Voss, Joel, PhD



Voss, Joel, PhD


Associate Professor



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Department of Medical Social Sciences and Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology


Ward Building, 19th Floor



Areas of Research

Learning & Memory

Training Grants

Mechanisms of Aging and Demential Training Program (M.A.D), Neurobiology of Information Storage Training Program (NISTP)

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Current Research

Current Research

My laboratory uses human neuroscience methods (fMRI, EEG, TMS, eye tracking) to investigate mechanisms of learning and memory and their impairment in neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders. We also use noninvasive stimulation methods to modulate distributed networks of the human hippocampus in order to test their roles in memory and to develop novel treatments for memory impairment. This research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, through the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute on Aging.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Wang JX, Cohen NJ, Voss JL (2015). Covert rapid action-memory simulation (CRAMS): A hypothesis of hippocampal-prefrontal interactions for adaptive behavior. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 117, 22-33.

Wang JX, Rogers LM, Gross EZ, Ryals AJ, Dokucu ME, Brandstatt KL, Hermiller MS, Voss JL (2014). Targeted enhancement of cortical-hippocampal brain networks and associative memory. Science, 345, 1054-1057.

Wang JX, Voss JL (2014). Brain networks for exploration decisions utilizing distinct modeled information types during contextual learning. Neuron, 82, 1171-1182.

Bridge DJ, Voss JL (2014). Hippocampal binding of novel information with dominant memory traces can support both memory stability and change. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 2203-2213.

Bridge DJ, Voss JL (2014). Active retrieval facilitates across-episode binding by modulating the content of memory. Neuropsychologia, 63, 154-164.