Adaptive memory lab - Members


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Catarina Ferreira - POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

AREAS OF INTEREST

I am interested in long-term memory retrieval, concretely in understanding how memories are retrieved, and why some memory representations become increasingly stronger while others fade out. On my postdoctoral grant, I aim to investigate how actively retrieving a representation (through testing, for instance) changes it, and what neural mechanisms modulate these changes and potentiate long-term retention. I am using a range of behavioural and neuroimaging techniques (such as fMRI) in order to investigate these issues.

 

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Antony, J.W., Ferreira, C.S., Norman, K.A., & Wimber, M. (2017). Retrieval as a fast route to memory consolidation, TICS, 21, 573-576.

Marful, A., Gómez-Amado, J.C., Ferreira, C.S., & Bajo, M.T. (2015). Face naming and retrieval inhibition in the old and very old age. Experimental Aging Research, 41,  39-56.

Ferreira, C.S., Marful, A., Staudigl, T., Bajo, M.T., & Hanslmayr, S. (2014). Medial prefrontal theta oscillations track the time course of interference during selective memory retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience26, 777–791.

Ferreira, C.S., Marful, A., & Bajo, M.T. (2014). Interference resolution in face perception and name retrieval. Acta Psychologica153, 120-128.

Ferreira, C.S., & Marful, A. (2014). ¿Antonio Banderas o Brad Pitt? Cómo resuelve nuestro cerebro la interferencia entre personas. Ciencia Cognitiva.

 

CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS

Ferreira, C.S., Charest, I. & Wimber, M. (2017). Retrieval as a fast route for consolidation: a mechanistic account of retrieval-mediated learning. Poster at International Conference of Neuroscience (ICON), Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Ferreira, C.S. & Wimber, M. (2017). Retrieval as a fast route for consolidation: evidence from decontextualization and semanticization of memory representations. Poster at Memory Reactivation Workshop, Cardiff, UK. Best poster prize. 

Ferreira, C.S. & Wimber, M. (2017). Retrieval as a fast route for consolidation: evidence from decontextualization and semanticization of memory representations. Poster at BNA2017, Festival of Neuroscience. Birmingham, UK.

Ferreira, C.S. & Wimber, M. (2017). Retrieval as a fast route for consolidation: evidence from decontextualization and semanticization of memory representations. Poster at Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). San Diego, USA.

Ferreira, C.S. & Wimber, M. (2016). Memory consolidation through retrieval: Semanticization of memory representations. Poster at International Congress on Memory (ICOM), Budapest, Hungary.

Ferreira, C.S. & Wimber, M. (2016). Testing effect with visual material depends on the verbalization of the material. Poster at International Congress on Memory (ICOM), Budapest, Hungary.

Anderson M.C., Schmitz T.W., Correia M.M., Ferreira C.S., Prescot A.P. (2016). GABAergic inhibition of hippocampal retrieval processes supports the control of unwanted thoughts. Talk at International Congress on Memory (ICOM), Budapest, Hungary.

Schmitz T.W., Ferreira C.S., Guo, Y., Anderson, M.C. (2016). Inhibitory control of thoughts and actions: Common control processes, dissociable targets. Talk at International Congress on Memory (ICOM), Budapest, Hungary.

Guo, Y., Schmitz, T. W., Ferreira, C.S., & Anderson, M. C. (2016). Involvement of the Basal Ganglia in Memory Suppression and Motor Inhibition: Meta-Analytic Evidence. Talk at The International Conference on Memory (ICOM), Budapest, Hungary.

Ferreira, C.S., Maraver, M.J., Hanslmayr, S., & Bajo, M.T. (2016). Impaired interference detection in the elderly is traced by medial-prefrontal theta oscillations. Talk at The International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, Spain. 

Guo, Y., Schmitz, T. W., Ferreira, C.S., & Anderson, M. C. (2016). Common Neural Substrates for Memory and Motor Inhibition: Meta-analytic Evidence. Poster at The International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, Spain.

Schmitz, T.W., Ferreira, C.S.Guo, Y., & Anderson, M.C. (2015). Cognitive control of memory and action: A within subject fMRI study. Talk at Nanosymposium at Neuroscience 2015 (SfN), Chicago, USA.

Schmitz, T.W., Ferreira, C.S., Guo, Y., & Anderson, M.C. (2015). Cognitive control of memory and action: A within subject fMRI study. Talk at CBU Science day, Cambridge, UK.

Schmitz T.W., Correia M.M., Ferreira C.S., Prescot A.P., Anderson M.C. (2014). Inhibitory control over unwanted memories is mediated by hippocampal GABA. Talk at CBU Science day, Cambridge, UK.

Ferreira, C.S., Schmitz, T.W., & Anderson, M.C. (2014). A Supramodal Inhibitory Control Process Supports the Inhibition of Memories and Actions. Talk at Psychonomic’s Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, USA.

Schmitz, T.W., Correia, M.M., Ferreira, C.S., Prescot, A.P., Anderson, M.C. (2014). Inhibitory control over unwanted memories is mediated by hippocampal GABA. Poster at Neuroscience 2014 (SfN), Washington DC, USA.

Ferreira, C.S., Marful, A., Maraver, M.J., & Bajo M.T. (2014). El efecto OIR en la edad mayor: dinámicas de oscilación cerebral. Talk at SEPEX meeting, Múrcia, Spain.

Ferreira, C.S., Schmitz, T.W., & Anderson, M.C. (2013). A supramodal inhibition process supports the inhibition of motor action and memory retrieval. Poster at Neuroscience 2013 (SfN), San Diego, California, USA.

