Michael Derek Rugg

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Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences
Director, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Ph.D., University of Leicester, 1979, Psychology
Phone: (949) 824-8531
Fax: (949) 824-4807
Email: mrugg@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
116 Bonney Research Lab
Mail Code: 3800
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Human Memory, EEG, fMRI, Neuroimaging, Aging
Academic Distinctions
Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Research Abstract
Resarch programs in the laboratory use electrophysiological (EEG & ERP) and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) methods to investigate a variety of aspects of human memory. These include the cognitive and neural bases of memory encoding and retrieval, as well as how and why memory function differs as a result of healthy aging or neurological disease.
Yonelinas, A.P., Otten, L.J., Shaw, K.N., and Rugg, M.D. Separating the brain regions involved in recollection and familiarity in recognition memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 2005, 25, 3002-3008.
Woodruff, C.C, Johnson, J.D., Uncapher, M.R. and Rugg, M.D. Content-specificity of the neural correlates of recollection. Neuropsychologia, 2005, 43, 1022-32.
Johnson, J.D., and Rugg, M.D. Modulation of the electrophysiological correlates of retrieval cue processing by the specificity of task demands. Brain Research, 2006, 1071, 153-164.
Otten , L.J., Quayle, A.H., Akram , S., Ditewig, T.A., and Rugg, M.D. Brain activity before an event predicts later recollection. Nature Neuroscience, 2006, 9, 489-491.
Uncapher, M.R., Otten, L.J., and Rugg, M.D. Episodic encoding is more than the sum of its parts: an fMRI investigation of multifeatural contextual encoding. Neuron, 2006, 52, 547-556.
Woodruff, C.C., Hayama, H., and Rugg, M.D. Electrophysiological dissociation of the neural correlates of recollection and familiarity. Brain Research, 2006, 1100, 125-135.
Johnson, J.D. and Rugg, M.D. Recollection and the reinstatement of encoding-related cortical activity. Cerebral Cortex, 2007, 17, 2507-2515.
Morcom, A.M., Li, J., and Rugg, M.D. Age effects on the neural correlates of episodic retrieval: Increased cortical recruitment with matched performance. Cerebral Cortex, 2007, 17, 2491-2506
Vilberg, K., and Rugg, M.D. Dissociation of the neural correlates of recognition memory according to familiarity, recollection, and amount of recollected information. Neuropsychologia, 2007, 45, 2216-2225.
National Institutes of Health. Neural correlates of episodic memory in older adults. Apr 2005- Mar 2010. $664,000 direct costs. National Institutes of Health. Episodic memory encoding: fMRI investigations. Aug 2005-July 2009. $558,000 direct costs. National Institutes of Health. Retrieval processing in human memory: ERP and fMRI investigations. Oct 2005-Sep 2010. $1,000,000 direct costs
Professional Societies
Society for Neuroscience
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Experimental Psychology Society
Graduate Programs
Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Neurobiology and Behavior
Research Centers
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia
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