Jordan Crivelli-Decker

Jordan Decker

Position Title
Graduate Student

  • Psychology Graduate Group
  • Major Professor: Charan Ranganath

Research Description

Jordan’s doctoral research employs cutting edge cognitive-neuroscience methods, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and non-invasive scalp electroencephalogram in humans. His research is focused on examining how the brain extracts abstract commonalties between experiences that can be used for prediction, planning, and memory. Research supported by this award has highlighted the relationship between neural oscillations and making memory-guided predictions during learning. In addition, his work has further solidified the importance of the hippocampus in constructing plans used for memory-guided decision making. By studying how these cognitive processes and the mechanisms that underlie them are altered in individuals with diseases like epilepsy, he hopes to better understand how memories are formed, retrieved, and consolidated. 

Education and Degree(s)
  • B.S. in Biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara
  • Cohn-Sheehy, B.I., Delarazan, A.I., Crivelli-Decker, J., Reagh, Z.M., Mundada N.S., Yonelinas, A.P., Zacks, J.M., Ranganath, C. (2021). Narratives bridge the divide between distant events in episodic memory. Memory & Cognition. DOI: 10.3758/s13421-021-01178-x
  • Crivelli-Decker J, Hsieh LT, Clarke A, Ranganath C. (2018) Theta oscillations promote temporal sequence learning. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 153(Pt A):92-103. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2018.05.001. PMID: 29753784