[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT160100096]
Researchers Dr Muireann Irish
Brief description This project aims to systematically map the interplay between the episodic and semantic systems of memory across such functions as new learning, remembering the past, imagining the future and creative cognition. Memory is the cornerstone of adaptive functioning, yet models of human memory are incomplete. Episodic and semantic processes are typically treated as dissociable entities, despite mounting evidence of their interaction. Using experimental tasks and advanced neuroimaging techniques in human lesion groups, this project will contribute data about the nature of episodic-semantic interactions. Expected outcomes include a refined model of human memory which will inform the capacity to optimise cognitive function.
Funding Amount $688,000
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships