Memory & Cognition

Primary domains of interest in our lab are memory and medial-temporal lobe function, in both healthy and clinical populations. For instance, current or recent studies include projects on memory for spatial locations and routes, words, pictures, events, and autobiographical details, as well as mnemonic processes including pattern separation and completion, recollection and familiarity, and associative novelty detection. We are interested in how such memories relate to strategy use, meta-mnemonic operations, emotion, self-referential processing, stereotype bias, and context. Recent projects have also explored aspects of spatial cognition, agency, bodily-self processing, and threat-detection. In addition, we evaluate the validity of short-form assessments for use in clinical neuropsychology (intelligence, memory).