Lynn Nadel

Regents Professor Emeritus

Lynn Nadel

Regents Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: 

Please note, Dr. Nadel is an Emeritus Professor and not running a research lab

My work has focused on the functions of the hippocampus in memory and spatial cognition, including the study of stress and memory, sleep and memory, memory reconsolidation, and the mental retardation observed in Down syndrome.

  • Studying episodic memory reactivation and malleability


Selected Publications: 

  • O’Keefe, J. and Nadel, L.   The hippocampus as a cognitive map.  Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1978.
  • Nadel, L. and Moscovitch, M.  Consolidation, retrograde amnesia and the hippocampal formation.  Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 7: 217-227, 1997.
  • Pennington, B.F., Moon, J., Edgin, J., Stedron, J. and Nadel, L.   The neuropsychology of Down syndrome: Evidence for hippocampal dysfunction. Child Development, 74: 75-93, 2003.
  • Nadel, L. & Peterson, M.A.  The Hippocampus: Part of an Interactive Posterior Representational System Spanning Perception and Memory  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 1242-1254, 2013.
  • Lane, R.D., Ryan, L., Nadel, L. and Greenberg, L.   Memory Reconsolidation, Emotional Arousal and the Process of Change in Psychotherapy: New Insights from Brain Science (Behavioral and Brain Sciences, DOI:

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 500A - Current Issues in Psychological Theory & Research (2021)
  • PSY 506B - Foundations of Cognitive Psychology (2016)

Updated: 09/22/22

Emeritus/Retired Faculty Cognition & Neural Systems
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