Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Robert G Morrison


Title: Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Undergraduate Program Director
Office: 244 Coffey Hall
Phone: 312.498.2612


Background 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: Robert Morrison4 
 
Google Scholar: Robert G Morrison
 
 
Classes:
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (PSYC 382)
Capstone in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (PSYC 387)
Neuroscience Seminar (NEUR 300)
Psychology of Creativity (HONR 204 Science and Society)
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience (Graduate PSYC 435)
 
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. 
 
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 Download PDF
 
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 Download PDF
 
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 Download PDF
 
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 Download PDF
 
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. Download PDF
 
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 Download PDF
 
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. Download PDF
 
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 Download PDF
 
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 Download PDF
 
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. Download PDF
 
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 Download PDF
 
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