Department of Psychology, Stanford University


Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Memory and Attention

I conduct research on the cognitive neuroscience of human memory and attention. In particular, I am interested in how the brain constructs a temporally coherent past. To address this broad question, I employ functional neuroimaging (particularly pattern classification analysis), electrophysiology, and behavioral studies of healthy people and patients.

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Journal Articles 

Giesbrecht, B., Sy, J.L., Guerin, S.A. (2013). Both memory and attention systems contribute to visual search for targets cued by implicitly learned context. Vision Research, 85, 80-89.

Guerin, S.A., Robbins, C.A., Gilmore, A.W., Schacter, D.L. (2012). Interactions between visual attention and episodic retrieval: Dissociable contributions of parietal regions during gist-based false recognition. Neuron, 75, 1122-1134.

Commentary: Kuhl, B.A. & Chun, M.M. (2012). Attending to the present when remembering the past. Neuron, 75, 944-947. 

Guerin, S.A., Robbins, C.A., Gilmore, A.W., Schacter, D.L. (2012). Retrieval failure contributes to gist-based false recognition. Journal of Memory and Language, 66, 68-78.


Schacter, D.L., Guerin, S.A., St. Jacques, P.L. (2011). Memory distortion: An adaptive perspective. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 15, 467-474.

Miller, M.B., Guerin, S.A., Wolford, G.L. (2011). The strategic nature of false recognition in the DRM paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 1228-1235.

Guerin, S.A., Miller, M.B. (2011). Parietal cortex tracks the amount of information retrieved from memory even when it is not the basis of a memory decision. Neuroimage, 55, 801-807. 

Guerin, S.A., Miller, M.B. (2009). Lateralization of the parietal old/new effect: An eventrelated fMRI study comparing recognition memory for words and faces. Neuroimage44, 232-242. 

Guerin, S.A., Miller, M.B. (2008). Semantic organization of study materials has opposite effects on recognition and recall. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15, 302-308. 

Ermer, E., Guerin, S.A., Cosmides, L., Tooby, J., Miller, M.B. (2006). Theory of mind broad and narrow: Reasoning about social exchange engages TOM areas, precautionary reasoning does not. Social Neuroscience, 1, 196-219. 

Keehner, M., Guerin, S.A., Miller, M.B., Turk, D., Hegarty, M. (2006). Modulation of neural activity by angle of rotation during imagined spatial transformations. Neuroimage, 33, 391-398. 


Book Chapters

Miller, M.B., Guerin, S.A. (2010). My dinner with Mike. In P.A. Reuter-Lorenz, K. Baynes, G.R. Mangun, E. Phelps (Eds.), The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga. Cambridge, MA: MIT.

Aminoff, E., Balslev, D., Borroni, P., Bryan, R.E., Chua, E.F., Cloutier, J., Cross, E.S., Drew, T., Funck, C.M., Gil-da-Costa, R., Guerin, S.A., Hall, J.L., Jordan, K.E., Landau, A.N., Molnar-Szakacs, I., Montaser-Kouhsari, L, Olofsson, J.K., Quadflieg, S., Somerville, L.H., Sy, J.L., Uddin, L.Q., Yamada, M. (2009). The landscape of cognitive neuroscience: challenges, rewards, and new perspectives. In M.S. Gazzaniga (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences IV. Cambridge, MA: MIT.