This project investigates if the medial temporal lobe is involved in perceptual processing, in addition to its well-known role in long-term memory. First results from our lab support this idea, but could not show a specialization of the hippocampus for spatial processes that complement a role for the perirhinal cortex in object-related perceptual processes. We will clarify the exact conditions of medial temporal lobe involvement in perceptual processes and the differentiation of this process from phenomena such as incidental encoding or working memory.
Prof. Dr. Boris Suchan
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology
Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum, GAFO 05 / 613
Phone: +49 - (0)234 - 32 - 27575
Fax: +49 - (0)234 - 32 - 14622