Nicole Long

Post-doctoral research associate
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Research Interests

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

Lab Manager
Brown University
Advisor: David Badre
2008 - 2010


Ph.D., Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Michael Kahana
2010 - 2015

B.A., Psychology with Honors, Summa Cum Laude
New York University
Advisor: Lila Davachi
2005 - 2008

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Selected Publications

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 outcomesJournal 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 networkNeuroImage 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 EEGNeuroImage, 84, 488-494.

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., Ö
ztekin, I., Badre, D. (2010) Separable prefrontal cortex contributions to free recall. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 10967-10976.

Conference Presentations