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We often forget sounds or images we intend to remember.  Kristina is interested in how this often frustrating but ubiquitous variability is affected by how the brain's flexible networks are configured before a stimulus actually arrives and during consolidation of that memory. She uses the techniques of fMRI, EEG, and psychophysics.  

As a postdoctoral fellow in Randy Buckner's Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Harvard University, she plans to examine how the functional connectivity between regions may changes over time and how this may impact the network.


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Visscher, K.M., Kahana, M.J., Sekuler, R. (in press). Trial-to-trial carryover in auditory short-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.

Visscher, K.M., Kaplan, E., Kahana, M.J., Sekuler, R. (2007). Auditory short-term memory behaves like visual short-term memory. PLoS Biology 5(3).

Dosenbach, N.U.F., Visscher, K.M., Palmer, E.D., Miezin, F.M., Wenger, K.K., Kang, H.C., Burgund, E.D., Grimes, A.L., Schlaggar, B.L., Petersen, S.E. (2006). A core system for the implementation of task sets. Neuron, 50(5):799-812.


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