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David C. Rubin

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Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708-0086 (919) 660-5732 (office)
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Education

Ph.D. Harvard University1974
M.A.Harvard University1972
Special StudentMassachusetts Inst. of Technology1969
BSCarnegie-Mellon University1968
Areas of Research

http://psychandneuro.duke.edu/research/labs/rubinlab

Professional Experience / Employment History

Aarhus University
International Fellow, Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, 2010 - present
Duke University
Juanita M. Kreps Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, 2008 - present
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, 1999 - present
Professor, Psychology, 1987 - present
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, 1981-1987
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, 1978-1981
Duke University Medical Center
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, 1983 - present
Lawrence University
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, 1974-1978
Harvard University
Teaching Fellow, 1970-1974
NASA: Electronics Research Center
Aerospace Engineer, Materials & Structures, GS-9, 1968-1970
Research & development in optics
Visiting Positions
Visiting Research Professor, University of Aarhus, 2005-2006
Visiting Professor, University of Aarhus, 2002-2003
Visiting Scientist, Berlin, Fall 1999
Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Spring 1999
Fellow-in-Residence, Wassenaar,The Netherlands, 1991-1992
Visiting Scientist, Applied Psychology Unit, 1985-1986
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
Elected a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, Society of Experimental Psychologists, December, 2012
Honorary Doctorate (Doctorem Psychologiae Honoris Causa), University of Aarhus, September, 2012
Annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series,, Unknown, November, 2009
Juanita M. Kreps named chair, Duke University, June, 2008
Division 1-Society for General Psychology-William James Book Award, American Psychological Association
Selected Grant Support

  • The neural correlates of autobiographical memory., NIA, R01 AG023123 for $1,559,250. 9/04-8/10.      
  • A model of autobiographical memory & its changes in PTSD., NIMH, R01 MH066079 for $1,655,500. 6/04-5/10; 7/10-4/15 for $3,304,415..      
  • Neuroimaging of autobiographical memory. National Institute of Mental Health, National Research Service Award for Daniel Greenberg’s predoctoral training, NIMH, $26,880. 8/03-7/04.      
  • Relationship between memory, stress, and health, National Institute of Mental Health, National Research Service Award for Adriel Boals' postdoctoral training, $109,776. 9/02-8/05.      
  • Memory, Language, Culture, National Institutes of Health.      
  • Episodic memory: An fMRI study of an integrated neural response, McDonnell-Pew Cognitive Neuroscience Program individual grant for $102,708. 7/96 – 4/05.      
  • Olfactory cuing of autobiographical memory: An fMRI study of an integrated neural response, Olfactory Research Fund, Ltd. grant for $27,405. 4/96 - 4/97.      
Conferences Organized

Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. November 28, 2012, November 2012  
Professional Service

