My research is focused on understanding the neural basis of explicit and implicit memory formation in humans. I use a combination of techniques (e.g., functional neuroimaging and non-invasive cortical disruption) to study the interactions between frontal and medial temporal lobe regions that guide the creation of long-term memories. More recently, I have begun to explore the neural basis of individual differences in mnemonic ability across individuals.


Schacter, D.L., Wig, G.S., & Stevens, W.D. Cortical activity reductions during priming. Current opinion in neurobiology. (in press).

Wig, G.S., Grafton, S.T., Demos, K.E., & Kelley, W.M. (2005). A causal role for neural activity reductions during repetition priming. Nature Neuroscience. 8: 1228-1233.

Wig, G.S., Miller, M.B., Kingstone, A., & Kelley, W.M. (2004). Separable routes to human memory formation: Dissociating task and material contributions in the frontal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 16(1): 139-48.
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