The Wiley Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience ofMemory presents a comprehensive overview of the latest,cutting-edge neuroscience research being done relating to the studyof human memory and cognition.
* Features the analysis of original data using cutting edgemethods in cognitive neuroscience research
* Presents a conceptually accessible discussion of human memoryresearch
* Includes contributions from authors that represent a"who's who" of human memory neuroscientists fromthe U.S. and abroad
* Supplemented with a variety of excellent and accessiblediagrams to enhance comprehension
Audrey Duarte is an Assistant Professor in The School of Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has published numerous EEG, fMRI, and neuropsychological studies related to age-related changes in episodic memory functioning and holds the current Early Career Goizueta Professor Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Morgan Barense is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2006. Dr. Barense has published extensively on how memory functions are organized within the human brain and how memory relates to other cognitive processes, such as perception. She has received many accolades for this work, including a Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and a Scholar Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation.
Donna Rose Addis is an Associate Professor and Rutherford Discovery Fellow in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2005 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. She has published 60 articles and chapters on autobiographical memory, future thinking and identity. Dr Addis has received a number of honours for her work in this area, including the prestigious New Zealand Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.
About the Contributors
David Badre is an Associate Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University and an affiliate of the Brown Institute for Brain Science. His lab at Brown studies cognitive control of memory and action, with a focus on frontal lobe function and organization. He was named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in 2011 and a James S. McDonnell Scholar in 2012, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychological Science.
Caitlin R. Bowman is a PhD student in cognitive psychology at the Pennsylvania State University studying with Dr. Nancy A. Dennis. Her work focuses on the neural basis of age differences in memory processing, particularly false memories. Her recent focus has been investigating the neural resources older adults utilize to avoid false memories. Her long-term goal is to identify causes of age-related memory decline and ways to enhance memory in older adults.
Alexis M. Chambers is a graduate student in the Cognition, Brain, and Behavior program at the University of Notre Dame. Her research spans a variety of domains, including sleep, memory, and emotion. Specifically, she is interested in exploring how sleep promotes selective emotional memory processing.
Christopher R. Cox is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the application of state-of-the-art methods for fMRI pattern analysis to questions about the neural bases of semantic memory.
Felipe De Brigard is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, and core faculty at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. He did his PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and then spent two years as postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. His research centers on the interaction between memory and imagination, as well as the relationship between attention, consciousness, and recollection.
Nancy A. Dennis is an Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University, where she directs the Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with the Center for Healthy Aging, the Social, Life, & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, the Center for Brain, Behavior and Cognition, and the Huck Institute of Life Sciences. Her research addresses the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying age-related differences in memory. Her current work focuses on cognitive control, false memories, and association memories across the lifespan.
Ilana T. Z. Dew is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University, where she uses behavioral and functional neuroimaging techniques to study human memory and emotion in young and older adults. She received her PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Danielle Douglas is a PhD student in psychology at the University of Toronto, studying cognitive neuroscience under the joint supervision of Andy Lee and Morgan Barense. Their research focuses on understanding memory processing in the human brain, particularly how memory interacts with perception.
Yana Fandakova is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, at Berkeley. She studied psychology in Berlin and received her doctorate in psychology from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in 2012. Her primary research interests are the cognitive and neural mechanisms of developmental change across the lifespan, with a focus on episodic memory and cognitive control development in childhood and aging.
Chris M. Fiacconi is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. His research interests center broadly on human memory, with a focus on the relation between memory and affect, and the influence of prior experience on current perception and action. His research involves the use of cognitive experiments, psychophysiology, and the assessment of cognitive impairment in patients with various neurological conditions, including dementia and disorders of consciousness.
Kelly S. Giovanello is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with appointments in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center and the Institute on Aging. She received her PhD in neuroscience from Boston University. Her research combines behavioral, patient-based, and functional neuroimaging approaches to investigate the cognitive neuroscience of human learning and memory.
Rebecca Gomez is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She completed a PhD at New Mexico State University before conducting postdoctoral research at the University of Arizona. Her research spans such topics as implicit learning, language acquisition, sleep-dependent memory consolidation, memory reconsolidation, and early learning systems, all with the aim of better understanding learning and memory mechanisms.
Cheryl L. Grady is a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Centre in Toronto, Ontario. She is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto, and holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Neurocognitive Aging. Her research focuses on age differences in large-scale functional connectivity of brain networks, the influence of lifelong experience (such as bilingualism) on brain structure/function, and variability of brain activity.
Andrea Greve is a Research Scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK. Her primary research concerns the cognitive and neural basis of human memory. One central question guiding her work focuses on how previously acquired knowledge influences the ways in which novel information is learned and retrieved. Her work aims to elucidate the interplay between episodic and semantic memories by combining different methods including behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging techniques.
Angela Gutchess is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, with appointments in Neuroscience and the Volen Center for Complex Systems. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her research investigates the influence of age and culture on memory and social cognition, using both behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) methods. She is particularly interested in how aging affects memory for self-relevant information and impressions of others.
Richard Henson is an MRC Programme Leader and Director for Neuroimaging at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK. His research focuses on the neural bases of memory, including the relationship between recollection, familiarity, and priming. He uses fMRI and EEG/MEG to examine brain activity as healthy volunteers attempt to remember information, and relates these findings, via computational modeling, to the memory problems in aging, amnesia, and dementia.
Michael Hornberger is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK. His research focuses on memory processes in neurodegenerative patients to delineate underlying mechanisms of memory. At the same time, he develops novel memory and neuroimaging biomarkers to improve diagnostics and disease tracking in neurodegenerative disorders.
Almut Hupbach is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Lehigh University. She received her PhD from the University of Trier, Germany. Her research focuses on the circumstances permitting induction of plasticity in human long-term memory. In particular, she studies the conditions that allow episodic memories to be modified and updated with new information. She is interested in unintentional and intentional processes of memory change, and studies these processes in children and adults.
Muireann Irish is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia. She conducts her research at Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, and is an Associate Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. Her research focuses on the disruption of episodic memory processes, such as autobiographical memory and future thinking, in neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia.
Jeffrey D. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. His research focuses on understanding the cognitive and neural processes that contribute to episodic memory encoding and retrieval, through the use of electrophysiology (EEG and ERP), functional neuroimaging (fMRI), and pattern classification techniques.
Elizabeth A. Kensinger received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is Professor of Psychology at Boston College, where she directs the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory. Her laboratory researches the intersection between emotion and memory across the adult lifespan. She has co-authored numerous scientific publications on this topic and is the author of the book Emotional Memory Across the Adult Lifespan (Psychology Press, 2009).
Kerstin H. Kipp is a Senior Research Scientist at the Transfer Center for Neurosciences and Learning (ZNL) at Ulm University, Germany. After obtaining a dual degree in psychology and in communication and speech she...