About the lab

The research in our lab is designed to help us understand human memory. We're particularly interested in a type of memory called episodic memory, which enables people to remember the events occurring in their daily lives as well as the details surrounding those events (for example, what movie you saw last weekend and where you parked your car this morning).
To study episodic memory, we combine methods from experimental psychology with two brain imaging techniques: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). Our approach involves investigating the normal cognitive and neural function of healthy young adults, with the goal that this work can help us understand how memory is impaired by brain injury, neurological disease, and natural aging (see Research for additional details).

Research positions

If you're interested in our work and would like to join the lab, please contact Dr. Johnson (see right). The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri has a PhD program in Cognition and Neuroscience, and we also occasionally have opportunities for undergraduate research.


Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey D. Johnson, PhD
Email: johnsonjeffre@missouri.edu
Phone: 573-882-4923

Mailing Address:

Department of Psychological Sciences
210 McAlester Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211