Per Sederberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology
200K Lazenby Hall
1827 Neil Ave.
Areas of Expertise
- Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience/Imaging
- PhD: University of Pennsylvania
- Postdoctoral Training: Princeton University, Dr. Kenneth A. Norman
Current Research Description
My primary interests are the successes and failures of human memory. These interests motivate our work in the OSU Computational Memory Lab, which has the
overarching goal of developing a comprehensive theory of memory formation and retrieval that links our rich cognitive behavior to its underlying neural mechanisms.
Psychologists have studied many simple behavioral tasks, such as free recall, for over 100 years. These tasks reveal the complex dynamics of human memory
processes as we track what participants remember correctly and, often more interestingly, what they don't. My lab combines a number of approaches to uncover the neural correlates and develop computational models of these processes: we collect and perform multivariate analysis of neural data, including fMRI and EEG, we run large-scale behavioral experiments, and we develop computational models to link neural activity and behavior and to guide our experimental work.