Psychology Faculty

Scott Slotnick





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.

Representative Publications

Jeye, B. M., MacEvoy, S. P., Karanian, J. M., & Slotnick, S. D. (2018). Distinct regions of the hippocampus are associated with memory for different spatial locations. Brain Research, 1687, 41–49.

Slotnick, S. D. (2017). Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Karanian, J. M., & Slotnick, S. D. (2017). False memories for shape activate the lateral occipital complex. Learning & Memory, 24, 552–556.

Slotnick, S. D. (2017). Cluster success: fMRI inferences for spatial extent have acceptable false–positive rates. Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 150–155.

Thakral, P. P., Jacobs, C. M., & Slotnick, S. D. (2017). An attention account of neural priming. Memory, 25, 856–864.