Kathleen McDermott

​Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Professor of Radiology
Kathleen McDermott

McDermott investigates human memory encoding and retrieval and how they interact. Her research uses both psychological and functional neuroimaging (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 retrieve recently-experienced information enables the learner to gain more from a subsequent learning episode; and the contribution of regions within parietal cortex to encoding and retrieval.

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