University Committee
Committee for the Future of Psychology at Duke, 2004 - 2005  
Chair/Director
member, Deparment, November 2012  
Department Committee
Reappointment Committee for Elizabethe Marsh, 2005 - 2006  
Promotion Committee for Nestor Schmajuk, 2004 - 2005  
Other
Affiliations  
Other service, January-December 2003  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Event Memory versus Knowledge: The Dichotomy Underlying Episodic and Semantic Memory., Invited talk. Aarhus, Denmark, September, 2012  
The role of autobiographical memory in posttraumatic stress disorder, Invited keynote address. Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory conference, Aarhus, Denmark, June, 2012  
Autobiographical memory in posttraumatic stress disorder, Invited talk. Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Oslo, Norway, May, 2012  
Issues in mental time travel, Discussion for the meeting of the Emory Cognition Project Conference on Mental time travel? Bringing the past into the present, Emory University, Atlanta., October, 2011  
Autobiographical memory in posttraumatic stress disorder. In the symposium on Autobiographical memory: From order to disorder, 5th International Conference on Memory, University of York, England., August, 2011  
Cultural life scripts and autobiographical memory, Discussant for symposium. 5th International Conference on Memory, University of York, England., August, 2011  
Involuntary memories in posttraumatic stress disorder. In the symposium on Involuntary autobiographical memories, 5th International Conference on Memory, University of York, England., August, 2011  
Autobiographical Memory in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Invited presentation. Symposium on Emotion, trauma, and autobiographical memory. 12th European Congress of Psychology. Istanbul, Turkey, July, 2011  
How memory for stressful events affects identity, Invited Speaker. Conference on Is an Interdisciplinary Field of Memory Studies Possible? New School for Social Research, New York., February, 2011  
The basic systems theory of autobiographical memory, Invited keynote address. Conference on Theoretical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark., June, 2010  
Components of belief. Response to Barbara Herrnstein Smith’s Deep reading: Science, religion, and the incoherence of belief, Darwin Across the Disciplines Symposium. Duke University, Durham., November, 2009  
Counter to our theories, involuntary memories for an event are as frequent as voluntary memories, Poster presented. 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston., November, 2009  
The basic systems of autobiographical memory, Changes in autobiographical memory with posttraumatic stress disorder: A basic systems approach, and Narrative search in autobiographical memory: The role of life scripts and negative, non-scripted events., Annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: University of Alberta, Edmonton, March, 2009  
The plausibility of forgotten childhood traumas, Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Cognition Group, Duke University, Durham, NC, March, 2009  
How cultural life scripts organize autobiographical memory, Invited talk. Marial Center Conference on Culture, Family and Communicative Memory, Emory University, Atlanta., December, 2008  
The role of autobiographical memory in understanding posttraumatic stress disorder, Invited Seminar. Emory University, Atlanta, December, 2008  
Autobiographical memory, Invited talk at conference on Autobiographical Memory – A bio-social approach. Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities. Essen, May 2006  
Autobiographical memory, Invited speaker. Conference on Perspectives on Memory and Cognition. Institute of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark, June 2006  
Autobiographical memory for traumatic events, Invited colloquium. Institut für Psychologie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, May 2006  
Basic systems in the transmission of oral traditions, Invited colloquium, Epic and History, Ancient and Medieval Research Group, Cogut Center for the Humanities. Brown University, Providence, November 2006  
Behavioral, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging evidence for a basic systems approach to episodic memory, Invited colloquium. Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, February 2006  
Bridging Individual Memory and Collective Remembering: Conceptual Foundations, Workshop presentation. Washington University, St. Louis, May 2006  
Evidence for a basic systems approach to autobiographical memory, Invited colloquium. Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas, May 2006  
The Role of Memory in Oral Literature, Invited guest speaker. Conference on Advances in Oral Literature Research, 35th Anniversary of the Spanish Department at the Faculty of Philology, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, November 2006  
A basic systems approach to autobiographical memory, Invited colloquium. Institute of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark, November 2005  
A basic systems approach to episodic memory, 46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, November 2005  
Forgetting, James S. McDonnell Science of Memory: Concepts, Organizational Conference, Palisades, New York, September 2005  
Bridging Individual Memory and Collective Remembering: Conceptual Foundations, Workshop presentation. Washington University, St. Louis, May 2005  
Memories for historic and traumatic events: A cross-sectional survey study, Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, May 2005  
Autobiographical memory: An integration of basic systems, Invited Colloquium at the Krasnow Institute, George Mason University, April 2005  
Dysfunctional integration of trauma memories in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): When the trauma becomes a key to identity, 34th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Manchester, September 2004  
The role of structure in the marketplace of ideas: Lessons from oral traditions, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, May 2004  
A multimodal memory model, Lunchbox Seminar at Duke University, Durham, January 2004  
Neural correlates of autobiographical memory retrieval using a Galton-Crovitz word-cuing paradigm, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, November 2003  
Predicting Recollection and a Belief of Autobiographical Memories, 44th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, November 2003  
