Seminar Series

Neuroimaging memory: Is it just modern day phrenology?

As the title suggests, this talk will ask whether or not euroimaging methods should be considered anything more than a modern day version of phrenology. Particular reference will be made to studies of human memory, looking at the advances that have been made in understanding the functional and neural basis of memory through the use of fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Whether cognitive (psychological) models of memory can be usefully constrained by neuroimaging data is for you to decide.