Welcome to the fNiM Lab:

Research programs in our laboratory use electrophysiological (EEG & ERP), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) 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:

de Chastelaine, M., & Rugg, M.D. (in press). The effects of study task on prestimulus subsequent memory effects in the hippocampus. Hippocampus. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22489. [PubMedID] Related citations

King, D.R., de Chastelaine, M., Elward, R.L., Wang, T.H., & Rugg, M.D. (2015). Recollection-related increases in functional connectivity predict individual differences in memory accuracy. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 1763-72. [PubMedID] Related citations

Wang, T.H., Johnson, J.D., de Chastelaine, M., Donley, B.E., & Rugg, M.D. (2015). The effects of age on the neural correlates of recollection success, recollection-related cortical reinstatement, and post-retrieval monitoring. Cerebral Cortex. [PubMedID] Related citations

Thakral, P.P., Yu, S.S., & Rugg, M.D. (2015). The hippocampus is sensitive to the mismatch in novelty between items and their contexts. Brain Research. [PubMedID] Related citations

Thakral, P.P., Wang, T.H., & Rugg, M.D. (2015). Cortical reinstatement and the confidence and accuracy of source memory. Neuroimage, 109, 118-29. [PubMedID] Related citations

Addante, R.J., de Chastelaine, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2015). Pre-stimulus neural activity predicts successful encoding of inter-item associations. Neuroimage 105, 21-31. [PubMedID] Related citations

de Chastelaine, M., Mattson, J.T., Wang, T.H., Donley, B.E., & Rugg, M.D. (2014). Sensitivity of negative subsequent memory and task-negative effects to age and associative memory performance. Brain Research. [PubMedID] Related citations

Mattson, J.T., Wang, T.H., de Chastelaine, M., & Rugg, M.D. (2014). Effects of age on negative subsequent memory effects associated with the encoding of item and item-context information. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 3322-33. [PubMedID] Related citations

Elward, R.L., Vilberg, K.L., & Rugg, M.D. (2014). Motivated memories: Effects of reward and recollection in the core recollection network and beyond. Cerebral Cortex. [PubMedID] Related citations

de Chastelaine, M. & Rugg, M.D. (2014). The relationship between task-related and subsequent memory effects. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 3687-700. [PubMedID] Related citations

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