Welcome to Memory Lab

How do we remember our past? How do we imagine our futures? How do we know who we are?

The Memory Lab combines neuroimaging, behavioural and neuropsychological methods to investigate how we learn new information, how we remember past experiences, and how we use memory to simulate future events and construct a sense of identity.

These approaches allow us to understand the neural basis of memory and how memory breaks down in patient populations. We have a particular interest in the role of the hippocampus in memory, and thus we focus on populations with hippocampal dysfunction, including Alzheimer's disease, temporal lobe epilepsy, depression and healthy aging.

The Memory Lab is located in the Department of Psychology at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. We are part of the Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Centre for Brain Research. We utilize the MRI at the Centre for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the UoA Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.