Neuroscience Lecture Series presents Dr. Timothy Buschman
Neural Dynamics of Working Memory
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
John D. Wiley Conference Center (T216 North Tower), Waisman Center
Working memory is our ability to hold things ‘in mind’, acting as a flexible substrate on which thoughts can be placed and manipulated. As such, working memory is critical to cognition. Despite its importance, working memory is surprisingly fragile. Working memory representations degrade over time due to noise and are susceptible to interference from other stimuli. In this talk I will discuss two projects that highlight two different ways in which neural dynamics mitigate these issues.