How does knowledge in the world get into our brains and integrated with the rest of our knowledge and memories? Anna and I talk about the complementary learning systems theory introduced in 1995 that posits a fast episodic hippopcampal learning system and a slower statistical cortical learning system. We then discuss her work that advances and adds missing pieces to the CLS framework, and explores how sleep and sleep cycles contribute to the process. We also discuss how her work might contribute to AI systems by using multiple types of memory buffers, a little about being a woman in science, and how it’s going with her brand new lab.
- Anna’s Penn Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.
- Follow Anna on Twitter: @annaschapiro.
- Papers we discuss:
- The original Complimentary Learning Systems paper:
- Anna’s work on CLS and Hippocampus:
- Examples of her work on sleep: