Cognitive Neuroscience



Social Knowledge

Visual Short Tem Memory

Working Memory Training

Episodic Memory

Statistical Learning



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Social Knowledge


Von Der Heide, R. J., Skipper, L. M., Klobusicky, E., & Olson, I. R. (2013). Dissecting the uncinate fasciculus: Disorders, controversies, and a

     hypothesis. Brain. pdf

Von Der Heide, R. J., Skipper, L. M., & Olson, I. R. (2013). Anterior temporal face patches: A meta-analysis and empirical study. Frontiers in Human

    Neuroscience, 7, doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00017. pdf

Olson, I. R. McCoy, D., Klobusicky, E., & Ross, L. A. (2013). Social cognition and the anterior temporal lobes: A review and theoretical framework. Social,

    Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 8(2), 123-133. pdf

Skipper, L., Ross, L., & Olson, I. R. (2011). Sensory and semantic category subdivisions within the anterior temporal lobes. Neuropsychologia, 49(12),

     3419-3429. pdf

Ross, L. & Olson, I. R. (2011; accepted pending revisions). Testing competing hypotheses about the functionality of the anterior temporal lobe: unique

     entities, social entities, or both? Cerebral Cortex.

Ross, L. & Olson, I. R. (2010). Social cognition and the anterior temporal lobes.

    Neuroimage, 49(4), 3452-3462.pdf

Ross, L., McCoy, D., Wolk, D., Coslett, H. B., & Olson, I. R. (2010). Improved proper name recall by electrical stimulation of the anterior temporal lobes. 

    Neuropsychologia, 48(12), 3671-674. pdf

Toderov, A. & Olson, I. R. (2008). Robust learning of affective trait associations with faces when the hippocampus is damaged, but not when the amygdala

     and temporal pole are damaged. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 3(3), 195-203. pdf

Olson, I. R., Plotzker, A., & Ezzyat, Y. (2007). The enigmatic temporal pole: A review of findings on social and emotional processing. Brain, 130(7),

     1718-1731. pdf




Visual Short Term Memory/Working Memory


Richmond, L. L., Thorpe, M., Berryhill, M. E., Klugman, J., & Olson, I. R. (2012-epub ahead of print). Individual differences in autistic trait load in the

     general population predicts visual working memory performance. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. pdf

Berryhill, M. E., Richmond, L. L., Shay, C., & Olson, I.R. (2011-in press). Shifting attention among working memory representations: Testing cue type,

     awareness, and strategic control. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(3), 426-438. pdf

Berryhill, M.E., Chein, J., & Olson, I.R. (2011). At the intersection of attention and memory: the mechanistic role of the posterior parietal lobe in working

     memory. Neuropsychologia, 49 (5), 1306-1315. pdf

Berryhill, M. E., Wencil, E., Coslett, H. B., & Olson, I. R. (2010). A selective working memory impairment after transcranial direct current stimulation to the

     right parietal lobe. Neuroscience Letters, 479(3), 312-316. pdf

Olson, I. R. Moore, K., & Drowos, D. B. (2008). The contents of visual working memory are only partly under volitional control. Memory & Cognition, 36(7),

     1360-1369. pdf

Berryhill, M. E. & Olson, I.R. (2008). Is the posterior parietal lobe involved in working memory retrieval? Evidence from patients with bilateral parietal lobe

     damage.  Neuropsychologia, 46(7), 1775-1786. pdf

Berryhill, M. E., & Olson, I. R. (2008). The right parietal lobe is critical for working memory. Neuropsychologia, 46(7), 1767-1774. Special issue on the

     parietal lobe and memory. pdf

Olson, I. R. & Ezzyat, Y. (2008). The medial temporal lobe and visual working memory: Comparisons across tasks, delays, and visual similarity.

     Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 8(1), 32-40. pdf

Olson, I. R., Page, K., Moore, K. S., Chatterjee, A., & Verfaellie, M. (2006). Working memory for conjunctions relies on the medial temporal lobe.

