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Our research focuses on how the brain supports our ability to remember. Using a combination of behavioral and brain imaging techniques, our research explores how we form new memories, how we remember past experiences, and how our memory for the past influences what we learn in the present.

In particular, we use high-resolution functional neuroimaging techniques to explore the unique contributions of medial temporal lobe structures to memory function and how these regions interact with brain regions involved in perception, attention, emotion, and motivation.

We are also interested in how changes in brain structure and function throughout childhood and adolescence relate to the development of memory and reasoning abilities during this time period.

Want to get involved in our research?...

The lab accepts graduate students through Psychology and the Institute for Neuroscience. We also regularly recruit undergraduate research assistants and participants for research studies.

New paper in JEP:General
Read our new paper on hippocampal reward coding in the recent 'Dialogues with Neuroscience: Memory' special section of JEP:General. Check it out here!
Posted December 2013

Mike Mack in Current Biology
Mike Mack publishes a new paper using multivariate methods to decode the brain's algorithm for categorization. Check it out here!
Posted October 2013

Kids, teens, and parents
Interested in how your brain works? We are actively recruiting kids and teens for our studies of memory development. Click here for more information.
Posted April 2013