Daniel Schacter received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He subsequently developed a keen interest in amnesic disorders associated with various kinds of brain damage. Schacter attempted to integrate the clinical phenomenon of amnesia with experimental and theoretical analyses of normal human memory at the University of Toronto, where he received his Ph.D. in 1981, and at Oxford University, where he spent a year in 1978 as a visiting researcher. He remained on the faculty at Toronto for six years, joined the psychology department at the University of Arizona in 1987, and began as Professor of Psychology at Harvard in 1991.