    Journal of Neuroscience, 26(17), 4596-4601. pdf

Olson, I. R., Moore, K. S., Stark, M., & Chatterjee, A. (2006). Visual working memory is impaired when the medial temporal lobe is damaged. Journal of

     Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(7), 1-11. pdf

Olson, I. R. & Marshuetz, C. (2005). Remembering "what" brings along "where" in visual working memory. Perception & Psychophysics, 67(2), 185-

     194. pdf

Olson, I. R., Zhang, J. X., Mitchell, K. J., Johnson, M. K., Bloise, S. M., & Higgins, J. A. (2004). Preserved spatial memory over brief intervals in older

     adults. Psychology and Aging, 19(2), 310-317. pdf

Olson, I. R. & Jiang, Y. (2002). Is visual short term memory object based? Rejection of the "strong-object" hypothesis. Perception & Psychophysics,

     64(7), 1055-1067. pdf

Jiang, Y., Olson, I. R., & Chun, M. M. (2000). Organization of visual short term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and

    Cognition, 26(3), 683-702. pdf




Working Memory Training


Richmond, L. L., Morrison, A. B., Chein, J. M., & Olson, I. R. (2011). Working Memory Training and Transfer in Older Adults. Psychology and

     Aging,26(4), 813-822. pdf

Olson, I. R., Jiang, Y., & Moore, K. S. (2005). Associative learning improves visual working memory performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology:

    Human Perception and Performance, 31(5), 889-900. pdf

Olson, I. R. & Jiang, Y. (2004). Visual short-term memory is not improved by training. Memory & Cognition, 32(8), 1326-1332. pdf




Episodic Memory and the Parietal Lobe


Koski, J., Olson, I. R., & Newcombe, N. S. (2013). Tracking the eyes to see what children remember. Memory, 21(3), 396-407. pdf

Cabeza, R., Mazuz, Y. S., Stokes, J., Kragel, J. E., Woldorff, M. G., Ciaramelli, E., Olson, I .R., & Moscovitch, M. (2011). Overlapping parietal activity in memory and

     perception: Evidence for the attention to memory model. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(11), 3209-3217. pdf

Drowos, D. B., Berryhill, M. E., Andre, J,. & Olson, I. R. (2010). True memory, false memory, and subjective memory after parietal lobe damage. Neuropsychology,

    24(4), 465-475. pdf

Berryhill, M. E., Picasso, L. Arnold, R. A., Drowos, D. B., & Olson, I. R. (2010). Similarities and differences between parietal and frontal patients in autobiographical and

     constructed experience tasks. Neuropsychologia, 48(5), 1385-93.pdf

Simons, J., Peers, P., Mazuz, Y., Berryhill, M.E. & Olson, I.R. (2010). Dissociation between memory accuracy and memory confidence following bilateral parietal

     lesions. Cerebral Cortex. 20(2), 479-485.pdf

Berryhill, M. E., Drowos, D. B., & Olson, I. R. (2009). Bilateral parietal cortex damage does not impair associative memory for paired stimuli.

     Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26(7), 606-619. pdf

Olson, I. R. & Berryhill, M. E. (2009). Some surprising findings on the Involvement of the parietal lobe in human memory. Neurobiology of Learning

     and Memory, 91(2), 155-165.pdf

Cabeza, R., Ciaremelli, E., Olson, I. R., & Moscovitch, M. M. (2008). Parietal cortex and episodic memory: An attentional account. Nature Reviews

     Neuroscience, 9(8), 613-625. pdf

Berryhill, M. E., Phuong, L., Picasso, L., Cabeza, R., & Olson, I. R. (2007). Parietal lobe and episodic memory: Bilateral damage causes impaired free

     recall of autobiographical memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(52), 14415-14423. pdf




Implicit/Statistical Learning and Memory:

Serial Response Time and Contextual Cueing


Berryhill, M. E., Mazuz, Y. M., & Olson, I. R. (2008). Serial reaction time performance following right parietal lobe damage. Journal of Neuropsychology,

