Alison Preston, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Section of Neurobiology, will discuss "The Predictive Brain: How Past Memories Influence Future Decisions" at an event sponsored by the Texas Advanced Computing Center.
Our memories are the essence of who we are. But memories are not merely a record of our past experiences; rather, our memories are intrinsically prospective, serving as a guide to both the present and the future. Preston's research focuses on understanding how memory is implemented in the human brain using functional brain-imaging techniques. She has published several articles in peer review scientific journals describing her research efforts. She is a recipient of Young Investigator Awards from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and the Department of Defense, as well as the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award, recognizing her as one of the leading young teacher-scholars in the country.
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