Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Beyond identification: the neural mechanisms the support memories of the images that we have seen
Under the right conditions, our ability to remember whether we have encountered a particular object or scene before is remarkable – we can make these determinations after viewing tens of thousands of images, each only once, and we store these memories with exceptional visual detail. However, the neural processes that support single-exposure visual familiarity memory are poorly understood. I will describe experiments designed to probe the neural correlates of single-exposure visual memory judgements in high-level visual cortex, as well as how the brain manages to maintain perceptual stability in the presence of rapid, single-trial plasticity.
A pizza lunch will be served.