Suparna Rajaram’s research focuses on memory and amnesia, particularly how we recall past experiences and acquire and retain new knowledge. She investigates the differences between implicit (unconscious) memory and explicit (conscious) recollection as well as the components of episodic (i.e. autobiographical details, times, places) and semantic (i.e. meanings, concepts) memory, and familiarity. Rajaram is also interested in how attentional demands in our environment lead us to ignore salient information, thus inhibiting expression of new memories. Rajaram’s new line of research focuses on how collaboration with others may improve memory.
A sample of research exploring the description-experience gap in intertemporal choice and selection of visual objects in perception and working memory. More
A sample of research exploring perceived weight discrimination and physiological dysregulation, fear conditioning, motor-memory consolidation, and infants’ learning to reach to the self. More
A sample of research exploring depression and autobiographical memory, early response and sudden gains in a depression intervention, inflammatory proteins as predictors of change in depressive symptoms, and emotion displays and relationship formation in anxiety disorder. More