Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Neal Morton

Post Doctoral ResearcherPh.D., Vanderbilt University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Preston Lab



Episodic memory; fMRI; ECoG; EEG; tDCS; computational modeling


Our memories shape who we are and how we see the world. How do memories of individual events shape our understanding of the world around us? How does our existing knowledge help or hurt our ability to learn new things? I approach these questions using a combination of neuroimaging and simulations using computational models of memory.


Morton NW, Polyn SM. In revision. A neurocognitive theory of episodic and semantic interactions during memory search.

Morton NW*, Sherrill KR*, Preston AR. 2017. Memory integration constructs maps of space, time, and concepts. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 17:161-168. * authors contributed equally.

Chan SCY, Applegate MC, Morton NW, Polyn SM, Norman KA. 2017. Lingering representations of stimuli influence recall organization. Neuropsychologia. 97:72-82. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.01.029.

Morton NW, Polyn SM. 2017. Beta-band activity represents the recent past during episodic encoding. NeuroImage. 147:692-702. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.12.049.

Morton NW, Polyn SM. 2016. A predictive framework for evaluating models of semantic organization in free recall. Journal of Memory and Language. 86:119–140. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2015.10.002.

Polyn SM, McCluey JD, Morton NW, Woolard AA, Luksik AS, Heckers S. 2015. Temporal context and the organizational impairment of memory search in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 20(4):296-310. doi:10.1080/13546805.2015.1031372.

Kragel JE, Morton NW, Polyn SM. 2015. Neural activity in the medial temporal lobe reveals the fidelity of mental time travel. Journal of Neuroscience. 35(7):2914-2926. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3378-14.2015.

Morton NW, Kahana MJ, Rosenberg EA, Baltuch GH, Litt B, Sharan AD, Sperling MR, Polyn SM. 2013. Category-specific neural oscillations predict recall organization during memory search. Cerebral Cortex. 23(10):2407-2422. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhs229.

Polyn SM, Kragel JE, Morton NW, McCluey JD, Cohen ZD. 2012. The neural dynamics of task context in free recall. Neuropsychologia. 50(4):447-457. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.08.025.


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