Amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre, Site Marcelin Berthelot
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Comment construire des cartes cognitives


Animals behave flexibly, seamlessly generalising knowledge between apparently different scenarios. This is the hallmark of intelligence. To do this, representations and computations in the brain must also be flexible and generalise. In this talk we will understand how different brain areas build such models of the world (“cognitive maps”). In particular we will explore how the hippocampal formation and prefrontal cortex builds cognitive maps, and understand how these different maps relate to each other. Along the way, we’ll see that these models capture and predict many cellular recordings in these brain areas.


James Whittington

University of Oxford