• Behavior-dependent spatial maps enable efficient theta phase coding
    Parra-Barrero, E., Diba, K., & Cheng, S.
  • 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
  • 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


  • Meaningful affordances
    Dings, R.
  • Predicting the Past from Minimal Traces: Episodic Memory and its Distinction from Imagination and Preservation
    Werning, M.
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology
  • 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


  • Improving sensory representations using episodic memory
    Görler, R., Wiskott, L., & Cheng, S.

under review

  • What happened when? Brain and behavioral responses to violated expectations about the structure and content of episodic memories.
    Siestrup, S., Jainta, B., El-Sourani, N., Trempler, I., Wolf, O. T., Cheng, S., & Schubotz, R. I.

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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