The Press Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum reports on their news portal: When we try to remember something, we call up a scenario. It is constructed while we think back, say researchers.
Did I turn off the coffee machine at home? This simple question triggers complex processes in our brain that lead us to construct a scenario in which the action we are trying to remember occurs. Such processes have been little researched, but they are indispensable for our everyday lives. The aim of a new research group led by Sen Cheng (Project Leader A14, F01), which will be funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for three years starting July 1, 2019, is to track them down.