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Turkileri, N., Field, D. , Ellis, J. & Sakaki, M. (in press) Emotional arousal enhances the impact of long-term memory in attention. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. . [OSF link]

Koenig, J., Abler, B., Agartz, I., Åkerstedt, T., Andreassen, O. A., Anthony, M., Bär, K.-J., Bertsch, K., Brown, R. C., Brunner, R., Carnevali, L., Critchley, H. D., Cullen, K. R., de Geus, E. J.C., de la Cruz Monte de Oca, F., Dziobek, I., Ferger, M. D., Fischer, H., Flor, H., Gaebler, M., Gianaros, P. J., Giummarra, M. J., Greening, S. G., Guendelman, S., Heathers, J. A. J., Herpertz, S. C., Hu, M. X., Jentschke, S., Kaess, M., Kaufmann, T., Klimes-Dougan, B., Koelsch, S., Krauch, M., Kumral, D., Lamers, F., Lee, T.-H., Lekander, M., Lin, F., Lotze, M., Makovac, E., Mancini, M., Mancke, F., Månsson, K. N. T., Manuck, S. B., Mather, M., Meeten, F., Min, J., Mueller, B., Muench, V., Nees, F., Nga, L., Nilsonne, G., Ordonez Acuna, D., Osnes, B., Ottaviani, C., Penninx, B. W.J.H., Ponzio, A., Poudel, G. R., Reinelt, J., Ren, P., Sakaki, M., Schumann, A., Sørensen, L., Specht, K., Straub, J., Tamm, S., Thai, M., Thayer, J. F., Ubani, B., van der Mee, D. J., van Velzen, L. S., Ventura-Bort, C., Villringer, A., Watson, D. R., Wei, L., Wendt, J., Westlund Schreiner, M., Westlye, L. T., Weymar, M., Winkelmann, T., Wu, G.-R., Yoo, H. J. & Quintana, D. S. (2020) Cortical thickness and resting state cardiac function across the lifespan: a cross-sectional pooled mega analysis. Psychophysiology. [Full text link]

Ezaki, T., dos Reis, E. F., Watanabe, T., Sakaki, M. & Masuda, N. (2020) Closer to critical resting-state neural dynamics in individuals with higher fluid intelligence. Communications Biology, 3 (1). 52. [Full text link]

Ohtani, K., Murayama, K., Ishii, R., Fukuzumi, N., Sakaki, M., Ishikawa, S., Suzuki, T., & Tanaka, A. (2020). Parental motivational perseverance predicts adolescents' depressive symptoms: An intergenerational analysis with actor-partner interdependence model. Journal of Youth and Adolescence , 49, 212-227. [Full text link]

Yagi, A., Nouchi, R., Murayama, K., Sakaki, M., & Kawashima, R. (2020). The role of cognitive control in age-related changes in well-being. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience . [Full text link]


Sakaki, M., Raw, J., Findlay, J., & Thottam, M. (2019). Advanced aging enhances the positivity effect in memory: Due to cognitive control or age-related decline in emotional processing? Collabra: Psychology, 5, 49. [Full text link] [Data and materials]

Sakaki, M.*, Ueno, T. *, Ponzio, A., Harley, C., & Mather, M. (2019). Emotional arousal amplifies competitions across goal-relevant representation: A neurocomputational framework. Cognition,187, 108-125. [PDF]

Bell, L., Vogt, J., Willemse, C., Routledge, T., Butler, L. T., & Sakaki, M. (2018). Beyond self-report: A review of physiological and neuroscientific methods to investigate consumer behavior. Frontiers in Psychology. [Full text link]

Ezaki, T., Sakaki, M., Watanabe, T., & Masuda, N. (2018). Age-related changes in the ease of dynamical transitions in human brain activity. Human Brain Mapping, 39, 2673–2688. [PDF]

Lee, T.-H., Greening, S. G., Ueno, T., Clewett, D., Ponzio, A., Sakaki, M. & Mather, M. (2018). Arousal increases neural gain via the locus coeruleus-norepinephrine system in younger adults but not in older adults. Nature Human Behaviour, 2 (5). pp. 356-366. [Full text link]

Masuda, N., Sakaki, M., Ezaki, T., & Watanabe, T. (2018). Clustering coefficients for correlation networks. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics. [Full text link]

Sakaki, M., Yagi, A., & Murayama, K. (2018). Curiosity in old age: A possible key to achieving adaptive aging. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 88, 106-116. [PDF]

Yoo, H. J., Thayer, J., Greening, S., Lee, T.-H., Ponzio, A., Min, J., Sakaki, M., Nga, L., Mather, M. and Koenig, J. (2018). Brain structural concomitants of resting state heart rate variability in the young and old – Evidence from two independent samples. Brain Structure and Function, 223, 727-737. [Full text link]

Clewett, D., Sakaki, M., Huang, R., Nielsen, S. E., & Mather, M. (2017). Arousal amplifies biased competition between high and low priority memories more in women than in men: the role of elevated noradrenergic activity. Psychoneuroendocrinology , 80, 80-91. [Full text link]

Clewett, D., Sakaki, M., Nielsen, S. E., Petzinger, G., & Mather, M. (2017). Noradrenergic mechanisms of arousal's bidirectional effects on episodic memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory , 137, 1-14. [Full text link]

Nashiro, K., Sakaki, M., Braskie, M. N., & Mather, M. (2017). Resting-state networks associated with cognitive processing show more age-related decline than those associated with emotional processing. Neurobiology of Aging, 54, 152-162. [PDF]

Turkileri, N. & Sakaki, M. (2017). Neural mechanisms underlying the effects of emotional arousal on memory. In T. Tshukiura & S. Umeda (Eds), “Memory in Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society,”, pp 43-55, Springer, Tokyo.

