Linkages between Space and Memory: Processes and Representations

16th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Language

Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia

August 25, 2022

The event will take place in a hybrid format - a physical co-presence event at the UL Academic Center, Dabas māja (Magnum Auditorium) on 1 Jelgava Street, Riga and a remote version provided using Zoom.


About the Event

Navigation and episodic memory are core features of human cognitive processing. Although they seem very different, research has revealed behavioral and neural linkages between the two domains. This symposium aims to integrate perspectives from research in the two areas, using techniques from psychology and neuroscience (as well as linguistics, computer science, AI, and philosophy, depending on participants’ interests). The symposium will focus primarily on the following topics, but is not limited to them:

  • Spatial context and memory
  • Episodic memory and spatial learning
  • Developmental trajectory of navigation and episodic memory
  • Neural principles of navigation and episodic memory



Aidan Horner

York Episodic Memory Lab, University of York, UK

Nora Newcombe

Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Research in Spatial Cognition (RISC) Lab, Temple University, USA

Charan Ranganath

Dynamic Memory Lab, University of California at Davis, USA



Organization Committee

Līga Zariņa (University of Latvia)
Solvita Umbraško (University of Latvia)
Santa Bartušēvica (University of Latvia)
Liene Viļuma (University of Latvia)
Paula Beatrise Valtere (University of Latvia)
Daniela Lipčika (University of Latvia)
Laima Niedra (University of Latvia)


Co-Directors of the Program Committee

Nora Newcombe (Temple University, USA)
Jurģis Šķilters (University of Latvia)


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