Research stay at Rutgers University

In November 2023, I had the exciting opportunity to visit Professor Pernille Hemmer at Rutgers University. This research stay was funded by the FOR2812 and had the goal with the help of Professor Hemmer’s expertise in Bayesian modeling – to apply a Bayesian approach to our P1 data. More specifically, we tried to fit a Bayesian model that would predict the effects of episodic prediction errors of varying strengths and replicate the pattern we found in our latest study.

Over the course of two weeks I learned a lot about Bayesian modeling, joined talks, colloquia and a lab dinner and engaged in a lot of lively and inspiring discussions. Hence, I did not only gain new knowledge and enthusiasm about Bayesian modeling but also valuable new ideas about and perspectives on our project.

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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