Headshot of Christina Webb with long brown hair, green blouse, and black sweater, standing in front of an MRI machine.
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Christina Webb, a graduate student in cognitive psychology, and Dr. Nancy Dennis have recently published a paper investigating the role of schemas on true and false memories in older adults. They found that true memories were supported by the typical retrieval network, and activity in this network was greater for true than false memories. Schema-specific retrieval was supported by mPFC, extending this common finding to aging. Their results also showed that individual differences in false memory rates were associated with variability in neural activity in aging. See more here. Good job!