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.
R01 awarded by NIMH
The lab has received an R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to support our research on the neural mechanisms of memory.
Posted April 18, 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 3, 2013
New paper published in Cerebral Cortex!
Jackson Liang publishes a paper on how different kinds of event content are represented in the medial temporal lobe. Check it out here!
Posted January 26, 2013