Dr. Ekaterina Gribkova, Postdoctoral Research Associate affiliated with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a presentation during the CAII Seminar Series on Monday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. The talk is titled “Evolution of Memory: From Basic Foraging Decisions to Cognitive Map Construction."
View Seminar here: https://go.ncsa.illinois.edu/2021CAIIFallSeminarSeries
Abstract: Cognitive mapping allows us to build internal representations of the world, and is critical to episodic memory and visualization. I explore the potential evolutionary origins of cognitive mapping, to show how the circuitry for basic foraging decision can be straightforwardly expanded for affective valuation and cognitive map construction in the foraging simulation, ASIMOV.
I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate affiliated with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and Neuroscience Program at UIUC. I work with Prof. Rhanor Gillette, primarily focusing on computational neuroscience, and neuro-behavioral studies using marine invertebrates. I received my Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and my B.S. in Mathematics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, both at UIUC.
All presentations will be recorded and will available on the CAII website shortly after the presentation.