Research Interests and Publications
Memory allows us to remember specific details from individual experiences that we encounter. It also allows us to combine information across events experienced at different times, so we can build knowledge and make new inferences. My research focuses on how we use different memory systems to build generalized knowledge, such as schemas 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.
Frank, L., Preston, A.R., Zeithamova, D. (2019). Functional connectivity between memory and reward centers across task and rest track memory sensitivity to reward. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-019-00700-8 (ePub ahead of print).
Bowman, C.R., Zeithamova, D. (2018). Abstract memory representations in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and hippocampus support concept generalization. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(10), 2605-2614.
Zeithamova, D., de Araujo Sanchez, M.A., Adke, A. (2017). Trial timing and pattern-information analyses of fMRI data. NeuroImage 153, 221-231.
Zeithamova, D., Preston, A.R. (2017). Temporal proximity promotes integration of overlapping events. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29(8), 1311-1323.
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.
Ashby, S.R., Bowman, C.R., Zeithamova, D. (2019). Generalization following incidental and intentional category learning. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/x8c9n