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Scott Slotnick


Scott Slotnick

Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998

Office: McGuinn 330
Lab: McGuinn 316
(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.

Typically offered courses

Curriculum Vitae*

Google Scholar Citation Profile

Office Hours*

PSYC3371 Cognitive Neuroscience: Exploring Mind and Brain
PSYC5571 Controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC5576 Methods in Human Brain Mapping

Representative Publications

Slotnick, S. D. (2013). Controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Slotnick, S. D., & Thakral, P. P. (2011). Memory for motion and spatial location is mediated by contralateral and ipsilateral motion processing cortex. NeuroImage, 55, 794-800.

Slotnick, S. D. (2009). Rapid retinotopic reactivation during spatial memory. Brain Research, 1268, 97–111.

Slotnick, S. D., & Dodson, C. S. (2005). Support for a continuous (single-process) model of recognition memory and source memory. Memory & Cognition, 33, 151–170.

Slotnick, S. D., & Schacter, D. L. (2004). A sensory signature that distinguishes true from false memories. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 664–672.

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