How do we forget? In this line of research, I examine why distracting information can both help and hinder memory.

The binding problem. When we perceive the world, we do not see features like colour (“red”), texture (“smooth”), or shape (“circular”) independently from each other; instead, we perceive these elements as an integrated whole (“apple”).

How can we improve memory? Memory is fundamental to human experience yet is so fragile to time and disease. Here we aim to provide a measurable way to improve memory through a short training session that can have a long-lasting impact.

Sensory integration. Researchers have traditionally focused on understanding human memory and perception using visual stimuli. However, a full understanding of human experience must include the interaction between the different senses.