I am interested in understanding how we use strategic, goal directed processes to store and retrieve memories. Using various techniques including scalp EEG, intracranial EEG, and fMRI, I hope to answer questions about how various brain regions support learning and interact with one another to promote successful memory formation and retrieval.
Academic Positions and Research Experience
Post-doctoral research associate
University of Oregon
Advisor: Brice Kuhl
2015 - Present
Advisor: David Badre
2008 - 2010
University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Michael Kahana
2010 - 2015
B.A., Psychology with Honors, Summa Cum Laude
New York University
Advisor: Lila Davachi
2005 - 2008
Long, N. M., Lee, H. and Kuhl, B.A. (In press) Hippocampal mismatch signals are modulated by the strength of neural predictions and their similarity to outcomes. Journal of Neuroscience
Long, N. M. and Kahana, M. J. (In press) Modulation of task demands suggests that semantic processing interferes with the formation of episodic associations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition
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
Badre, D., Lebrecht, S., Pagliaccio, D. Long, N. M., and Scimeca, J. M. (2014) Ventral striatum and the evaluation of memory retrieval strategies. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26:9, 1928-1948
Long, N. M., Burke, J. F., and Kahana, M. J. (2014) Subsequent memory effects in intracranial and scalp EEG. NeuroImage, 84, 488-494.
Burke, J. F., Long, N. M., Zaghloul, K. A., Sharan, A. D., Sperling, M. R., and Kahana, M. J. Human intracranial high-frequency activity maps episodic memory formation in space and time. NeuroImage (2013), doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.06.067
Badre, D., Doll, B. B., Long, N. M., and Frank, M. J. (2012). Rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and individual differences in uncertainty-driven exploration. Neuron, 73, 595-607.
Long, N.M., Öztekin, I., Badre, D. (2010) Separable prefrontal cortex contributions to free recall. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 10967-10976.