Memory as Perception of the Past: Compressed Time inMind and Brain

  title={Memory as Perception of the Past: Compressed Time inMind and Brain},
  author={M. Howard},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • M. Howard
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • In the visual system retinal space is compressed such that acuity decreases further from the fovea. Different forms of memory may rely on a compressed representation of time, manifested as decreased accuracy for events that happened further in the past. Neurophysiologically, "time cells" show receptive fields in time. Analogous to the compression of visual space, time cells show less acuity for events further in the past. Behavioral evidence suggests memory can be accessed by scanning a… CONTINUE READING
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