Florida State University

Accepting new graduate students.

Dr. Molly Hermiller

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
PDB B341


Our lab seeks to better understand how episodic memory allows us to store experiences and social interactions, mentally travel back in time to reimagine prior events, and reminisce with others. Our research uses brain stimulation to test theories of how the human hippocampus interacts with a distributed network of cortical regions to support episodic memory, and how neural activity patterns (especially theta rhythms) may be functionally relevant to specific aspects of memory. We design memory paradigms, take advantage of the whole-brain spatial resolution of fMRI (in healthy adults), and use noninvasive brain stimulation to modulate the hippocampal memory network and causally test its role in supporting long-term memory processes.
Recent Publications
Hermiller MS, Dave S, Wert SL, VanHaerents S, Riley M, Weintraub S, Mesulam MM, Voss JL (2022). Evidence from theta-burst stimulation that age-related de-differentiation of the hippocampal network is functional for episodic memory. Neuobiol Aging, 109 doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2021.09.018.
Hermiller MS, Chen YF, Parrish TB, Voss JL (2020). Evidence for immediate enhancement of hippocampal memory encoding by network-targeted theta-burst stimulation during concurrent fMRI. Journal of Neuroscience, doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0486-20.2020.
Hermiller MS, Karp E, Nilakantan AS, Voss JL (2019). Episodic memory improvements due to noninvasive stimulation targeting the cortical-hippocampal network: A replication and extension experiment. Brain and Behavior, doi: 10.1002/brb3.1393.
Hermiller MS, VanHaerents S, Raij T, Voss JL (2019). Testing the preference of the human hippocampalcortical network and episodic memory for theta-band frequencies using noninvasive stimulation. Hippocampus, 29(7): 595-609. doi: 10.1002/hipo.2305.
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