in press

  • Constructing a wider view on memory: Beyond the dichotomy of field and observer perspectives
    Peeters, A., Cosentino, E., & Werning, M.
    In I. Vendrell Ferran & Berninger, A. (Eds.), Memory and Imagination Routledge


  • A model of hippocampal replay driven by experience and environmental structure facilitates spatial learning
    Diekmann, N., & Cheng, S.
    eLife, 12, e82301
  • Solidity Meets Surprise: Cerebral and Behavioral Effects of Learning from Episodic Prediction Errors
    Siestrup, S., Jainta, B., Cheng, S., & Schubotz, R. I.
    Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 35(2), 291–313
  • CoBeL-RL: A neuroscience-oriented simulation framework for complex behavior and learning
    Diekmann, N., Vijayabaskaran, S., Zeng, X., Kappel, D., Menezes, M. C., & Cheng, S.
    Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 17
  • Experiential attitude reports
    Liefke, K.
    Philosophy Compass, e12913, 1–17


  • The Complex Phenomenology of Episodic Memory: Felt Connections, Multimodal Perspectivity, and Multifaceted Selves
    Dings, R., & McCarroll, C. J.
    Journal of Consciousness Studies, 29(11), 29–55
  • The selectional variability of ′imagine whether′
    Liefke, K.
    Semantics and Linguistic Theory, 32, 639–660
  • Where was the toaster? A systematic investigation of semantic construction in a new virtual episodic memory paradigm
    Zoellner, C., Klein, N., Cheng, S., Schubotz, R. I., Axmacher, N., & Wolf, O. T.
    Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 174702182211166
  • The clear and not so clear signatures of perceptual reality in the Bayesian brain
    Deroy, O., & Rappe, S.
    Consciousness and Cognition, 103, 103379
  • A Model of Semantic Completion in Generative Episodic Memory
    Fayyaz, Z., Altamimi, A., Zoellner, C., Klein, N., Wolf, O. T., Cheng, S., & Wiskott, L.
    Neural Computation, 34(9), 1841–1870
  • What Happened When? Cerebral Processing of Modified Structure and Content in Episodic Cueing
    Siestrup, S., Jainta, B., El-Sourani, N., Trempler, I., Wurm, M. F., Wolf, O. T., et al.
    Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 34(7), 1287–1305
  • Selfless Memories
    Millière, R., & Newen, A.
  • Socially induced false memories in the absence of misinformation
    Wagner, U., Schlechter, P., & Echterhoff, G.
    Scientific Reports, 12
  • What′s special about `not feeling like oneself′? A deflationary account of self(-illness) ambiguity
    Dings, R., & de Bruin, L. C.
    Philosophical Explorations, 1–21
  • Counterfactual cognition and psychosis: adding complexity to predictive processing accounts
    Rappe, S., & Wilkinson, S.
    Philosophical Psychology, 36(2), 356–379
  • Predictive minds can think: addressing generality and surface compositionality of thought
    Rappe, S.
    Synthese, 200(1)
  • Trügerische Erinnerung
    Dings, R., & Newen, A.
    Der Allgemeinarzt
  • Seeing What I Did (Not): Cerebral and Behavioral Effects of Agency and Perspective on Episodic Memory Re-activation
    Jainta, B., Siestrup, S., El-Sourani, N., Trempler, I., Wurm, M. F., Werning, M., et al.
    Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 15


  • Stress research during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
    Pfeifer, L. S., Heyers, K., Ocklenburg, S., & Wolf, O. T.
    Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 131, 581–596
  • Biased memory retrieval in the service of shared reality with an audience: The role of cognitive accessibility
  • The computational benefits of episodic memory in spatial learning
  • The memory trace of a stressful episode
    Bierbrauer, A., Fellner, M. -C., Heinen, R., Wolf, O. T., & Axmacher, N.
    Current Biology
  • Neuronal sequences during theta rely on behavior-dependent spatial maps
    Parra-Barrero, E., Diba, K., & Cheng, S.
    eLife, 10
  • Constructing the Past: the Relevance of the Narrative Self in Modulating Episodic Memory
    Dings, R., & Newen, A.
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology
  • Self-referential false associations: A self-enhanced constructive effect for verbal but not pictorial stimuli
    Wang, J., Otgaar, H., Howe, M. L., & Cheng, S.
    Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 174702182110097
  • A model of semantic completion in generative episodic memory
    Fayyaz, Z., Altamimi, A., Cheng, S., & Wiskott, L.
  • Shared Reality: From Sharing-Is-Believing to Merging Minds
    Higgins, E. T., Rossignac-Milon, M., & Echterhoff, G.
    Current Directions in Psychological Science, 30(2), 103–110
  • Experiential Imagination and the Inside/Outside-Distinction
    Liefke, K., & Werning, M.
    In New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence (pp. 96–112) Springer International Publishing
  • How do we perceive cultural affordances?
    Peeters, A.
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 113(3)
  • The pre-reflective roots of the madeleine-memory: a phenomenological perspective
    Righetti, F.
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences


  • Meaningful affordances
    Dings, R.
  • Shared reality: Motivated connection and motivated cognition
    Echterhoff, G., & Higgins, E. T.
    In P. A. M. van Lange, Higgins, E. T., & Kruglanski, A. W. (Eds.), Review of Philosophy and Psychology (3rdrd ed., pp. 181–201) New York: Guilford
  • Situated Mental Representations: Why we need mental representations and how we should understand them
    Newen, A., & Vosgerau, G.
    In J. Smortchkova, Dolega, K., & Schlicht, T. (Eds.), Mental Representation (pp. 178–212) Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Predicting the Past from Minimal Traces: Episodic Memory and its Distinction from Imagination and Preservation
    Werning, M.
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 11, 301–333


  • Improving sensory representations using episodic memory
    Görler, R., Wiskott, L., & Cheng, S.
  • Now, never, or coming soon? Prediction and efficient language processing
    Rappe, S.
    Pragmatics and Cognition, 26(2-3), 357–385


  • Evidence for Single-Type Semantics—An Alternative To e/t-Based Dual-Type Semantics
    Liefke, K., & Werning, M.
    Journal of Semantics


  • Remembering individuals and remembering scenes
    Liefke, K.
    In A. Butler et al. (Ed.), New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2021 Springer
  • Factivity variation in experiential `remember’-reports
    Liefke, K., & Werning, M.
    In A. Butler et al. (Ed.), New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2021 Springer

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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