Research Highlights


Arousal-biased competition
A new theory addresses why arousal sometimes enhances and sometimes impairs memory for neutral information. PDF


Frontopolar regions help update emotional memories...
...while the amygdala may work to maintain original emotional memories at the cost of updating them. PDF

In Press Papers

Barber, S.J., Mather, M., & Gatz, M. (in press). How stereotype threat affects healthy older adults' performance on clinical assessments of cognitive decline: The key role of regulatory fit. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. PDF

Hirst, W., Phelps, E. A., Meksin, R., Vaidya, C. J., Johnson, M. K., Mitchell, K. J., Buckner, R. L., Budson, A. E., Gabrieli, J. D. E., Lustig, C., Mather, M., Ochsner, K. N., Schacter, D., Simons, J. S., Lyle, K. B., Cuc, A. F., Olsson, A. (in press). A ten-year follow-up of a study of memory for the attack of September 11, 2001: Flashbulb memories and memories for flashbulb events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Mather, M. (in press). Emotional memory. In S. K. Whitbourne (Ed.),The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging . PDF

Mather, M. & Ponzio, A. (in press). Emotion and aging. In L. Feldman Barrett, M. Lewis, & J. Haviland-Jones (Eds.), Handbook of Emotions. PDF data files (excel)

Nielsen, S.E., & Mather, M. (in press). Comparison of two isometric handgrip protocols on sympathetic arousal in women. Physiology and Behavior. PDF

Sutherland, M.R., & Mather, M. (in press). Negative arousal increases the effects of stimulus salience in older adults Experimental Aging Research. PDF

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