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Alison Preston
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Main Office: NHB 3.352
Phone: 512-475-7255

Alternate Office: NHB 3.340
Alt. Phone: 512-232-5745

Mailing Address
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C7000
NMS 4.104
Austin ,TX 78712-0805

Alison Preston

Research Summary

My research focuses on understanding memory and how it is implemented in the human brain. Using a combination of behavioral and brain imaging techniques, my research explores how we form new memories, how we remember past experiences, and how our memory for the past can influence our present behavior. The structures of the medial temporal lobe play a critical role in the formation, retention, and retrieval of memory. High-resolution functional neuroimaging techniques allow the exploration of how the structures within this region make unique contributions to memory processing and how these regions may interact with brain regions involved in perception, attention, emotion, and other cognitive processes.



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