Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Robert G Morrison

Title: Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director
Office: 244 Coffey Hall
Phone: 312.498.2612
Email: rmorrison@luc.edu

Personal Information

Post-Doc, 2007-2009, Northwestern University
Ph.D., 2004, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., 2000, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., 1998, Cleveland State University
B.S., Wheaton College

Website:  www.canlab.org

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Morrison4

Research Interests:

I am interested in understanding how humans remember and reason.  My collaborators and I use a variety of tools including brain imaging (EEG/ERP), neuropsychology and computational modeling.  We also study these topics in young children and older adults as well as people with a variety of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment. 

Classes:

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (PSYC 382)

Neuroscience Seminar (NEUR 300)

Psychology of Creativity (HONR 204 Science and Society)

Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience (Graduate PSYC 435)

Publications:

Bharani, K., Paller, K.A., Reber, P.J., Weintraub, S., Yanar, J. & Morrison, R.G. (2015). Compensatory processing during rule-based category learning in older adults.  Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. Doi: 10.1080/13825585.2015.1091438

Morrison, R.G., Reber, P.J., Bharani, K.L., & Paller, K.A. (2015). Dissociation of category-learning systems via brain potentials. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 389. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00389

Morrison, R.G., McCarthy, S., & Molony, J., (2015). The experience of insight follows incubation in the compound remote associates task. Journal of Creative Behavior. Doi: 10.1002/jocb.96

Stockdale, L., Morrison, R. G., Kmieck, M.J., Garbarino, J., & Silton, R. L. (2015).  Emotionally anesthetized: Media violence induces neural changes during emotional face processing. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv025 

Morrison, R. G. (2014). Problem solving. In M. Aminoff & R. Daroff (Eds.), The encyclopedia of the neurological sciences, 2nd edition, vol. 3, pp. 978-980. Oxford UK: Academic Press.

Rainey, V.R., Flores, V., Morrison, R.G., David, E.J.R., & Silton, R.L (2014). Mental health risk factors associated with childhood language brokering. Journal of multilingual and multicultural development, 25(5), 463-478. doi: 10.1080/01434632.2012.870180

Kmiecik, M., & Morrison, R.G. (2013).Semantic Distance Modulates the N400 Event-Related Potential in Verbal Analogical Reasoning.In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, & N. Sebanz (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 799-804). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Morrison, R.G. (2013). Analogical reasoning, models of development. In H. Pashler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the mind. (Vol. 1, pp. 27-29). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781452257044.n10

Holyoak, K.J., & Morrison, R.G. (Eds.) (2012). Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Holyoak, K.J., & Morrison, R.G. (2012). Thinking and reasoning: A reader’s guide. In K.J. Holyoak & R.G. Morrison (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. New York: Oxford University Press.

Knowlton, B.J., Morrison, R.G., Hummel, J.E., & Holyoak, K.J. (2012). A neurocomputational system for relational reasoning. Trends in Cognitive Science, 16(7), 373-381 .doi.: 10.1016/j.tics.2012.06.002

Morrison, R.G., & Knowlton, B.J. (2012). Neurocognitive Methods in Higher Cognition. In K.J. Holyoak & R.G. Morrison (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning (pp. 67-89). New York: Oxford University Press.

Sweis, B.M., Bharani, K.L. & Morrison, R.G.  (2012). The time course of inhibition in analogical reasoning:  An event-related potential approach. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (1030-1035). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Morrison, R.G., Doumas, L.A.A., & Richland, L.E. (2011). A computational account of children's analogical reasoning:  Balancing inhibitory control in working memory and relational representation. Developmental Science, 14(3), 516-529. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7687.2010.00999.x

Richland L.E., Chan, T-K., Morrison, R.G., & Au, T.K-F. (2010). Young children’s analogical reasoning across cultures: Similarities and differences. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 105, 146-153.

Richland, L.E., & Morrison, R.G. (2010). Is analogical reasoning just another measure of executive functioning? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 180.

Morrison, R.G., & Cho, S. (2008). Neurocognitive process constraints on analogy:  What changes to allow children to reason like adults? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 391-392. PMID: 18662450

Krawczyk, D. C., Morrison, R. G., Viskontas, I., Holyoak, K. J., Chow, T. W., Mendez, M., Miller, B.L., & Knowlton, B. J. (2008). Distraction during relational reasoning:  The role of prefrontal cortex in interference control. Neuropsychologia, 46, 2020-2032. PMID: 18355881

Lu, H., Morrison, R.G., Hummel, J.E., & Holyoak, K.J. (2006). Role of gamma-band synchronization in priming of form discrimination for multi-object displays. Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance, 32, 610-617. PMID: 16822127

Richland, L.E., Morrison, R.G., & Holyoak, K.J. (2006). Children’s development of analogical reasoning: Insights from scene analogy problems. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 94, 249–273. PMID: 16620867

Holyoak, K.J., & Morrison, R.G. (Eds.) (2005). Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning.  New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Holyoak, K.J., & Morrison, R.G. (2005). Thinking and reasoning:  A reader’s guide.  In K.J. Holyoak & R.G. Morrison (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning.  (pp. 1-9). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Morrison, R.G. (2005). Thinking in working memory.  In K.J. Holyoak & R.G. Morrison (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning (pp. 457-473).  New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Morrison, R.G., Krawczyk, D., Holyoak, K.J., Hummel, J.E., Chow, T., Miller, B., & Knowlton, B.J. (2004). A neurocomputational model of analogical reasoning and its breakdown in frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 260-271. doi:10.1162/089892904322984553

Viskontas, I.V., Morrison, R.G., Holyoak, K.J., Hummel, J.E., & Knowlton, B.J.  (2004) Relational integration, inhibition and analogical reasoning in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 19, 581-591. doi:10.1037/0882-7974.19.4.581

Morrison, R. G., & Holyoak, K. J. (2003). Problem solving. In M. Aminoff & R. Daroff (Eds.), The encyclopedia of the neurological sciences (Vol. 1, pp. 60-62). San Diego: Academic Press

Morrison, R.G., Holyoak, K.J., & Truong, B. (2001). Working memory modularity in analogical reasoning. Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 663-668).   Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Morrison, R.G., & , Wallace, B. (2001). Imagery vividness, creativity, and the visual arts. Journal of Mental Imagery, 25, 135-152.

Spellman, B.A., Holyoak, K.J., & Morrison, R.G. (2001).  Analogical priming via semantic relations.  Memory & Cognition, 29, 383-393. PMID: 11407415