SAIL Room, 111 Levin Building (425 S. University Ave.)
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto
The interface of memory and perception
A central assumption in most modern theories of memory is that memory and perception are functionally and anatomically segregated. For example, amnesia resulting from medial temporal lobe (MTL) lesions is traditionally considered to be a selective deficit in long-term declarative memory with no effect on perceptual processes. The work I will present offers a new perspective. Through a series of studies using converging methodology (fMRI and neuropsychological studies in patients with MTL damage), I will provide support for the notion that perception, memory, and conceptual knowledge are inextricably intertwined, relying on shared neural representations and computational mechanisms.
The talk will begin at 12:00pm. A pizza lunch will be served at 11:45am.