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

  • Slotnick, S. D. (2017). Cognitive neuroscience of memory. Cambridge University Press. (2nd Edition, in preparation)

  • Slotnick, S. D. (2013). Controversies in cognitive neuroscience. Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Fritch, H. A., Moo, L. R., Sullivan, M. A., Thakral, P. P., & Slotnick, S. D. (2023). Impaired cognitive performance in older adults is associated with deficits in item memory and memory for object features. Brain and Cognition, 166, 105957, 1–9.

  • Spets. D. S., & Slotnick, S. D. (2022). Sex is predicted by spatial memory multivariate activation patterns. Learning & Memory, 29, 297-301.

  • Slotnick, S. D. (2018). The experimental parameters that affect attentional modulation of the ERP C1 component. Cognitive Neuroscience, 9, 53–61.

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

  • Slotnick, S. D., & White, R. C. (2013). The fusiform face area responds equivalently to faces and abstract shapes in the left and central visual fields. NeuroImage, 83, 408–417.

  • 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., Moo, L. R., Kraut, M. A., Lesser, R. P., & Hart, J. (2002). Interactions between thalamic and cortical rhythms during semantic memory recall in human. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99, 6440–6443.

Editorial Positions

  • Editor-in-Chief, Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Book-Series Editor, Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology, Cambridge University Press