Nancy A Dennis

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Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Age-related differences in brain activity during true and false memory retrieval
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1390-402. 2008
  2. pmc Effects of aging on the neural correlates of successful item and source memory encoding
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Levine Science Research Center, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34:791-808. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of aging on true and false memory formation: an fMRI study
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, United States
    Neuropsychologia 45:3157-66. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Implicit sequence learning without motor sequencing in young and old adults
    Nancy A Dennis
    Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA
    Exp Brain Res 175:153-64. 2006
  5. pmc Effects of aging on transient and sustained successful memory encoding activity
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Box 90999, LSRC Building, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 28:1749-58. 2007
  6. pmc Adult age differences in functional connectivity during executive control
    David J Madden
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Neuroimage 52:643-57. 2010
  7. pmc Brain-derived neurotrophic factor val66met polymorphism and hippocampal activation during episodic encoding and retrieval tasks
    Nancy A Dennis
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Hippocampus 21:980-9. 2011
  8. pmc Encoding and retrieving faces and places: distinguishing process- and stimulus-specific differences in brain activity
    Steven E Prince
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Neuropsychologia 47:2282-9. 2009
  9. pmc Cerebral white matter integrity mediates adult age differences in cognitive performance
    David J Madden
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:289-302. 2009
  10. pmc Implicit learning of predictive relationships in three-element visual sequences by young and old adults
    James H Howard
    Department of Psychology, Catholic University of America, Wasington, DC 20064, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34:1139-57. 2008

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. pmc Age-related differences in brain activity during true and false memory retrieval
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1390-402. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Effects of aging on the neural correlates of successful item and source memory encoding
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Levine Science Research Center, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34:791-808. 2008
    ..The functional connectivity findings are consistent with a posterior-anterior shift with aging previously reported in several cognitive domains and linked to functional compensation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of aging on true and false memory formation: an fMRI study
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, United States
    Neuropsychologia 45:3157-66. 2007
    ..Results suggest that greater bilateral frontal activity during encoding in aging are not just task-related, but may be associated with subsequent successful memory performance...
  4. ncbi request reprint Implicit sequence learning without motor sequencing in young and old adults
    Nancy A Dennis
    Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA
    Exp Brain Res 175:153-64. 2006
    ..Results indicate that young and old adults are able to learn purely perceptual auditory sequences, but that explicit knowledge contributes to learning of repeating sequences by young adults...
  5. pmc Effects of aging on transient and sustained successful memory encoding activity
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Box 90999, LSRC Building, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 28:1749-58. 2007
    ..The results underscore the importance of investigating aging effects on both transient and sustained neural activity...
  6. pmc Adult age differences in functional connectivity during executive control
    David J Madden
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Neuroimage 52:643-57. 2010
    ..These findings highlight the functional connectivity of frontoparietal activation as a potential source of age-related decline in executive control...
  7. pmc Brain-derived neurotrophic factor val66met polymorphism and hippocampal activation during episodic encoding and retrieval tasks
    Nancy A Dennis
    Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Hippocampus 21:980-9. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Encoding and retrieving faces and places: distinguishing process- and stimulus-specific differences in brain activity
    Steven E Prince
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Neuropsychologia 47:2282-9. 2009
    ..Taken together, our results clarify the contribution of different brain regions to stimulus- and process-specific episodic memory mechanisms...
  9. pmc Cerebral white matter integrity mediates adult age differences in cognitive performance
    David J Madden
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:289-302. 2009
    ..This result is the first demonstration that the integrity of specific white matter tracts is a mediator of age-related changes in cognitive performance...
  10. pmc Implicit learning of predictive relationships in three-element visual sequences by young and old adults
    James H Howard
    Department of Psychology, Catholic University of America, Wasington, DC 20064, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34:1139-57. 2008
    ....
  11. pmc Temporal lobe functional activity and connectivity in young adult APOE varepsilon4 carriers
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 6:303-11. 2010
    ..We sought to determine if the APOE epsilon4 allele influences both the functional activation and connectivity of the medial temporal lobes (MTLs) during successful memory encoding in young adults...
  12. ncbi request reprint Event Timing and age deficits in higher-order sequence learning
    James H Howard
    Department of Psychology, Cognitive Aging Laboratory, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 14:647-68. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that event timing alone cannot explain the age deficits observed in high-order implicit sequence learning...
  13. pmc Implicit spatial contextual learning in healthy aging
    James H Howard
    Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA
    Neuropsychology 18:124-34. 2004
    ....
  14. pmc COMT val108/158 met genotype affects neural but not cognitive processing in healthy individuals
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Cereb Cortex 20:672-83. 2010
    ..Taken together, the results suggest that although the COMT val108/158met genotype has no effect on cognitive behavioral measures in healthy individuals, it is associated with differences in neural process underlying cognitive output...
  15. pmc Age-related dedifferentiation of learning systems: an fMRI study of implicit and explicit learning
    Nancy A Dennis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 32:2318.e17-30. 2011
    ..These correlations were attenuated in older adults. Taken together results support dedifferentiation in aging across memory systems...
  16. ncbi request reprint Aging and implicit learning of an invariant association
    Darlene V Howard
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 37th and P Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P100-5. 2008
    ..We conclude that implicit learning of this invariant association is largely preserved in healthy aging, revealing another avenue by which older people continue to adapt efficiently to environmental regularities...
  17. ncbi request reprint Age deficits in learning sequences of spoken words
    Nancy A Dennis
    Cognitive Aging Laboratory, Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia 20064, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P224-7. 2003
    ..This suggests that age-related deficits in implicit sequence learning reflect a general impairment in learning subtle environmental covariations rather than a modality-specific visual impairment...
  18. pmc Que PASA? The posterior-anterior shift in aging
    Simon W Davis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Cereb Cortex 18:1201-9. 2008
    ..Taken together, these findings demonstrate the validity, function, and generalizability of PASA, as well as its importance for the cognitive neuroscience of aging...
  19. pmc Assessing the effects of age on long white matter tracts using diffusion tensor tractography
    Simon W Davis
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, PO Box 90999, LSRC Bldg, Room B254, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Neuroimage 46:530-41. 2009
    ..Taken together, the results help to clarify how age-related white matter decline impairs cognitive performance...
  20. pmc Inferring facts from fiction: reading correct and incorrect information affects memory for related information
    Andrew C Butler
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    Memory 20:487-98. 2012
    ..Readers learn more than what is directly stated in stories; they use references to the real world to make both correct and incorrect inferences that are integrated into their knowledge bases...
  21. ncbi request reprint Guiding visual attention during acquisition of matching-to-sample
    Harry A Mackay
    Shriver Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical School 02452 6319, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 107:445-54. 2002
    ..Implications for theory and application are discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Guided visual search in individuals with mental retardation
    Michael T Carlin
    Behavioral Science Division, Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Waltham 02452, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 107:237-51. 2002
    ..Results show that individuals with mental retardation can demonstrate sophisticated visual selective attention skills when visual arrays are structured appropriately...