Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998
Office: McGuinn 330
Lab: McGuinn 316
Phone: (617) 552-4188
Memory and Perception Lab
Scholarly Interests: Cognitive Neuroscience: Neural mechanisms of visual memory; control regions and sensory effects associated with retrieval of visual memories; subjective experience during memory retrieval; cortical substrates associated with visual feature-based perception/attention.
Academic Profile: Prof. Slotnick joined the Psychology Department faculty in the summer of 2005. His research program aims to understand the nature of visual memory (i.e. memory for visual items or events). Drawing on the foundation of research in visual perception, he employs cognitive modeling (based on behavioral measures), event-related potentials (ERPs), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). His research indicates that memory retrieval is a continuous process that is constructive in nature, where features or components from disparate cortical regions bind together to form a unified memory. In the spring of 2006, Prof. Slotnick will teach Cognitive Neuroscience for undergraduates.