Michael J. Kahana

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Edmund and Louise Kahn Term Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

Director, Computational Memory Lab

e-mail: kahana@psych.upenn.edu

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Personal History

Born May 7, 1969, St Louis, MO.

Married to Jessica Wachter.


  • 2004-present, University of Pennsylvania, Professor.
  • 2000-2004, Brandeis University, Associate Professor.
  • 1994-2000, Brandeis University, Assistant Professor.


  • 1989, Case Western Reserve University, B.A.
  • 1993, University of Toronto, Ph.D.
  • 1994, Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Human memory and its neural mechanisms: especially episodic memory, spatial memory, and recognition memory.

For more information, please see the Computational Memory Lab's research overview here.


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Foundations of Human Memory, 2012

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Click here for a complete list of peer-reviewed publications.