Dr. Morris Moscovitch
Human Neuropsychology - Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
My students and I are interested in investigating memory, face-recognition, and problem solving. Our studies on memory examine memory for real-life events, both personal and public, as well as memory for the names and faces of famous people, and for spatial locations, routes, and landmarks. We're interested in knowing how well memories from the remote past are retained as compared to memories that were acquired more recently. A related project concerns the effects of attention and distraction on acquiring new memories or retrieving old ones. Another question in which we are interested is why some problems are more difficult to solve than others, and whether aging influences the outcome. All these studies also have a neuropsychological component: We wish to determine what brain mechanisms underlie the processes needed to perform these tasks. That knowledge may help us construct better models for understanding how memory works.
Further information, including contact numbers, are available at Dr. Moscovitch's lab website.