M.A. Psychology, Charles University in Prague
Memory is not just a record of the past, it is inherently constructive and prospectively oriented. Memory allows us to combine bits and pieces of information acquired at different times, so we can construct complex representations of the world, such as schemas, concepts or mental models, that guide novel behaviors. My lab's research focuses on the constructive nature of memory in the domains of concept learning and episodic memory integration. We use computer-based experiments, cognitive models of behavior and advanced functional MRI methods to elucidate how hippocampus and other memory systems interact to support the flexible use of experience.