Kathleen McDermott, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis is the speaker on January 27th.
Professor McDermott investigates human memory encoding and retrieval and how the two interact. Her research uses both behavioral (traditional psychological) and functional neuroimaging (specifically, fMRI) techniques. Ongoing projects include explorations of how memory is used to think about upcoming events (i.e., to simulate future episodes); why attempting to remember recently-experienced information enables the learner to gain more from a subsequent encoding episode than they otherwise would learn; and the contribution of regions within parietal cortex to encoding and retrieval.
Center for Vital Longevity Science Luncheon Series – Spring 2014
The Center for Vital Longevity's Science Luncheon Series is a program of weekly talks that brings together UT researchers and outside experts to talk about recent developments in cognitive neuroscience and aging research.
All lectures will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the 8th Floor Conference Room at the Center for Vital Longevity, 1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.