Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: 117 Gilmer
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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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
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