A.B., Kenyon College
In the Kuhl Lab at the University of Oregon, we study how the brain enables our ability to remember and the factors that underlie our tendency to forget. We use fMRI combined with powerful analysis methods that extract memories from the neural activity patterns they evoke. In one line of work, we look at how memory representations in the hippocampus adapt to experience (e.g. due to the presence of similar memory representations). In another line of work, we characterize the information content that is expressed in parietal cortex when events from the past are brought back to mind (i.e., during memory recall).