Sarah DuBrow

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Research Interests and Publications

Why does our subjective experience of the world feel structured when, in fact, it is continuous? How do our internal and external states influence this structure? Research in the DuBrow lab seeks to understand how we learn the structure of our environments and how we use that structure to organize our memories and guide our decisions. Using neuroimaging methods, we investigate how neural representations can mirror the true structure of the external world, and, at the same time, distort that structure to achieve behavioral goals. By mapping between the brain and behavior, we hope to shed light on fundamental organizing principles in human cognition.

Dr. DuBrow will not be accepting new students for Fall 2022.

Selected Publications:

Shin, Y.S., & DuBrow, S. (in press). Structuring memory through inference-based event segmentation. Topics in Cognitive Science.

DuBrow, S., Eberts, E., & Murty, V. (2019). A common mechanism underlying choice's influence on preference and memory. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 26(6), 1958-1966.

Sols, I., DuBrow, S., Davachi, L., & Fuentemilla, L. (2017). Event boundaries trigger rapid memory replay of the prior event to promote their representation in long-term memory. Current Biology, 27(22), 3499-3504.

DuBrow, S., Rouhani, N., Niv, Y., & Norman, K.A. (2017). Does mental context drift or shift? Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences, 17, 141-146.

DuBrow, S., & Davachi, L. (2016). Temporal binding within and across events. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 134, 107-114.

Murty, V., DuBrow, S., & Davachi, L. (2015). The simple act of choosing influences declarative memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(16), 6255-6264.

DuBrow, S., & Davachi, L. (2014). Temporal memory is shaped by encoding stability and intervening item reactivation. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(42), 13998-14005.

DuBrow, S., & Davachi, L. (2013). The influence of context boundaries on memory for the sequential order of events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(4), 1277-1286.