Project B11 (Axmacher)

Shaping of object representations by cognitive and emotional factors


We test the hypothesis that generalisation of stimulus representations is a basic neural mechanism underlying two fundamental cognitive functions: spatial navigation and categorisation learning. Using 3T and 7T fMRI, we investigate (1) whether grid cell-like representations in entorhinal cortex enable path integration by providing a generalised metric of spatial distances, and (2) whether categorisation learning can be explained by generalisation of exemplar representations from each category.

Principal Investigator

Projects A11, B11

Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher

Faculty of Psychology

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
IB 6 / 185
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Phone: +49 - (0)234 - 32 - 22674

Fax: +49 - (0)234 - 32 - 14622