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Welcome to the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Lab
Department of Psychology, Villanova University

We are interested in the cognitive architecture and neural bases of human memory. Research in our lab focuses on the investigation of different long-term memory systems, namely semantic memory and episodic memory. Whereas "semantic memory" refers to our general world knowledge (e.g., Bacon is a breakfast meat), "episodic memory" refers to memory for personally experienced events (e.g., I bought bacon at the grocery store last night). We take a multi-disciplinary approach in our investigation: by combining behavioral, neuropsychological, and electrophysiological methods, we hope to gain a better understanding of how such memories are created, stored, and retrieved.

Our lab has also been active in the areas of public outreach:

  • In 2013, our lab organized a 5K charity run to benefit the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Come join us for the inaugural year of BAAR: Brain Aneurysm Awareness Run on September 8, 2013 in beautiful downtown Wayne, PA. For additional information, please follow this link.
  • In 2011 and 2013, our lab participated in Brain Awareness Week by sponsoring and organizing a display at the Radnor Memorial Library. Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global education program founded by the Dana Foundation. During one week in March, BAW partners develop engaging activities to educate and spark interest in brain and neuroscientific research. Follow this link for a photo of the display.
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