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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Constructive Memory: Using the Past to Imagine the Future

Preston Thakral, Harvard University, will present findings from three experiments that employed functional magnetic resonance imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation to identify the specific processes supported by the left angular gyrus and the hippocampus, two regions of the core network associated with episodic memory and episodic simulation.  Dr. Thakral will also discuss how, by understanding the neural mechanisms that support memory and simulation, we can shed light on the neural mechanisms supporting other cognitive functions (e.g., creativity and problem solving).


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, 1517
Pereira Drive, Irvine, CA 92697

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General Public, Faculty, Staff, Students





Social Sciences



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Department of Cognitive Sciences

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Rui Huang left a positive review 11/28/2017

In this lecture, I learned some psychological concepts and the scientific ways to do an experiments.