David Balota

​Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Neurology
PhD, University of South Carolina
MA, University of South Carolina
BA, University of Missouri - Saint Louis
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  • Washington University
  • CB 1125
  • One Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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Professor Balota works on issues related to visual word recognition, semantic memory, priming on implicit memory tests, and attention systems that modulate performance within each of these domains.  

Balota investigates these phenomena within young adults, older adults, and individuals who have dementing illnesses such as senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

Selected Publications

Balota, D.A., Yap, M.J., Cortese, M.J., Hutchison, K.I., Kessler, B., Loftis, B., Neely, J.H., Nelson, D.L., Simpson, G.B., Treiman, R.(2007). The English lexicon project. Behavior Research Methods. 39, 445-459.

Balota, D.A., Cortese, M.J., Sergent-Marshall, S.D., Spieler, D.H., & Yap, M.J. (2004). Visual word recognition of single-syllable words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 283-316.

Balota, D.A., Yap, M.J., Cortese, M.I, Watson, J.M. (2008). Beyond response latency: An RT distributional analysis of semantic priming. Journal of Memory & Language, 59, 495-523.

Balota, D.A., Duchek, J.M., Sergent-Marshall, S.D., & Roediger, H.L. III (2006). Does expanded retrieval produce benefits over equal interval spacing? Explorations of spacing effects in healthy aging and early stage Alzheimer's Disease. Psychology & Aging, 21, 19-31.

Duchek, J.M., Balota, D.A., Larsen, R. & Storandt, M. (2007). The power of personality in discriminating between healthy aging and early stage Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. 6, 353-361."