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Deadline to register is 30.04.2023

GEM 2023 will be 100% in-person. We look forward to welcoming you in Bochum, Germany.

This conference is organized and funded by the DFG-funded research group FOR 2812 "Constructing scenarios of the past: A new framework in episodic memory". On-site childcare can be provided on request. Please request on registration. 

Episodic memories are widely regarded as memories of personally experienced events. Early concepts about episodic memory were based on the storage model, according to which experiential content is preserved in memory and later retrieved. However, overwhelming empirical evidence suggests that the content of episodic memory is – at least to a certain degree – constructed in the act of remembering. Even though very few contemporary researchers would oppose this view of episodic memory as a generative process, it has not become the standard paradigm of empirical memory research. This is particularly true for studies of the neural correlates of episodic memory. Further hindering progress are large conceptual differences regarding episodic memory across different fields, such as neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. This interdisciplinary conference therefore aims to bring together researchers from all relevant fields to advance the state of the art in the research on generative episodic memory.

Keynote Speakers


Two electronic versions of our program are available:

  1. on Conftool at
  2. as a downloadable pdf

A limited number of print copies will be available at the conference. If you would like to reserve one please let us know by 31.05.2023.

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If you have any questions or need any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us at

Coordinator: Vinita Samarasinghe | +49 (0)234 32 27996 | NB3/73 Ruhr University Bochum

Speaker of FOR 2812: Sen Cheng 

Follow us on Twitter @DFG_FOR2812 or tag us #gem2023

The research unit FOR 2812 "Constructing scenarios of the past: A new framework in episodic memory" is a project funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The research unit studies the cognitive and neuronal mechanisms underlying scenario construction in episodic memory. We employ and integrate approaches from Philosophy, Psychology, and Experimental and Computational Neuroscience.


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