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Han, L.T., Cohen, M.S., He, L.K., Green, L.M., Knowlton, B.J., Castel, A.D., & Rissman, J. (2023). Establishing a causal role for left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex in value-directed memory encoding with high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 181, 108489.

Lempert, K.M., Cohen, M.S., MacNear, K.A., Reckers, F.M., Zaneski, L.A., Wolk, D.A., Kable, J.W. (2022). Aging is associated with maladaptive episodic memory-guided social decision-making. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119, e2208681119.

Cohen, M.S., Cheng, L.Y., Paller, K.A., Reber, P.J. (2019). Separate memory-enhancing effects of reward and strategic encoding. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31, 1658-1673.

Hennessee, J.P., Reggente, N., Cohen, M.S., Rissman, J., Castel, A.D., Knowlton, B.J. (2019). White matter integrity in brain structures supporting semantic processing is associated with value-directed remembering in older adults. Neuropsychologia, 129, 246-254.


Reggente, N., Cohen, M.S., Zheng, Z., Castel, A.D., Knowlton, B.J., Rissman, J. (2018). Memory recall for high reward value items correlates with individual differences in white matter pathways associated with reward processing and fronto-temporal communication. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, 241.

Cohen, M.S., Rissman, J., Hovhannisyan, M., Castel, A.D., Knowlton, B.J. (2017). Free recall test experience potentiates strategy-driven effects of value on memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43, 1581-1601.


Cohen, M.S., Rissman, J., Suthana, N.A., Castel, A.D., Knowlton, B.J. (2016). Effects of aging on value-directed modulation of semantic network activity during verbal learning. NeuroImage, 125, 1046-1062.


Green, A.E., Cohen, M.S., Raab, H., Yedibalian, C.G., Gray, J.R. (2015). Frontopolar activity and connec­tivity support dynamic conscious augmentation of creative state. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 923-934.


Cohen, M.S., Rissman, J., Suthana, N.A., Castel, A.D., & Knowlton, B.J. (2014). Value-based modulation of memory encoding involves strategic engagement of fronto-temporal semantic processing regions. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 578-592.

Cohen, M.S., Yan, V.X., Halamish, V., Bjork, R.A. (2013). Do students think that difficult or valuable materials should be restudied sooner, rather than later?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 1682-1696.


Green, A.E., Cohen, M.S., Kim, J.U., & Gray, J.R. (2012). Put your thinking cap on: An explicit cue improves creative analogical reasoning. Intelligence, 40, 598-603.


Toppino, T.C. and Cohen, M.S. (2010). Metacognitive control and spaced practice: Clarifying what people do and why. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 1480-1491.

Toppino, T.C., Cohen, M.S., Davis, M., Moors, A.C. (2009). Metacognitive control over distribu­tion of practice: When is spacing preferred?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 35, 1352-1358.

Toppino, T.C. and Cohen, M.S. (2009). The testing effect and the retention interval: Questions and answers.  Experimental Psychology, 56, 252-257.

Unpublished manuscript:

Cohen, M.S., Friedman, M.C., Soderstrom, N.C., Castel, A.D., & Bjork, R.A. Dissociations between learners’ predicted and actual effects of level of processing and assigned point value on subsequent memory performance. Last edited 12/30/14. Uploaded to PsyArXiv 12/24/19. ( )

Cohen, M.S., Halewicz, V., Yildirim, E., Kable, J. (submitted). Individual differences in vulnerability to misinformation when forming impressions of political candidates. [PsyArXiv preprint]

Kann, T., Berman, S., Cohen, M.S., Goldknopf, E., Gülser, M., Erlikhman, G., Trinh, K., Yokoyama, O.T., Zaidel, E. (in press). Linguistic empathy: Behavioral measures, neurophysiological correlates, and correlation with psychological empathy. Neuropsychologia, 108650.

Cao, Q., Cohen, M.S., Bakkour, A., Leong, Y.C., Decety, J. (submitted preprint). Moral conviction interacts with metacognitive ability in modulating neural activity during sociopolitical decision-making. [PsyArXiv preprint]

Grandoit, E., Cohen, M.S., Reber, P.J. (in press). Reward enhancement of item-location associative memory spreads within semantic categories. Cognition and Emotion.

Cohen, M.S., Leong, Y.C., Ruby, K., Pape, R., Decety, J. (2024). Intersubject correlations in reward and mentalizing brain circuits separately predict persuasiveness of two types of ISIS propaganda videos. Scientific Reports, 14, 14355.

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