Felipe De Brigard
Fuchsberg-Levine Family Associate Professor
Most of my research focuses on the way in which memory and imagination interact. So far, I have explored ways in which episodic memory both guides and constrains episodic counterfactual thinking (i.e., thoughts about alternative ways in which past personal events could have occurred), and how this interaction affects the perceived plausibility of imagined counterfactual events. I also explore the differential contribution of episodic and semantic memory in the generation of different kinds of counterfactual simulations, as well as the effect of counterfactual thinking on the memories they derive from. In addition, my research attempts to understand how prior experience helps to constrain the way in which we reconstruct episodic memories. Finally, I am also interested in the role of internal attention during conscious recollection. To address these issues I use behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques, as well as the conceptual rigor of philosophical analysis.
Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy awarded by Templeton World Charity Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2020 - 2023
Effects of Aging on Episodic Memory-Dependent Decision Making awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2018 - 2023
Counterfactual Simulation and Omissive Causation awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2017 - 2021
Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP) awarded by John Templeton Foundation (Co-Program Leader). 2016 - 2020
De Brigard, F. “Memory and the intentional stance.” In The Philosophy of Daniel Dennett, 62–91, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199367511.003.0005. Full Text
Banerjee, S., J. Cox, F. De Brigard, and F. et. al. “The significance of cognitive neuroscience: Findings, applications and challenges.” In The Cognitive Neuroscience V, edited by R. Mangum and M. Gazzaniga, 1071–78. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014.
St Jacques, P., and F. De Brigard. “Neural correlates of autobiographical memory: Methodological Considerations.” In The Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory., edited by A. Durte, M. Barense, and D. Addis. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
De Brigard, F. “What was I thinking? Dennett’s Content and Consciousness and the reality of propositional attitudes.” In Content and Consciousness Revisited, edited by C. M. Muñoz-Suárez and F. De Brigard. Springer, 2013.
De Brigard, F., K. S. Giovanello, and D. Kaufer. “Neuroanatomy of Memory.” In Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, edited by D. B. Arcinegas, C. A. Anderson, and C. M. Filley. Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2013.
De Brigard, F. “Memoria, neurociencia y educación.” In La Pizarra de Babel: Puentes Entre Neurociencia, Psicologia y Educación, edited by S. Lipina and M. Sigman, 179–94. Buenos Aires: Libros del Zorzal, n.d.
Parikh, Natasha, Kevin S. LaBar, and Felipe De Brigard. “Phenomenology of counterfactual thinking is dampened in anxious individuals.” Cogn Emot, August 4, 2020, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2020.1802230. Full Text
Faul, Leonard, Peggy L. St Jacques, Jacqueline T. DeRosa, Natasha Parikh, and Felipe De Brigard. “Differential contribution of anterior and posterior midline regions during mental simulation of counterfactual and perspective shifts in autobiographical memories.” Neuroimage 215 (July 2020): 116843. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116843. Full Text
De Brigard, Felipe, Stephanie Langella, Mathew L. Stanley, Alan D. Castel, and Kelly S. Giovanello. “Age-related differences in recognition in associative memory.” Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition 27, no. 2 (March 2020): 289–301. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2019.1607820. Full Text
Stanley, Matthew L., Alisa Bedrov, Roberto Cabeza, and Felipe De Brigard. “The centrality of remembered moral and immoral actions in constructing personal identity.” Memory (Hove, England) 28, no. 2 (February 2020): 278–84. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2019.1708952. Full Text
De Brigard, F., B. Gessell, B. W. Yang, G. Stewart, and E. J. Marsh. “Remembering Possible Times: Memory for Details of Past, Future, and Counterfactual Simulations.” Psychology of Consciousness: Theory Research, and Practice, January 1, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1037/cns0000220. Full Text
De Brigard, Felipe, and Kevin O’Neill. “Two challenges for a dual system approach to temporal cognition.” The Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42 (December 12, 2019): e247. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x19000645. Full Text
Henne, Paul, Laura Niemi, Ángel Pinillos, Felipe De Brigard, and Joshua Knobe. “A counterfactual explanation for the action effect in causal judgment.” Cognition 190 (September 2019): 157–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.05.006. Full Text
Stanley, M. L., and F. De Brigard. “Moral Memories and the Belief in the Good Self.” Current Directions in Psychological Science 28, no. 4 (August 1, 2019): 387–91. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419847990. Full Text
De Brigard, Felipe, Eleanor Hanna, Peggy L. St Jacques, and Daniel L. Schacter. “How thinking about what could have been affects how we feel about what was.” Cognition & Emotion 33, no. 4 (June 2019): 646–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2018.1478280. Full Text
De Brigard, F. “The Anatomy of Amnesia.” Scientific American Mind, 2014.
De Brigard, F. “The New Paideia.” 3:Am Magazine, 2014.
De Brigard, F. “Estados Unidos: Entre ilusiones y prejuicios.” Revista Javeriana, 2005.
De Brigard, F. “Finding Memory: Interview with Daniel L. Schacter.” Universitas Psychologica. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, n.d.