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.