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    17th EMBL|EMBO Science and Society conference:
The Past in the Present - The Making of Memories
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  3 - 4 November 2016, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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‘Memory’ refers to a diverse set of mechanisms by which living organisms retain information and reconstruct past experiences, usually for present purposes. It is memory that makes it possible for the organism to use past events to inform the unfolding of actions and experiences. In the case of human beings, the ability to conjure up long-gone but specific episodes is both familiar and puzzling, and is a key to the understanding of ‘personal identity’.

Tackling topics ranging from how molecular memory is embedded in ancient DNA to how human memory evolved and expanded beyond our physical boundaries, the 17th EMBL|EMBO Science and Society conference promises to be an exciting meeting for biologists, behavioral and social scientists, students of all disciplines, and all members of the public alike.

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Conference sessions:

  • Molecular memory
  • Human memory: origins, mechanisms and meanings
  • Memory: from order, to reorder, to oblivion
  • The normal, the off-scale, and the extended human memory
  • Scientific organisers:
    • Halldór Stefánsson, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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    Registration deadline

    29 September 2016








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