My research focuses on ‘deconstructing’ the episodic brain using behavioural, eye tracking, and functional neuroimaging methods.¬†Events are multidimensional, including their content, specificity, as well as thoughts and emotions attached to them. When we experience events, we need to bind these dimensions together. When we remember events later on, we need to reconstruct pieces of our original experience as a coherent, subjective representation.

My recent work has focused on understanding the relationships between different dimensions of event representations, how they are transformed between perception and memory, and how they are supported by brain network dynamics, particularly within the posterior medial system.

Integrated model of the posterior medial episodic network (Ritchey & Cooper, 2020, Trends in Cognitive Sciences)

Past Research

Memory Lab (Jon Simons, University of Cambridge)