For the Neural Basis of Attention EPSCoR project, the Contextual Dynamics Lab is investigating the dynamic interplay between what we attend to and how we remember. For example, one might expect people to better remember events or situations that they found especially engaging. Can we predict (using brain recordings, eye tracking, behaviors, etc.) how much someone is attending to what they’re experiencing at one specific moment (and how well they’ll remember that moment later)? Or, does attention modulate the way (or extent to which) information flows from the world to our sensory systems, and then to our memory systems?

 

PERSONNEL BIOS

Jeremy Manning

Dr. Manning is Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth, and directs the Contextual Dynamics Lab. His lab uses powerful computational models and brain recording methods to understand how we extract information from the world around us.

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Attention-Related Publications

Ziman K, Heusser AC, Fitzpatrick PC, Field CE, Manning JR (2017) Is automatic speech-to-text transcription ready for use in psychological experiments?  PsyArXiv: psh48.
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Heusser AC, Ziman K, Owen LW, Manning JR (2017). HyperTools: a Python toolbox for visualizing and manipulating high-dimensional data. arXiv: 1701.08290.
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Manning JR, Zhu X, Willke T, Ranganath R, Stachenfeld K, Hasson U, Blei DM, Norman KA (2017). A probabilistic approach to discovering dynamic full-brain functional connectivity patterns. bioRxiv: 106690.
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Manning JR, Hulbert JC, Williams J, Piloto L, Sahakyan L, Norman KA (2016). A neural signature of contextually mediated intentional forgetting. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
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Manning JR, Ranganath R, Norman KA, Blei DA (2014). Topographic Factor Analysis: a Bayesian model for inferring brain networks from neural data. PLoS One, 9(5): e94914.
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Manning JR, Lew TF, Li N, Kahana MJ, Sekuler RW (2014). MAGELLAN: a cognitive map-based model of human wayfinding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(3): 1314-1330.
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Manning JR, Sperling MR, Sharan A, Rosenberg EA, Kahana MJ (2012). Spontaneously reactivated patterns in frontal and temporal lobe predict semantic clustering during memory search. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(26): 8800-8816.
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Manning JR, Polyn SM, Baltuch G, Litt B, Kahana MJ (2011). Oscillatory patterns in temporal lobe reveal context reinstatement during memory search. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(31): 12893-12897.
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