Arthur P. Shimamura

Cognitive Neuroscience Research

 

 

 

 

Memory pervades virtually all human activities and in some sense defines us as individuals. In my cognitive neuroscience research, I have explored the neural basis of human learning and memory through brain imaging, brain disorders, and behavioral changes associated with normal aging. From this research, theories about the brain networks underlying human memory have been developed.

I am currently interested in ways to improve memory during student learning and as we age.

 

 

 

Art Shimamura is a Professor of Psychology and faculty member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award by the Division of Social Science at UC Berkeley and was honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. He has also worked with the San Francisco Exploratorium as science advisor. His interest in photography has led him to explore the psychology of art. He recently has advocated psychocinematics--the scientific analysis of our movie experience.