Maureen Ritchey’s research is focused on the psychology and neuroscience of human memory. She combines cognitive neuroscience methods, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), to investigate the relationship between brain networks and memory processes. The overarching goals of this research program are to determine how memories are organized in the human brain, to explain why we remember some things and not others, and to identify ways to intervene on memory-guided behavior. To this end, one line of research aims to uncover how memory processes are affected by modulatory states such as emotional arousal. Other research focuses on the role of context in shaping memory formation and retrieval.