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David A. Gallo joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 2005. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1997, his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002, and was an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University until 2005. He researches the basic neurocognitive processes of human memory, how we actively (and sometimes inaccurately) reconstruct the past, and how healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease affect these processes. For more detailed information, visit the Memory Lab Webpage (

Research Interests

  • Memory accuracy and distortion
  • Healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Metacognitive and nonconscious processes
  • Cognitive neuroscience and evolution

Representative Publications

See Lab Webpage.


  • The Mind
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Learning & Memory
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging