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A Neurocomputational Model of Episodic Memory

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Project "NEUROMEM" data sheet

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city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙429˙964 €
 EC max contribution 2˙429˙964 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2021-09-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) coordinator 2˙429˙964.00


 Project objective

Our memories define us, and their disruption in psychiatric and neurological conditions can be devastating. However, how we are able, e.g., to remember our wedding day and re-imagine the scene that was around us, remains one of the great mysteries of the human mind. NEUROMEM is an integrated experimental and computational attempt at a fundamental breakthrough in this problem. Building on recent insights into how environmental location and orientation is encoded by neurons in the mammalian brain, I aim to develop a mechanistic understanding of how events we experience are stored, recalled and imagined, i.e. a neurocomputational model of how specific memories result from patterns of activity in neuronal populations. NEUROMEM will provide mechanistic answers to 3 long-standing questions: 1) What is the link between memory and space, and role of spatial context in re-imagining episodes? 2) How are the multiple diverse elements of complex life-like events recollected together? 3) How can remembered events be read-out as visuospatial imagery? Work will comprise psychological and functional neuroimaging experiments using sophisticated designs including use of virtual reality, and corresponding simulations of how such behaviour can be driven by neuronal activity. The computational modelling will directly contact neurophysiological data such as the firing of place and grid cells in the hippocampal formation, and provide quantitative behavioural predictions, while neuroimaging provides a read out of population activity during this processing in the human brain. NEUROMEM will generate new hypotheses and explanations at the cognitive level, of interest to all scholars of the complexity of the human mind, and allow neurophysiological interpretation of behavioural data - providing a vital link between cognitive theory and neuroimaging and neurological data. Its implications extend beyond memory, including the mechanism for imagining views that have not been experienced.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 David Howett, Andrea Castegnaro, Katarzyna Krzywicka, Johanna Hagman, Deepti Marchment, Richard Henson, Miguel Rio, John A King, Neil Burgess, Dennis Chan
Differentiation of mild cognitive impairment using an entorhinal cortex-based test of virtual reality navigation
published pages: 1751-1766, ISSN: 0006-8950, DOI: 10.1093/brain/awz116
Brain 142/6 2019-12-16
2019 Rachel L. Bedder, Daniel Bush, Domna Banakou, Tabitha Peck, Mel Slater, Neil Burgess
A mechanistic account of bodily resonance and implicit bias
published pages: 1-10, ISSN: 0010-0277, DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.11.010
Cognition 184 2019-12-16
2019 Vegard Edvardsen, Andrej Bicanski, Neil Burgess
Navigating with grid and place cells in cluttered environments
published pages: , ISSN: 1050-9631, DOI: 10.1002/hipo.23147
Hippocampus 2019-12-16
2019 Lone D. Hørlyck, James A. Bisby, John A. King, Neil Burgess
Wakeful rest compared to vigilance reduces intrusive but not deliberate memory for traumatic videos
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-49634-8
Scientific Reports 9/1 2019-12-16
2019 Dmitri Laptev, Neil Burgess
Neural Dynamics Indicate Parallel Integration of Environmental and Self-Motion Information by Place and Grid Cells
published pages: , ISSN: 1662-5110, DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2019.00059
Frontiers in Neural Circuits 13 2019-12-16
2017 JA Bisby, N Burgess
Differential effects of negative emotion on memory for items and associations, and their relationship to intrusive imagery
published pages: 124-132, ISSN: 2352-1546, DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.07.012
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 17 2019-06-13
2018 James A. Bisby, Aidan J. Horner, Daniel Bush, Neil Burgess
Negative emotional content disrupts the coherence of episodic memories.
published pages: 243-256, ISSN: 0096-3445, DOI: 10.1037/xge0000356
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 147/2 2019-06-13
2017 Daniel Bush, James A. Bisby, Chris M. Bird, Stephanie Gollwitzer, Roman Rodionov, Beate Diehl, Andrew W. McEvoy, Matthew C. Walker, Neil Burgess
Human hippocampal theta power indicates movement onset and distance travelled
published pages: 12297-12302, ISSN: 0027-8424, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1708716114
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114/46 2019-06-13
2018 Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, James A. Bisby, Aidan J. Horner, John A. King, Daniel S. Pine, Neil Burgess
Linked networks for learning and expressing location-specific threat
published pages: E1032-E1040, ISSN: 0027-8424, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1714691115
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115/5 2019-06-13

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