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Peter Wais, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-502-7322
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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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. Evidence of a Causal Role for mid-Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex Based Functional Networks in Retrieving High-Fidelity Memory. Sci Rep. 2018 10 05; 8(1):14877. Wais PE, Montgomery O, Stark CEL, Gazzaley A. PMID: 30291280.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Retrieval of high-fidelity memory arises from distributed cortical networks. Neuroimage. 2017 04 01; 149:178-189. Wais PE, Jahanikia S, Steiner D, Stark CEL, Gazzaley A. PMID: 28159685.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Exercise to enhance hippocampal function and memory in older adults: Proof of concept findings from a 12-week exercise intervention trial. Alzheimer's & Dementia. 2015 Jul 1; 11(7):p95-p96. Judy Pa, Sasha Skinner, Peter Wais, Christian Thompson, Adam Gazzaley. .
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    4. Exercise to enhance hippocampal function and memory in older adults: Proof of concept findings from a 12-week exercise intervention trial. Alzheimer's & Dementia. 2015 Jul 1; 11(7):p747. Judy Pa, Sasha Skinner, Peter Wais, Christian Thompson, Adam Gazzaley. .
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    5. External distraction impairs categorization performance in older adults. Psychol Aging. 2014 Sep; 29(3):666-71. Wais PE, Gazzaley A. PMID: 25244485.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Distractibility during retrieval of long-term memory: domain-general interference, neural networks and increased susceptibility in normal aging. Front Psychol. 2014; 5:280. Wais PE, Gazzaley A. PMID: 24778623.
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    7. The limited usefulness of models based on recollection and familiarity. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Apr; 109(7):1687-9. Wais PE. PMID: 22993254.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. The impact of auditory distraction on retrieval of visual memories. Psychon Bull Rev. 2011 Dec; 18(6):1090-7. Wais PE, Gazzaley A. PMID: 21938641.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. The impact of visual distraction on episodic retrieval in older adults. Brain Res. 2012 Jan 09; 1430:78-85. Wais PE, Martin GM, Gazzaley A. PMID: 22119398.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Distractibility during episodic retrieval is exacerbated by perturbation of left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2012 Mar; 22(3):717-24. Wais PE, Kim OY, Gazzaley A. PMID: 21680847.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Strong memories are hard to scale. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2011 May; 140(2):239-57. Mickes L, Hwe V, Wais PE, Wixted JT. PMID: 21417544.
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    12. Hippocampal signals for strong memory when associative memory is available and when it is not. Hippocampus. 2011 Jan; 21(1):9-21. Wais PE. PMID: 20014387.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Neural mechanisms underlying the impact of visual distraction on retrieval of long-term memory. J Neurosci. 2010 Jun 23; 30(25):8541-50. Wais PE, Rubens MT, Boccanfuso J, Gazzaley A. PMID: 20573901.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. In search of recollection and familiarity signals in the hippocampus. J Cogn Neurosci. 2010 Jan; 22(1):109-23. Wais PE, Squire LR, Wixted JT. PMID: 19199424.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Recollection is a continuous process: implications for dual-process theories of recognition memory. Psychol Sci. 2009 Apr; 20(4):509-15. Mickes L, Wais PE, Wixted JT. PMID: 19320859.
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    16. FMRI signals associated with memory strength in the medial temporal lobes: a meta-analysis. Neuropsychologia. 2008 Dec; 46(14):3185-96. Wais PE. PMID: 18817791.
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    17. Remember/know judgments probe degrees of recollection. J Cogn Neurosci. 2008 Mar; 20(3):400-5. Wais PE, Mickes L, Wixted JT. PMID: 18004949.
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    18. A direct test of the unequal-variance signal detection model of recognition memory. Psychon Bull Rev. 2007 Oct; 14(5):858-65. Mickes L, Wixted JT, Wais PE. PMID: 18087950.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. The hippocampus supports both the recollection and the familiarity components of recognition memory. Neuron. 2006 Feb 02; 49(3):459-66. Wais PE, Wixted JT, Hopkins RO, Squire LR. PMID: 16446148.
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    20. Emotion enhances remembrance of neutral events past. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jan 31; 103(5):1599-604. Anderson AK, Wais PE, Gabrieli JD. PMID: 16434476.
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    21. Amygdala responses to emotionally valenced stimuli in older and younger adults. Psychol Sci. 2004 Apr; 15(4):259-63. Mather M, Canli T, English T, Whitfield S, Wais P, Ochsner K, Gabrieli JD, Carstensen LL. PMID: 15043644.
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