Andy Yonelinas, Ph.D.

 Andy  Yonelinas, Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • Department of Psychology


  • Professor
  • Center for Mind and Brain

Neuroimaging and Memory; Emotion and Stress; Psychophysical Methods

Research Summary

Research Focus

Professor Yonelinas examines the processes underlying human memory. In order to characterize the functional nature of different memory processes he uses implicit and explicit tests as well as several 'second generation' procedures such as the process dissociation procedure, the independence remember/know procedure, and ROC modeling procedure. In order to determine the neural substrates of memory encoding and retrieval processes he i) examines memory-impaired patients such as amnesics and Alzheimer's patients, and ii) examines the physiological correlates of memory processes using neuroimaging techniques, such as event-related potentials and function magnetic resonance imaging. The goal of this work is to develop and test models of memory that address recent behavioral, neuropsychological and brain imaging data. Other research interests include studying action slips (i.e., habitual actions that interrupt intended actions) and examining the relationship between performance and conscious awareness.

Select Publications

  • Koen, J. D., & Yonelinas, A. P. (in press). The effects of healthy aging, amnestic mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease on recollection and familiarity: A meta-analytic review. Neuropsychology Review, 24(3): 332-354. doi: 10.1007/s11065-014-9266-5.
  • Ritchey, M.,  Yonelinas, A. P., & Ranganath, C. (in press). Functional connectivity relationships predict similarities in task activation and pattern information during associative memory encoding. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(5),1085-99. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00533. 
  • Wang, W. C.,  Montchal, M. E.,  Yonelinas, A. P., &  Ragland, J. D. (in press). Hippocampal and parahippocampal cortex volume predicts recollection in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2014.05.008. 
  • Aly, M.,  Ranganath, C., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2014). Neural correlates of state- and strength-based perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26 (4), 792-809.
  • Wang, W. C.,  Ranganath, C., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2014). Activity reductions in perirhinal cortex predict conceptual priming and familiarity-based recognition. Neuropsychologia, 52, 19–26.


Department of Psychology

Center for Mind and Brain

Human Memory Lab