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Dr. Daniela Palombo

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

University of British Columbia

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Dr. Daniela Palombo, Assistant Professor in the cognitive area. I investigate cognitive and neural factors associated with how we form and retain autobiographical memories and how this may differ across individuals. I also examine how autobiographical memory influences non-mnemonic functions, with a primary focus on future imagination and decision making. My research approach is multi-faceted; I explore these topics in healthy individuals as well as in neuropsychological (e.g., amnesia) and psychiatric populations (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder). I also use neuroimaging methods, including MRI and fMRI. A recent line of research examines emotional memories in individuals undergoing fertility treatment. 

Area of Research Expertise
Episodic memory; fMRI; Fertility; Hippocampus; Autobiographical memory; Emotion; Trauma