Nicole Long

Assistant Professor

Office Address

Office: B004 Gilmer

Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm


Research in my lab is aimed at understanding how we use both top-down and bottom-up processes to encode and retrieve memories. We use a combination of recording techniques including scalp electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging to characterize the neural mechanisms that give rise to successful memory. Our current work is focused on investigating the spatiotemporal dynamics of the global brain states and organizational strategies that underlie the ability to successfully encode and retrieve memories.

Dr. Long will be accepting graduate students for the Fall 2019 academic year!

For more information about the Long Term Memory Lab click here. 



Selected Publications:

Long, N. M. And Kuhl, B. A. (2018). Bottom-up and top-down factors differentially influence stimulus representations across large-scale attentional networks. Journal of Neuroscience, 38 (10), 2495-2504

Long, N. M., Sperling, M. R., Worrell, G. A., Davis, K. A., Lucas, T. H., Lega, B. C., Jobst, B. C., Sheth, S. A., Zaghloul, K., Stein, J. M., Das, S. R., Gorniak, R. and Kahana, M. J. (2017) Contextually mediated spontaneous retrieval is specific to the hippocampus. Current Biology. 27, 1-6

Long, N. M. and Kahana, M. J. (2017) Modulation of task demands suggests that semantic processing interferes with the formation of episodic associations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition. 43, 167-176

Long, N. M. and Kahana, M. J. (2015) Successful memory formation is driven by contextual encoding in the core memory network. NeuroImage 119, 332-337, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.06.073