Audrey Duarte investigates the underlying neural mechanisms supporting memory for previously experienced events (episodic memory) and how healthy aging, dementia, and focal brain lesions affect these mechanisms. Why do we remember only a subset of what we experience? Why do memory failures increase as we age? Can we capitalize on relatively spared cognitive processes and brain areas to ameliorate older adults’ memory impairments? To answer these questions, Duarte and her lab use multiple complementary neuroscience techniques including fMRI and EEG. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Duarte received her B.S. degree in neurobiology at the University of California at Davis in 1999 and her Ph.D. degree in neuroscience at the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. She holds the Goizueta Early Career Professor position at Georgia Tech. Her research is supported by the NIH, NSF, and American Federation for Aging Research.
Biography Updated on 30 August 2012