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Navigation of a mind-space. The spatial organization of declarative knowledge

Project description

Changing the way we think about the human mind

How do we think about the human mind? What happens in our brain? Is it possible that the complex neural machinery that mammals evolved to navigate space has been recycled to ‘navigate’ declarative knowledge? Studies have shown that declarative knowledge is spatially organised and can be stored, retrieved and manipulated through the same computations used to represent and navigate physical space. The EU-funded NOAM project will use cutting-edge neuroimaging and analysis techniques to test the relationships between spatial and conceptual navigation. It will check whether people who navigate space in a different way (congenitally blind individuals) also navigate concepts in a different way. The next step will be to explore how low-dimensional cognitive maps interact with multidimensional semantic information.

Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 498 644,00
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 498 644,00
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento

See on map

Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00