We are excited to inform you that we plan to host the 17th Annual Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS2021) to be held at the Logan Hotel, in Philadelphia, PA, on August 16th and 17th, 2021. The symposium provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among colleagues working on theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of context and episodic memory, broadly construed. While we are aware that travel remains a challenge for many in our community, we also believe in the value of CEMS, even at a more intimate scale, to disseminate outstanding research from a diverse array of perspectives. All presentations at this year’s meeting will be delivered in person.
Our program committee has decided to use this year’s meeting to highlight the work of younger investigators, particularly postdocs and junior faculty. These two groups will be prioritized for spoken presentations. All other groups who submit work (senior faculty, graduate students) will be given poster presentations.No more than two spoken presentation requests should be submitted per lab group (i.e., presentations with the same senior author).All spoken presentations will be short talks (~15 min).
We also seek to highlight the work of women and under-represented groups in the field of memory research, and hope all members of the community will be encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration. To submit an abstract, please use the attached google form (https://forms.gle/YFCdSgi3exv6sg1y7) and indicate your preference for a spoken presentation or poster.
The deadline for abstract submissions is July 2, 2021. A link for registration and travel information will be made available in the coming week. Given the short timeline for this year’s in-person conference, we will accept abstracts on a rolling basis and encourage you to submit as soon as possible. This will allow us to provide acceptance notifications sooner and facilitate travel and hotel planning. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any other colleagues who may be interested in submitting.
The symposium is designed to be a forum for the exchange of ideas among colleagues working on theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of context and episodic memory, broadly construed. We have made talks from the symposium publicly available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMaPz0dq9lX3bXK-zbsMbA/videos?disable_polymer=true
|11:00||Michael Kahana (University of Pennsylvania): Welcome and introductory remarks.||11:00||Poster Session||11:00||Michael Kahana (University of Pennsylvania): Welcome and introductory remarks.|
|11:05||Greg Cox (Vanderbilt University): Expanding the space: A dynamic model of encoding and recognition of episodic associations.||12:30||Michael Kahana (University of Pennsylvania): Welcome and introductory remarks.||11:05||Geoff Ward (University of Essex): Positive effects of rehearsal in short-term, long-term and working memory tasks|
|** Discussant: Ida Momennejad Microsoft Corporation||** Discussant: Gordon Logan Vanderbilt University|
|11:40||Josh Salet (University of Groningen): fMTP: A Unifying Computational Framework of Temporal Preparation Across Time Scales.||12:35||Jordan Suchow (Stevens Institute of Technology): Memory maintenance in a partially observable mind: rationally deciding what to maintain.||11:40||Oded Bein (New York University): Integration and separation in hippocampal subfields during event learning|
|** Discussant: Mark Steyvers University of California, Irvine|
|11:55||Buddhika Bellana (John Hopkins University): A persistent influence of narrative transportation on subsequent thought.||1:10||Samantha Audrain (University of Toronto): Prior knowledge accelerates neocortical integration at the expense of episodic detail.||11:55||Christoph Weidemann (Swansea University; Columbia University): Neural measures of subsequent memory reflect endogenous variability in cognitive function.|
|12:10||Merika Sanders (University of Massachusetts Amherst): Manipulating representational demands of a memory discrimination task engages early brain regions||1:25||Neal Morton (University of Texas at Austin): Representations of common event structure in medial temporal lobe and frontoparietal cortex support efficient inference||12:10||Break|
|12:25||Break||1:40||Break||12:25||Pedro Bordalo (University of Oxford): Memory and Representativeness.|
|** Discussant: Jessica Wachter Wharton School of Business|
|12:40||Keynote Address: Daniel Schacter (Harvard University): Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future: Contributions of Constructive Episodic Retrieval.||1:55||Lili Sahakyan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Eye Movements Differentiate Intentional Forgetting from Strength-Based Memory Differences.||1:00||Wei Tang (Indiana University Bloomington): Reinstatement of temporal context observed with human scalp EEG during successful episodic memory retrieval.|
|** Discussant: David Warren University of Nebraska Medical Center|
|1:40||Break||2:30||Qihong Lu (Princeton University): Learning to use episodic memory for event prediction.||1:15||Sebastian Michelmann (Princeton University): One shot learning of a naturalistic story improves predictions on a fast time-scale in the auditory cortex.|
|1:50||Signy Sheldon (McGill University): Multiple ways to retrieve episodic autobiographical memories: The how and the why.||2:45||Kevin Himberger (John Hopkins University): Reconsidering the Automaticity of Visual Statistical Learning.||1:30||Alexandra Cohen (New York University): Influences of reward motivation on behavioral and neural memory processes across age.|
|** Discussant: Matthew Grilli University of Arizona|
|2:25||Molly Hermiller (Northwestern University): Hippocampal-targeted theta-patterned stimulation immediately enhances hippocampal memory processing: A simultaneous TMS/fMRI experiment.||3:00||Chris Bates (University of Rochester): Efficient Data Compression in Perception and Perceptual Memory.||1:45||Break|
|2:40||Lukas Kunz (University of Freiburg): Anchor cells in human medial temporal lobe represent egocentric directions during spatial navigation.||3:15||Break||1:55||Anna Schapiro (University of Pennsylvania): Interleaving facilitates the rapid formation of distributed representations.|
|** Discussant: Michael Mack University of Toronto|
|2:55||Nora Herweg (University of Pennsylvania): Multi-unit activity in human MTL reflects retrieval of spatial and temporal context.||3:25||James Kragel (Northwestern University): Temporal context guides visual exploration during scene recognition.||2:30||Nick Diamond (University of Pennsylvania): Hippocampal contributions to remote real-world spatiotemporal context retrieval.|
|** Discussant: Brad Wyble Penn State University|
|3:10||Break||4:00||Cassandra Jacobs (University of Wisconsin, Madison): The Lexical Context Model of memory for words in lists.||2:45||Marc Coutanche (University of Pittsburgh): Recalling the when, where and what of naturalistic episodes.|
|3:20||Poster Session||4:15||Simon Dennis (University of Melbourne): Using experience sampling data to investigate memory for WHERE.||3:00||Break|
For information about past CEMS events, please click here.