Brian D Gonsalves Faculty Profile

Brian  D  Gonsalves

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

My research focuses on the cognitive and neural organization of human memory, with a particular interest in false memory. My lab uses psychophysiological techniques (EEG/ERP) to monitor brain activity while people perform various kinds of memory tasks.

  • PhD, Psychology, Northwestern University
  • B.A. Biology and Neuroscience, Bowdoin College
Summer Session 2024
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
PSYC 491B01Research in Physiological PsycMW8:00AM2:15PMSC-S138Hayward Campus

Meng, Y., Ye, X., Gonsalves, B.D. (in press). Neural processing of recollection, familiarity and priming at encoding: evidence from a forced-choice recognition paradigm. Brain Research.

Rubin, R., Chesney, S., Cohen, N.J., Gonsalves, B.D. (2013). Using fMR-adaptation to track complex object representations in perirhinal cortex. Cognitive Neuroscience. doi:10.1080/17588928.2013.787056

Coronel, J., Federmeier, K.D., Gonsalves, B.D. (2013). Event-related potential evidence suggesting voters remember political events that never happened. Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss143

Fischer-Baum, S. & Gonsalves, B.D. (2013). Stuck in the past: Neural events that predict prior list intrusions. Psychological Science, 24(5):742-50

Chiu, Y-C, Dolcos, F., Gonsalves, B.D., Cohen, N.J. (2013). On opposing effects of emotion on contextual or relational memory. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00103

Coronel, J., Duff, M.C., Warren, D.E., Gonsalves, B.D., Federmeier, K.D., Tranel, D., Cohen, N.J. (2012). Remembering and voting: Theory and evidence from amnesic patients. American Journal of Political Science, 56(4), 837-848.

Kurilla, B.P. & Gonsalves B.D. (2012). An ERP investigation into the strategic regulation of the fluency heuristic during recognition memory. Brain Research, 1442:36-46.

Voss, J.L., Galvan, A., Gonsalves, B.D. (2011). Cortical regions recruited for complex active-learning strategies and action planning exhibit rapid reactivation during memory retrieval. Neuropsychologia, 49(14):3956-66.

Voss J.L., Warren D.E., Gonsalves B.D., Federmeier K.D., Tranel D., Cohen N.J. (2011). Spontaneous revisitation during visual exploration as a link among strategic behavior, learning, and the hippocampus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2;108(31):E402-9.

Voss, J.L., Gonsalves B.D., Federmeier, K.D., Tranel, D.T., & Cohen, N.J. (2011). Hippocampal brain-network coordination during volitional exploratory behavior enhances learning. Nature Neuroscience, 14(1):115-20.

Gonsalves, B.D. & Cohen, N.J. (2010). Brain imaging, cognitive processes, and brain networks. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5(4), 744-752.

Voss, J.L. & Gonsalves B.D. (2010). Time to go our separate ways: Opposite effects of study duration on priming and recognition reveal distinct neural substrates. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4:227. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00227

Baym, C.L. & Gonsalves B.D. (2010). Comparison of neural activity that leads to true memories, false memories, and forgetting: an fMRI study of the misinformation effect. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 10 (3), 339-348.

Woroch, B. & Gonsalves B.D. (2010). Event-related potential correlates of item and source memory strength. Brain Research, 1317, 180-91.

Gonsalves, B.D., Kahn, I., Curran, T., Norman, K.A., & Wagner, A.D. (2005). Memory strength and repetition suppression: Multimodal imaging of medial temporal cortical contributions to recognition. Neuron, 47, 751-761.

Gonsalves, B., Reber, P.J., Gitelman, D.R., Parrish, T.B., Mesulam, M.-M., & Paller, K.A. (2004). Neural evidence that vivid imagining can lead to false remembering. Psychological Science, 15:655-660.

Paller, K.A., Ranganath, C., Gonsalves, B., LaBar, K.S., Parrish, T.B., Gitelman, D.R., Mesulam, M.-M., & Reber, P.J. (2003). Neural correlates of person recognition. Learning & Memory, 10:253-260.

Gonsalves, B. & Paller, K.A. (2002). Mistaken memories: Remembering events that never happened. The Neuroscientist, 8, 391-395.

Gonsalves, B. & Paller, K.A. (2000). Neural events that underlie remembering something that never happened. Nature Neuroscience, 3, 1316-1321.

Gonsalves, B. & Paller, K.A. (2000). Brain potentials associated with recollective processing of spoken words. Memory & Cognition, 28, 321-330.

Paller, K.A., Gonsalves, B., Bozic, V.S., & Grabowecky, M. (2000). Electrophysiological correlates of recollecting faces of known and unknown individuals. NeuroImage, 11, 98-110.