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TiCC Colloquium: Jeff Zacks

What: Event segmentation and event memory across the lifespan
Where: DZ 6
When: Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:45 - 13:45 hours


Abstract

Where do the episodes in episodic memory come from? I will suggest that ongoing perceptual mechanisms segment the continuous stream of experience into perceptual chunks that form the elements of what we remember later. These mechanisms are present by the school-age years but continue to mature. They appear to be impaired by healthy again and impaired further by early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Facilitating event segmentation improves memory; this may provide a unique intervention to improve memory for everyday activity throughout the lifespan.

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When: 25 October 2017 12:45

End date: 25 October 2017 13:45