Margaret M. Keane, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AB, Harvard College

She is the Associate Director of the Memory Disorders Research Center at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and V.A. Boston Healthcare System.Her research interests are neurology, clinical neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Margaret Keane has always had an interest in unraveling the mysteries of mind, brain, and memory. As a professor, she loves conducting research with students. Most experiments examine how memory performance can be influenced by a variety of experimental manipulations. Her current research goal is to understand the functional and neural bases of distinct forms of human memory. She does this by examining impaired memory function in amnesic patients and memory function in healthy patients. Previous work explores interactions between episodic and semantic memory, the role of memory in envisioning the future, and the relationship between long-term memory and working memory.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Margaret Keane
08/01/2021 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Margaret Keane
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Department of Veterans Affairs

Personnel Agreement for the Research Services of Margaret Keane
10/01/2013 - 09/30/2017 (Key Person)
PI: Mieke H. Verfaellie, PhD
VA Boston Healthcare System

Looking Ahead in Amnesia: Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Future Thinking
04/09/2012 - 03/31/2016 (Multi-PI)
PI: Margaret M. Keane, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Looking Ahead in Amnesia: Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Future Thinking

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  1. Patt VM, Hunsberger R, Jones DA, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Temporal discounting when outcomes are experienced in the moment: Validation of a novel paradigm and comparison with a classic hypothetical intertemporal choice task. PLoS One. 2021; 16(5):e0251480.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33989315; PMCID: PMC8121536; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251480;
  2. Verfaellie M, Hunsberger R, Keane MM. Episodic processes in moral decisions: Evidence from medial temporal lobe amnesia. Hippocampus. 2021 06; 31(6):569-579.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33687125
  3. Lynch K, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. The status of semantic memory in medial temporal lobe amnesia varies with demands on scene construction. Cortex. 2020 10; 131:114-122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32836086; PMCID: PMC7530000; DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.07.005;
  4. Keane MM, Bousquet K, Wank A, Verfaellie M. Relational processing in the semantic domain is impaired in medial temporal lobe amnesia. J Neuropsychol. 2020 09; 14(3):416-430.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31729186; PMCID: PMC7220829; DOI: 10.1111/jnp.12196;
  5. Verfaellie M, Wank AA, Reid AG, Race E, Keane MM. Self-related processing and future thinking: Distinct contributions of ventromedial prefrontal cortex and the medial temporal lobes. Cortex. 2019 06; 115:159-171.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30826623; PMCID: PMC6513722; DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2019.01.028;
  6. Palombo DJ, Hayes SM, Peterson KM, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Episodic Future Thinking: Scene Construction or Future Projection? Cereb Cortex. 2018 02 01; 28(2):447-458.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27913433; PMCID: PMC5965081; DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhw381;
  7. Verfaellie M, Keane MM. Neuropsychological Investigations of Human Amnesia: Insights Into the Role of the Medial Temporal Lobes in Cognition. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2017 Oct; 23(9-10):732-740.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29198269
  8. Palombo DJ, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Using future thinking to reduce temporal discounting: Under what circumstances are the medial temporal lobes critical? Neuropsychologia. 2016 Aug; 89:437-44.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27384755; PMCID: PMC5073810; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.07.002;
  9. Palombo DJ, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Does the hippocampus keep track of time? Hippocampus. 2016 Mar; 26(3):372-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26343544; DOI: 10.1002/hipo.22528;
  10. Palombo DJ, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. How does the hippocampus shape decisions? Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2015 Nov; 125:93-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26297967; DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2015.08.005;
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