Lab News

September 1, 2018
The MEM Lab is welcoming our new undergraduate research assistants for Fall 2018: returning "senior" research assistant Elise Nicewick, and new lab members: Michael Oduro, Darraie Brown, Jada McFadden, and Emily Clifford.

August 15, 2017
Welcome to our new graduate student Jefferson Salan. Jeff is joining us from Miami, FL where he was previously a student at Florida International University.


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.

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