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Rick Addante

Rick Addante, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher

Center for Vital Longevity
1600 Viceroy Drive Suite 827
Dallas, TX 75235
tel: 972-883-3779
fax: 972-883-3250


Research Interests

My research investigates the electrophysiological and neuropsychological organization of the long term memory. Brain activity for the cognitive processes of recollection and familiarity is assessed using EEG to characterize how healthy memory operates, and then assessed in brain damaged patients to identify how memory is disrupted in mild amnesia resulting from cardiac arrest, as compared to brain activity for healthy middle-aged people as well. A related line of research is understanding the role of pre-stimulus brain activity in successful memory retrieval, and how this interacts with external stimuli to create our memory experience. While at the CVL I aim to investigate which neural structures may support the encoding and retrieval of memories, and the interaction of pre-stimulus neural activity with memory performance.


Education

2011

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of California - Davis
Dissertation: The Electrophysiology & Neuropsychology of Long Term Memory
Advisor: Andrew Yonelinas, Ph.D. Co-Advisor: Charan Ranganath, Ph.D.

2012

NIH Summer Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

2010

12th Annual EEGLAB Workshop, UC – San Diego

2009

Woods Hole Marine Biological Labs: Neuroscience, Ethics, & Survival

2008

NIMH Summer Institute in Cognitive Electrophysiology [ERP Bootcamp]

2007

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories course on Autism Spectrum Disorders

2005

BA in Psychology, Honors Program, The College of New Jersey, Cum Laude
Senior Honors Thesis: Event-related potentials and the Revelation Effect
Advisor: Andrew Leynes, Ph.D.


Academic Positions

2011

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Center for Vital Longevity, UT- Dallas

2010-2011

Teaching Assistant, Departments of Neurobiology & Psychology, UC-Davis

2006-2011

Graduate Student Researcher, Center for Neuroscience, UC - Davis

2004-2005

Teacher & Head Coach, Robbinsville High School, Washington Township, NJ


Publications

Addante, R.J., Ranganath, C., Olichney, J., & Yonelinas, A.P. (2012). Neurophysiological evidence for a recollection impairment in amnesia patients that leaves familiarity intact. Neuropsychologia – Special Issue: Andrew Mayes. DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.07.038

Addante, R.J., Ranganath, C., & Yonelinas, A.P. (2012). Examining ERP correlates of recognition memory: Evidence of accurate source recognition without recollection. NeuroImage 62(1): 439-450.

Addante, R.J., (2011). The Electrophysiological and Neuropsychological Organization of Long Term Memory. Dissertation Abstracts International. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text. (Publication No. AAT 3499396)

Addante, R.J., Watrous, A.J., Yonelinas, A.P., Ekstrom, A., & Ranganath, C. (2011). Pre-stimulus theta activity predicts whether a retrieval cue will elicit recollection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(26):10702-7.

Leynes, P., A., Landau, J., Walker, J., & Addante, R., J. (2005). Event-related potential (ERP) evidence for multiple causes of the revelation effect. Consciousness and Cognition 14(2): 327-350

McGoldrick, M., & Addante, R. (2005). Brain activation associated with semantic memory for gender stereotypes: An ERP study [Abstract]. The College of New Jersey Journal of Student Scholarship, 7: 83.


Poster Presentations

Roberts, B., Addante, R.J., & Ranganath, C. (October, 2012). Effects of theta entrainment on source memory. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Addante, R.J., Ranganath, C., Olichney, J., & Yonelinas, A.P. (April 2012). Neurophysiological evidence that mild hypoxia patients have selective recollection impairments but intact familiarity. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, IL.

Addante, R.J., Watrous, A.J., Yonelinas, A.P., Ekstrom, A., Villegas, N., & Ranganath, C. (November, 2010). Pre-stimulus theta activity predicts recollection during retrieval tasks. Poster Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Diversity Fellows Poster Session, San Diego, CA.

Addante, R.J., Watrous, A.J., Yonelinas, A.P., Ranganath, C., & Ekstrom, A. (October 2009). Pre-stimulus theta activity predicts whether a retrieval cue will elicit recollection. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Addante, R.J., Yonelinas, A.P., & Ranganath, C. (April, 2009). ERP correlates of recollection and familiarity: Item and source memory confidence. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Watrous, A.J., Addante, R.J., Yonelinas, A.P., & Ranganath, C. (April, 2009). Oscillatory correlates of episodic retrieval during item and source memory confidence judgments. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Addante, R.J., & Yonelinas, A.P. (September, 2008). Cortical activity provides converging correlates of medial temporal lobe-supported memory in a novel paradigm. Poster presented at the (1) Annual Meeting of the Cajal Club, & (2) UC Davis Neuroscience Poster Session.

Diana, R., Yonelinas, A., Blumenfeld, R., Addante, R.J., & Ranganath, C. (2007, May). ROC analyses of source effects predicted by imaging data: Intraitem source vs. Extraitem source. Poster presented at (1) Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, NY, & (2) UC Davis Neuroscience Poster Session.

Addante, R., Grey, J., Huston, C., & Ugolini, S. (2005, April). Brain activity and memory for high and low contrast visual processing of gender stereotypical words. Poster session presented at the annual TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement, Ewing, NJ.

Leynes, P., A., Grey, J., & Addante, R. (2005, April). Brain activity for memory of motioned and performed actions. Poster session presented at annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.

