PSY400 Senior Seminar (Fact and Fantasy: How the Mind Creates Reality)
Brief Description of Research Interests
I have broad interests in human memory and cognition, including cognitive neuroscience. My research focuses especially on: source monitoring (the processes by which we attribute mental experiences to sources) and the phenomenal experience of remembering; specification of the component cognitive processes and neural substrates of episodic memory, especially those involved in the binding of attributes into complex memories and in cognitive control; application of theories of human memory to real-world problems, including eyewitness suggestibility and interpersonal reality monitoring (how we judge the veracity of other people’s memory accounts). I am also interested in the impact of both emotion and aging on cognition, and I collaborate with clinicians in studies looking at cognitive disruptions in psychopathology (depression, schizophrenia, PTSD). I also enjoy collaborating with students on cognitive topics of mutual interest.