My research aims to understand how we use strategic, goal directed processes to store and retrieve memories. By using a combination of recording techniques including scalp EEG and fMRI, along with multiple data analytic techniques, I answer questions about how global brain states and organizational strategies underlie our ability to successfully form and retrieve memories.
Long, N. M. And Kuhl, B. A. (2018). Bottom-up and top-down factors differentially influence stimulus representations across large-scale attentional networks. Journal of Neuroscience, 38 (10), 2495-2504
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., Lee, H. and Kuhl, B.A. (2016) Hippocampal mismatch signals are modulated by the strength of neural predictions and their similarity to outcomes. Journal of Neuroscience, 36 (50), 12677-12687
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
Long, N. M., Danoff, M. S., and Kahana, M. J. (2015) Recall dynamics reveal the retrieval of emotional context. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 22(5), 1328-1333
Long, N. M., Burke, J. F., and Kahana, M. J. (2014) Subsequent memory effects in intracranial and scalp EEG. NeuroImage, 84, 488-494.
Long, N.M., Öztekin, I., Badre, D. (2010) Separable prefrontal cortex contributions to free recall. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 10967-10976.
Academic Positions and Education
Post-doctoral research associate
University of Oregon
Advisor: Brice Kuhl
2015 - Present
University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Michael Kahana
2010 - 2015
Advisor: David Badre
2008 - 2010
B.A., Psychology with Honors, Summa Cum Laude
New York University
Advisor: Lila Davachi
2005 - 2008