Publications

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Submitted

  • Kragel, J. E., and Polyn, S. M. Dynamics of large-scale cortical networks reveal the cognitive control of human memory.
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  • Morton, N. W, and Polyn, S. M. A neurocognitive theory of episodic and semantic interactions during memory search.
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In Press

  • Cutler, R. A., Duff, M., and Polyn, S. M. Searching for semantic knowledge: A vector space semantic analysis of the feature generation task.
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  • Hong, M.K., Polyn, S. M., and Fazio, L. K. Examining the Episodic Context Account: Does retrieval practice enhance memory for context?.
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2019

  • Polyn, S. M., Kragel, J., McCluey, J. D., & Burke, J. F. Altering the flow of mental time: A test of retrieved-context theory. Pre-print posted to PsyArXiv July 9, 2019 https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/kerx3
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2018

  • Powell, P. S., Strunk, J., James, T., Polyn, S. M., and Duarte, A. (2018) Decoding selective attention to context memory: An aging study. NeuroImage, 181, 95-107.
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2017

  • Morton, N. W, and Polyn, S. M. (2017) Beta-band activity represents the recent past during episodic encoding. NeuroImage, 147, 692-702.
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  • Chan, S. C. Y, Applegate, M. C., Morton, N. W, Polyn, S. M., and Norman, K. A. (2017) Lingering representations of stimuli influence recall organization. Neuropsychologia, 97, 72-82.
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  • Polyn, S. M., and Cutler, R. A. (2017) Retrieved-context models of memory search and the neural representation of time. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 17, 203-210.
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2016

  • Kragel, J. E., and Polyn, S. M. (2016). Decoding episodic retrieval processes: Frontoparietal and medial temporal lobe contributions to free recall. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(1), 125-139.
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  • Morton, N. W, and Polyn, S. M. (2016). A predictive framework for evaluating models of semantic organization in free recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 86, 119-140.
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2015

  • Lohnas, L. J., Polyn, S. M., and Kahana, M. J. (2015). Expanding the scope of memory search: Modeling intralist and interlist effects in free recall. Psychological Review, 122(2), 337–363.
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  • Kragel, J. E., Morton, N. W, and Polyn, S. M. (2015). Neural activity in the medial temporal lobe reveals the fidelity of mental time travel. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(7), 2914-2926.
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  • Kragel, J. E. and Polyn, S. M. (2015). Functional interactions between large-scale networks during memory search. Cerebral Cortex, 25(3), 667-679.
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  • Polyn, S. M., McCluey, J. D., Morton, N. W, Woolard, A. A., Luksik, A. S., and Heckers, S. (2015). Temporal context and the organisational impairment of memory search in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 20(4), 296-310.
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2014

  • Polyn, S. M., and Sederberg, P. B. (2014). Brain rhythms in mental time travel. NeuroImage, 85, 678-684.
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2013

  • Miller, J. F., Neufang, M., Solway, A., Brandt, A., Trippel, M., Mader, I., Hefft, S., Merkow, M., Polyn, S. M., Jacobs, J., Kahana, M. J., Schulze-Bonhage, A. (2013). Neural activity in human hippocampal formation reveals the spatial context of retrieved memories. Science, 342, 1111-1114.
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  • Miller, J. F., Lazarus, E. M., Polyn, S. M., and Kahana, M. J. (2013). Spatial clustering during memory search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(3), 773-781.
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  • Morton, N. W, Kahana, M. J., Rosenberg, E. A., Baltuch, G. H., Litt, B. B., Sharan, A. D., Sperling, M. R., and Polyn, S. M. (2013). Category-specific neural oscillations predict recall organization during memory search. Cerebral Cortex, 23(10), 2407–2422.
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  • Morton, N. W (2013). Interactions between episodic and semantic memory (Major area paper for PhD qualifying exam). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
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2012

  • Pachur, T., Raaijmakers, J. G. W., Davelaar, E. J., Daw, N. D., Dougherty, M. R., Hommel, B., Lee, M. D., Polyn, S. M., Ridderinkhof, K. R., Todd, P. M., and Wolfe, J. M. (2012). Unpacking cognitive search: mechanisms and processes. In P. M. Todd, T. T. Hills, and T. W. Robbins (Eds.), Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain. (pp. 237-254). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
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  • Polyn, S. M., Kragel, J. E., Morton, N. W, McCluey, J. D., and Cohen, Z. D. (2012). The neural dynamics of task context in free recall. Neuropsychologia, 50, 447–457.
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2011

  • Manning, J. M., Polyn, S. M., Baltuch, G., Litt, B., Kahana, M. J. (2011). Oscillatory patterns in temporal lobe reveal context reinstatement during memory search. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 108(31), 12893-12897.
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  • Lohnas, L. J., Polyn, S. M., and Kahana, M. J. (2011). Contextual variability in free recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 64, 249-255.
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  • Polyn, S. M., Erlikhman, G., and Kahana, M. J. (2011). Semantic cuing and the scale-insensitivity of recency and contiguity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27(3), 766–775.
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  • Sederberg, P. B., Gershman, S. J., Polyn, S. M., and Norman, K. A. (2011). Human memory reconsolidation can be explained using the Temporal Context Model. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 18(3), 455-468.
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2009

  • Polyn, S. M., Norman, K. A., and Kahana, M. J. (2009a). A context maintenance and retrieval model of organizational processes in free recall. Psychological Review, 116(1), 129–156.
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  • Polyn, S. M., Norman, K. A., and Kahana, M. J. (2009b). Task context and organization in free recall. Neuropsychologia, 47, 2158-2163.
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2008

  • Kahana, M. J., Howard, M. W., and Polyn, S. M. (2008). Associative retrieval processes in episodic memory. In H. L. Roediger III (Ed.), Cognitive psychology of memory. Vol. 2 of Learning and memory: A comprehensive reference, 4 vols. (J. Byrne, Editor). Oxford: Elsevier.
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  • Polyn S. M. & Kahana M. J. (2008). Memory search and the neural representation of context. Trends in Cognitive Science, 12(1), 24-30.
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2007 and earlier

  • Norman K. A., Polyn S. M., Detre G. J., & Haxby J. V. (2006). Beyond mind reading: multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data. Trends in Cognitive Science, 10(3), 424-430.
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  • Polyn S. M., Natu V. S., Cohen J. D., & Norman K. A. (2005). Category-specific cortical activity precedes recall during memory search. Science, 310, 1963-1966.
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  • Polyn S., Wu X.B., & Levy W.B. (2000). Entorhinal/dentate excitation of CA3: A critical variable in hippocampal models. Neurocomputing, 32-33, 493-499.
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