Chad Dodson, Principal Investigator
My research focuses on memory from both a cognitive and a neurological perspective. My cognitive research has recently examined the causes of false memories and the strategies for preventing them. One strategy that I am particularly interested in is known as the distinctiveness heuristic and is based on our expectations about what we should remember about a past event. I am also interested in the brain areas that are associated with the use of this retrieval strategy, as measured with fMRI.