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The Hot-Coal hypothesis of working memory

Project description

New model to show how working memory ... works

Important for reasoning, learning and comprehension, working memory (WM) is a short-term limited capacity store. Without it, remembering information for a brief period would be impossible. Examples of WM include holding in mind a person’s address while listening to instructions about how to get there or remembering and responding to information that was relayed during a conversation. What is not well known is how primates can use their WM in a generalised way and control what they think about. The EU-funded Hot-Coal WM project will shed light on these cognitive functions by applying a model that relies on a novel computational principle – specifically, that spatial location of information is controlled by excitatory bursts to support cognition.

Host institution

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 498 957,00
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 1 498 957,00
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00