Memory allows us to remember specific details from individual experiences that we encounter. It also allows us to combine information across events experienced at different times, so we can build knowledge and make new inferences. My research focuses on how we use different memory systems to build generalized knowledge, such as schemas or concepts, and how our ability to generalize interacts with our ability to retain specific details. My primary research tools include computer-based experiments, formal models of behavior, and advanced functional MRI methods.
Dr. Zeithamova is not accepting new graduate students for Fall 2024.
Ashby, S.R., Bowman, C.R., @Zeithamova, D. (2020). Perceived similarity ratings predict gneralization success after traditional category learning and a new paired-association learning task. Psychology Bulletin and Review.
Bowman, C.R., @Zeithamova, D. (2020). Training typicality and set size effects on concept generalization and recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, memory & cognition. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/7g2q5
Zeithamova, D.*, Mack, M.L.*, Braunlich, K., Davis, T., Seger, C.A., van Kesteren, M.T.R., Wutz, A. (2019). Brain mechanisms of concept learning. Journal of Neuroscience 39(42): 8259-8266.
Frank, L.*, Bowman, C.R.*, @Zeithamova, D. (2019). Differential functional connectivity along the long axis of the hippocampus aligns with differential role in memory specificity and generalization. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31(12): 1958-1975.
Bowman, C.R., Zeithamova, D. (2018). Abstract memory representations in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and hippocampus support concept generalization. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(10), 2605-2614.
Zeithamova, D., de Araujo Sanchez, M.A., Adke, A. (2017). Trial timing and pattern-information analyses of fMRI data. NeuroImage 153, 221-231.
Zeithamova, D., Dominick, A.L., & Preston, A.R. (2012). Hippocampal and ventral medial prefrontal activation during retrieval-mediated learning supports novel inference. Neuron, 75(1), 168-79.