Research Neuroimaging Group (RiNG)
Ingrid Olson, Ph.D.
Interests: There are two topics of research in the Olson lab. One topic is understanding the neural basis of human memory. Current projects are investigating the hippocampal memory system and the parietal lobe in visual short-term memory, spatial memory, and episodic memory. We are also interested in the acquisition of superior memory skills. A second topic of research is high-level vision, especially in regards to perceptual functions of the anterior temporal lobes and dorsal visual stream. Current projects are investigating fine-grained discrimination of objects, as well as distance and space perception. To address these topics, we use a variety of techniques: psychophysics, fMRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and patient testing.
Ingrid Olson, Ph.D., obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her doctorate from Yale University, under the guidance of Dr. Marvin Chun. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale Medical School in the Dept. of Radiology with Dr. John Gore, she moved to the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been at Temple University since 2007.
Dr. Olson's work is currently funded by the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH). She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Vision Sciences Society, and the American Psychological Society.
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