Fri, 01/18/2019
10:30 - 12:00
CITEC 1.204

The fundamental question in cognitive neuroscience — what are the key coding principles of the brain enabling human thinking — still remains largely unanswered. Evidence from neurophysiology suggests that place and grid cells in the hippocampal-entorhinal system provide an internal spatial map, the brain’s SatNav — the most intriguing neuronal coding scheme outside the sensory system. Our framework is concerned with the key idea that this navigation system in the brain — potentially as a result of evolution — provides the blueprint for a neural metric underlying human cognition. Specifically, we propose that the brain maps experience in so-called ‘cognitive spaces’. In this talk, I will give an overview of our theoretical framework and experimental approach and will present show-case examples from our fMRI, MEG and virtual reality experiments identifying cognitive coding mechanisms in the hippocampal-entorhinal system and beyond.

Mon, 01/28/2019
  • Sascha Fleer
  • Corinna Osterbrink
Fri, 02/01/2019
  • Peter König Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University

Embodied cognition