I am interested in retrieval-encoding interactions, and the brain networks that support memory formation and modification. I use a variety of cognitive neuroscience methods to investigate memory, including fMRI, EEG, TMS, and eye-tracking. I am currently using TMS to modifiy communication between prefrontal cortex and hippocampus during retrieval-mediated learning.
Ph.D. Northwestern University,
Neuroscience, Cognitive Science Specialization; 2012
B.A. Syracuse University,
Psychology and Women's Studies; magna cum laude, 2006
Harada T, Bridge DJ, Chiao, JY (2013) Dynamic social power modulates neural basis of math calculation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:350. PMID:23390415
Chiao JY, Harada T, Oby ER, Li Z, Parrish TB, Bridge DJ (2009) Neural representations of social status hierarchy in human inferior parietal cortex. Neuropsychologia, 47:354-363. PMID:18992759
The Big Questions: Study says our memories rewrite history - Sun-Times podcast, The Big Questions
When I'm not busy researching the brain, you can probably find me working on one of my other hobbies. I am an aspiring yogi, beer connoisseur & nano-brewmaster, and vinyl record collector.