Campus Box 1125
Professor Dobbins studies the cognitive process and neural mechanisms underlying how people both deliberately and automatically recover memories. His research particularly focuses on how regions within the prefrontal cortex contribute to the deliberate retrieval of memories and how regions in other parts of the brain may instead regulate more automatic expressions of memory. Tools used in the laboratory include behavioral experiments, decision modeling, and brain imaging with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
- Dobbins, I. G., & Han, S. (2006). Cue- versus probe-dependent prefrontal cortex activity during contextual remembering. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 1439-1452.
- Dobbins, I. G. & Han, S. (2006). Isolating rule- versus evidence-based prefrontal activity during episodic and lexical discrimination: A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of detection theory distinctions. Cerebral Cortex, 16, 1614-1622.
- Dobbins, I. G. & Wagner, A. D. (2005). Domain-general and domain-sensitive prefrontal mechanisms for recollecting events and detecting novelty, Cerebral Cortex. 15, 1768-1778.
- Dobbins, I. G., Schnyer, D. M., Verfaellie, M., & Schacter, D. L. (2004). Cortical activity reductions during repetition priming can result from rapid response learning. Nature, 428, 316-319.
- Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory
- Critical Thinking with and about Psychological Science