David Gallo researches the basic neurocognitive processes of human memory, how we actively — and sometimes inaccurately — reconstruct the past, and how healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease affect these processes. Gallo’s highly acclaimed book, Associative Illusions of Memory, not only has become an important reference to those in the field of memory, but it is relevant and accessible to the public at large.
Gallo joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 2005. He is the director of the Memory Research Laboratory at the University of Chicago. Gallo received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and served as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University until 2005.