The focus of our lab is the study of the neural bases of memory. We use a number of different approaches, including neuroimaging and testing neuropsychological patients to describe functional differences between memory systems and the brain regions that support different memory processes.
Suthana, N.A., Parikshank, N.N, Ekstrom, A.D., Ison, M.J., Knowlton, B.J., Bookheimer S.Y., & Fried, I. (2015). Specific responses of human hippocampal neurons are associated with better memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112:10503-10508.
Cohen, M.S., Rissman, J., Suthana, N.A., Castel, A.D., & Knowlton, B.J. (2016). Effects of aging on value-directed modulation of semantic network activity during verbal learning. Neuroimage 125:1046-1052.
Lin, C.H., Knowlton, B.J., Wu, A.D., Iacoboni, M., Yang, H.C., Ye, Y.L., Liu, K.H., & Chiang, M.C. (2016) Benefit of interleaved practice of motor skills is associated withchanges in functional brain network topology that differ between younger and older adults. Neurobiology of Aging 42:189-198.
Patterson, T. K., Lenartowicz, A., Berkman, E. T., Ji, D., Poldrack, R. A., & Knowlton, B. J. (2016). Putting the brakes on the brakes: Negative emotion disrupts cognitive controlnetwork functioning and alters subsequent stopping activity. Experimental Brain Research. 234:3107-3118.
Viskontas, I.V., Knowlton, B.J., & Fried, I. (2016) Responses of neurons in the medial temporal lobe during encoding and recognition of face-scene pairs. Neuropsychologia, 90:200-209.
McCleery, A., Lee, J., Fiske, A.P., Ghermezi, L. Hayata, J.N., Hellemann, G.S., Horan, W.P., Kee, K.S., Kern, R.S., Knowlton, Subotnik K.L., Ventura, J., Sugar, C.A., Nuechterlein, K.H., & Green, M.F. (2016). Longitudinal stability of social cognition in schizophrenia: A 5-year follow-up of social perception and emotion processing. Schizophrenia Research. 176:467-472.
Shimizu, R.E., Wu, A.D., & Knowlton, B.J. (2016). Cerebellar activation during motor sequence learning is associated with subsequent transfer to new sequences. Behavioral Neuroscience. 130:572-584.
Waltzman, D., Knowlton, B.J., Cohen, J.R., Bookheimer, S.Y., Bilder, R.M., & Asarnow, R.F. (2016) DTI microstructural abnormalities in adolescent siblings of patients with childhood-onset schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. 258:23-29
Shimizu, R.E., Wu, A.D., Samra, J.K., & Knowlton B.J. (2017). The impact of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on learning fine-motor sequences. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 372:20160050
Hennessee, J.P., Castel, A.D., & Knowlton, B.J. (2017) Recognizing what matters: Value improves recognition by selectively enhancing recollection. Journal of Memory and Language. 94:195-205.