Leynes, P., A., Addante, R., Grey, J, Huston, C., & Ugolini, S. (2005, March). Brain activity and memory for high and low contrast visual processing of gender stereotypical words. Poster session presented at annual Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Martinetti, M., Adler, R. Wichnick, A., Vona, S., Bladzinski, J., Addante, R, Cichon, B., & Finch, D. (2005, April). Consumption of Ascending Concentrations of Ethanol in Alcohol-Preferring (P),Non-Preferring (NP), and Sprague-Dawley (SD) Rats in a Limited-Access Paradigm. Poster session presented at annual Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Addante, R., & Leynes, P., A. (2004, April). Event-related potentials (ERPs) and the revelation effect. Poster session presented at the Phi Kappa Phi section of the annual TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement, Ewing, NJ.

Addante, R., Adler, R., Bladzinski, J., Cichon, B., Finch, D., Vona, S., & Wichnick, A. (2004, April). Alcohol preference thresholds in Alcohol-Preferring (P), Non- Preferring (NP), and Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Poster session presented at the annual TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement, Ewing, NJ.

McGoldrick, M., & Addante, R. (2004, April). Brain activation associated with semantic memory for gender stereotypes: An ERP study. Poster session presented at the Council of Undergraduate Research annual Posters on Capitol Hill event, Washington, D.C.

McGoldrick, M., Leynes, P., & Addante, R. (2004, April). Brain activation associated with semantic memory for gender stereotypes: An ERP study. Poster session presented at Eastern Psychological Association meeting, Washington, D.C.

Addante, R., Fry, D., Marquardt, M., & Oliveira, C. (2003, November). Evidence for Longitudinal Models of Energy Efficiency and Optimal Foraging Demonstrated by Grey Squirrels. Poster session presented at TCNJ Biology Department Poster Session, Ewing, NJ.

Crawford, J, Leynes, P., Addante, R., Burke, J., Croce, M., Guimaraes, L., Klein, E., & McGoldrick, M. (2003, March). An investigation of gender stereotype information during source monitoring: An ERP study. Poster session presented at annual Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.


Research Seminar Presentations

Addante, R.J. (2012, January). The electrophysiology of episodic memory: From pre-stimulus theta enhancements to amnesia deficits in neuropsychological patients. Research talk given to the Center for Vital Longevity’s ‘Science Luncheon Series’, Dallas, TX.

Addante, R.J. (2011, December). From Pre-stimulus Theta to Amnesia Patients: Understanding Memory & The Medial Temporal Lobe”. Research Seminar given to The College of New Jersey Department of Psychology, Ewing, NJ.

Addante, R.J. (2011, September). The Electrophysiological and Neuropsychological Organization of Long Term Memory. Dissertation Exit Seminar given to the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, Davis, CA.

Addante, R.J. (2011, September). Does the Hippocampus Recollect? Electrophysiological evidence from mild hypoxia patients. Research talk given to the Annual Neuroscience Retreat at Asilomar, Monterey Bay, CA.

Addante, R.J., Ranganath, C., & Yonelinas, A.P. (2011, April). Retrieving source information about items that are not recognized with high confidence: Recollection or familiarity? Selected as one of eight Platform Presentations on Long-Term Memory at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, California.

Addante, R.J. (2010, August). Pre-stimulus theta activity predicts recollection during retrieval tasks. Research talk given to the Bay Area Memory Meeting at Stanford University.

Addante, R.J. (2009, September). From heart to mind: How electrophysiology of cardiovascular disease patients can inform the mysteries of memory. Research talk given to the Annual Neuroscience Retreat at Lake Tahoe, CA.

Addante, R.J. (2009, July). From heart to mind: Investigating the mysteries of memory using electrophysiology of cardiovascular disease patients. Research seminar given to the SPINES Symposium at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratories.

Addante, R.J. (2009, March).  Using the event-related potential technique for studying memory in neuropsychological patients: informing neuroanatomy and cognition from electrical activity at the scalp.  Research seminar given to the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain Monday Seminar Series.

Addante, R. (2008, June). Distributed electrical activity at the cortex distinguishes recognition memory processes among normal and brain damaged humans. Research seminar given to the UC Davis Neuroscience Program

Addante, R.J. (2008, March). Re-discovering memory in the medial temporal lobes. Research seminar given to the UC Davis Neuroscience Program.

Addante, R.J. (2005, April). Convergent ERP evidence for theories of recognition memory and the Revelation Effect. Senor Honors Thesis presented to the TCNJ Psychology Department for the Psi Chi Colloquium Lecture Series.

Addante, R.J. (2004, March). Neuroanatomy of the visual and auditory systems of the brain. Invited guest lecture in TCNJ course on Research Methods in Neuropsychology.


Research Support

2009

Pre-Doctoral Fellow, American Psychological Association Diversity Program in Neuroscience NRSA

2006

University of California-Davis Regents Fellowship (2006, 2007, 2008)

2005

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention

2004

Phi Kappa Phi Student-Faculty Research Award

2003

Marshall P. Smith Scholar


Honors & Awards

2012

Fellowship to the NIMH Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience

2011

Travel Award, UC Davis Graduate Student Association

2010

1st Place, 11th Annual Neuroscience Poster Contest, UCD Center for Neuroscience

2010

Michael S. Gazzaniga Best Trainee Poster Prize, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain

2009

UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies Travel Award

2009

Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratories Fellowship

2009

Sage Center Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Fellowship

2009

Travel Award, UC Davis Graduate Student Association

2007

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Travel Fellowship

2007

UC Davis Neuroscience Travel Grant to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

2007

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Academic Scholarship

2004

Rhodes Scholarship - Finalist

2004

John Wandishin Scholarship Award

2002

Fred and Mae Rummel Foundation Award

2001

4x TCNJ Scholar Athlete Award for NCAA Wrestling (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

2000

Southern Regional Teachers Association Scholarship

2000

Rotary Club of Southern Ocean County Scholarship

2000

Beach Haven Exchange Club Scholarship

2000

Southern Regional Athletic Scholarships (2)