Memory and Amnesia
In the Laboratory for Memory and Amnesia Research, we are concerned with the elucidating of human memory processes, delineating their specific brain substrates, and developing evidence-based therapeutic interventions to benefit memory-impaired people. Our studies track both normal memory processes in healthy individuals as well as memory impairments and pathologies caused by injuries and other neurological processes. For that purpose, we study memory processes in a range of populations such as, elderly individuals, patients following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), patients with Parkinson’s disease, and individuals with Dyslexia, ADHD, or mental retardation.
We view these two lines of inquiry as complementary and as forming a research continuum. We strive for understanding of memory functions and their component processes, generating predictions regarding the effects of brain damage on those functions and the observed evidence of brain activity as assessed by neuroimaging.