Welcome to the fNiM Lab:

Research programs in our laboratory use electrophysiological (EEG & ERP) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods to investigate a variety of aspects of human memory.

We are mainly interested in the cognitive and neural bases of memory encoding and retrieval, as well as how and why memory function differs as a result of healthy aging or neurological disease.

Recent Publications:

Mattson, J.T., Wang, T.H., de Chastelaine, M., Rugg, M.D. (in press). Effects of age on negative subsequent memory effects associated with the encoding of item and item-context information. Cerebral Cortex. [PubMed] Related citations

de Chastelaine, M. & Rugg, M.D. (in press). The relationship between task-related and subsequent memory effects. Human Brain Mapping. [PubMed] Related citations

Elward, R. Vilberg, K.L. & Rugg, M.D. (in press). Motivated memories: Effects of reward and recollection in the core recollection network and beyond. Cerebral Cortex. [PubMed] Related citations

Vilberg, K.L., Rugg, M.D. (2014). Temporal dissociations within the core recollection network. Cognitive Neuroscience, 5, 77-84. [PubMed] Related citations

Wong, J.X., de Chastelaine, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2013). Comparison of the neural correlates of encoding item-item and item-context associations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 436. [PubMed] Related citations

Rugg, M.D. & Vilberg, K.L. (2013). Brain networks underlying episodic memory retrieval. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 23, 255-60. [PubMed] Related citations

Johnson, J.D., Suzuki, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2013). Recollection, familiarity, and context-sensitivity in lateral parietal cortex: a high-resolution fMRI study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 219. [PubMed] Related citations

Vilberg, K.L. & Rugg, M.D. (2012). The neural correlates of recollection: transient versus sustained fMRI effects. Journal of Neuroscience, 42, 15679-87. [PubMed] Related citations

Gottlieb, L.J., Wong, J., De Chastelaine, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2012). Neural correlates of the encoding of multimodal contextual features. Learning & Memory, 19, 605-14. [PubMed] Related citations

Rugg, M.D., Vilberg, K.L, Mattson, J.T., Yu, S.S., Johnson, J.D., Suzuki, M. (2012). Item memory, context memory and the hippocampus: fMRI evidence. Neuropsychologia. 2012 Jun 23. [PubMed] Related citations

Hayama, H.R., Vilberg, K.L., Rugg, M.D. (2012). Overlap between the neural correlates of cued recall and source memory: evidence for a generic recollection network? J Cogn Neurosci. 24(5):1127-37. Jan 30. [PubMed] Related citations

Yu, S.S., Johnson, J.D., & Rugg, M.D. (2012). Dissociation of recollection-related neural activity in ventral lateral parietal cortex. Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 142-9. [PubMed] Related citations

Wang, T.H., de Chastelaine, M., Minton, B., Rugg, M.D. (2012). Effects of age on the neural correlates of familiarity as indexed by ERPs. J Cogn Neurosci. 224(5):1055-68. [PubMed] Related citations