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Kathleen Hourihan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact info:

838 Psychology Building
630 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Research interests:
I am interested in memory in the broad sense, but my specific research interests focus on how much control we have over what we remember. This has resulted in my extensive study of intentional forgetting as a means of measuring how well we can select which information is more important to remember than other information (and which information gets learned regardless of our intention to forget it). I am also interested in conceptual implicit memory as a measure of how our memory functions when we are not trying to control it. Recently, I have been examining how item distinctiveness and encoding context interact to improve memory.

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