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Overview

  • I have always been interested in how we can remember information. As a graduate student, I used animal models of memory to examine how long-term memories are stored. My post-graduate training has been as a cognitive and clinical neuroscientist. As a cognitive neuroscientist, I use electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to illustrate how the brain supports memory and cognitive control and how certain disease states impact brain function during memory and cognitive control. I am specifically interested in the interaction between alpha and beta oscillations during memory and cognitive control. I also examine how different cognitive training techniques like mindfulness meditation might help improve memory function.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Predictability matters: role of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex in disambiguation of overlapping sequences.Learning and Memory.  25:335-346. 2018
    2018 MAO-A Phenotype Effects Response Sensitivity and the Parietal Old/New Effect during Recognition Memory.Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  12:53. 2018
    2017 Individual differences in EEG correlates of recognition memory due to DAT polymorphisms.Brain and Behavior.  7:e00870. 2017
    2016 A Working Memory Buffer in Parahippocampal Regions: Evidence from a Load Effect during the Delay Period.Cerebral Cortex.  26:1965-1974. 2016
    2016 Salience and Default Mode Network Coupling Predicts Cognition in Aging and Parkinson's Disease.Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  22:205-215. 2016
    2015 Genetic variation in the serotonin transporter gene influences ERP old/new effects during recognition memory.Neuropsychologia.  78:95-107. 2015
    2015 Functional connections between optic flow areas and navigationally responsive brain regions during goal-directed navigation.NeuroImage.  118:386-396. 2015
    2015 Memory retrieval of smoking-related images induce greater insula activation as revealed by an fMRI-based delayed matching to sample task.Addiction Biology.  20:349-356. 2015
    2015 Altered intrinsic functional coupling between core neurocognitive networks in Parkinson's disease.NeuroImage: Clinical.  7:449-455. 2015
    2014 Functional correlates of optic flow motion processing in Parkinson's disease.Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.  8:57. 2014
    2013 Hippocampus and retrosplenial cortex combine path integration signals for successful navigation.Journal of Neuroscience.  33:19304-19313. 2013
    2013 Role of the hippocampus and orbitofrontal cortex during the disambiguation of social cues in working memory.Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience Psychobiology.  13:900-915. 2013
    2013 Contributions of the hippocampal subfields and entorhinal cortex to disambiguation during working memory.Hippocampus.  23:467-475. 2013
    2013 Complementary roles of medial temporal lobes and mid-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for working memory for novel and familiar trial-unique visual stimuli.European Journal of Neuroscience.  37:668-678. 2013
    2012 Cooperative interactions between hippocampal and striatal systems support flexible navigation.NeuroImage.  60:1316-1330. 2012
    2011 The hippocampus is functionally connected to the striatum and orbitofrontal cortex during context dependent decision making.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  1423:53-66. 2011
    2011 An fMRI investigation of the fronto-striatal learning system in women who exhibit eating disorder behaviors.NeuroImage.  56:1749-1757. 2011
    2010 Which way was I going? Contextual retrieval supports the disambiguation of well learned overlapping navigational routes.Journal of Neuroscience.  30:7414-7422. 2010
    2009 The retrieval of learned sequences engages the hippocampus: Evidence from fMRI.Hippocampus.  19:790-799. 2009
    2008 Noradrenergic, but not cholinergic, deafferentation of prefrontal cortex impairs attentional set-shifting.Neuroscience.  153:63-71. 2008
    2008 The hippocampus is preferentially associated with memory for spatial contextJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience.  20:432-446. 2008
    2006 Dynamics of hippocampal and cortical activation during consolidation of a nonspatial memory.Journal of Neuroscience.  26:4852-4859. 2006
    2005 Acetylcholine in the orbitofrontal cortex is necessary for the acquisition of a socially transmitted food preference.Learning and Memory.  12:302-306. 2005
    Investigation of the changes in oscillatory power during task-switching after mild traumatic brain injuryEuropean Journal of Neuroscience

    Teaching Activities

  • Adv Sem/Physiological Psych Taught course 2018
  • Graduate Pro-seminar Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Fundament. of Neuroscience II Taught course 2018
  • Graduate Pro-seminar Taught course 2018
  • Neurobiology Laboratory II Taught course 2018
  • Neurobiology Laboratory II Taught course 2018
  • Neurobiology Laboratory II Taught course 2018
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Graduate Pro-seminar Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Fundament. of Neuroscience II Taught course 2017
  • Graduate Pro-seminar Taught course 2017
  • Neurobiology Laboratory II Taught course 2017
  • Neurobiology Laboratory II Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Graduate Pro-seminar Taught course 2016
  • Research Methods in Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Adv Top/Cognitive Neuroscience Taught course 2016
  • Research Methods in Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Adv Top/Cognitive Neuroscience Taught course 2015
  • Research Methods in Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Adv Top/Cognitive Neuroscience Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2015
  • Research Methods in Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Adv Top/Cognitive Neuroscience Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Seminar in Cognition Taught course 2014
  • Topics Neuroscience & Behavior Taught course 2014
  • AdvTop/Cognitive Neuroscience Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A. Psychology, Boston University
  • Ph.D. Psychology, Boston University
  • Full Name

  • Robert Ross