Project B2 (Cheng)

Theory of the interplay between sensory cortices and hippocampus in memory formation and retrieval


We study two phenomena to which the hippocampal and cortical memory systems contribute distinctly, but also strongly interact with one another: systems consolidation and recognition memory. Systems consolidation is modelled as a process, in which cross-temporal information in episodic memory is recoded as associative information and stored in semantic memory. The same model is used to account for recognition memory, which will be the result of a decision-making process fed by episodic and semantic memory. Accounting for these two phenomena in the same theoretical framework will be a major advance in our understanding of the function of the cortico-hippocampal circuit in long-term memory.

Principal Investigator

Project B2

Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng

Computational Neuroscience
Institut für Neuroinformatik

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
NB 3 / 33
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Phone: +49 - (0)234 - 32 - 29486

Fax: +49 - (0)234 - 32 - 14463