PEOPLE


Danielle King
Postdoctoral Researcher

Center for Vital Longevity
1600 Viceroy Drive Suite 825
Dallas, TX 75235
tel: 972-833-3771
fax: 972-883-3250


Research Interests

My interests involve understanding the neural mechanisms underlying the cognitive processes associated with episodic remembering. More specifically, I aim to investigate the functional contributions of different brain regions that are known to play a domain-general role in episodic memory processes. For instance, how do regions of the lateral parietal cortex, which are active during successful memory retrieval, contribute to episodic remembering when damage to these regions does not result in robust memory impairments? In addition, how does activation in these regions relate to the memory-related decision-making processes that are recruited under varying task demands? I have also been interested in exploring how networks of brain regions differentially contribute to the representation of memories of real (perceptual) versus imagined (internally generated) events.


Education

2013

University of California, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA
Ph.D., Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dissertation: Patterns of brain activity associated with successful retrieval of memories of perceived and imagined events
Advisor: Michael B. Miller, Ph.D.

2007

Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY
B.A., Psychology, with Honors
Honors Thesis: Source monitoring accuracy for actions performed and imagined in response to imagery scripts
Advisors: Hugh Foley and Mary Ann Foley


Publications

King, D.R., Schubert, M. L., & Miller, M.B. (2015). Lateral posterior parietal activity during reality monitoring judgments of memories of high and low perceptual vividness. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 15(3), 662-679.

King, D.R., de Chastelaine, M., Elward, R.L., Wang, T.H., & Rugg, M.D. (2015). Recollection-related increases in functional connectivity predict individual differences in memory accuracy. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(4), 1763-1772.

Arzi, A., Banerjee, S., Cox, J.C., Souza, D.D., De Brigard, F., Doll, B.B., Fairley, J., Fleming, S.M., Herholz, S.C., King, D., et al. (2014). The significance of cognitive neuroscience: findings, applications and chanllenges. In M.S. Gazzaniga G.R. Mangun (Eds.), The Cognitive Neurosciences (5th Ed.). MIT press.

King, D.R., & Miller, M. B. (2013). Lateral posterior parietal activity during source memory judgments of perceived and imagined events. Neuropsychologia, 53(1), 122-136.

Miller, M.B., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Young, L., King, D., Paggi, A., Fabri, M., Polonara, G., & Gazzaniga, M.S. (2010). Abnormal moral reasoning in complete and partial callosotomy patients. Neuropsychologia, 48(7), 2215-2220.

Ortigue, S., King, D., Gazzaniga, M., Miller, M., & Grafton, S. (2009). Right hemisphere dominance for understanding the intentions of others: Evidence from a split-brain paitent. BMJ Case Resports.

Gershuny, B. S., & King, D.R. (2007). The superstition of safety: A multimodal approach to understanding trauma. PsychCritiques, 52(7).


Conference Presentations

King, D. R., de Chastelaine, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2014, November). Age-related changes in the relationship between recollection accuracy and recollection-related increases in functional connectivity. Talk presented at annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

King, D. R., & Miller, M. B. (2012, October). Lateral posterior parietal activity during reality monitoring judgments of memories of high and low perceptual vividness. Talk presented at annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

King, D. R., & Miller, M. B. (2012, August). Lateral posterior parietal activity during source discrimination of memories of high and low perceptual vividness. Talk presented at the 9th annual Bay Area Memory Meeting, Davis, CA.

Poster Presentations

King, D. R., de Chastelaine, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2016, April). Recollection-related changes in connectivity across the adult lifespan. Presented at the 23rd annual Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting, New York, NY.

King, D. R., de Chastelaine, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2015, March). Whole-brain changes in functional connectivity associated with successful and unsuccessful recollection. Presented at the 22nd annual Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

King, D. R., de Chastelaine, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2014, April). Task-related changes in global connectivity with angular gyrus predicts recollection performance across three episodic memory tasks. Presented at the 21st annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

King, D. R., Schubert, M. L., Li, J., & Miller, M. B. (2013, March). Successful retrieval effects in lateral posterior parietal cortex during recognition of perceived and imagined events under high and low target probability conditions. Presented at the 20th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

King, D. R., & Miller, M. B. (2012, March). Lateral posterior parietal activity during source discrimination of memories of high and low perceptual vividness. Presented at the 19th annual of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, IL.

King, D. R., & Miller, M.B. (2011, November). Lateralization of successful retrieval effects in posterior parietal cortex during recognition of perceived compared to imagined events. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

King, D. R., & Miller, M.B. (2011, August). Can individual differences in functional connectivity between default mode regions predict memory performance? Presented at the 8th annual Bay Area Memory Meeting, Berkeley, CA.

King, D. R., & Miller, M.B. (2011, April). Can individual differences in functional connectivity between default mode regions predict memory performance? Presented at the 18th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

King, D. R., & Miller, M.B. (2011, February). Can individual differences in functional connectivity between default mode regions predict memory performance? Presented at the 2011 ICB Army-Industry Collaboration Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.

King, D. R., & Miller, M.B. (2010, December). Can individual differences in functional connectivity between default mode regions predict memory performance? Presented at the New Horizons in Brain Imaging Conference, Oahu, HI.

King, D. R., & Miller, M. B. (2010, August). Left parietal activation during retrieval of perceived and imagined events: Insights into the functionality of the parietal old/new effect. Presented at the 7th annual Bay Area Memory Meeting, Palo Alto, CA.

King, D. R., & Miller, M. B. (2010, June). Left parietal activation during retrieval of past perceived versus imagined events. Presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain.

King, D. R., & Miller, M. B. (2010, March). Individual differences in brain activity associated with memory for perceived and imagined events. Presented at the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies 2010 Army-Industry Collaboration Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.


Teaching Experience

Instructor - University of California, Santa Barbara

2012

The Biological Basis of Psychology

2011

Introduction to Experimental Methods in Psychology


Lab Instructor - University of California, Santa Barabara

2012

Laboratory in Human Memory

2009

Introduction to Statistics

2009

Laboratory in Advanced Research Methods

2008

Laboratory in Advanced Research Methods

2008

Introduction to Psychology


Teaching Assistant - University of California, Santa Barabara

2011

The Biological Basis of Psychology

2011

Introduction to Experimental Psychology


Awards and Honors

2013

Sage Center Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Fellowship

2013

President's Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara (2012 - 2013)

2010

New Horizons in Human Brain Imaging Fellowship

2009

Sage Center Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Fellowship

2007

Cum Laude Honor, Skidmore College

2007

Department Honors, Psychology, Skidmore College

2007

The Krawiec Scholar Award, Skidmore College

2006

Periclean Award, Skidmore College

2006

Psi Chi Honors

2005

Poinsard Award, Skidmore College (2005 - 2007)