Peter Wais, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral StudiesGraduate Division

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    Neural Correlates of Discrimination and Generalization in Recognition Memory
    NIH/NIA R00AG043557Sep 1, 2013 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neural Correlates of Discrimination and Generalization in Recognition Memory
    NIH/NIA K99AG043557Sep 1, 2013 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Wais P, Jahanikia S, Steiner D, Stark CEL, Gazzaley A. Retrieval of high-fidelity memory arises from distributed cortical networks. Neuroimage. 2017 Apr 01; 149:178-189. PMID: 28159685.
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    2. Wais P, Gazzaley A. External distraction impairs categorization performance in older adults. Psychol Aging. 2014 Sep; 29(3):666-71. PMID: 25244485; PMCID: PMC4277260.
    3. Wais P, Gazzaley A. Distractibility during retrieval of long-term memory: domain-general interference, neural networks and increased susceptibility in normal aging. Front Psychol. 2014; 5:280. PMID: 24778623; PMCID: PMC3985013.
    4. Wais P. The limited usefulness of models based on recollection and familiarity. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Apr; 109(7):1687-9. PMID: 22993254.
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    5. Wais P, Martin GM, Gazzaley A. The impact of visual distraction on episodic retrieval in older adults. Brain Res. 2012 Jan 09; 1430:78-85. PMID: 22119398; PMCID: PMC3242871.
    6. Wais P, Kim OY, Gazzaley A. Distractibility during episodic retrieval is exacerbated by perturbation of left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2012 Mar; 22(3):717-24. PMID: 21680847; PMCID: PMC3278320.
    7. Mickes L, Hwe V, Wais P, Wixted JT. Strong memories are hard to scale. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2011 May; 140(2):239-57. PMID: 21417544.
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    8. Wais P. Hippocampal signals for strong memory when associative memory is available and when it is not. Hippocampus. 2011 Jan; 21(1):9-21. PMID: 20014387.
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    9. Wais P, Rubens MT, Boccanfuso J, Gazzaley A. Neural mechanisms underlying the impact of visual distraction on retrieval of long-term memory. J Neurosci. 2010 Jun 23; 30(25):8541-50. PMID: 20573901; PMCID: PMC2919837.
    10. Wais P, Squire LR, Wixted JT. In search of recollection and familiarity signals in the hippocampus. J Cogn Neurosci. 2010 Jan; 22(1):109-23. PMID: 19199424; PMCID: PMC2888779.
    11. Mickes L, Wais P, Wixted JT. Recollection is a continuous process: implications for dual-process theories of recognition memory. Psychol Sci. 2009 Apr; 20(4):509-15. PMID: 19320859.
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    12. Wais P. FMRI signals associated with memory strength in the medial temporal lobes: a meta-analysis. Neuropsychologia. 2008 Dec; 46(14):3185-96. PMID: 18817791.
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    13. Wais P, Mickes L, Wixted JT. Remember/know judgments probe degrees of recollection. J Cogn Neurosci. 2008 Mar; 20(3):400-5. PMID: 18004949.
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    14. Wais P, Wixted JT, Hopkins RO, Squire LR. The hippocampus supports both the recollection and the familiarity components of recognition memory. Neuron. 2006 Feb 02; 49(3):459-66. PMID: 16446148; PMCID: PMC1457095.
    15. Anderson AK, Wais P, Gabrieli JD. Emotion enhances remembrance of neutral events past. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jan 31; 103(5):1599-604. PMID: 16434476; PMCID: PMC1360523.
    16. Mather M, Canli T, English T, Whitfield S, Wais P, Ochsner K, Gabrieli JD, Carstensen LL. Amygdala responses to emotionally valenced stimuli in older and younger adults. Psychol Sci. 2004 Apr; 15(4):259-63. PMID: 15043644.
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