Anthony J. Greene
Ph.D., Boston College, 1997
My research uses fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to examine the role of the medial temporal lobe and hippocampus in learning and memory. We take both a functional and a structural perspective: From the functional perspective we address issues that elucidate the role of learning and memory as adaptive capacities. That is, what is the benefit of past experience? From a structural perspective, we find the systems involved in different tasks and look for common function. That is, why do inference, autobiographical memory, semantic memory and complex association all involve the hippocampus? We are currently investigating the following:
- How complex associations are formed.
- How discrete events may be integrated in memory.
- How learning allows predictions about somewhat novel circumstances.
My teaching interests center around the adaptivity of perception and memory to include functional and structural analyses
Psych 210: Psychological Statisctics
Psych 503: Perception
Psych 711: Current Topics in Psychology: Memory
Leo, P.D. & Greene, A.J. (2008). Is awareness necessary for true inference? Memory & Cognition, 36. 1079-1086.
Greene, A.J. (2008). Implicit analogy: New direct evidence and a challenge to the theory of memory. Behavioral & Brain Sciences.
Gross, W.L. & Greene, A.J. (2007). Analogical inference: Relational learning without awareness. Memory, 15, 838-844.
Greene, A.J. (2007). Implicit transitive inference and the human hippocampus: Does midazolam function as a reversible hippocampal lesion? Behavioral and Brain Functions, 3, 51-53.
Greene, A.J., Gross, W.L., Elsinger, C.L. & Rao, S.M. (2007). Hippocampal differentiation without recognition: An fMRI analysis of the contextual cueing task. Learning & Memory, 14, 548-553.
Greene, A.J., (2007). Hippocampal-dependent tasks: Is awareness necessary or sufficient? Hippocampus, 17, 429-433.
Greene, A.J., Gross, W.L., Elsinger, C.L. & Rao, S.M. (2006). An fMRI analysis of the human hippocampus: Inference, context, and task awareness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 1156-1173.