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My main research interests are in memory and memory disorders, particularly in those kinds of memory problems that occur as a result of normal or pathological aging or as a consequence of brain damage or injury. My students and I are particularly interested in understanding the relation between memory and executive functions and how they interact during different cognitive tasks. We are also developing rehabilitation techniques to help people with memory impairments improve their memory performance by taking advantage of preserved processes to compensate for those that have been damaged or lost. Current projects include studies of source memory, face recognition, prospective memory, self-referential processing, autobiographical memory, and emotional memory. We also have an ongoing longitudinal study of changes in memory as people age. I teach courses in memory and memory disorders and in cognitive aging.