• About Me

    I am a graduate student in the Cognition, Brain and Behavior PhD program at Harvard University working with Dr. Daniel Schacter. We use behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods to study the nature and function of human memory.

     

    My specific interests lie in the constructive nature of episodic memory in relation to memory distortion. Understanding the nature of memory distortion can provide novel insights into how memory is structured and updated in response to new incoming information.

     

    Click here to learn more about the exciting work going on in the lab!

  • Peer-reviewed Publications

    False Memories, False Preferences: Flexible Retrieval Mechanisms Supporting Successful Inference Bias Novel Decisions

    Carpenter, A. C. & Schacter, D. L. (2018). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

    Flexible Retrieval Mechanisms Supporting Successful Inference Produce False Memories in Younger but not Older Adults

    Carpenter, A. C. & Schacter, D. L. (2018). Psychology and Aging.

    Constructive Episodic Simulation, Flexible Recombination, and Memory Errors

    Schacter, D.L., Carpenter, A. C., Devitt, A., Roberts, R. P. & Addis, D. R. (2018). [Peer commentary on "Why Do We Remember? The Communicative Function of Episodic Memory," by J. Mahr & G. Csibra]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

    Remembering and Imagining Alternative Versions of the Personal Past

    St. Jacques, P. L., Carpenter, A. C., Szpunar, K. K. & Schacter, D. L. (2017). Neuropsychologia.

    Flexible Retrieval: When True Inferences Produce False Memories

    Carpenter, A. C. & Schacter, D. L. (2017). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.

    Are Eyewitness Accounts Biased? Examining False Memories for Crimes Involving Ingroup or Outgroup Conflict

    Carpenter, A. C. & Krendl, A. C. (2016). Social Neuroscience.

  • Projects in progress

    Insight versus Inference: Effects of Narrative Restructuring Compared to Flexible Recombination on True and False Memory

    Carpenter, A. C., Jing, H. G. & Schacter, D. L. (in preparation)

    'Pruning' False Memories Following Successful Inference Using Context-Based Prediction Error

    Carpenter, A. C. & Schacter, D. L. (in preparation)

    Memory integration: Neural correlates and cognitive consequences following successful inference

    Carpenter, A. C., Thakral, P. P., Preston, A. R. & Schacter, D. L. (in preparation)

  • Presentations

    ‘Pruning’ False Memories Following Successful Inference Using Context-Based Prediction Error

    Carpenter, A. C. & Schacter, D.L. (November 2018)

    Poster Presented at the Psychonomic Society's 59th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

    False Memories, False Preferences: Flexible Retrieval Mechanisms Supporting Successful Inference Bias Novel Decisions

    Carpenter, A. C. & Schacter, D.L. (September 2017)

    Harvard Cognition, Brain and Behavior Research Seminar, Cambridge, MA

    Insight versus Inference: The Effects of Narrative Scaffolding and Flexible Retrieval on True and False Memories

    Carpenter, A. C., Jing, H. G. & Schacter, D. L. (May 2017)

    Poster Presented at the 29th APS Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

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    Constructive Episodic Simulation: Flexible Recombination and Memory Distortion

    Schacter, D. L. & Carpenter, A. C. (March 2017)

    Talk presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Performance.

    Flexible Retrieval: When True Inferences Produce False Memories

    Carpenter, A. C. & Schacter, D. L. (November 2016)

    Poster Presented at the Psychonomic Society's 57th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

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    Evaluating False Memory for Ingroup and Outgroup Members

    Carpenter, A. C. & Krendl, A. C. (April 2014)

    Poster presented at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Honors Thesis session, Bloomington, IN.

    Regulating Negative Emotions to Stigma

    Carpenter, A. C. & Krendl, A. C. (April 2013)

    Poster Presented at the Social Psychologists of Indiana Symposium, Bloomington, IN

  • Education

    Harvard University

    PhD Psychology 2014 - Current

    Psychology Department

    Cognition, Brain & Behavior

    Schacter Memory Lab

     

    Advisor: Dr. Daniel L. Schacter

    Indiana University

    BS Psychology, Cert. Neuroscience 2014

    Psychological & Brain Sciences Department

    NiMBLe Lab (Neuroscience of Mind & Behavior Lab)

     

    Honors thesis advisor: Dr. Anne C. Krendl

  • Teaching Experience

    Departmental Writing Fellow

    2018-2019, Harvard University

     

     

    Social Psychology

    Spring 2018, Harvard University

    Teaching Fellow

    Supervisor: Dr. Fiery Cushman

    Cognitive Neuroscience

    Fall 2017, Harvard University

    Teaching Fellow

    Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Schacter & Dr. George Alvarez

    Psychology of Close Relationships

    Spring 2017, Harvard University

    Teaching Fellow

    Supervisor: Dr. Holly Parker

    Social Psychology

    Fall 2016, Harvard University

    Teaching Fellow

    Supervisor: Dr. Fiery Cushman

    Introduction to Neuroscience

    2012-2013, Indiana University

    Teaching Assistant

    Supervisor: Dr. Olaf Sporns

    Introduction to Psychology

    Spring 2013, Indiana University

    Teaching Assistant

    Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Thomassen

    Statistics

    Fall 2013, Indiana University

    Teaching Assistant

    Supervisor: Dr. Cynthia Hoffman

  • Honors & Awards

    Harvard Psychology Departmental Writing Fellow, 2018 - 2019

    Sackler Scholar in Psychobiology, 2018 - 2019

    Susan E. F. Chipman Graduate Student Research Fellowship, 2014 - 2016

    APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship, 2014

    J. R. Kantor Award, 2014

    Psychological and Brain Sciences Departmental Honors, 2014

    Hutton General Honors Notation, 2014

    Hutton Honors Undergraduate Research Grant, 2013

    Psi Chi National Honor Society, 2012 - 2014

    Indiana University Distinction Award, 2010 - 2014

    Hutton Honors Scholarship, 2010 - 2014

    Indiana University Founders Scholar, 2010 - 2014

    Indiana University Deans List, 2010 - 2014

  • Contact

    Email

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