16th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Language

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

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August 24, 2022

Anatomical building complex in Riga on 9 Kronvalda Boulevard

17:00 – 19:00 Social Event at the RSU Anatomy Museum


August 25, 2022

UL Academic Center, Dabas māja (Magnum Auditorium) on 1 Jelgava Street

10:00-10:10 Welcome 

10:10-11:10 Keynote   Chair: Prof. N. Newcombe, Temple University, USA

Charan Ranganath

Director, UC Davis Memory and Plasticity Program and Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology

Complementary learning systems in Memory and Navigation

11:10-11:50 (Remote)  Chair: Prof. N. Newcombe, Temple University, USA

Navigation patterns reflect memory accuracy: insights from a naturalistic study of episodic memory evoked by olfactory, auditory, and visual cues

Aya Amenssag1,2, Lucile Rey2, Jane Plailly2, Anne-Lise Saive1,3

1 Institut Paul Bocuse Research Center, Lyon, France

2 CMO team, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, CNRS UMR 5292 - INSERM U1028 – UCBL1, Lyon, France

3 UNIQUE Center, the Quebec Neuro-AI research center, QC, Canada

11:50-12:10 Coffee

12:10-12:50 (Remote)  Chair: Prof. A. Horner, York University, UK

Episodic memory, mental time travel, and language evolution: a self-domestication approach

Antonio Benítez-Burraco

Department of Spanish, Linguistics, and Theory of Literature (Linguistics), Faculty of Philology, University of Seville, Spain

12:50 – 13:30 (Remote)  Chair: Prof. A. Horner, York University, UK

Visuospatial working memory and Intelligence in Myopes

Shiva Ram Male1, Sangita Sarma2, Vara prasad Kolla3, Phani Krishna. P4

1PhD.Research Scholar, School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India,

2Jain University, Bangalore, India

3Professor, Kalinga University, Raipur, India.

4Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi, India

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30 -15:30 Keynote    Chair: Prof. C. Ranganath, UC Davis, USA

Aidan J. Horner

York Episodic Memory Lab, University of York, UK

Tracking the emergence of location-based spatial representations

15:30-16:10 (Remote)   Chair: Prof. C. Ranganath, UC Davis, USA

Improving recall in hippocampal neural network models 

Nikolaos Andreakos1, *, Shigang Yue1, Vassilis Cutsuridis1,2, *

1School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK

2Lincoln Sleep Research Centre, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK

*Corresponding authors: {nandreakos, vcutsuridis} @

16:10-16:50    Chair: Prof. C. Ranganath, UC Davis, USA

The effects of multilingual experience on episodic memory across the adult lifespan: an

EEG study

Toms Voits 1, Vincent DeLuca 1, Jason Rothman 1,2

1UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

2Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain

16:50-17:15 Coffee

17:15-17:55 (Remote)   Chair: Prof. A. Horner, York University, UK

Replicable patterns of directed information flow between hippocampus and prefrontal cortex during spatial navigation and spatial–verbal memory formation

Anup Das

Columbia University

17:55-18:00 A short break

18:00-19:00 Keynote   Chair: Prof. J. Skilters, University of Latvia

Nora Newcombe

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

Charting Our Way in Space and Time

19:00 Conference closing

19:00-19:45 guided tour in the new campus

19:45 Conference Banquet


August 26, 2022

Main building of the University of Latvia on 19 Raiņa Boulevard

9:30 Historical University of Latvia student solitary confinement cell and roof platform