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The role of reference frames in memory recollection

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 January 2020

Giuseppe Riva
Affiliation:
Centro Studi e Ricerche di Psicologia della Comunicazione, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 20123Milan, Italygiuseppe.riva@unicatt.itdaniele.dilernia@gmail.com Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano (IRCCS), 20145Milan, Italy
Daniele Di Lernia
Affiliation:
Centro Studi e Ricerche di Psicologia della Comunicazione, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 20123Milan, Italygiuseppe.riva@unicatt.itdaniele.dilernia@gmail.com
Andrea Serino
Affiliation:
MySpace Lab, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University Hospital of Vaud (CHUV), 1011Lausanne, Switzerland. andrea.serino@mindmaze.chsilvia.serino@gmail.com
Silvia Serino
Affiliation:
MySpace Lab, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University Hospital of Vaud (CHUV), 1011Lausanne, Switzerland. andrea.serino@mindmaze.chsilvia.serino@gmail.com

Abstract

In this commentary on Bastin et al., we suggest that spatial context plays a critical role in the encoding and retrieval of events. Specifically, the translation process between the viewpoint-independent content of a memory and the viewpoint-dependent stimuli activating the retrieval (mental frame syncing) plays a critical role in spatial memory recollection. This perspective also provides an explanatory model for pathological disturbances such as Alzheimer's disease.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2020

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