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Stefania Ashby

Assistant Professor, Psychology

1024 KMBL

Dr. Ashby is interested in understanding how the brain supports our ability to form generalized semantic memories and how those memories impact decision-making. In particular, she is interested in examining how we process misinformation we frequently encounter online, in personal conversations, and on social media. Her research uses functional MRI (fMRI) and neural pattern analyses to examine how memories for misinformation and retractions are processed and stored in the brain. She also uses behavioral testing to study ways in which we can better process retractions to reduce the impact misinformation has on future decision-making.