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Brandon Ally

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry

Ally’s lab studies how memory breaks down during the course of healthy and diseased aging, with particular interest in visual memory and object recognition. Recent work has focused on the interaction of implicit and explicit memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Despite severely degraded episodic memory, these patients show relatively intact perceptual priming and a preserved picture superiority effect. The lab is currently using a wide range of methodology, from experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience (eye-tracking, ERPs, fMRI), to determine the underpinnings of these preserved aspects of memory, with the ultimate goal of developing interventions to improve memory performance in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

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