Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Neuroscience
B.A., Brandeis University, Neuroscience and Mathematics
My research addresses how memories are formed, stored and retrieved. I am particularly interested in the associations between studied information. These associations influence whether information is remembered or forgotten. For remembered information, associations influence brain activity and the order in which information is remembered. I also conduct research on the repetition effect, the well-established finding that information is better remembered when it is repeated. To conduct my research, I use computational cognitive models to make predictions of behavior and brain activity. To examine brain activity, I have used electrophysiology measures such as scalp electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocorticography (ECoG), as well as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). For more information, please visit The Computation, Cognition and Memory Laboratory website.
My teaching interests are in basic and advanced cognitive neuroscience.
Lohnas, L.J., Duncan, K., Doyle, W.K., Thesen, T., Devinsky, O., Davachi, L. (2018). Time-resolved neural reinstatement and pattern separation during memory decisions in human hippocampus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (31), E7418-E7427.
Lohnas, L.J., Polyn, S.M., Kahana, M.J. (2015). Expanding the scope of memory search: Modeling intralist and interlist effects in free recall. Psychological Review, 122(2), 337-363.
Lohnas, L.J., Kahana, M.J. (2014). Compound cuing in free recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(1), 12-24.
Lohnas, L.J., Polyn, S.M., Kahana, M.J. (2011). Contextual variability in free recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 64(3), 249-255.