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. [medline abstract]