We are interested in human memory and its many manifestations and interactions with other cognitive systems. A sample of current research programs includes:
1. Episodic future thought and its relation to remembering
We as humans are facile at recollecting the past and envisioning plausible, specific future scenarios. Recent work in our lab and elsewhere has shown the neural substrates of the two capacities to be highly similar. A full understanding of memory retrieval will need to incorporate the relation between these two fundamental capacities.
2. The effect of testing on memory
Taking a test on newly-learned information helps solidify later memory for that information. Why? Ongoing behavioral and neuroimaging projects are informing this important question.
Interested in joining us? We are seeking one or two qualified graduate students to join the lab in the Fall of 2015.