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Duarte, Audrey

Audrey Duarte

Professor, Professor (Medical)
Department of Psychology, Department of Neurology


Phone: 512-232-4643

Office Location

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Dr. Duarte is excited to join the Department of Psychology at U.T. Austin starting in Fall, 2021 after 13 years as a professor at The Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Duarte received her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from U.C. Berkeley in 2004 and conducted her postdoctoral work in cognitive neuroscience at the Medical Research Council in Cambridge, UK. Dr. Duarte is a cognitive neuroscientist who uses multiple, complementary neuroscience methods including electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and neuropsychological methods (i.e. neurological patients), to understand the neural mechanisms of age-related changes in episodic memory, which is memory for personally experienced events. The major aim of her research program is to understand the neural changes that underlie age-related decline in episodic memory, why some people age better, from a neural and cognitive perspective, than others, and to develop and implement effective interventions to alleviate this decline. She has longstanding and active interdisciplinary collaborations with neurologists, neuropsychologists, and sleep disorder clinicians, and with mechanical engineers, to investigate experimental manipulations that may ameliorate episodic memory impairments in people with Alzheimer’s disease pathology, and to explore sleep-related biomarkers of Alzheimer’s pathology. She has a particular interest in the cognitive neuroscience of aging in racial/ethnic minorities and the psychosocial factors like race-related stress, depression, and acculturation that influence memory and underlying brain function in diverse populations. Her lab's work has been featured in the Huffington PostScience Daily, and Ozy

Please find a complete list of lab publications here.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of individual differences in naturalistic sleep quality and episodic memory performance in young and older adults
Hokett E., Arunmozhi A., Campbell J., Verhaeghen P., Duarte A.  Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.  2021
Context memory encoding and retrieval temporal dynamics are modulated by attention across the adult lifespan
Mirjalili S., Powell P., Strunk J., James T., Duarte A. Eneuro.  2021
The importance of diversity in cognitive neuroscience
Dotson V.M., Duarte A.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  2020