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Christopher Madan

Cognitive Neuroscience

School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, the United Kingdom


Christopher Madan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. He received is Ph.D from the University of Alberta in Canada in 2014. He has worked as a researcher at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany (2011-2012) and Boston College in the USA (2014-2017). Dr. Madan's research is quite varied, spanning several domains of cognition (including memory, decision making, emotional processing), functional and structural MRI, comparative psychology, mathematical modeling, and aging. His research has particularly focused on processes that make some experiences more memorable than others and individual differences in brain morphology.


The role of the hippocampus in memory for associations

Often we need to form and retain associations between distinct items in memory. While it is well established that the hippocampus is an important brain region for memory, this is particularly true for memory for associations. Here I will discuss several studies that have investigated the involvement of the hippocampus in the formation of associative memories. Results will be connected to previous findings in experimental psychology, mathematical modelling, and neuropsychology.