Research Interests and Publications
Memory does not merely serve as a record of the past. Rather, we use memory flexibly, deriving new knowledge by combining information from many experiences. My research focuses on how we use different memory systems to build complex knowledge representations, such as schemas, mental models or concepts. These complex memory representations transcend direct experience, allowing us to use memory for the past to guide behavior in novel situations. My primary research tools include computer-based experiments, formal models of behavior, and advanced functional MRI methods.
Schlichting, M.L., Zeithamova, D., & Preston, A.R. (in press). CA1 subfield contributions to memory integration and inference. Hippocampus.
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.