Dr. Heekyeong Park

Dr. Heekyeong Park

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Email: hkpark@uta.edu
  • Phone: (817) 272-1063
  • Address: Room LS 517, Life Sciences Bldg.
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    Description of Research

    How do we recognize the events that we recently encountered? The ability to remember the past is vital for human cognition and behavior. My research focuses on topics broadly directed at human memory and cognition. I am particularly interested in understanding how information is formed in episodic memory and how information is retrieved from memory. I have employed combined neuroscientific approach including fMRI. 


    Representative Publications

    Park. H., Kennedy K.M., Rodrigue K.M., Hebrank A., Park D.C. (2013). An fMRI study of episodic encoding across the lifespan:  Changes in subsequent memory effects are evident by middle-age. Neuropsychologia, 51, 448-456.

    Park, H., Shannon, V., Biggan J., & Spann C. (2012). Conjoint neural correlates of the formation of item-item and item-context associations. Brain Research, 1471, 81-92.

    Park, H., & Rugg, M. D. (2011). Neural correlates of encoding within- and across-domain inter-item associations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 2533-2543.

    Park, H., & Rugg, M. D. (2010). Pre-stimulus hippocampal activity predicts later recollection. Hippocampus, 20, 24-28.

    Reder, L.M., Park, H., & Kieffaber, P. (2009). Memory systems do not divide on consciousness: Reinterpreting memory in terms of activation and binding. Psychological Bulletin, 135 , 23-49.

    Park, H. , & Rugg, M.D. (2008). Neural correlates of successful encoding of semantically and phonologically mediated inter-item associations. NeuroImage, 43, 165-172.

    Park, H. , Uncapher, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2008). Effects of study task on the neural correlates of encoding operations supporting successful source memory. Learning & Memory, 15 , 417-425.

    Park, H. , & Rugg, M.D. (2008). The relationship between study processing and the effects of cue congruency at retrieval: fMRI support for Transfer Appropriate Processing. Cerebral Cortex, 18, 868-875.

    Park, H. , Arndt, J., & Reder, L.M. (2006). A contextual interference account of distinctiveness effects in recognition. Memory & Cognition, 34, 743-751. [Lead Article]

    Diana, R., Reder, L.M., Arndt, J., & Park, H. (2006). Models of recognition: A review of arguments in favor of a dual process account. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 1-21. [Lead Article]

    Park, H. , Reder, L.M., & Dickison, D. (2005). The effect of word frequency and similarity on recognition judgments: The role of recollection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 31 , 568-578.

    Park, H. , Quinlan, J., Thornton, E., & Reder, L.M. (2004). The effect of midazolam on visual search: Implications for understanding amnesia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 101 , 17879-17883.


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