Nicole Long

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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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.

Kang, H., Ombao, H., Linkletter, C., Long, N., and Badre, D. (2012). Spatiospectral mixed effects model for functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 107(498), 568-577.

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

Öztekin, I., Long, N.M., Badre, D. (2010) Optimizing design efficiency of free recall events for fMRI. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 2238-2250.