UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Virtual: Brain meeting: Dr Zita Patai

09 October 2020, 3:15 pm–4:15 pm

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Predictive Memories in Humans - Crossing Cognitive Domains and Traditional Frameworks

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Justyna Ekert and Elisa van der Plas and Gabrielle Sheehan


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Brain meeting 

Abstract: The brain is predictive and proactive, and helps us interact effectively with our environment. Whether in a stable or unpredictable context, our long-term memories underlie the brain's ability to predict and accurately interact with incoming stimuli. I will present my work on long-term spatial memories in the context of attention, navigation, and individual differences. I will take a slight detour into my work with patients while I was at the FIL, looking at decision making in the context of ongoing evidence integration. I will end on how sleep is crucial to the process of predictive memory formation, and how I aim to tackle the problem of measuring the generalization processes occurring during sleep, in both health and disease.

About the Speaker

Dr Zita Patai

at Welcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL