About the lab
The Human Memory Lab at UNLV conducts research on long-term episodic memory, with a focus on recognition. We investigate questions about different processes and representations that underlie our memories and our memory-based decisions. Aside from gaining a better understanding of memory in general, one of our major aims is to understand how well our theories and models of memory work; how well do they describe and predict behavior? We primarily use behavioral measures and process models to investigate theories of memory, focusing on topics like unitization, relationships between memory processes (familiarity and implicit memory), item vs. relational memory, recollection, familiarity, working memory, forgetting, and reconsolidation.
We are always looking for talented students to join our team. If you'd like to learn more about our lab, please email Dr. Parks.