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Roberto Cabeza

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Psychology & Neuroscience
Duke Box 90999, Durham, NC 27708-0999
B243F LSRC Bldg, Ctr Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke Univ, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Remembering other people's political views: an fMRI study of emotional source memory encoding. · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Effects of fluency on recognition memory decisions in young and older adults: An fMRI study · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Neural correlates of the own-age bias in younger and older adults. · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Perceptual processing enhances the effect of emotion on retrieval: An fMRI study · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Age-related differences in the functional neuroanatomy of top-down attentional control during visual search. · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Remembering other people's political views: an fMRI study of emotional source memory encoding. · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Effects of fluency on recognition memory decisions in young and older adults: An fMRI study · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Neural correlates of the own-age bias in younger and older adults. · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Perceptual processing enhances the effect of emotion on retrieval: An fMRI study · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Age-related differences in the functional neuroanatomy of top-down attentional control during visual search. · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
An fMRI investigation of the neural basis of involuntary memory: How do they differ from established voluntary memory networks? · December 12, 2013 Invited Talk Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA
Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research · November 27, 2013 Lecture University Hospital Magdeburg, Germany
Talk at Cognitive Aging Symposium. Japanese Society of Cognitive Psychology · December 21, 2012 Invited Talk Tsukuba, Japan
Keynote Address at Aging, Memory, and Cognitive Decline symposium. McKnight Brain Institute · December 21, 2012 Invited Talk Gainesville, FL
Talk at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine · December 21, 2012 Invited Talk Chicago
Talk at Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign · December 21, 2012 Invited Talk Chicago
Neural similarity between encoding and retrieval predicts item-specific variation in memory success. · March 31, 2012 Lecture Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference, Chicago, IL
Perceptual reactivation during covert recall predicts later memory accuracy. · March 31, 2012 Lecture Cogntivie Neuroscience Society annual meeting, Chicago, IL
Creating illusory memories with masked priming. · March 31, 2012 Lecture Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference, Chicago, IL
Neural correlates of opposing modulation of emotion on perception and working memory vs. episodic memory. · March 31, 2012 Lecture Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference, Chicago, IL

Invited Lectures ; Dolcos, F, Shafer, A.T., McCarthy, G., & Cabeza, R.

