HYBRID WUNIC Seminar: Zachariah Reagh (WashU Psychological and Brain Sciences) – “Constructing and Reconstructing Representations of Events”

December 10, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom/Radiology Conference Room (Medical Campus, 4525 Scott Ave, East Bldg 2311)

“Constructing and Reconstructing Representations of Events”

Hosted by the WashU Neuroimaging Community (WUNIC)

The WUNIC seminar series takes place on the second Friday of each month starting promptly at 1:30 pm (unless noted).

Dr. Reagh received his BS in Psychology and BA in Philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of California, Irvine, where he trained with Mike Yassa. His dissertation work focused on the functional organization of the hippocampus and medial temporal lobe cortex as individuals discriminate between interfering memories about objects and spatial organization, and how these brain regions were impacted by aging. He then completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis, working with Charan Ranganath. His postdoctoral work focused on how memory representations in cortico-hippocampal networks are extracted from naturalistic stimuli (e.g., movies), and how aging affects neural responses at the boundaries separating events. His current interests include the way structured knowledge is built from dynamic experiences, and how different aspects of event representations may be uniquely vulnerable in the aging brain.

Dr. Reagh was recently inducted as a Fellow in the Psychonomic Society, the preeminent society for the experimental study of cognition. The Fellows program recognizes members who demonstrate clear evidence of independent scholarship, active engagement in methodologically rigorous and theoretically interesting high-level research, and indications of an imminent national/international reputation for excellence in the psychological sciences. This honor is given in recognition of significant psychological research publications beyond the doctoral dissertation level in experimental psychology.

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