Memory Disorders Research Center

Boston University School of Medicine’s Memory Research Center (MDRC) was established in 1989 by Dr. Laird Cermak to study a broad spectrum of memory disorders.

The MDRC is one of a handful of national research centers dedicated to the study of non-progressive memory loss. Our researchers use behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to examine a wide variety of memory functions. The research includes memory disorders secondary to Korsakoff’s syndrome, anoxia, tumor, aneurysm, stroke, encephalitis, head injury, and alcohol abuse. The multidisciplinary staff includes clinical neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, psychophysiologists, and neurologists, dedicated to particular content areas. MDRC research has been extensively published in major international journals and presented at highly recognized conferences.