    2(Pt 2), 509-514.pdf

Olson, I. R., Rao, H., Moore, K. S., Wang, J. J., Detre, J., & Aguirre, G. K. (2006). Using perfusion fMRI to measure continuous changes in neural activity

     with learning. Brain and Cognition, 60(3), 262-271. pdf

Olson, I. R. & Chun, M. M. (2001). Perceptual constraints on implicit learning of spatial context. Visual Cognition, 9(3), 273-302. pdf

Olson, I. R., Chun, M. M, & Allison, T. (2001). Contextual guidance of attention: Human intracranial event-related potential evidence for feedback

     modulation in anatomically early, temporally late stages of visual processing, Brain, 124(7), 1417-1425. pdf

Olson, I. R. & Chun, M. C. (2001). Temporal contextual cuing of visual attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition,

    27(5), 1299-1313. pdf





Olson, I. R., Drowos, D., Berryhill, M. E., Brown, L. & Chatterjee, A. (2010). A calendar savant with episodic memory impairments. Neurocase, 16(3),


Berryhill, M. E. & Olson, I. R. (2009). The representation of object distance: Evidence from neuroimaging and neuropsychology. Frontiers in Human

    Neuroscience, 3(43), doi:10.3389/neuro.09.043.2009. pdf

Berryhill, M. E., Fendrich, R., & Olson, I. R. (2009). Impaired distance perception and size constancy following bilateral occipitoparietal damage.

    Experimental Brain Research, 194(3), 381-393. pdf

Thomas, A., Lawler, K., Olson, I. R., & Aguirre, G. K. (2008). The Philadelphia face perception battery. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 23(2),

     175-187. pdf

Yi, D., Chun, M. M., & Olson, I. R. (2006). Shape-specific perceptual learning in a figure-ground segregation task. Vision Research, 46(6-7), 914-924. pdf
Olson, I. R. & Marshuetz, C. (2005). Facial attractiveness is appraised in a glance. Emotion, 5(4), 498-502. pdf

Hampson, M., Olson, I. R., Leung, H. -C., & Gore, J. C. (2004). Changes in functional connectivity of human MT/V5 with visual motion input. Neuroreport,

     15(8), 1315-1319. pdf

Jiang, Y., Chun, M. M., & Olson, I. R. (2004). Perceptual grouping in change detection. Perception & Psychophysics, 66(3), 446-453. pdf

Ross, D. A., Olson, I. R., Marks, L. E., & Gore, J. C. (2004). A nonmusical paradigm for identifying absolute pitch possessors. Journal of the Acoustical

     Society of America, 116(3), 1793-1799. pdf

Olson, I. R., Gatenby, J. C., Leung, H. -C., Scudlarski, P., & Gore, J. C. (2003). Neuronal representations of occluded objects in the human brain.

     Neuropsychologia, 42(1), 95-104. pdf

Ross, D. A., Olson, I. R., & Gore, J. C. (2003). Absolute pitch does not depend on early musical training. Annals of the New York Academy of

    Sciences,999, 522-526. pdf

Ross, D. A., Olson, I. R., & Gore, J. C. (2003). Cortical plasticity in an early blind musician: An fMRI study. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 21(7), 821-828.


Donegan, N. H., Stanislow, C. A., Blumberg, H. P, Fulbright, R. K., Lacadie, C., Skudlarski, P, Gore, J. C, Olson, I. R., McGlashan, T. H., & Wexler, B. E.

     (2003). Amygdala hyperreactivity in borderline personality disorder: Implications for emotional dysregulation. Biological Psychiatry, 54(11), 1284-1293


Olson, I. R., Gatenby, J. C., & Gore, J. C. (2002). A comparison of bound and unbound audio-visual information processing in the human cerebral cortex.

     Cognitive Brain Research, 14(1), 129-138. pdf

Olson, I. R., Chun, M. M, & Anderson, A. K. (2001). Effects of phonological length on the attentional blink. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human

     Perception and Performance, 27(5), 1116-1123. pdf


Updated 02/27/2012