Michael Kahana

Michael Kahana, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Kahana received his PhD at the University of Toronto in 1993. Dr. Kahana’s research career has been focused on advancing our understanding of human memory using a combination of behavioral, neural, and computational approaches. His work has looked into memory in young adults, older adults and patients with neurological disorders, such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. Over the years his lab has identified specific univariate neural correlates of memory and cognition (theta and gamma activity; place cells and grid cells). More recent work has moved to using multivariate methods to decode latent variables associated with memory encoding and retrieval, as well as using brain stimulation to modulate memory and its neural biomarkers.