Ferreira, C.S., Marful, A., Staudigl, T., Bajo, M.T., & Hanslmayr, S. (2012). Prefrontal Theta Oscillations track the time course of interference during selective memory retrieval. Poster at 12th Granada Seminar: Physics, Computation and the Mind, La Herradura, Spain.

Ferreira, C.S., Staudigl, T., Marful, A., Bajo, M.T., & Hanslmayr, S. (2012). Oscillatory dynamics of Retrieval-Induced Forgetting on face recognition. Talk at the BAPS-SEPEX 1st joint meeting, Liége, Belgium.

Ferreira, C.S., Marful A., & Bajo, M.T. (2011). Can faces be inhibited? Retrieval Induced Forgetting of faces and names. Poster at the V ICOM, York, UK.

Ferreira,  C.S.,  Marful  A.,  Albuquerque, P.B.,  &  Bajo,  M.T.  (2011). Paradigma de  Prática  na  Recuperação e  Inibição  de Características Faciais. Talk at the VI APPE meeting, Coimbra, Portugal.

Ferreira,  C.S.,  Marful  A.,  Albuquerque, P.B.,  &  Bajo,  M.T.  (2010). Retrieval Induced Forgetting on Facial Features. Poster at the SEPEX - EPS 1st joint meeting. Granada, Spain.

Marful, A.,  Paolieri, D.,  Ferreira, C.S., &  Bajo,  M.T.  (2010). Retrieval Inhibition of faces and Names. Talk at the SEPEX-EPS 1st joint meeting. Granada, Spain.

Herrera, A., Macizo, P., & Ferreira, C.S. (2010). Is there any difference between naming digits and number words? Talk at V APPE meeting, Braga, Portugal.

Macizo, P., Herrera, A., Martín, M.C., Román, P., & Ferreira, C.S. (2010). You will process two-digit number words holistically if you are a fluent bilingual. Poster at V APPE meeting, Braga, Portugal.

Ferreira, C.S., Marful, A., & Bajo, M.T. (2009). When Antonio Banderas damages Javier Bardem: Semantic competition in naming task. Poster at IV APPE meeting, Lisbon, Portugal.

Marful, A., Ferreira, C.S., & Bajo, M.T. (2009). Retrieval inhibition of familiar names. Talk at XVI ESCoP, Cracow, Poland.

Albuquerque, P.B, Carvalho, S., Ferreira, C.S., Sousa, R., Vieira, R., & Capitão, L. (2005). Memória para Acontecimentos de Vida: Análise de Frequência de Ocorrência até aos 10 Anos de Idade. VIII Galaico-Portuguese Psychopedagogy Congress, Braga, Portugal.

 

CONTACT

a.c.sanchesferreira [at] bham.ac.uk

tel   +44 (0)121 414 8690

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK


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Juan Linde Domingo - PhD student

AREAS OF INTEREST

I studied Psychology at the University of Granada (Spain) before starting a Master in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience at the same university. After my Master, I conducted research about false memories in patients with schizophrenia.  I then joined the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership in October 2014.

My current doctoral research aims to disentangle how the human brain unfolds different components of past events during memory reconstruction using neuroimaging techniques, multivariate pattern analysis and behavioural approaches. Also, I am interested in the computational processes that the human brain is able to perform; reducing the interference between new information and stored memories.

In general, my main goal is to comprehend the brain in order to explain the human behaviour from a psychological point of view.

CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS

Linde-Domingo, J. & Wimber, M. (2016). Sustained processing shift towards pattern separation versus completion in an associative memory task. Poster at International Congress on Memory (ICOM), Budapest, Hungary.

Linde-Domingo, J. & Wimber, M. (2016). Deconstructing memories to track their reconstruction in EEG time courses. Poster at Society for Neuroscience (SfN), San Diego, USA.

 


Casper Kerrén  - PhD student

areas of interest

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Memories. They define me. Not too stable in all circumstances. Sometimes they change, it seems; do I then also change? I remember several past episodes of my life. Or do I. How real are they? If my brain is adaptively constructed (which it should be), maybe my less important memories will fade, and when activated, fail me. Who knows? Anyways. I find myself with several questions about my own memory. My memories. That is why I want to understand. How do I understand something like this? Well, good question. In the field in which I have chosen to spend my time in, we use several different electrophysiological and imaging methods, multivariate pattern techniques, along with some form of intelligence. I am no reductionist; I think the brain works on several different levels. Maybe not equally important. So far, my method of use has been EEG, and my question has been whether there is an optimal time point for retrieving memories. I started in March 2017. I am from Sweden.

 

 

CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS

Kerren, C., Linde-Domingo, J., Hanslmayr, Simon. & Wimber, M. (2017). Reactivation of memory patterns in the human EEG rhythmically fluctuates in the theta range. Poster at International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

CONTACT

cxk699 [at] student.bham.ac.uk

School of Psychology
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT
UK
 

 

Julia Lifanov - PhD student

areas of interest

During my studies in the field of psychology and cognitive neuroscience in Maastricht (the Netherlands), I developed my strong interest in the plastic and continuously learning brain. My Master’s project kept me busy with understanding how the brain encodes temporal, spatial and contextual information and integrates it into a single memory. Now, I see the next challenge in discovering what happens during the retrieval process of memories and how information is reconstructed once it has been learned. The methods of interest for my projects are combined EEG-fMRI techniques. Next to my passion for neuronal processes during learning and retrieving information, I appreciate to dive deeper into the technical challenges of combined imaging studies and analytical methods such as multivariate analyses.

“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” (Einstein)

 

Contact

JXL1118[at]bham.ac.uk

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK