Professor Jamie Reilly, Temple University, will discuss research on learning in Alzheimer's patients and related work using transcranial direct current stimulation in healthy young adults.
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"Semantic Binding and Object Representation: Insights from Alzheimer’s Disease, tDCS, and fMRI."
Semantic memory is the store of knowledge that allows us to negotiate many of our most fundamental interactions with the world. Impairment of semantic memory is common in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Debate persists as to the locus of this impairment and more broadly about the ways that the human brain binds and reinterprets information from different modalities (e.g., color, form, odor). We will discuss the mesoscale neural architecture that supports semantic memory by addressing converging evidence from neuropsychology, learning in dementia, neuroimaging, and transcranial direct current stimulation studies of conceptual access.