Why do we remember?, International Conference on Reminiscence and Life Review, Vancouver, October 2003  
A multimodal memory model for applied research in memory and cognition. Invited Keynote Address., 5th Biennial Meeting of hte Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Aberdeen University, Scotland., 6 July 2003  
Cultural lifescripts: A new way of predicting recall from autobiographical memory, 5th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Aberdeen University, Scotland, July 2003  
Flashbulb memories: Examining recall for tragedy, 5th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Aberdeen University, Scotland, July 2003  
Visual imagery and narrative reasonings: Two systems that structure memories. Invited Address. Memory between image and narrative., Invited Address. Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Institute for Advance Study, Berlin, 6 June 2003  
The role of life scripts in autobiographical memory., Research on Cognition and Conscious Symposium, Institute for Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 6 April 2003  
Memory in oral traditions: A view from cognitive psychology., University of Helsinki, Finland, February 2003  
Autobiographical memory: A life span approach, Psychology Department, University of Aalborg, Denmark, February 2003  
Memory in Oral Traditions: An Update, Colloquium. Institute for Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark, September 2002  
The Neural Basis of Autobiographical Memory, Colloquium. Centre for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, University of Aarhus, Denmark, September 2002  
The Structure of Autobiographical Memory, Colloquium. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, April 2002  
Bilingual Autobiographical Memory, Invited Talk. Processing and Storage of Linguistic Information in Bilinguals. Center for Language and Communication of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, March 2002  
Memory: Bridging Neuroscience and Phenomonology, Invited Talk. Brain and Cognition Conference. Aarhus University, Denmark, February 2002  
The Role of Narrative in Memory, Invited Talk. Memory and Narrative: An International Cross-Disciplinary Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, October 2001  
How Multiple Systems Produce Memory in Oral Traditions, Colloquium. Center for Cognitive Science, Ohio State, March 2000  
How Multiple Systems Produce Personal Memories, Colloquium. Humanities Institute, Ohio State, March 2000  
Autobiographical Memory, Colloquium. Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, December 1999  
The Reminiscence Bump in Autobiographical Memory, Invited Presentation. 2nd Tsukuba International Conference on Memory, Tsukuba, Japan, December 1999  
Inter and Intra Individual Analyses of Autobiographical Memory, Koc University, Istanbul, November 1999  
Inter and Intra Indvidual Analyses of Autobiographical Memory, Colloquium. Koc University, Istanbul, November 1999  
On the Phenomenal Qualities of Memory, Institute for Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark, November 1999  
On the phenomenal qualities of memory, Colloquium. Institute for Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark, November 1999  
Memory and Language in Oral Traditions, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, October 1999  
Memory and Language in Oral Traditions, Colloquium. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, October 1999  
A New Method for the Study or Autobiographical Memory, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, September 1999  
A new method for the study or autobiographical memory, Colloquium. Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, September 1999  
Remembering Reliving, and Believing Autobiographical Memories, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellingtron, New Zealand, April 1999  
Remembering, reliving, and believing autobiographical memories, Colloquium. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, April 1999  
Retention Functions, Psychology Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 1999  
Retention functions, Colloquium. Psychology Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 1999  
The Neural Basis of Recollection, Neuroscience Research Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 1999  
The neural basis of recollection, Colloquium. Neuroscience Research Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, April 1999  
Cognitibe systems needed for autobiographical recollection, Colloquium. Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 1999  
Cognitive Systems Needed for Autobiographical Recollection, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 1999  
The Roles of Consciousness in Autobiographical Memory, Conference on Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, February 1999  
The Roles of consciousness in autobiographical memory, Invited Presentation. Conference on Narrative and consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, February 1999  
Behavioral and neural systems underlying for recollecting, Colloquium. Cornell University, January 1999  
Brhavioral and Neural Systems Underlying for Recollecting, Cornell University, January 1999  
Memory in Oral Traditions, Colloquium. Cornell University, January 1999  
Memory in oral traditions, Cornell University, January 1999  
Memory in oral traditions, Colloquium. Washington University, December 1998  
Memory for oral traditions, Colloquium. University of Western Ontario, Longon, Ontario, September 1997  
Memory for personal and public events experienced over a lifetime, Invited Address. Presidential Miniconvention Symposium: Psychology and the aging revolution. 105th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, August 1997  
Memory in oral traditions: The cognitive psychology of epic, ballads, and counting-out rhymes, Invited Address. 105th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, August 1997  
Complex memory systems, Invited Address. Symposium on Memory Systems, Babes-Bolyal University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 1997  
Serial recall of oral traditions and culturally important texts, Invited Address. 8th Annual Meeting of the Armadillo Conference, University of Texas, Dallas, May 1997  
Autobiographical memory, Invited Address. Southeastern Workers in Memory, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, April 1997  
