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Our recent paper in Learning & Memory, which tests a key prediction of our Competitive Trace Theory, was covered in a UC Irvine press release today! Here’s the write-up: UC Irvine neurobiologists Zachariah Reagh and Michael Yassa have found that while repetition enhances the factual content of memories, it can reduce the amount of detail…

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Our recent paper in Hippocampus on temporal discrimination in young and older adults recently got a great write up on Dr. Ryan Hunsaker’s blog, Why Haven’t They Done That Yet? From the post: Roberts and colleagues developed a task to test temporal pattern separation (as well as primacy and recency) in a cohort of young…

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New paper by Zach Reagh in Learning and Memory. Here he is with the paper pony! Reagh, Z.M. & Yassa, M.A. (2014). Repetition strengthens target recognition but impairs similar lure discrimination: evidence for trace competition. Learning & Memory DOI doi/10.1101/lm.034546.114. Abstract: Most theories of memory assume that representations are strengthened with repetition. We recently proposed…

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Congratulations to Zach Reagh for being awarded the coveted Dr. William F. Holcomb Scholarship by the School of Biological Sciences! This award supports a graduate student in biomedical sciences and is in the amount of $2000. Zach is pictured here at the award ceremony with Dr. Mike Mulligan, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, on the left and Dr. Frank LaFerla, Dean of…

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New paper by graduate student Jared Roberts. Here he is with the paper pony! Roberts J.M., Ly, M., Murray, E., Yassa, M.A. (2014) Temporal discrimination deficits as a function of lag interference in older adults. Hippocampus DOI:10.1002/hipo.22303 Abstract A vital component of episodic memory is the ability to determine the temporal order of remembered events. Although it has been…

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New paper by graduate student Stephanie Leal. Here she is holding the paper pony! Leal, S.L., Tighe, S.K., Jones, C.K., Yassa, M.A. (2014) Pattern separation of emotional information in  hippocampal dentate and CA3.Hippocampus DOI:10.1002/hipo.22298. Abstract: Emotional arousal, mediated by the amygdala, is known to modulate episodic memories stored by the hippocampus, a region involved in pattern separation (the…

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Jared and Craig Stark

Congratulations to Jared Roberts who was just awarded the John Haycock Memorial Travel Award. The award was established to honor John W. Haycock; friend and mentor to many, and an influential scientist. John’s family has established a memorial graduate student award named for John in the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at UC Irvine.…

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