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Filling-in the blank: Perceiving through the lens of prior knowledge.

Project description

Memory-based percepts and visual capacity

The empirical data on visual capacity suggest that people perceive and remember only a part of their surrounding environment even if they subjectively report rich visual experiences. The hypothesis is that perceptual experiences are enriched with our existing knowledge about the world. The EU-funded MemoryBasedPercepts project studies how memory-based percepts are instantiated in the brain and whether they are distinguishable from memories that do not enrich what we see. The project will combine correlational and causal neurocognitive methods to describe the spatiotemporal profile of memory-based percepts through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) they will examine whether the activity of the visual cortex is causally necessary for memory-based percepts to appear.


Net EU contribution
€ 175 572,48
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00