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Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series

Please join us for a talk given by Iva Brunec, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Behavioral and neural dynamics during navigation structure and reflect memory

Abstract: To learn the structure of new environments, we have to seek out and successfully encode new information. To efficiently navigate in familiar environments, we have to integrate and update information learned in the past with our evolving understanding of the present. What is the interplay between these processes and how are they reflected in behavior and the brain? In this talk, I will present a series of experiments investigating moment-to-moment fluctuations in neural patterns and behavior while people navigated in virtual reality. This work suggests that our exploration patterns are shaped by the structure of the environment, and in turn, that such structure is reflected in memory. I will also discuss how individual differences in the ability to navigate might determine one’s approach to knowledge seeking and cognitive map formation.

About Us:
The Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience seminar series was launched by the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience here at Dartmouth College. This seminar series is devoted to highlighting innovative advances in cognitive neuroscience. The seminar series also is dedicated to leveraging science as a vehicle for social justice. Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience is a collaboration between Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Harvard University, Columbia University, and Gallaudet University. It is funded by the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College.
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