbia University, will present "Building Event Memories in Space and Time."

Abstract:
My research focuses on how the brain understands and remembers realistic experiences in our everyday lives. I am specifically interested in how we mentally “chunk” continuous experiences into distinct events, which we can then store in memory, communicate to others, or use to make predictions. My recent projects have explored the ways in which our knowledge about the schematic structure of the world changes how we build these event representations. I will discuss the new experimental and analytic methods I have developed to study this question in naturalistic stimuli, and the current experiments being conducted in my lab to measure changes in event representations due to prior knowledge, attention, and development. 

This presentation is a part of the CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative Seminar Series. For more information, please see here.