Amnesia and Cognition Unit
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Amnesia and Cognition Unit is a neuropsychology research laboratory
in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona, dedicated
to studying memory and amnesia. Our main focus is on explaining
changes in various kinds of memory due to aging and brain injury,
and we are also interested in the rehabilitation of memory disorders.
Elizabeth L. Glisky is a Professor of Psychology
at the University of Arizona.
students currently working in the lab include
Elsie Vezey, Leticia
Carrasco, Susan Rubin, Shaun
Cook, and Patrick
Davidson. We also always have several undergraduates working
Memory Interest Group
group of faculty and students interested in cognitive and neuropsychological
approaches to the study of memory meets weekly in Psychology 317
during the school year. We discuss our own research, recent papers
of interest, and clinical cases. If you would like to join us, contact
Amnesia and Cognition Unit is in Room 251 of the Psychology Building,
at 1503 East University Boulevard. We are on the University of Arizona's
main campus. If you have a browser that supports graphics, you can
look at a map of the campus.
you're travelling to the campus for a pre-arranged testing session,
remember that you can park in the lot that is immediately east of
the Psychology building. We have to give you a parking pass, so
let us know when we're scheduling the session if you need one.
get to the psychology building, take Campbell to the campus, and
turn west down the mall (at the University Blvd./3rd St. traffic
lights). Drive along the mall (through the Cherry St. intersection),
and then turn north into the Psychology parking lot.
if you are using a browser that supports graphics, you can take
a look at a map of the U
of A campus.
are currently investigating the relationship between source memory
and the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, in conjunction
with Professors Cyma Van Petten and Elena Plante. The project is
funded in part by the National
Institute on Aging (NIA).
co-operate with Professor
Lee Ryan in her use of both functional magnetic resonance imaging
(fMRI) and neuropsychological testing to study memory. Professors
Barnes, DeWeerd, Forster, Jacobs, Kaszniak, McNaughton, Nadel, Rapcsak,
Wenk, and Wilson also study memory in animals and humans.
are very interested in clinical cases of amnesia, and also focus
on the rehabilitation of memory. Currently we are trying to encourage
learning in patients with memory disorders.
projects in our lab concern the relationship between emotion and
memory, false recognition, and the role of the frontal lobes in
P. S. R., & Glisky, E. L. (2001). Is flashbulb memory a special
instance of source memory? Evidence from older adults. Memory, in
E. L., Rubin, S. R., & Davidson, P. S. R. (2001). Source memory
in older adults: An encoding or retrieval problem? Journal of Experimental
Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, in press.
S. Z., Reminger, S. L., Glisky, E. L., Kaszniak, A. W., & Comer,
J. F. (1999). Neuropsychological mechanisms of false facial recognition
following frontal lobe damage. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 16 (3-5),
S. R., Van Petten, C., Glisky, E. L., & Newberg, W. M. (1999).
Memory conjunction errors in younger and older adults: Event-related
potential and neuropsychological data. Cognitive Neuropsychology,
16 (3-5), 459-488.
E. L., & Glisky, M. L. (1999). Memory rehabilitation in the
elderly. In D. T. Stuss, G. Winocur & I. H. Robertson (Eds.),
Cognitive neurorehabilitation: A comprehensive approach. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
M. A., Soety, E., & Glisky, E. L. (1999). Memory rehabilitation.
In P. J. Snyder & P. D. Nussbaum (Eds.), Clinical neuropsychology
M. A., Glisky, E. L., Rubin, S. R., Guynn, M. J., & Routhieaux,
B. C. (1999). Prospective memory: A neuropsychological study. Neuropsychology,
13 (1), 103-110.
E. L. (1998). Differential contribution of frontal and medial temporal
lobes to memory: Evidence from focal lesions and normal aging. In
N. Raz (Ed.), The other side of the error term: Aging and development
as model systems in cognitive neuroscience (pp. 261-317). Amsterdam:
S. Z., Kaszniak, A. W., Reminger, S. L., Glisky, M. L., Glisky,
E. L., & Comer, J. F. (1998). Dissociation between verbal and
autonomic measures of memory following frontal lobe damage. Neurology,
E. L. (1997). Rehabilitation of memory function. In T. E. Feinberg
& M. J. Farah (Eds.), Behavioral neurology and neuropsychology.
New York: McGraw-Hill.
E., & Delaney, S. (1996). Implicit memory and new semantic learning
in posttraumatic amnesia. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation,
11 (2), 31-42.
T. M., Glisky, E. L., Polster, M. R., & Elam, L. (1996). Inhibition
of associates and activation of synonyms in the rare-word paradigm:
Further evidence for a center-surround mechanism. Memory & Cognition,
24 (1), 60-69.
G. P., Glisky, E. L., & Konoff, P. S. (1996). Cognitive rehabilitation
after traumatic brain injury. In P. W. Corrigan & S. C. Yudofsky
(Eds.), Cognitive rehabilitation for neuropsychiatric disorders.
Washington, D. C.: American Psychiatric Press.
E. L. (1995). Acquisition and transfer of word processing skill
by an amnesic patient. Journal of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation,
5 (4), 299-318.
E. L. (1995). Computers in memory rehabilitation. In A. D. Baddeley,
B. A. Wilson, & F. N. Watts (Eds.), Handbook of Memory Disorders
(pp. 557-575). Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons.
E. L, Polster, M. R, & Routhieaux, B. C. (1995, April). Double
dissociation between item and source memory. Neuropsychology, 9
A. I. T., & Glisky, E. L. (1995, January) Learning of name-face
associations in memory impaired patients: A comparison of different
training procedures. Journal of the International Neuropsychological
Society, 1 (1), 29-38.
are always looking for volunteers to help us with our investigations,
either as participants in various studies or as research assistants.
you a freshman who would like to participate in an experiment, and
fulfill your 101 course requirements? Check the bulletin board across
from the main departmental office, on the third floor of the Psychology
you interested in volunteering time to assist in data collection
or analysis? Would you like to work on your honors project in our
lab? We're always looking for motivated students! Contact
To Contact Us
mailing address is:
and Cognition Unit
251, Psychology Building
East University Boulevard
you are interested in learning more about memory, or have questions
about specific problems, we can recommend a few books. One is by
Daniel L. Schacter (1996), and is called Searching for Memory (published
by Basic Books). Alan J. Parkin (1997) wrote Memory and Amnesia,
available from Blackwell. Alan D. Baddeley (1997) wrote Memory:
Theory and Practice, published by Basic Books; he also co-edited
the more indepth Handbook of Memory Disorders, published in 1995
by Wiley (soon to be revised). Recently, Endel Tulving and Fergus
Craik (2000) edited The Oxford Handbook of Memory, for students
on the Internet
News info site on amnesia
Exploratorium Memory Page
August 26, 1997. All rights reserved. This is not an official University
of Arizona web page.