Derek J. Huffman
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of California, Irvine
Dissertation: A functional, behavioral, and model-based investigation of human visual memory
B.S. in Psychology, with emphasis in Cognitive Psychology, 2006-2008
University of California, San Diego
Associate of Arts, 2004-2006
Orange Coast College
Areas of Expertise
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Spatial Cognition
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Virtual Reality (VR)
Courses Currently Teaching
|PS233 A||Biological Basis of Behavior|
|PS244 A||Cognitive Neuroscience|
|PS3XXC A||Seminar in Cog Neuro|
|PS3XXD A||Collaborative Research on Cog Neuro|
Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis
Research Assistant, 2009-2010
University of Southern California
Huffman, DJ and Ekstrom, AD (2019). A modality-independent network underlies the retrieval of large-scale spatial environments in the human brain. Neuron, 104(3):611-622.e7.
Huffman, DJ and Ekstrom, AD (2019). Which way is the bookstore? A closer look at the judgments of relative directions task. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 19(2):93-129.
Starrett, MJ, Stokes, JD, Huffman, DJ, Ferrer, E, and Ekstrom, AD (2019). Learning-dependent evolution of spatial representations for large-scale virtual environments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45(3):497-514.
White, AO, Javier, LK, Goldberg, NR, Boucquey, V, Overman, J, Ochaba, J, Marsh, S, Huffman, D, and Nicholas, A (2017). Front and back flipping for neurobiology! Developing a hybrid upper-division lab course. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 16(1):A95-A101.
Ekstrom, A, Huffman, DJ, and Starrett, M (2017). Interacting networks of brain regions underlie human spatial navigation: A review and novel synthesis of the literature. Journal of Neurophysiology, 118(6):3328-3344.
Huffman, DJ and Stark, CEL (2017). The influence of low-level stimulus features on the representation of contexts, items, and their mnemonic associations. NeuroImage, 155:513-
Huffman, DJ and Stark, CEL (2017). Age-related impairment on a forced-choice version of the Mnemonic Similarity Task. Behavioral Neuroscience, 131(1):55-67.
Bennett, IJ, Huffman, DJ, and Stark, CEL (2015). Limbic tract integrity contributes to pattern separation performance across the lifespan. Cerebral Cortex, 25(9):2988-2999.
Huffman, DJ and Stark, CEL (2014). Multivariate pattern analysis of the human medial temporal lobe revealed representationally categorical cortex and representationally agnostic hippocampus. Hippocampus, 24(11):1394-1403.
Nashiro, K, Sakaki, M, Huffman, D, and Mather, M (2013). Both younger and older adults have diffculty updating emotional memories. The Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68(2):224-227.
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