We employ a multifaceted approach to unravel the cognitive operations and neural mechanisms underlying the formation and retrieval of episodic memory. Through the use of behavioral testing, EEG/ERPs (Electroencephalography/Event-Related Potentials), and fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), we delve into the intricate processes that govern how memories are encoded, stored, and retrieved.
Our research encompasses several key areas:
The Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Episodic Memory Encoding and Retrieval: We explore how episodic memories are formed and retrieved, focusing on the cognitive processes and neural pathways involved.
Retrieval Orientation and Motivational Forgetting of Emotional Memories: Our lab investigates how emotions influence memory retrieval and the mechanisms behind intentional forgetting of emotional experiences.
Testing Effect and Test-Potentiated Learning: We examine how testing and recalling information impacts the strengthening and consolidation of memory.
Memory and Self: This line of research delves into the relationship between memory and our sense of self, understanding how personal experiences shape identity.
Motivated Forgetting and Emotional Memory: We explore the dynamics of how emotions drive the forgetting or remembering of certain memories.
Memory Distortion: Our research investigates the factors leading to memory inaccuracies and distortions.
Memory Training: We develop and test methods to enhance memory performance, focusing on techniques for memory improvement and training.
Our lab is dedicated to advancing the understanding of human memory, bridging the gap between cognitive theories and neural mechanisms. We strive to contribute to both theoretical knowledge and practical applications in the field of memory research.