Panayiota Poirazi uses computational models of the brain to understand how memories are formed and what mechanisms help us recall these memories in fast and reliable manners. A typical example that nearly everyone has experienced is misplacing our keys. The following talk highlights the neural and dendritic mechanisms used by the brain to create associations in order to optimize recall and ultimately reveal the location of the lost keys.
For more information, check out her TEDx talk:
And the website of her lab: