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Ezzyat Y, Kragel JE, Solomon EA, Lega BC, Aronson JP, Gross RE, Sheth SA, Jobst BC, Sperling MR, Worrell GA, Wanda PA, Rizzuto DS & Kahana MJ (2023). Functional and anatomical connectivity predict brain stimulation’s mnemonic effects. Cerebral Cortex,

Kahana MJ, Ezzyat Y, Wanda PA, Solomon EA, Adamovich-Zeitlin R, Lega B, Jobst BC, Gross RE, Ding K & Diaz Arrastia RR (2023). Biomarker-guided neuromodulation aids memory in traumatic brain injury. Brain Stimulation, 16(4), 1068-1093.

Ezzyat Y (2023). What are the promises and challenges of closed-loop brain stimulation? In N. Axmacher (Ed.), Intracranial EEG: A Guide for Cognitive Neuroscientists. Springer Nature.


Ezzyat Y & Suthana N (2022). Brain Stimulation. In M.J. Kahana & A.D. Wagner (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Human Memory. Oxford University Press. (pdf)


Ezzyat Y & Davachi L (2021). Neural evidence for representational persistence within events. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(37), 7909-7920.

Kragel JE, Ezzyat Y, Lega BC, Sperling MR, Worrell GA, Gross RE, Jobst BC, Sheth SA, Zaghloul KA, Stein JM & Kahana MJ (2021). Distinct cortical systems reinstate the content and context of episodic memories. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1-10.


Ezzyat Y. (2020). Probing network mechanisms of brain stimulation in the mood circuit. Neuron, 107(5), 70-71.

Ganne C, Hinds W, Kragel J, He X, Sideman N, Ezzyat Y, Sperling MR, Sharan A, & Tracy J (2020). Tonic resting-state hubness supports high-frequency activity defined verbal-memory encoding network in epilepsy. Neuroscience, 425, 194-216.


Meisler SM*, Kahana MJ & Ezzyat Y (2019). Does data cleaning improve brain state classification? Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 328, 108421.

Khambhati AN, Kahn AE, Costantini J, Ezzyat Y, Solomon EA, Gross RE, Jobst BC, Sheth SA, Zaghloul KA, Worrell G, Seger S, Lega BC, Weiss S, Sperling MR, Gorniak R, Das SR, Stein JM, Rizzuto DS, Kahana MJ, Lucas TH, Davis KA, Tracy JI & Bassett DS (2019). Functional control of electrophysiological network architecture using direct neurostimulation in humans. Network Neuroscience, 3(3), 848-877.


Ezzyat Y & Rizzuto DS. (2018). Direct brain stimulation during episodic memory. Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering,

Ezzyat Y, Inhoff M & Davachi L. (2018). Differentiation of human medial prefrontal cortex activity predicts long-term resistance to forgetting. Journal of Neuroscience,

Goyal A, Miller J, Watrous A, Lee SA, Coffey T, Sperling MR, Sharan A, Worrell G, Berry B, Lega B, Jobst BC, Davis KA, Inman C, Sheth SA, Wanda PA, Ezzyat Y, Das SR, Stein J, Gorniak R & Jacobs J (2018). Electrical stimulation in hippocampus and entorhinal cortex impairs spatial and temporal memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(19), 4471-4481.

Ezzyat Y, Wanda PA, Levy DF, Kadel A, Aka A, Pedisich I, Sperling MR, Sharan AD, Lega BC, Burks A, Gross RE, Inman CS, Jobst BC, Gorenstein MA, Davis KA, Worrell GA, Kucewicz MT, Stein JM, Gorniak R, Das SR, Rizzuto DS & Kahana MJ (2018). Closed-loop stimulation of temporal cortex rescues functional networks and improves memory. Nature Communications, 9(365),
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Heusser AC, Ezzyat Y, Shiff I & Davachi L (2018). Perceptual boundaries cause mnemonic trade-offs between local boundary processing and across-trial associative binding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(7), 1075-1090.

Kucewicz MT, Berry BM, Miller LR, Khadjevand F, Ezzyat Y, Stein JM, Kremen V, Brinkmann BH, Wanda P, Sperling MR, Gorniak R, Davis KA, Jobst BC, Gross RE, Lega B, Van Gompel J, Stead SM, Rizzuto DS, Kahana MJ & Worrell GA (2018). Evidence for verbal memory enhancement with electrical brain stimulation in the lateral temporal cortex. Brain,


Kragel J, Ezzyat Y, Sperling MR, Gorniak R, Worrell GA, Berry BM, Inman C, Lin J-J, Davis KA, Das SR, Stein JM, Jobst BC, Zaghloul KA, Sheth SA, Rizzuto DS & Kahana MJ (2017). Similar patterns of neural activity predict memory function during encoding and retrieval. NeuroImage, 155, 60-71.

Ezzyat Y, Kragel JE, Burke JF, Levy DF, Lyalenko A, Wanda P, O’Sullivan L, Hurley KB, Busygin S, Pedisich I, Sperling MR, Worrell GA, Kucewicz MT, Davis KA, Lucas TH, Inman CS, Lega BC, Jobst BC, Sheth SA, Zaghloul K, Jutras MJ, Stein JM, Das SR, Gorniak R, Rizzuto DS & Kahana MJ (2017). Direct brain stimulation modulates encoding states and memory performance in humans. Current Biology, 27(9), 1251-1258.
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Jacobs J, Miller J, Lee SA, Coffey T, Watrous AJ, Sperling MR, Sharan A, Worrell G, Berry B, Lega B, Jobst B, Davis K, Gross RE, Sheth SA, Ezzyat Y, Das SR, Stein J, Gorniak R, Kahana MJ & Rizzuto DS (2016). Direct electrical stimulation of the human entorhinal region and hippocampus impairs memory. Neuron, 92(5), 983-990.

Heusser AC, Poeppel D, Ezzyat Y & Davachi L (2016). Episodic sequence memory is supported by a theta-gamma phase code. Nature Neuroscience, 19, 1374-1380.


Olson IR, Ezzyat Y, Plotzker A & Chatterjee A (2014). The endpoint of the ventral visual stream: face and non-face perceptual deficits following anterior temporal lobe damage. Neurocase, 21(5), 554-562.

Ezzyat Y & Davachi L (2014). Similarity breeds proximity: pattern similarity within and across contexts is related to later mnemonic judgments of temporal proximity. Neuron, 81(5), 1179-1189.

2011 and earlier

Ezzyat Y & Davachi L (2011). What constitutes an episode in episodic memory? Psychological Science, 22(2), 243-252.

Ezzyat Y & Olson IR (2008). The medial temporal lobe and visual working memory: comparisons across tasks, delays, and visual similarity. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 8(1), 32-40.

Olson IR, Plotzker A, & Ezzyat Y (2007). The enigmatic temporal pole: a review of findings on social and emotional processing. Brain, 130(7), 1718-1731.