Nicole Long

Assistant Professor of Psychology

404 Gilmer Hall

Nicole Long
Research Areas:

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.

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Selected Publications:

Long, N. M. (2023) The intersection of the retrieval state and internal attention. Nature Communications, 14:3861

Hong, Y., Moore, I. L., Smith, D. E., and Long, N. M. (2023) Spatiotemporal dynamics of memory encoding and memory retrieval states. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Smith, D. E., Moore, I. L., and Long, N. M. (2022) Temporal context modulates encoding and retrieval of overlapping events. Journal of Neuroscience, 42 (14), 3000–3010

Long, N. M. and Kuhl, B. A. (2021) Cortical representations of visual stimuli shift locations with changes in memory states. Current Biology, 31 (5), 1119–1126

Long, N. M. and Kuhl, B. A. (2019) Decoding the tradeoff between encoding and retrieval to predict memory for overlapping events. NeuroImage, 201

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