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Brock Kirwan

Professor
Psychology, Psychology

1074 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602

Research Interests

I study the brain mechanisms that allow people to form and retain memories of events. This includes big events, like your wedding or your sixth birthday, as well as more mundane information, like where you parked your car or what the word "doughnut" means. One question that occupies much of my time is this: What information will we forget, and why? To address this and other questions, my students and I use a number of methods, including neuropsychological studies with memory-impaired patients, behavioral studies with healthy adults, and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) experiments. Our fMRI experiments are conducted at the new MRI Research Facility on BYU campus.

Education

  • PhD, Psychological and Brain Sciences , Johns Hopkins University (2006)
  • MA, Psychology , Johns Hopkins University (2004)
  • BS, Philosophy , University of Utah (2001)
  • BS, Psychology , University of Utah (2001)

Honors and Awards

  • Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award, Brigham Young University (2020 - 2020)

Administrative Assignments

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Facility: Director (2016 - Present)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Facility: Associate Director (2013 - 2015)

Courses Taught

Publications

Chad D Jensen Kara M Duraccio Kimberly A Barnett Kaylie A Carbine Kimberly S Stevens Nathan M Muncy Christopher B Kirwan Travis D Masterson Christopher B Kirwan Lance E Davidson Michael J Larson Kathleen L Keller S Nichole Fearnbach Alyssa Evans James Derek LeCheminant Chris R. Doxey Cooper B. Hodges Ty A. Bodily Nathan M. Muncy Christopher B Kirwan Nathan M. Muncy Ariana Hedges-Muncy Christopher B Kirwan Chad D Jensen Kara M Duraccio Kaylie A Carbine Kimberly A Barnett Christopher B Kirwan Kacie L Wright Christopher B Kirwan Shawn D Gale Ashley J Levan Ramona Ovard Hopkins Sarah E. Nguyen Christopher R. Doxey BreAnna Hutchinson Amanda L. Nielson Joseph L. Nguyen Thomas R Golightly Christopher B Kirwan Jonathan Jayme Wisco Mikle Don South David N Top Kevin Stephenson Christopher R Doxey Michael J Crowley Christopher B Kirwan Malia L Anderson Jesse R James Christopher B Kirwan Michael J Larson Peter E Clayson Christopher B Kirwan Daniel H Weissman Chad D Jensen Kara M Duraccio Kaylie A Carbine Christopher B Kirwan Travis Masterson Christopher B Kirwan Lance E Davidson James Derek LeCheminant Bonnie Brinton Anderson Christopher B Kirwan Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins David Eargle Seth Howard Anthony O Vance Christopher R. Doxey Christopher B Kirwan Chad D Jensen Christopher B Kirwan Bonnie Brinton Anderson Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan David Eargle Seth Howard Anthony O Vance Bonnie Brinton Anderson Christopher B Kirwan David Eargle Christine N. Smith Annette Jeneson Jennifer C. Frascino Christopher B Kirwan Ramona Ovard Hopkins Larry R. Squire Christopher B Kirwan Stefania R. Ashby Michelle I. Nash Don J Shelton Christopher B Kirwan Heather M Holden Chelsea Toner Eva Pirogovsky Christopher B Kirwan Paul E Gilbert Michael J Larson Alexander C Gray Peter E Clayson Rochelle Jones Christopher B Kirwan Sarah E Motley Christopher B Kirwan Chelsea K Toner Eva Pirogovsky Christopher B Kirwan Paul E Gilbert Annette Jeneson Christopher B Kirwan John T Wixted Larry R Squire Yael Shrager Christopher B Kirwan Larry R Squire Christopher B Kirwan John T Wixted Larry R Squire Arnold Bakker Christopher B Kirwan Michael I Miller Craig E Stark Yael Shrager Christopher B Kirwan Larry R Squire Christopher B Kirwan Craig K Jones Michael I Miller Craig E Stark Christopher B Kirwan Craig E Stark Christopher B Kirwan Craig E Stark Christopher B Kirwan Craig E Stark

Presentations

Bonnie Brinton Anderson Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan Daniel Bjornn
Aaron W Johnson Tiffany D deVries Christopher B Kirwan Joseph William Myrer
Bonnie Brinton Anderson Anthony O Vance Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Christopher B Kirwan Daniel Bjornn
Tiffany D deVries Christopher B Kirwan Joseph William Myrer Aaron W Johnson
Bonnie Brinton Anderson Anthony O Vance Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Christopher B Kirwan Daniel Bjornn
Anthony O Vance Bonnie Brinton Anderson Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Christopher B Kirwan Daniel Bjornn
Daniel K Bjornn Christopher B Kirwan Bonnie Brinton Anderson Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Anthony O Vance
Holly N. Wakeman Miriam Rosenberg-Lee Mikle Don South Christopher B Kirwan V. Menon
Anthony O Vance Bonnie Brinton Anderson Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Christopher B Kirwan Daniel Bjornn
Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Bonnie Brinton Anderson Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan David Eargle
Bonnie Brinton Anderson Anthony O Vance Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Christopher B Kirwan
Kara M Duraccio Kaylie A Carbine Kimberly A Barnett Kimberly S Monroe Christopher B Kirwan Chad D Jensen
Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Bonnie Brinton Anderson Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan David Eargle
Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Bonnie Brinton Anderson Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan David Eargle
Michael J Larson D Weissman Christopher B Kirwan P Clayson
Bonnie Brinton Anderson Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins David Eargle
Bonnie Brinton Anderson Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan David Eargle
Bonnie Brinton Anderson Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan David Eargle Seth Howard
Bonnie Brinton Anderson Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins David Eargle
Bonnie Brinton Anderson Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins Anthony O Vance Christopher B Kirwan David Eargle
D. Top K. Stephenson C. Doxey M. Crowley Christopher B Kirwan Mikle Don South
E. Anderberg C. Nielsen K. Stephenson M. Maisel D. N. Top Christopher B Kirwan Mikle Don South
Mikle Don South D. Top K. Stephenson C. Doxey M. Crowley Christopher B Kirwan
Bonnie Brinton Anderson Christopher B Kirwan Jeffrey Lyne Jenkins David Eargle Seth Howard
Chad D Jensen Kara M Duraccio Kylie M Carbine Kimberly A Barnett Christopher B Kirwan
Chad D Jensen Christopher B Kirwan
Mikle Don South D. Top K. Stephenson C. Doxey M. Crowley Christopher B Kirwan
Catherine Anne Nielson D Nick Top Max E Maisel Kevin Stephenson Christopher B Kirwan Mikle Don South
Mikle Don South Ann Clawson Erin David Bigler Christopher B Kirwan Michael J Larson Peter Clayson
Paul Chamberlain Tiffani Newton Sarah White Dominic Schmuck Dan Bjornn Jacqui Rodgers Sarah Wigham Laura Gray Christopher B Kirwan Mikle Don South