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Departmental Colloquium: Infant learning and memory systems and impact on attention orienting

Dima Amso
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Visual attention both guides and is guided by learning and memory systems. A great deal of research has shown that what is attended, and the development of visual attention, is critical for what is learned from a complex environment in infancy. In this talk, I will focus on the learning and memory mechanisms that in turn impact attention orienting. I will present data on reward learning and hierarchical rule learning in infancy.  I will end with the idea that a multiple-memory systems approach offers a useful organizational structure for research on interactions between attention and memory.