Current projects

Molitor RJ*, Morton NW*, Schlichting ML, Mack ML, McKenzie S, Preston AR. In prep. Human hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex represent hierarchical task schemas.

Molitor RJ, Sherrill KR, Morton NW, Preston AR. In prep. Hippocampal subfields show dissociable integration and separation signatures for overlapping memories.


Morton NW, Preston AR. Submitted. Events with common structure become organized within a hierarchical cognitive map in hippocampus and frontoparietal cortex.

Morton NW*, Zippi EL*, Preston AR. In revision. Semantic knowledge of famous people and places is represented in distinct networks that converge in hippocampus. * authors contributed equally.

Varga NL, Morton NW, Preston AR. In revision. Schema, Inference, and Memory. In: Kahana MJ, Wagner AD, editors. Handbook on Human Memory. Oxford University Press.

Morton NW, Zippi EL, Preston AR. In revision. Memory reactivation and suppression modulate integration of the semantic features of related memories in hippocampus.

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. doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.08.007. pdf

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. pdf

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. pdf

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. pdf

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. pdf

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. pdf

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. pdf

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. pdf



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