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Nathan S. Rose

William P. and Hazel B. White Assistant Professor of Psychology

Professor Rose's lab conducts research on the cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging. We study the neurocognitive processes that support working memory, long-term memory, and prospective memory in healthy young adults, healthy older adults, and in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or amnesia. Our research uses neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG/ERP, fNIRS) and neurostimulation (TMS, tDCS) technologies and behavioral assessment to test and inform theories of memory and aging. In addition to studying basic memory processes, our research also assesses how cognitive theories can be applied to understanding memory performance in the real world and how cognitive training techniques can be utilized to improve memory performance.

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The White Professorships were established with gifts from the W.P. & H.B. White Foundation. William and Hazel’s children, William P. White Jr. (’39) and Roger B. White (’50), were graduated from Notre Dame’s College of Engineering.

In The News

  Neuroscience News - 'How the Brain Forgets: When Memory Lapses Become Fatal'

  Trends in Cognitive Sciences - 'Working Memory Maintenance: Sustained Firing or Synaptic Mechanisms?'

  Nature Reviews Neuroscience - 'Working Out Working Memory'

  Wall Street Journal - 'What You Just Forgot May Be ‘Sleeping’ '

  Neurology Today - 'New Evidence Refutes Longstanding Theories About Working Memory'

  Time - 'How Sleeping Memories Come Back to Life'

  Science Magazine - 'Energy pulses reveal possible new state of memory'

  The Scientist - 'Retrieving Short-Term Memories'

  NPR All Things Considered - 'Zap! Magnet Study Offers Fresh Insights Into How Memory Works'

  WUWM - 'Experiment Brings Abandoned Memories Back to Mind' 

  National Institutes for Health (NIH) Research Matters - ' Recalling temporary memories'

  U Notre Dame News - ' The Frankenstein effect’ of working memory'

  UW-Madison News - 'Magnetic Brain Stimulation Can Bring Back Stowed Memories'

  Vox - 'This scientific quest to find “missing” memories is changing the way we think about the brain'

  Seeker - 'Painless Zap to the Brain Resurfaces 'Forgotten' Memories' '

  DailyMail - 'A new way to retrieve ‘lost’ memories: Scientists use MAGNETS to help people remember their past'

  Nature World News - ' 'Dark Matter' of Memory to Unlock Secrets to Learning, Brain Disorders, Study Says'

  Fox News - 'Memory research could advance treatments of mental illness' 

  Biotechniques - 'Finding Invisible Memories'

  Cosmos - 'Magnetic pulses to the brain bring back 'forgotten' memories'

  The Verge - 'Stimulating the brain can bring back forgotten short-term memories'

  Brain Science International - ' Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Reactivates Lost Memory'

  Neuroscience News - 'Magnetic Brain Stimulation Can Bring Back Stowed Memories'

  The Learning Scientist - 'Retrieval Practice Improves Learning, but Will it Help ALL of my Students?'

   TMS-EEG Signal Analyser (TESA) open-source software is live at Manuscript: NeuroImage

   APA Journals Article Spotlight -  'Recognition Without Awareness'

   Motherboard (Vice) - 'This Virtual Board Game Could Help Your Grandpa Remember to Take His Pills '

   Fox News - ' Paris Hilton's Face Helpful in Study of Memory'

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