Anthony J. Greene
Ph.D., Boston College, 1997
My research uses fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to examine the role of the medial temporal lobe and hippocampus in learning and memory. We take both a functional and a structural perspective: From the functional perspective we address issues that elucidate the role of learning and memory as adaptive capacities. That is, what is the benefit of past experience? From a structural perspective, we find the systems involved in different tasks and look for common function. That is, why do inference, autobiographical memory, semantic memory and complex association all involve the hippocampus? We are currently investigating the following:
- How complex associations are formed.
- How discrete events may be integrated in memory.
- How learning allows predictions about somewhat novel circumstances.
My teaching interests center around the adaptivity of perception and memory to include functional and structural analyses
Psych 210: Psychological Statistics
Psych 503: Perception
Psych 711: Current Topics in Psychology: Memory