Hillary Schwarb

Hillary SchwarbPost Doctoral Fellow

Email: schwarb2@illinois.edu
Phone: 217-300-7482

Hillary Schwarb received a Ph.D. in cognitive and brain sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012. She is an experimental psychologist with a focus on effective experimental design, sensitive behavioral tasks, and application of neuroscientific techniques. Her research interests are at the intersection of memory and executive function. She applies converging behavioral, neuroimaging, and eye tracking methods to explore the unique and shared contributions of the hippocampal memory system and frontal executive system to cognitive performance in healthy and impaired populations. Her contributions in the Decision Neuroscience Lab are primarily translating magnetic resonance elastography techniques to investigate the relationship between memory, cognitive control, and viscoelastic properties of cortical and subcortical neural regions.