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.
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.