Voss, Joel, PhD



Voss, Joel, PhD


Associate Professor




Department of Medical Social Sciences, Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Ward Building, 19th Floor



Areas of Research

Brain Imaging (FMRI etc.), Circuits and Behavior, Cognition & Language, Learning & Memory

Training Grants

Mechanisms of Aging and Demential Training Program (M.A.D), Neurobiology of Information Storage Training Program (NISTP), Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition

NU Scholar Profile


Recent Publications on PubMed


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, 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.
Voss JL, Bridge DJ, Cohen NJ, Walker JA (2017). A closer look at the hippocampus and memory. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 577-588.
Kim S, Nilakantan AS, Hermiller MS, Palumbo RT, VanHaerents S, Voss JL (2018). Selective and coherent activity increases due to stimulation indicate functional distinctions between episodic memory networks. Science Advances, 4, eaar2768.
Nilakantan AS, Mesulam M-M, Weintraub S, Karp EL, VanHaerents S, Voss JL (2019). Network-targeted stimulation engages neurobehavioral hallmarks of age-related memory decline. Neurology, 92, 2349-2354.