I am trying to wrap my head around the concept of schemas overall. I am sure my picture is far from clear, especially since the schema concept seems to have its own meaning from psychology and I've been sifting through different definitions. My current understanding is that certain neural circuits in the brain are in charge of cross-binding, and relating different memories (built from sensory input) to each other. Structurally, I've seen a few different contenders for how schemas get formed: - cerebellum? (memory of motion and body control) - Ventromedial prefrontal cortex? (of course in combination with the hippocampus and the cortex). (Ghosh, Gilboa) - " Association Cortex"? - pre-limbic cortex? (Richard Morris) - Body schemas use balance organs (Gibbs) - Then there are visual schemas, movement schemas, auditory schemas. Could it also be that different types of schemas get produced in different parts of the brain? Finally, I have a more specific question, and I wonder if there is any information about this one out there: If an animal watches a bird flying, is the schema that is formed for the sensory input the same schema that makes the animal's neck move (essentially, the motor domain)? Another example would be, when a person watches an instructor do something: does the process of remembering the movement involve the same schema circuit in the brain (perhaps the visual schema?) as the process of executing the movement right after? (perhaps the motor schema?) (I imagine the pre-motor cortex has to play some part in all this too?) Any thoughts on this? I hope I am even going in the right direction with my thinking on this one. Thanks!