Benjamin Hutchinson

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Research Interests and Publications

Dr. Hutchinson is interested in the bidirectional relationship between attention and memory in humans. His lab aims to better understand how selective attention is able to operate upon memories as well as how memory retrieval can influence what we attend to in our ongoing perceptual environment. The lab uses both behavioral (e.g., psychophysics) and neuroimaging (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging; fMRI) techniques to better understand when and where these aspects of cognition interact as well as articulate how they are implemented by the brain.

Dr. Hutchinson is open to accepting new students to the Individualized Master's Program for Fall 2023.

Selected Publications:

Fan, J., Hutchinson, J.B., & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2016). When past is present: substitutions of long-term memory for sensory evidence in perceptual judgments. Journal of Vision, 16, 1-12.

Hutchinson, J.B., Pak, S.S., Turk-Browne, N.B. (2016). Biased competition during long-term memory formation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 187-197.

Hutchinson, J.B., Uncapher, M.R., & Wagner, A.D. (2015). Increased functional connectivity between dorsal posterior parietal and ventral occipitotemporal cortex during uncertain memory decisions. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 117, 71-83.

Hutchinson, J.B., Turk-Browne, N.B. (2012). Memory-guided attention: control from multiple memory systems. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16, 576-579.

Uncapher, M.R., Hutchinson, J.B., & Wagner, A.D. (2011). Dissociable effects of top-down and bottom-up attention during episodic encoding. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 12593-12603.

Hutchinson, J.B., Uncapher, M.R., & Wagner, A.D. (2009). Posterior parietal cortex and episodic retrieval: convergent and divergent effects of attention and memory. Learning and Memory, 16, 343-356.

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