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Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series

Please join us for a talk given by Dr. Asieh Zadbood, a postdoctoral research scientist in Dr. Lila Davichi's lab at Columbia University.

Monday, December 12, 2022
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Zoom - https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/93263630085?pwd=ZkNTZGFLTlM3Um8ySldQc1YrVVhUQT09
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Bridging past and future: how neural representations of events are encoded, recalled, transmitted, and updated

Abstract: Facing the rich and continuous stream of information in daily life, our brain is constantly involved in a complex set of processes to connect past and present. In each moment in time, we use our prior knowledge and memories of the world to better comprehend newly acquired information. This new knowledge may in turn cause updating of the previously encoded events to maintain the most accurate interpretation of the world. Ultimately, this whole process will influence future predictions and behavior. But how does the brain support these functions? I approach this complex question by introducing a series of fMRI experiments designed to capture the dynamicity and richness of real-life experiences. I will demonstrate evidence for involvement of the default mode network in modality independent and event-specific processing of movie scenes during encoding, recall, and transmission of information to other people. In addition, I will show how surprising new information changes the representations of the event memories in the brain.


This seminar series is devoted to highlighting innovative, disruptive advances in cognitive neuroscience. Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience also is dedicated to leveraging science as a vehicle for social justice. Through this seminar series we hope to recognize outstanding research conducted by historically underrepresented groups (HURG) in Cognitive Neuroscience and related fields, including women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and people/individuals with disabilities. Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience is a formal 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. ASL interpretation is provided for all ICN talks.

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Courtney Rogers

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.