CenSes Seminar

CenSes Seminar
20 March 2019, 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Autobiographical memories (AMs) are personally experienced events that may be localised in time and space. In general, knowledge regarding AM function is well documented, although most of the evidence is based on recollections following a verbal cuing. However, during the past decade a number of studies have targeted memories cued by the sense of smell. This research indicates that olfactory evoked AM differ from memories evoked by our primary senses; sight and hearing. In particular, odour-evoked AM are older, more emotional, vivid, and relatively rare. In this presentation, I will provide an overview on the observed differences from a behavioural and neuroanatomical perspective and to discuss potential applications of this knowledge.


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