Research at the Integrative Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (ICoN) seeks to elucidate the cognitive and neural mechanisms supporting human learning, memory, and cognitive control. Of special interest is how memory is used flexibly and adaptively to guide behavior in the present and to create predictions and simulations of the future.
These topics are addressed by using a combination of cognitive neuroscience techniques, including functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), and by studying the behavior of healthy adults and clinical populations with memory loss, such as patients with amnesia.
By utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, the Integrative Cognitive Neuroscience Lab aims to provide a more comprehensive understanding of brain-behavior relationships in both health and disease.
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Want to learn more about our research? Check out some of our publications below.
Temporal predictions provided by musical rhythm influence visual memory encoing Johndro, H., Jacobs, L., Patel, A.D., & Race, E. (submitted).
Self-related processing and future thinking: Distinct contributions of ventromedial PFC and the medial temporal lobes. Verfaellie, M., Wank, A., Reid, A.G., Race, E., and Keane, M.M. (2019). Cortex.
Living in the Moment: Patients With Medial Temporal Lobe Amnesia Can Richly Describe the Present Despite Deficits in Past and Future Thought Race, E., Keane, M., & Verfaellie, M. (2013). Cortex, 49(6), 1764 – 1766.
Medial Temporal Lobe Damage Causes Deficits in Episodic Memory and Episodic Future Thinking Not Attributable to Deficits in Narrative Construction Race, E., Keane, M., & Verfaellie, M. (2011). The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(28), 10262 – 10269.
Neural Priming in Human Frontal Cortex: Multiple Forms of Learning Reduce Demands on the Prefrontal Executive System Race, E., Shanker, S., Wagner, A. (2008). Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(9), 1766 – 1781.