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Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 6373
Expertise: 20th-century comparative Western European and U.S. literature; cultural studies, gender and memory; Holocaust; modern Dutch and modern Jewish literature and culture; ethnic minorities in Europe; cultural memory, trauma, race and gender.
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0546
Expertise: Imagine the following scenarios: a student who is building an understanding of physics by working practice problems, an educator who is trying to correct student misconceptions about evolution, and a traveler who has recently returned from Paris telling friends about the trip of a lifetime. The common thread connecting these examples is that the memories of the individuals described are changing through their actions. Dr. Butler is interested in the malleability of memory – the cognitive processes and mechanisms that cause memories to change or remain stable over time. More specifically, his research focuses on how the process of retrieving memories affects the content (e.g., events, specific details, narrative structure, etc.) and phenomenological characteristics (e.g., confidence, emotional intensity, vividness, etc.) of those memories. Retrieval is often viewed as a neutral event in which the contents of memory are assessed but left unchanged. However, a large body of research has shown that retrieval actually modifies memory. His program of research addresses both theoretical issues in cognitive psychology and practical applications to education and mental health. The broad aim of this research program is to gain a better understanding of how retrieval affects: memories held by individuals and those shared by groups (i.e. collective memories); memories for simple materials (e.g., word lists, facts, etc.) to more complex memories that are rich in sensory detail, emotion, and self-relevance, among other characteristics; and newly formed, episodic memories in contrast to well-learned semantic memories that have been integrated into the knowledge base.
Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 475 7232
Expertise: The history of popular culture and consumerism in twentieth-century Germany and Europe; the history and politics of memory; the visual history of Germany in the twentieth century, with a specific focus upon photographic representations.
Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, Director of the Center for Music Learning, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
+1 512 471 0972
Expertise: Human learning and behavior; procedural memory consolidation; skill learning
Professor, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 2567, +1 512 471 7277
Expertise: Photography; Cultural and Historical Geography; Urban Studies; Memory; Ethnicity and Race; North American and European urbanism; social constructions of space and place, landscape and region; cultural memory; and the geography of tourism.
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 1455
Expertise: Design of high-performance, low-power microprocessors; Multicore processors; Memory Systems; Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking; Workload characterization; Adaptive computing;
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 6564
Expertise: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory, attention on neurons and synapses from the limbic system, properties and mechanisms of long-term synaptic potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD), synaptic substrates for aspects of memory.
Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4167
Expertise: Instability in Solids and Structures (Plastic Buckling of Structures; Propagating Instabilities in Shape Memory Metals; Composites; Foams); Modeling of Nonlinear Behavior and Failure of Solids (Metals; Composites; Foams)
Professor and Temple Foundation Endowed Professorship No. 1, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4213
Expertise: Mechanical Behavior of Materials at High Strain Rates; Fracture in Nominally Brittle Materials; Shear Banding in Polymeric Materials; Phase Transformation in Shape Memory Alloys
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 4155
Expertise: My research interest centers primarily around the question, What makes certain people vulnerable to becoming depressed? Most of my work has focused on cognitive factors, biases in perception, interpretation, and memory that seem to characterize depression. Most recently I have been interested in emotion regulation (avoidance, suppression, rumination, emotional processing, mindful attention) and how it plays into depression vulnerability. cognitive vulnerability to depression cognitive impairments in depression professional psychotherapy ethics communication