Michael J. Kahana
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Psychology
Michael J. Kahana is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Psychology. Research in Kahana’s Computational Memory Lab aims to understand the mechanisms of human memory search using a combination of computational, behavioral, and electrophysiological methods. He received the 2018 Howard Crosby Warren medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists, psychology’s oldest and most prestigious award, “for his fundamental contributions to the formal modeling of retrieved context information in memory and his remarkable discoveries in the human neuroscience of memory.” He is also a recipient of the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences and the inaugural mid-career award from the Psychonomic Society. Kahana is author of Foundations of Human Memory and more than 175 peer reviewed publications.