Upcoming Event

Closing Symposium

November 29 - 30, 2016



Recent Publications

Cheng, S., Werning, M. and Suddendorf, T. (2015):

Dissociating Memory Traces and Scenario Construction in Mental Time Travel. Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev, doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.11.011, in press.

Nakamura, N. H. and Sauvage, M. M. (2015):

Encoding and reactivation patterns predictive of successful memory performance are topographically organized along the longitudinal axis of the hippocampus. Hippocampus, doi:10.1002/hipo.22491.

Neher, T., Cheng, S. and Wiskott, L. (2015):

Memory storage fidelity in the hippocampal circuit: The role of subregions and input statistics. PLoS Comput Biol 11(5), e1004250.

Visiting Senior Scientist

At the moment, no Senior is visiting us.


The Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory" investigates episodic and semantic memory processes and their relation to other cognitive processes. It comprises three research units with a diverse and interdisciplinary team of  philosophers as well as experimental and theoretical neuroscientists. The research proceedings are presented at conferences and regular colloquia as well as in scientific publications. The group is internationally oriented and the main language of communication is English. The members of the group interact closely and collaborate with diverse partners worldwide. In addition, internationally renown senior scientists are regularly invited for extended research stays in the research group.

In 2011, the group founded the new RUB small-animal MR scanner center in collaboration with the RUB with the aim of conducting translational memory research. By developing fMRI-compatible cognitive tasks for awake animals, we will be able to bridge further between human and animal studies of memory function.



Prof. Dr. Magdalena Sauvage continues her studies at the LIN Magdeburg since April 1, 2016.