The Cahill Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine

Focusing on Neural Mechanisms of Emotionally Influenced Memory


These are some publications from our lab and collaborations with other labs. If you have any difficulty accessing them and would like a reprint, feel free to contact us.

Ertman, N., Andreano, J. M., and Cahill, L. Progesterone at encoding predicts subsequent emotional memory. (opens pdf) Learning and Memory, 18(12) (2011).

Nielsen, S., Ertman, N., Lakhani, Y. S., and Cahill, L. Hormonal contraception usage is associated with altered memory for an emotional story (opens pdf). Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, In press, corrected proof (2011).

Segal, S. and Cahill, L. Endogenous noradrenergic activation and memory for emotional material in men and women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, In Press, Corrected Proof (2009).

Ferree, N. and Cahill, L. Post-event spontaneous intrusive recollections and strength of memory for emotional events in men and women. Consciousness and Cognition, 18(1):126-34 (2009).

Andreano, J. and Cahill, L. Sex influences on the neurobiology of learning and memory. Learning and Memory, 16:248-66 (2009).

Andreano, J., Arjomandi, H. and Cahill, L. Menstrual cycle modulation of the relationship between cortisol and long-term memory. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33(6): 874-82 (2008).

Alkire, M., Gruver, R., Miller, J., McReynolds, J., Hahn, E. and Cahill., L. (2008) Neuroimaging analysis of an anesthetic gas that blocks human emotional memory. PNAS USA, 105: 1722-1727.

Gasbarri, A., Arnone, B., Pompili, A., Pacitti, F., Pacitti, C., and Cahill, L. Sex-related hemispheric lateralization of electrical potentials evoked by arousing negative stimuli. Brain Research, 1138: 178-86 (2007).

Andreano, J.M. and Cahill, L. Glucocorticoid Release and Memory Consolidation in Men and Women. Psychological Science 17:466-70 (2006).

Cahill, L. Why Sex Matters for Neuroscience. Nature Neuroscience Reviews. 7: 477-484. (2006).

Kilpatrick, L. Zald, D.H., Pardo, J.V. and Cahill, L. Sex-related Differences in Amygdala Functional Connectivity during Resting Conditions. Neuroimage. 30: 452-461. (2006).

Cahill, L. His Brain, Her Brain. Scientific American. May 2005.

Parker, E.S., Cahill, L., and McGaugh, J.L. A case of unusual autobiographical remembering. Neurocase. 12: 35-49. (2006)

Cahill, L., Uncapher, M., Kilpatrick, L., Alkire, M. and Turner, J. Sex-Related Hemispheric Lateralization of Amygdala Function in Emotionally-Influenced Memory: An fMRI Investigation. Learning and Memory. (2004) 11: 261-266.

Cahill, L., Gorski, L., Belcher, A. and Huynh, Q. A study of the influence of sex versus sex-related traits on long-term recall of gist and detail from an emotional story. Consciousness and Cognition. (2004) 13: 391-400.

Kilpatrick, L and Cahill, L. Amygdala modulation of parahippocampal and frontal regions during emotionally influenced memory storage. Neuroimage. (2003) 20: 2091-2099.

Cahill, L., Sex- and hemisphere-related influences on the neurobiology of emotionally influenced memory. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. (2003) 27: 1235-1241.

Cahill, L. and Alkire, M. Epinephrine enhancement of human memory consolidation: Interaction with arousal at encoding. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. (2003) 79: 194-198.

Cahill, L. and van Stegeren, A. Sex-related impairment of memory for emotional events with -adrenergic blockade. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. (2003) 79:81-88.

Cahill, L., Weinberger, N., Roozendaal, B., and McGaugh, J.L. Is the amygdala a locus of "conditioned fear?" Some questions and caveats. Neuron. (1999) 23:227-228.

Cahill, L. and McGaugh, J.L. Mechanisms of emotional arousal and lasting declarative memory. Trends in Neurosciences (1998) 21:294-299.

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