Where memory and emotion meet


Publications List



Budson AE, Todman RW, Chong H, Adams EH, Kensinger EA, Krandl TS & Wright CI (2006).  False recognition of emotional word lists in aging and Alzheimer's disease.  Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 19, 71-78.  pdf

Gallo DA, Kensinger EA, & Schacter DL (2006).  Prefrontal activity and diagnostic monitoring of memory retrieval: fMRI of the criterial recollection task.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 135-148pdf  

Kensinger EA (2006).  Remembering emotional information: effects of aging and Alzheimer's disease.  Progress in Alzheimer's Disease Research.  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.  pdf

Kensinger EA, Garoff-Eaton RJ, & Schacter DL (2006).  Memory for specific visual details can be enhanced by negative arousing content.  Journal of Memory and Language, 54, 99-112.   pdf

Kensinger EA, Krendl AC, & Corkin S (2006).  Memories of an emotional and a nonemotional event: Effects of aging and delay interval.  Experimental Aging Research, 32, 23-45.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Schacter DL (2006).  Amygdala activity is associated with the successful encoding of item, but not source, information for positive and negative stimuli. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 2564-2570.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Schacter DL (2006). Neural processes underlying memory attribution on a reality-monitoring task.  Cerebral Cortex, 16, 1126-1133.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Schacter DL (2006). Reality monitoring and memory distortion: Effects of negative, arousing content.  Memory and Cognition, 34, 251-260.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Schacter DL (2006).  Processing emotional pictures and words: Effects of valence and arousal.  Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 6, 110-126.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Schacter DL (2006).  When the Red Sox shocked the Yankees: Comparing negative and positive memories.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 13, 757-763. pdf



Kensinger EA & Giovanello KS (2005).  The status of semantic and episodic memory in amnesia.  Progress in Neuropsychology Research: Brain Mapping and Language.  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.  pdf

Kensinger EA, Piguet O, Krendl AC, & Corkin S (2005).  Memory for contextual details: Effects of emotion and aging.  Psychology and Aging, 20, 241-250pdf

Kensinger EA & Schacter DL (2005).  Retrieving accurate and distorted memories: Neuroimaging evidence for effects of emotion.  NeuroImage, 27, 167-177.   pdf

Kensinger EA & Schacter DL (2005).  Emotional content and reality-monitoring ability: FMRI evidence for the influence of encoding processes.  Neuropsychologia, 43, 1429-1443pdf 


Kensinger EA (2004).  Remembering emotional experiences: The contribution of valence and arousal.  Reviews in the Neurosciences, 15, 241-251.  pdf

Kensinger EA, Anderson A, Growdon JH, & Corkin S (2004).  Effects of Alzheimer disease on memory for verbal emotional information.  Neuropsychologia, 42, 791-800.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Corkin S (2004).  Cognition in Aging and Age-Related Disease.  In Adelman G and Smith BH (Eds.)  Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Web, CD-Rom)New York: Elsevier Press.   pdf

Kensinger EA & Corkin S (2004).  The effects of emotional content and aging on false memories.  Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 4, 1-9.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Corkin S (2004).  Two routes to emotional memory: Distinct processes for valence and arousal.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 101, 3310-3315.   pdf

O'Kane G*, Kensinger EA*, & Corkin S (2004).  Evidence for semantic learning in amnesia: A study with the amnesic patient H.M.  Hippocampus, 14, 417-425.  (*equal authorship) pdf

Skotko B, Kensinger EA, Locascio JJ, Einstein JG, Rubin DC, Tupler LA, Krendl AC, & Corkin S (2004).  Puzzling thoughts for H.M.: Can new semantic memories be anchored to old semantic memories?  Neuropsychology, 18, 756-769pdf



Kensinger EA, Clarke RJ, & Corkin S (2003).  The neural processes underlying successful encoding and retrieval:  A functional magnetic resonance imaging study using a divided attention paradigm.  Journal of Neuroscience, 23, 2407-2415.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Corkin (2003).  Alzheimer's Disease.  In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London: Macmillian, Ltd.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Corkin S (2003).  Effect of divided attention on the memory benefit for negative as compared to neutral words.  Brain and Cognition51, 223-225.   pdf

Kensinger EA & Corkin S (2003).  Effects of negative emotional content on working memory and long-term memory.  Emotion, 3, 378-393.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Corkin S (2003).  Memory enhancement for emotional words: Are emotional words more vividly remembered than neutral words?  Memory and Cognition, 31, 1169-1180.  pdf

Kensinger EA & Corkin (2003).  Neural Changes in Aging.  In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London: Macmillian, Ltd.  pdf

Kensinger EA, Shearer DK, Growdon JH, & Corkin S (2003).  Working memory in mild Alzheimer’s disease and early Parkinson’s disease.  Neuropsychology, 17, 230-239.  pdf

Siri S, Kensinger EA, Cappa SF, Hood KL, & Corkin S (2003).  Questioning the living-nonliving dichotomy: Evidence from a patient with an unusual semantic dissociation.   Neuropsychology, 17, 630-645.   pdf


Kensinger EA, Brierley B, Medford N, Growdon JH, & Corkin S (2002).  The effect of normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease on emotional memory.  Emotion, 2, 118-134.    pdf

Schmolck H, Kensinger EA, Corkin S, & Squire LR (2002).  Semantic knowledge in patient H.M. and other patients with bilateral and medial and lateral temporal lobe lesions.  Hippocampus, 12, 520-533.   pdf


Kensinger EA, Ullman MT, & Corkin S (2001).  Bilateral medial temporal lobe damage does not prevent the retrieval and use of grammatical or lexical information: evidence from the amnesic patient H.M. Hippocampus11, 347-360.  pdf


Kensinger EA & Schacter DL (1999). When true memories suppress false memories: Effects of aging. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 16, 399-415.  pdf