The Influence of Prior Experiences on New Learning

Science / Life Sciences

Most memories are acquired by recalling old information that helps to put them into context. However, most of what we know about how memories are formed in the brain comes from studies that look at how animals learn a single task, without considering other experiences that the animals may have had. This project aims to investigate how prior knowledge affects the learning of new information and the brain’s ability to connect new memories to existing ones to create knowledge schemas.

Amount invested

2022 Grant: R$ 700,000.00

Open Calls

Science Call 5
  • Topics
  • cérebro
  • memory