Felipe De Brigard
Fuchsberg-Levine Family Associate Professor
Most of my research focuses on the way in which memory and imagination interact. So far, I have explored ways in which episodic memory both guides and constrains episodic counterfactual thinking (i.e., thoughts about alternative ways in which past personal events could have occurred), and how this interaction affects the perceived plausibility of imagined counterfactual events. I also explore the differential contribution of episodic and semantic memory in the generation of different kinds of counterfactual simulations, as well as the effect of counterfactual thinking on the memories they derive from. In addition, my research attempts to understand how prior experience helps to constrain the way in which we reconstruct episodic memories. Finally, I am also interested in the role of internal attention during conscious recollection. To address these issues I use behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques, as well as the conceptual rigor of philosophical analysis.
Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy awarded by (Co-Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2023
Effects of Aging on Episodic Memory-Dependent Decision Making awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2018 to 2023
Counterfactual Simulation and Omissive Causation awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021
Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP) awarded by John Templeton Foundation (Co-Program Leader). 2016 to 2020
Banerjee, S., et al. “The significance of cognitive neuroscience: Findings, applications and challenges.” The Cognitive Neuroscience V, edited by R. Mangum and M. Gazzaniga, MIT Press, 2014, pp. 1071–78.
St Jacques, P., and F. De Brigard. “Neural correlates of autobiographical memory: Methodological Considerations.” The Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory., edited by A. Durte et al., Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
De Brigard, F. “What was I thinking? Dennett’s Content and Consciousness and the reality of propositional attitudes.” Content and Consciousness Revisited, edited by C. M. Muñoz-Suárez and F. De Brigard, Springer, 2013.
De Brigard, F., et al. “Neuroanatomy of Memory.” Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, edited by D. B. Arcinegas et al., Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2013.
De Brigard, F. “Memoria, neurociencia y educación.” La Pizarra de Babel: Puentes Entre Neurociencia, Psicologia y Educación, edited by S. Lipina and M. Sigman, Libros del Zorzal, pp. 179–94.
Faul, Leonard, et al. “Differential contribution of anterior and posterior midline regions during mental simulation of counterfactual and perspective shifts in autobiographical memories.” Neuroimage, vol. 215, July 2020, p. 116843. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116843. Full Text
De Brigard, Felipe, et al. “Age-related differences in recognition in associative memory.” Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, vol. 27, no. 2, Mar. 2020, pp. 289–301. Epmc, doi:10.1080/13825585.2019.1607820. Full Text
Stanley, Matthew L., et al. “The centrality of remembered moral and immoral actions in constructing personal identity.” Memory (Hove, England), vol. 28, no. 2, Feb. 2020, pp. 278–84. Epmc, doi:10.1080/09658211.2019.1708952. Full Text
De Brigard, F., et al. “Remembering Possible Times: Memory for Details of Past, Future, and Counterfactual Simulations.” Psychology of Consciousness: Theory Research, and Practice, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1037/cns0000220. Full Text
De Brigard, Felipe, and Kevin O’Neill. “Two challenges for a dual system approach to temporal cognition.” The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 42, Dec. 2019, p. e247. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0140525x19000645. Full Text
Henne, Paul, et al. “A counterfactual explanation for the action effect in causal judgment.” Cognition, vol. 190, Sept. 2019, pp. 157–64. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2019.05.006. Full Text
Stanley, M. L., and F. De Brigard. “Moral Memories and the Belief in the Good Self.” Current Directions in Psychological Science, vol. 28, no. 4, Aug. 2019, pp. 387–91. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0963721419847990. Full Text
De Brigard, Felipe, et al. “How thinking about what could have been affects how we feel about what was.” Cognition & Emotion, vol. 33, no. 4, June 2019, pp. 646–59. Epmc, doi:10.1080/02699931.2018.1478280. Full Text
Stanley, Matthew L., et al. “Remembering moral and immoral actions in constructing the self.” Memory & Cognition, vol. 47, no. 3, Apr. 2019, pp. 441–54. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13421-018-0880-y. Full Text
De Brigard, F. “The Anatomy of Amnesia.” Scientific American Mind, 2014, pp. 33–37.
De Brigard, F. “The New Paideia.” 3:Am Magazine, 2014.
De Brigard, F. “Estados Unidos: Entre ilusiones y prejuicios.” Revista Javeriana, 2005.
De Brigard, F. “Finding Memory: Interview with Daniel L. Schacter.” Universitas Psychologica, vol. 12, no. 5, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, pp. 2605–1610.