January 22, 2013
As the spring semester gets underway, the MEM Lab is happy to welcome new undergraduate research assistants Joseph DeRoma and Alex Jones. You can read more about our newest members on the "People" page.
August 27, 2012
Classes are back in session, and The MEM Lab is happy to welcome new graduate students Fang Wang and Meagan O'Neill. Best of luck to them as they begin their graduate education!
August 13, 2012
The MEM Lab is celebrating the arrival of Dr. Vicky Hsiao-Wei Tu! She recently completed a
postdoctoral position at Yerkes National Primate Research Center and started her position as a postdoctoral
fellow in our lab today.
August 3, 2012
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Ashley Fehr presented her summer research project entitled
"Memory for Non-Spatial Context and Parahippocampal Cortex Activation" at the Virginia Tech Summer Research Symposium
in both poster and slide presentation form. Ashley has had a tremendously successful summer in the lab both piloting
behavioral participants and collecting preliminary fMRI data on this project.
We are sorry to see her go but we wish her well in her Senior year at Christopher Newport University and continued
success as she moves on to graduate school!
ABOUT MEM LAB
The MEM Lab examines the cognitive and neural processes underlying human memory.
To better understand how memory works, we investigate:
- Encoding strategies to determine the most effective ways to remember words/pictures/events
- Retrieval procedures designed to show the processes that bring memories to mind
- Instructions that give participants different perspectives on the memory task and may affect the way a memory is stored
- Physiological correlates of memory processes using electrical recordings on the scalp (event-related potentials or ERP)
- Blood flow in the brain during a memory task using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
The goal of this research is to develop and test theories of memory that explain our cognitive experiences related to memory and how those cognitive experiences are produced by the brain.