Department of Psychology
490 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
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Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009
Dr. Race received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford
University in 2009, and her B.S. in Biology from Duke University in
2001. Following her Ph.D., Dr. Race completed a postdoctoral
fellowship at the Memory Disorders Research Center located at Boston
University and the VA Boston Healthcare System.
Dr. Race's research seeks to elucidate the cognitive and neural
mechanisms supporting human learning, memory, and cognitive control.
Of special interest is how memory is used flexibly and adaptively to
guide behavior in the present and to create predictions, and
simulations, of the future. These topics are addressed by using a
combination of cognitive neuroscience techniques, including
functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), and
by studying the behavior of healthy adults and clinical populations
with memory loss, such as patients with amnesia. By utilizing an
interdisciplinary approach, Dr. Race’s research aims to provide a
more comprehensive understanding of brain-behavior relationships in
both health and disease.
Graduate and undergraduate students interested in working in the lab
are encouraged to contact Dr. Race directly.