Yale University

Memory and Cognition Lab (Johnson Lab)

Natalie C. Ebner, Ph.D.

Natalie C. Ebner Associate Research Scientist
Memory and Cognition Project
Department of Psychology
Yale University
P.O. Box 208205
New Haven, CT 06520-8205 

Phone: (1) 203 691 0371
Email: natalie.ebner@yale.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
Brief Research Statement

My research focuses on how socially relevant information biases attention and memory in adults of different ages, and why. People attend more to some information and remember better some of their experiences. This ability to focus on, and remember, critical elements of the environment represents an essential mechanism for adaptive behavior and psychological well-being in a complex environment. I am particularly interested in examining how information related to one’s own age and information related to goals and agendas as two types of socially and self relevant information affect attention and memory, how such top-down influences on attention and memory interact with bottom-up influences such as the emotional content of the information, and how this influence changes across the lifespan. I use a multi-methods approach in my research that combines convergent measures, including self-report, behavior observation, eye tracking, and functional neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, ERP), with the aim to integrate introspective, behavioral, and neuropsychological data.


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