• Contact Info
Publications in VIVO
 

Curran, Tim Professor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • My research focuses on human learning and memory. I approach these topics from a cognitive neuroscience perspective with the goals of understanding the characteristics of mental processes and how they are realized within the brain. Most of my current research uses measures of brain electrical activity (ERPs) to study the brain processes that underlie recognition memory. In particular, ERPs are being used to dissociate the influences of recollection and familiarity on recognition memory. Other ongoing research, in collaboration with the Perceptual Expertise Network, uses ERPs to investigate the manner in which visual object recognition processes are influenced by expertise.

keywords

  • cognitive neuroscience, memory, ERP

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • NRSC 4011 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Critically reviews topics in neuroscience research, scholarly analysis of a major neuroscience issue, and/or empirical research project. See the neuroscience director for further information.
  • NRSC 4155 - Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuropsychology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduction to cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. Provides a survey of the neuropsychological underpinnings for a wide range of cognitive functions: vision, object recognition, attention, language, memory and executive function. One lab per week. Same as PSYC 4155.
  • PSYC 4011 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Critically reviews some aspect of psychological literature, scholarly analysis of a major psychological issue, and/or empirical research project. See the psychology honors director for further information.
  • PSYC 4155 - Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuropsychology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduction to cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. Provides a survey of the neuropsychological underpinnings for a wide range of cognitive functions: vision, object recognition, attention, language, memory and executive function. One lab per week. Same as NRSC 4155.
  • PSYC 6605 - Cognitive Psychology Research Update
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides summaries of current research by graduate students and faculty members in the Cognitive Psychology program in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Professional Development issues relevant to cognitive psychologists will also be discussed. Graduate students in all programs and advanced undergraduates welcome with instructor consent. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

Other Profiles