“Replay and Future Simulation in Goal-directed Behavior”

Thu, Dec 17, 2015, 12:30 pm
Location: 
A02 Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Speaker(s): 

Cognitive Science Lunchtime Talk

Abstract:

We leverage memory processes to think about, plan, and control the future. Both replaying the past and imagining the future rely on memory. This talk focuses on the role of replay and future simulation in planning during decision-making and prospective memory tasks. I will address these questions with empirical evidence from ongoing behavioral and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) studies. I will briefly relate these findings to ongoing work on computational models of how memory mechanisms guide goal-directed behavior.