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I study the neural processes involved in higher-level cognition, including executive functioning and episodic memory. Specifically, my research has examined (1) the neural processes supporting executive functions, (2) the neural processes supporting episodic retrieval, and (3) how neural processes interact for top-down control of episodic retrieval. My research has addressed these topics through behavioral and neuroimaging (electroencephalography (EEG), event-related potential (ERP), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)) methods. In the Badrelab I have been involved in setting up a new MR-compatible EEG system, which allows us to simultaneously record EEG and fMRI. The combination of these methods has great potential to deepen our understanding of the neural underpinnings of human cognition. This research has shown how multiple brain systems process information and interact to perform rich cognitive abilities.
I received my B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003, and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010.