New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU Psychology Professor Davachi Available for Comment On Memory and Upcoming "Vantage Point"

February 21, 2008
N-292, 2007-08

“Vantage Point” (Columbia Pictures, Feb. 22), starring William Hurt, Dennis Quaid, and Forest Whitaker, includes the varied perceptions and recollections of eight eyewitnesses to a presidential assassination attempt. New York University’s Lila Davachi, a faculty member in NYU’s Department of Psychology and its Center for Neural Science, is available for comment on neurological activity during memory formation and retrieval.

Reporters interested in speaking to Davachi should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

Davachi explores how memories are formed: Why do we remember certain events in rich detail, have only a sense or feeling that we’ve encountered other events, and completely forget some experiences? Davachi and her colleagues recently identified patterns of brain activation linked to the formation of long-term memories. Their study, which appeared in the journal Neuron, also offered an innovative and more comprehensive method for gauging memories.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science

Type: Press Release

Professor Lila Davachi, NYU Department of Psychology and NYU Center for Neural Science

Professor Lila Davachi, NYU Department of Psychology and NYU Center for Neural Science

Search News

NYU In the News

NYU Received a Record Number of Applications

Capital New York reported NYU received a record 60,322 applications for the class of 2019, an increase of about 15 percent since last year.

NYU Students Help City Crack Down on Hookah Bars

Capital New York reported that NYU students helped New York City crack down on hookah bars that illegally include tobacco in their hookahs:

Rudin Center Study Says Mass Transit Helps Economic Mobility

The Wall Street Journal wrote about a report by Wagner’s Rudin Center that showed that mass transit could be more important than education in determining economic mobility.

Brennan Center Report Says Campaign Spending Has Jumped

Frontline did a piece about a report by the Brennan Center for Justice that said that campaign spending by outside groups has more than doubled in the last five years.

NYU’s Dorms Ranked Among the Best in the Nation ranked NYU’s student residences third in the country in its list of best college dorms.


NYU Footer