Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

Neurotechnology and Neuroplasticity Lab


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Kinley, I., Amlung, M. and Becker, S. (to appear), Pathologies of precision: a Bayesian account of goals, habits, and episodic foresight in addiction. accepted for publication in Brain and Cognition

[Pubmed link] Kinley, I., Porteous, M., Levy, Y. and Becker, S. (2021), Visual perspective as a two-dimensional construct in episodic future thought. Consciousness and Cognition 93, 103148

Becker, S. (in press), Memory for space. Chapter 3.3 in M.J. Kahana & A.D. Wagner (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Human Memory, Oxford University Press.

[Link] Shaw, S.B., McKinnon, M.C., Heisz, J. and Becker, S. (2021), Dynamic task-linked switching between brain networks - A Tri-Network perspective. Brain and Cognition Volume 151, doi, Link to pre-published pdf version in bioRxiv

Nakua,H., Patel, H., Rajagobal, A., Sengupta-Murray, M. and Becker, S. (in revision), Physical Activity Moderates The Impact Of Binge Drinking On Cognition And Mood.

[Link] Han X.,Wu Y., Zhong Y., and Becker, S. (2020) Recovery of high interference memory in spite of lingering cognitive deficits in a longitudinal pilot study of hospitalized depressed patients. Frontiers in Psychiatry 24 July 2020

[Link] Shaw, S., Dhindsa, K., Reilly, J. and Becker, S. (2019), Capturing the forest but missing the trees: Microstates inadequate for characterizing shorter-scale EEG dynamics, Neural computation 31(11):2177-2211.

[Pubmed link] Dhindsa, K., Gauder, K. D., Marszalek, K., Terpou, B., & Becker, S. (2018) Progressive Thresholding: Incorporating Shaping in Automated Neurofeedback Training. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 26(12):2297-2305.

[PubMed] Dhindsa, K., Carcone, D. and Becker, S. (2017), Toward an open-ended BCI: A user-centered coadaptive design. Neural Computation 29(10):2742-2768

[PubMed link] [pdf Preprint] Becker, S. (2017), Neurogenesis and pattern separation: Time for a divorce. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science (WIREs Cogn Sci 2017, 8(3):e1427. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1427)

[pdf Preprint] Finnegan, R., Shaw, M. and Becker, S. (2017), Restricted Boltzmann Machine Models of Hippocampal Coding and Neurogenesis. The Rewiring Brain: A Computational Approach to Structural Plasticity in the Adult Brain. Section VIII. Structural plasticity in large-scale models. Edited by Arjen van ooyen and Markus Butz-Ostendorf, Elsevier.

[pdf Preprint] Becker, S. (2017), Marr's simple memory theory of archicortex, then and now: four decades later, things are not quite as simple. Chapter 7, page 159-177 in Computational Theories and their Implementation in the Brain: The Legacy of David Marr. Edidted by L.M. Vaina and R.E. Passingham. Oxford University Press.

[Full text link] [PubMed link] Finnegan, R. and Becker, S. (2015), Neurogenesis paradoxically decreases both pattern separation and memory interference. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 9:136 doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2015.00136

[pdf] [PubMed] Déry, N., Goldstein, A. and Becker, S. (2015), A role for adult hippocampal neurogenesis at multiple time scales: A study of recent and remote memory in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience 129(4):435-449, DOI:10.1037/bne0000073

[PubMed link] [pdf full text link] Dhindsa, K., Drobinin, V., King, J., Hall, G., Burgess, N. and Becker, S. (2014), Examining the role of the temporo-parietal network in memory, imagery and viewpoint transformations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Vol 8, No 709, DOI=10.3389/fnhum.2014.00709

[Pubmed link], [Preprint pdf], Han, X. and Becker, S. (2014), One spatial map or many? Spatial coding of connected environments.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition 40(2):511-31. doi: 10.1037/a0035259. Epub 2013 Dec 23,

[pdf full text link] [PubMed link] Déry, N., Pilgrim,M., Gibala, M., Gillen, J., Wojtowicz, J.M., MacQueen, G. and Becker, S. (2013), Adult hippocampal neurogenesis reduces memory interference in humans: opposing effects of aerobic exercise and depression, Frontiers in Neurogenesis 7:66, DOI:10.3389/fnins.2013.00066 10.3389 pp.66