• 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


  • 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.
  • Biased memory retrieval in the service of shared reality with an audience: The role of cognitive accessibility
  • Socially induced false memories in the absence of misinformation
  • The computational benefits of episodic memory in spatial learning
  • Where was the Toaster? Interplay of Episodic Memory Traces and Semantic Knowledge during Scenario Construction
  • 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
  • Basal ganglia and cortical control of thalamic rebound spikes
    Nejad, M. M., Rotter, S., & Schmidt, R.
    European Journal of Neuroscience, 54(1), 4295–4313
  • 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), 393–397
  • 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
  • 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.


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


  • Taxonomy and unity of memory
    Werning, M., & Cheng, S.
    In S. Bernecker & Michaelian, K. (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory (pp. 7–20) New York, NY: Routledge


  • What is Episodic Memory if it is a Natural Kind?
    Cheng, S., & Werning, M.
    Synthese, 193, 1345–1385
  • Dissociating memory traces and scenario construction in mental time travel
    Cheng, S., Werning, M., & Suddendorf, T.
    Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 60, 82–89


  • Is Episodic Memory a Natural Kind? - A Defense of the Sequence Analysis
    Werning, M., & Cheng, S.
    In P. Bello, Guarini, M., McShane, M., & Scassellati, B. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 964–969) Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society


  • Composition and replay of mnemonic sequences : The contributions of REM and slow-wave sleep to episodic memory
    Cheng, S., & Werning, M.
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(6), 610–611


  • 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

to appear

  • Remembering Dreams: Parasitic Reference in Memories of Non-Veridical Experiences
    Werning, M., & Liefke, K.
    In D. Gregory & Michaelian, K. (Eds.), Dreams and Memory Amsterdam: Synthese Library

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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