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Contentotopic mapping: the topographical organization of object knowledge in the brain

Project description

Mathematical methods reduce complexity and reveal object representation in the brain

A central question in the cognitive sciences is how objects are represented cognitively and neurally. A major issue lies in the paradox between how proficient we are at recognising objects and the overwhelming amount of information we hold about each object. A solution lies in understanding how neural representations are organised, and potentially assuming that principals that are typically applied to sensorial data are also applicable to high-level object information. The EU-funded ContentMAP project is using experimental and theoretical techniques to reduce high-dimensional, object-related neural and cognitive patterns to low-dimensional representations on the cortical surface. The team’s encoding model should be able to predict the neural ‘fingerprint’ of each object, successfully describing how objects are represented in the brain.

Host institution

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 816 004,00
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra
Portugal

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 816 004,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 1 816 004,00
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 816 004,00