Memory in the oral traditions of children and adults, Colloquium. Harvard University, Cambridge, March 1997  
A reminiscence effect occurs in the recall of both public and private events: A review of theory and data, Colloquium. Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, Detroit, February 1997  
Autobiographical memory, Invited Contribution. Conference on Cognition, Aging, and Survey Measurement, February 1997  
Memory for public and private events is best in early adulthood, Colloquium. Denison University, Granville, Ohio, February 1997  
Memory for oral traditions, Colloquium. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, April 1996  
A biologically inspired model of autobiographical memory, Invited Address. Biologically Inspired Autonomous Systems: Computation, Cognition, and Action, Duke University, Durham, March 1996  
Autobiographical memories across the lifespan, Colloquium. Philips Scholar, Distinguished Visitors Program, Haverford College, Haverford, March 1996  
Fundamentals of forgetting functions, Colloquium. Emory University, Atlanta, October 1995  
Memory for life events and public events across the lifespan, Colloquium. Emory University, Altlanta, October 1995  
Ruminations on reminiscence, Invited Keynote Address. 1st Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Vancouver, July 1995  
A quantitative study of retention functions, Colloquium. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, September 1994  
A series of four lectures on autobiographical memory for the program The Psychology of Memory for Swiss graduate students, Sonloup, Switzerland, September 1994  
The distribution of autobiographical memories over the lifespan: Developmental questions, Colloquium. The Carolina Consortium on Human Development, Chapel Hill, September 1994  
The distribution of autobiographical memories over the lifespan, Colloquium. Institute for Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, August 1994  
Memory for oral traditions, Invited Address. Conferinta Natinala de psihologie, Bucharest, May 1994  
Two series of two lectures on autobiographical memory, sponsored by the McDonnell Foundation Program for the Advancement of Psychology in Romania, one given at Bucharest University, Bucharest and the other at Cluj University, Cluj, May 1994  
Memory for oral traditions, Colloquium. Duke University, Durham, September 1992  
Recall of song, verse, and oral traditions, Colloquium. University of Colorado, Boulder, September 1992  
Where memory works well: Lessons from oral traditions, Invited Address. 100th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, August 1992  
Life-span organization of autobiographical memories, Symposium. 25th International Conference of Psychology, Brussels, July 1992  
A serial recall model of oral traditions, Colloquium. Institute for Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark, June 1992  
Interpretations of reminiscence, Colloquium. Psychogerontology Centre, University of Aarhus Psychiatric Hospital, Risskov, Denmark, June 1992  
An analysis of stability and change in oral traditions, Invited Paper. Interdisciplinary Symposium on Literature, Discourse, and Cognition, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February 1992  
An experimental psychologist looks at oral traditions and literacy, Colloquium. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 1991  
Memory and the Oral Transmission of Literature, Workshop. Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, December 1991  
Oral traditions and memory: Implications for and from imagery reseach, Colloquium, Universita Degli Studi Di Padova, Padua, Italy, October 1991  
Thought and memory in oral traditions, Invited Address. 93rd Annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, March 1991  
Flashbulb memories: Perspectives and models, Invited Address. Emory Cognition Project: Conference on Affect and Flashbulb Memories, Atlanta, February 1990  
Constraints and the stability of recall, Invited Address. 34th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC, March 1989  
Multiple constraints and recall, Colloquium, The Open University, Milton Keynes, England, July 1986  
The role of memory in the transmission of three oral traditions, Colloquium, University of York, York, England, May 1986  
Combining probabilities: Lessons from traditions, Colloquium, Oxford University, Oxford, England, March 1986  
Memory for the oral traditions of Durham, Colloquium, University of Durham, Durham, England, February 1986  
Oral traditions as memory systems: On the role of memory in epic, ballads, and children's rhymes, Colloquium, The Chaucer Club. Medical Research Center: Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, England, November 1985  
Hierarchies in space and time, Invited Paper, The Second Emory Cognition Project Conference. Real Events Remembered: Ecological Approaches to the Study of Memory, Atlanta, October 1985  
Cognition in and out of the laboratory. Chair, Issues of regularity and control, The Third George A. Talland Memorial Conference on Memory and Aging, New Seabury, MA, March 1985  
Oral traditions as memory systems, Colloquium, Emory University, Atlanta, March 1985  
Autobiographical memory, Chair, Aging: Changes in autobiographical memory, 92nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, August 1984  
Autobiographical memory, Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 1984  
On the distribution of autobiographical memories across the lifespan, Colloquium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, September 1982  
Noesis, poesis, and the residue of our oral-aural past, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation symposium, The ecology of cognition: Biological, cultural, and historical perspectives, Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, SC, April 1982  
Autobiographical memory, Colloquium, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, March 1982  
Mapping memory: An empirical approach, Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, February 1982  
Oral traditions from Homer to the schoolyard: Implications for the way psychology views memory, Colloquium, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, February 1980  
Memory for prose, Psi Chi colloquium, Meredith College, Raleigh, October 1979  
A contribution to the round table on transmission and form in oral traditions, Invited paper for theTwelfth Congress of the International Musicological Society, Berkeley, August 1977  
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