Jeffrey D. Johnson
Associate Professor
212E McAlester Hall
Lab Information
126 Psychology Building
About the Lab

***I will NOT be considering PhD applicants for Fall 2024.***

Research in the lab focuses on episodic memory and uses two non-invasive brain imaging techniques: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).

Research Interests

I'm interested in the cognitive and neural processes that contribute to episodic memory – our ability to encode and later remember the unique events from our lives. 

My lab is currently addressing questions such as:

  • How does retrieving a memory involve re-engaging the thoughts, emotions, and perceptions that were associated with an event?
  • How do cognitive control strategies help us maximize the amount and quality of information that we retrieve?
  • How do other factors like time and attention contribute to memory encoding and retrieval?
Selected Publications

For PDF copies of available papers, please visit the lab website.

Scofield, J.E., & Johnson, J.D. (2022). The diminishing precision of memory for time. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 29, 212-219.

Scofield, J.E., Price, M.H., Flores, A., Merkle, E.C., & Johnson, J.D. (2020). Repetition attenuates the influence of recency on recognition memory: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Psychophysiology, 57(9), e13601.

Price, M.H., & Johnson, J.D. (2018). Failure to reactivate salient episodic information during indirect and direct tests of memory retrieval. Brain Research, 1699, 9-18.

Wang, T.H., Johnson, J.D., de Chastelaine, M., Donley, B.E., & Rugg, M.D. (2016). The effects of age on the neural correlates of recollection success, recollection-related cortical reinstatement, and post-retrieval monitoring. Cerebral Cortex, 26, 1698-1714.

Johnson, J.D., & McGhee, A.K. (2015). Electrophysiological evidence for strategically orienting retrieval toward the specific age of a memory. Brain and Cognition, 100, 41-48.