International Conference on Memory - 5 · November 30, 2011 Lecture York, England
Neural correlates of retrieval-enhanced learning: An fMRI investigation of the testing effect. · October 1, 2011 Lecture Poster session presented at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience meeting, Washington, DC.
International Forum Series at Aging Research Center · October 1, 2011 Lecture Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden)
Common and distinct patterns for memory success and failure during encoding and retrieval. · September 1, 2011 Lecture Poster session presented at the 2011 Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference · February 1, 2011 Lecture Dallas, TX
Talk at The Frontal Lobes, 20th Annual Rotman Research Conference · December 12, 2010 Lecture Toronto
Talk at Theoretical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory Conference · December 12, 2010 Lecture Aarhus, Denmark
Talk at Department of Psychology · December 12, 2010 Lecture University of Michigan
Automatic and strategic recruitment of MTL during memory and non-memory tasks. - Annual Meeting of the Society for Cognitive Neuroscience · July 1, 2010 Invited Talk Society for Cognitive Neuroscience, Montreal, Canada
Talk at Department of Psychology · October 19, 2009 Lecture University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Talk at symposium Changing Memory Function across the Lifespan · September 24, 2009 Lecture MDRS meeting, Chapel Hill, NC
Talk at Max Planck Institute for Human Development · July 15, 2009 Lecture Berlin
A reduction in sustained hippocampal activity underlies age-related deficits in the episodic richness of autobiographical memories · January 8, 2009 Lecture
Callosal quality mediates the bilateral processing advantage · January 8, 2009 Lecture
Top-down modulation of medial temporal activity during episodic retrieval · January 8, 2009 Lecture
An fMRI study of item, associative and integrative episodic memory processing · January 8, 2009 Lecture
Neural correlates of emotional arousal and semantic processing during memory formation: a levels-of-processing approach · January 8, 2009 Lecture
Emotional distraction modulates the impact of task difficulty on performance in a perceptual task · January 8, 2009 Lecture
Effect of encoding task on age-related differences in neural activity during encoding and retrieval · January 8, 2009 Lecture
Cognitive and neural contributors to emotion regulation in aging · January 8, 2009 Lecture
Temporal-context vs. item memory for autobiographical events: An fMRI study using a novel photo paradigm · January 8, 2009 Lecture
Talk at Translational Neuroscience – Models of Aging · October 9, 2008 Lecture Lexington, KY
Talk at Workshop on Higher Cognition in Adolescents and Young Adults: Social, Behavioral, and Biological Influences on Learning · September 29, 2008 Lecture National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute Seminar Series · September 22, 2008 Lecture University of Arizona, Tucson
Talk at symposium What is the Parietal Lobe Contribution to Memory?, MDRS meeting · September 17, 2008 Lecture St. Lois, MO
Talk at Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging Symposium · August 6, 2008 Lecture Singapore
Talk at INSERM · June 23, 2008 Lecture Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris
Talk at SenseCam Collaborators' Meeting · June 18, 2008 Lecture Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Talk at Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, John Hopkins University · May 7, 2008 Lecture Baltimore
Talk at Department of Psychology, Columbia University · March 31, 2008 Lecture New York
Talk at Center for Memory and Brain, Boston University · February 26, 2008 Lecture Boston, MA
Samuel Sutton Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University · January 15, 2008 Lecture New York, NY
The parietal lobe is critical For memory retrieval under certain contexts · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
Emotional memories of a college basketball rivalry: Dissociating effects of valence and arousal with fMRI · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
Reliving autobiographical memories for everyday events: An fMRI study using a novel SenseCam technology · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
How quickly they are recovered: Characterizing the time-course of neurocognitive activity during the retrieval of autobiographical memories · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
The effects of aging on interhemispheric transfer during semantic and perceptual processing: a behavioral and neuroimaging study · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
Neural mechanisms of the "What is beautiful is good" stereotype: Shared brain activity for facial attractiveness and moral judgments · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
Mnemonic frames of mind: An fMRI investigation of intentional and incidental memory retrieval · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
Successful transient and sustained activity associated with incidental and intentional encoding · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
An fMRI study of visual context effects on episodic memory encoding of faces · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
The influence of cognitive therapy on the neural correlates of emotion processing in depression: An event-related fMRI investigation · January 11, 2008 Lecture Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC
Talk at symposium Compensation for Memory Failure in Aging, Winter Neurobiology of Learning and Memory meeting · January 3, 2008 Lecture Park City, Utah

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Summer Neuroscience Program Mentor - Summer Neuroscience Program · 2020 Projects & Field Work Brain & Society
Bass Connections Faculty Team Leader - Remember Why You Should Do It? Memory and Reasons in Moral Decision-making · 2018 - 2019 Projects & Field Work

Primary Theme: Brain & Society

When faced with a moral decision, people often have many diverse reasons for and against the possible choices. Many philosophers argue that making and revising moral decisions ought to be a matter of deliberating over reasons, because reasons serve to favor or to justify choices for action. Duke researchers’ recent work has shown, however, that people typically make an initial moral decision and then set out to confirm the validity of that decision through biased and motivated reasoning. Because of this, people very rarely change their moral decisions. This is only part of the story, however. Memory for reasons likely plays a critical role in our propensity to keep our moral decisions fixed over time. This Bass Connections project will conduct experiments to investigate this issue.

Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Age Differences in Economic Decision-making · August 2013 - May 2014 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America

Service to the Profession


Functional Neuroimaging of Episodic Memory (Tokyo, Japan) · December 21, 2012 Event/Organization Administration Tokyo, Japan
Governing Board of Cognitive Neuroscience Society · December 12, 2010 Event/Organization Administration
Chair Slide Session Committee, Cognitive Neuroscience Society · 2010 - 2012 Event/Organization Administration
Co-organizer (with Kevin LaBar) : 2009 Meeting of Memory Disorders Research Society · January 8, 2009 Event/Organization Administration