Larry Jacoby

​Professor Emeritus of Psychological & Brain Sciences
PhD, Southern Illinois University
MA, Southern Illinois University
BA, Washburn University
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    ​Professor Jacoby conducts research that focuses on the distinction between consciously-controlled and automatic processes. The distinction is useful for better understanding age-related differences in memory performance, and for improved diagnosis and treatment of memory deficits.

    Other research extends the conscious/automatic distinction to issues in the domain of social psychology and seeks to identify brain-based differences for the types of processes. Interest in subjective experience has led to investigations of memory illusions (e.g., why memory can make a room seem less noisy).

    Selected Publications

    • Payne, B. K., Jacoby, L. L., & Lambert, A. J. (2004). Memory monitoring and the control of stereotype distortion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 52-64.
    • Velanova, K., Jacoby, L. L., Wheeler, M. E., McAvoy, M. P., Petersen, S. E., & Buckner, R. L. (2003). Functional-Anatomic Correlates of Sustained and Transient Processing Components Engaged during Controlled Retrieval. Journal of Neuroscience, 23, 8460-8470.
    • Speer, N. K., Jacoby, L. L., & Braver, T. S. (2003). Strategy-dependent changes in memory: Effects on behavior and brain activity. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 3, 155-167.
    • Jacoby, L. L., Lindsay, D. S., & Hessels, S. (2003). Item-specific control of automatic processes: Stroop process dissociations. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 638-644.
    • Jennings, J. M., & Jacoby, L. L. (2003). Improving memory in older adults: Training recollection. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 13, 417-440.