She is the Associate Director of the Memory Disorders Research Center at the Boston University School of Medicine and V.A. Boston Healthcare System.Her research interests are neurology, clinical neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Margaret Keane has always had an interest in unraveling the mysteries of mind, brain, and memory. As a professor, she loves conducting research with students. Most experiments examine how memory performance can be influenced by a variety of experimental manipulations. Her current research goal is to understand the functional and neural bases of distinct forms of human memory. She does this by examining impaired memory function in amnesic patients and memory function in healthy patients. Previous work explores interactions between episodic and semantic memory, the role of memory in envisioning the future, and the relationship between long-term memory and working memory.
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
- VA Boston Healthcare System
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
- Harvard College, AB
- Published on 11/14/2019
Keane MM, Bousquet K, Wank A, Verfaellie M. Relational processing in the semantic domain is impaired in medial temporal lobe amnesia. J Neuropsychol. 2019 Nov 14. PMID: 31729186.
- Published on 2/8/2019
Verfaellie M, Wank AA, Reid AG, Race E, Keane MM. Self-related processing and future thinking: Distinct contributions of ventromedial prefrontal cortex and the medial temporal lobes. Cortex. 2019 06; 115:159-171. PMID: 30826623.
- Published on 2/1/2018
Palombo DJ, Hayes SM, Peterson KM, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Episodic Future Thinking: Scene Construction or Future Projection? Cereb Cortex. 2018 02 01; 28(2):447-458. PMID: 27913433.
- Published on 10/1/2017
Verfaellie M, Keane MM. Neuropsychological Investigations of Human Amnesia: Insights Into the Role of the Medial Temporal Lobes in Cognition. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2017 Oct; 23(9-10):732-740. PMID: 29198269.
- Published on 7/3/2016
Palombo DJ, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Using future thinking to reduce temporal discounting: Under what circumstances are the medial temporal lobes critical? Neuropsychologia. 2016 Aug; 89:437-44. PMID: 27384755.
- Published on 10/1/2015
Palombo DJ, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Does the hippocampus keep track of time? Hippocampus. 2016 Mar; 26(3):372-9. PMID: 26343544.
- Published on 8/19/2015
Palombo DJ, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. How does the hippocampus shape decisions? Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2015 Nov; 125:93-7. PMID: 26297967.
- Published on 3/10/2015
Palombo DJ, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. How do lesion studies elucidate the role of the hippocampus in intertemporal choice? Hippocampus. 2015 Apr; 25(4):407-8. PMID: 25708726.
- Published on 2/1/2015
Keane MM, Cruz ME, Verfaellie M. Attention and implicit memory: priming-induced benefits and costs have distinct attentional requirements. Mem Cognit. 2015 Feb; 43(2):216-25. PMID: 25257650.
- Published on 10/29/2014
Palombo DJ, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. The medial temporal lobes are critical for reward-based decision making under conditions that promote episodic future thinking. Hippocampus. 2015 Mar; 25(3):345-53. PMID: 25284804.
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