Holly Bowen

Holly Bowen

Assistant Professor


Office: Expressway Tower 1307
Phone: 214-768-3442
Email: hbowen@smu.edu
Professional website: http://www.mapllab.com


Boston College, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), M.A., Ph.D.

Trent University, B.A.

Dr. Bowen’s research focuses on how affective states, specifically emotion and motivation, influence how we form memories and remember past experiences. She is also interested in how the links between emotion, motivation and memory are impacted by age-related cognitive changes. To understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support affect modulated encoding and retrieval use multiple methods. This includes behavioral paradigms, computational modeling, and neuroimaging with event-related potentials (ERP) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Dr.Bowen is originally from the Toronto area. She spent 5 years living in Brookline, MA while doing a postdoc at Boston College before moving to Dallas in the summer 2018. In her spare time she liketo take spin classes, compete at trivia, eat tacos, and travel with her husband, Phil. Guilty pleasure: watching Hallmark movies.

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