Cortney Howard

Graduate Student (Duke)


I graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in Psychological Sciences. There, I investigated the determinates of age-related associative memory deficits. In the years following, I studied error monitoring of complex actions at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience under the mentorships of Drs. Roberto Cabeza, Simon Davis, and David Madden. My primary research interests include probing the neural mechanisms that support episodic memory and identifying the structural and functional determinants of age-related cognitive deficits. I utilize graph-theoretical approaches to functional connectivity, representational similarity analyses, and quantitative susceptibility mapping.


Madden, D. J., Jain, S., Monge, Z. A., Cook, A. D., Lee, A., Huang, H., Howard, C. M., & Cohen, J. R. (2020). Influence of structural and functional brain connectivity on age-related differences in fluid cognition. Neurobiology of Aging, 96, 205-222.

Howard, C. M., Smith, L. L., Coslett, H. B., & Buxbaum, L. J. (2019). The role of conflict, feedback, and action comprehension in monitoring of action errors: Evidence for internal and external routes. Cortex, 115, 184-200.

Buetefisch, C. M., Howard, C., Korb, C., Haut, M. W., Shuster, L., Pergami, P., … & Hobbs, G. (2015). Conditions for enhancing the encoding of an elementary motor memory by rTMS. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(3), 581-593.