Amy H. Criss
Ph.D., Indiana University
B.A., Miami University
Research and Teaching Interests
My research involves describing how human memory operates within the framework of computational models. I focus on episodic memory, or memory tied to a specific situation, and associative memory, or memory for the relationship between two items. My interests also include semantic knowledge and implicit memory. I approach the study of human memory by identifying specific predictions or assumptions underlying computational models and designing empirical tests to evaluate these predictions. When a paradigm has not been formalized within the framework of a model, my empirical studies are designed with the goal of extending a model to account for the phenomenon. In addition to behavioral studies, I've also incorporated fMRI and EEG methods as empirical tools to test memory models.
Please see my website for a full list of publications. Below is a random sample of publications.
Aue, W.R., Criss, A.H., & Novak, M.D. (2017). Evaluating mechanisms of proactive facilitation in cued recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 94, 103-118.
Kilic, A., Criss, A.H., Malmberg, K.J., & Shiffrin, R.M. (2017). Models that allow us to perceive the world more accurately also allow us to remember past events more accurately via differentiation. Cognitive Psychology, 92, 65-86.
Wilson, J.H., & Criss, A.H. (2017). The list strength effect in cued recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 95, 78-88.
Koop, G.J. & Criss, A.H. (2016). The Response Dynamics of Recognition Memory: Sensitivity and Bias. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 42(5), 671-685
Raaijmakers, J., Criss, A.H., Goldstone, R., Nosofsky, R., & Steyvers, M. (Eds.). (2015). Cognitive Modeling in Perception and Memory: A Festschrift for Richard M. Shiffrin. Psychology Press.
Hemmer, P. & Criss, A.H. (2013). The Shape of Things to Come: Evaluating Word Frequency as a Continuous Variable in Recognition Memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 39, 1947-1952. doi: 10.1037/t19791-000
Criss, A.H., Malmberg, K.J., & Shiffrin, R.M. (2011). Output interference in recognition memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 64(4), 316-326.
Criss, A.H. (2010). Differentiation and response bias in episodic bemory: Evidence from reaction time distributions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 484-499.
Criss, A.H. (2009). The distribution of subjective memory strength: List strength and response bias. Cognitive Psychology, 297-319.
(April 5, 2018)
Sarah Woolf-King, Stephen Maisto awarded "10" on grant proposal, funding treatment of HIV-infected hazardous drinkers
(Oct. 17, 2017)
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