Research Interests and Publications
Memory allows us to remember specific details from individual experiences that we encounter. It also allows us to derive new knowledge by combining information from many experiences and to generalize past experience to novel situations. My research focuses on how we use different memory systems to build complex knowledge representations, such as schemas, mental models or concepts, and how our ability to generalize interacts with our ability to retain specific details. My primary research tools include computer-based experiments, formal models of behavior, and advanced functional MRI methods.
Zeithamova, D., de Araujo Sanchez, M.A., Adke, A. (in press). Trial timing and pattern-information analyses of fMRI data. NeuroImage.
Zeithamova, D., Manthuruthil, C., Preston, A.R. (2016). Repetition suppression in the medial temporal lobe and midbrain is altered by event overlap. Hippocampus, 26(11), 1464-1477.
Schlichting, M.L., Zeithamova, D., & Preston, A.R. (2014). CA1 subfield contributions to memory integration and inference. Hippocampus, 24(10), 1248-60.
Zeithamova, D., Dominick, A.L., & Preston, A.R. (2012). Hippocampal and ventral medial prefrontal activation during retrieval-mediated learning supports novel inference. Neuron, 75(1), 168-79.
Wolosin, S.M., Zeithamova, D., & Preston, A.R. (2012). Reward modulation of hippocampal subfield activation during successful associative encoding and retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(7), 1532-47.
Zeithamova, D., Schlichting, M.L., & Preston, A.R. (2012). The hippocampus and inferential reasoning: Building memories to navigate future decisions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:70.
Zeithamova, D., & Preston, A.R. (2010). Flexible memories: Differential roles for medial temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex in cross-episode binding. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(44), 14676-84.
Zeithamova, D., Maddox, W.T., & Schnyer, D.M. (2008). Dissociable prototype learning systems: Evidence from brain imaging and behavior. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(49), 13194-13201.