David Clewett

Postdoc

I am interested in how the brain optimizes cognitive processing under arousal, thereby promoting the selection and integration of motivationally significant inputs into long-term memory. I am particularly interested in how different neuromodulators influence selectivity during encoding and wakeful consolidation. In my doctoral work with Dr. Mara Mather, I used a combination of physiological and neuroimaging techniques to examine whether activity in the noradrenergic system amplifies the effects of priority in perception and memory. My current work is focused on how arousal elicited by prediction errors or novelty shapes episodic memory via neuromodulation.

Publications

Featured Publication
Figure summary of neural processes that support proactive and retroactive memory integration at shorter timescales

Transcending time in the brain: How event memories are constructed from experience

David Clewett
Sarah DuBrow
Lila Davachi
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The ebb and flow of experience determines the temporal structure of memory

David Clewett
Lila Davachi