Mather, M., Clewett, D., Sakaki, M., & Harley, C. W. (2016). GANEing traction: the broad applicability of NE hotspots to diverse cognitive and arousal phenomena. Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 39, e228. [Full text link]

Mather, M., Clewett, D., Sakaki, M., & Harley, C. W. (2016). Norepinephrine ignites local hot spots of neuronal excitation: How arousal amplifies selectivity in perception and memory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 39, e220. [Full text link]

Sakaki, M., Yoo, H-Y., Nga, L., Lee, T-H., Thayer, J. F. & Mather, M. (2016). Heart rate variability is associated with amygdala functional connectivity with MPFC across younger and older adults. NeuroImage , 139, 44-52.[PDF] [data file]

Barber, S., Opitz, P. C., Martins, B., Sakaki, M., & Mather, M. (2016). Thinking about a limited future enhances the positivity of younger and older adults' recall: Support for socioemotional selectivity theory. Memory and Cognition, 44, 869-882.[PDF]

Lee, T. H., Sakaki, M., Cheng, R., Velasco, R., & Mather, M. (2014). Emotional arousal amplifies the effects of biased competition in the brain. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience , 9, 2067-2077.[PDF]

Murayama, K., Sakaki, M., Yan, V., & Smith, G. (2014). Type-1 error inflation in the traditional by-participant analysis to metamemory accuracy: A generalized mixed-effects model perspective. Journal of Experimental Psychology; Learning, Memory & Cognition, 40,1287-1306.[PDF]

Sakaki, M., Fryer, K., & Mather, M. (2014). Emotion strengthens high priority memory traces but weakens low priority memory traces. Psychological Science , 25, 387-395.[PDF] [data files]

Sakaki, M., Kuhbandner, C., Mather, M., & Pekrun, R. (2014). Memory suppression can help people “unlearn” behavioral responses—but only for non-emotional memories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 136-141. [Full text link] Note: the first two authors equally contributed.

Sakaki, M., Ycaza-Herrera, E. A., & Mather, M. (2014). Association learning for emotional harbinger cues: When do previous emotional associations impair and when do they facilitate subsequent learning of new associations? Emotion, 14, 115-129.[PDF] [data files]

Nashiro, K., Sakaki, M., Huffman, D., & Mather, M. (2013). Both younger and older adults have difficulty updating emotional memories. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 68 (2), 224-227.[Full text link]

Nashiro, K., Sakaki, M., Nga, L., & Mather, M. (2013). Age-related similarities and differences in brain activity underlying reversal learning. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7:37. [PDF]

Sakaki, M. & Murayama, K. (2013). Automatic ability attribution after failure: A dual process view of achievement attribution. PLoS ONE, 8 (5), e63066 .[PDF]

Sakaki, M., Nga, L., & Mather, M. (2013). Amygdala functional connectivity with medial prefrontal cortex at rest predicts the positivity effect in older adults’ memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 1206-1224. [Full text link]

Sakaki, M. & Mather, M. (2012). How reward and emotional stimuli induce different reactions across the menstrual cycle. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 1-17.[Full text link]

Sakaki, M., Niki, K., & Mather, M. (2012). Beyond arousal and valence: The importance of the biological versus social relevance of emotional stimuli. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 115-139.[PDF] [Supplementary Materials]

Lighthall, R. N., Sakaki, M., Vasunilashorn, S., Nga, L., Somayajula, S., Chen, E. Y., Samii, N., Mather, M. (2012). Sex differences in reward-related decision processing under stress. Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 7 (4), 476-484.[Full text link]

Nashiro, K., Sakaki, M., Nga, L., & Mather, M. (2012). Differential brain activity during emotional vs. non-emotional reversal learning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24 (8), 1794-1805.[Full text link]

Nashiro, K, Sakaki, M., & Mather, M. (2012). Age differences in brain activity during emotion processing: Reflections of age-related decline or increased emotion regulation? Gerontology, 58, 156-163.[Full text link]

Sakaki, M., Gorlick, M. A., & Mather, M. (2011). Differential interference effects of negative emotional states on subsequent semantic and perceptual processing. Emotion, 11, 1263-1278.[Full text link][data files]

Sakaki, M., Niki, K., & Mather, M. (2011). Updating existing emotional memories involves the frontopolar/ orbitofrontal cortex in ways that acquiring new emotional memories does not. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3498-3514.[PDF]

Sakaki, M. & Niki, K. (2011). Effects of the brief viewing of emotional stimuli on understanding of insight solutions. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 526-540.[PDF]


Sakaki, M. (2007). Mood and recall of autobiographical memory: The effect of focus of self-knowledge. Journal of Personality, 75, 421-449.

Sakaki, M. (2007). The organization of emotionally autobiographical memories: How emotional knowledge for personal events is represented in autobiographical knowledge base? Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 55, 184-196.

Sakaki, M. (2007). Semantic self-knowledge and episodic self-knowledge: Independent or interrelated representations? Memory, 15, 1-16.

Sakaki, M. (2006). Distinction between semantic and episodic memory: The underlying mechanisms for autonoetic consciousness. Japanese Psychological Review, 49, 627-643.

Sakaki, M. (2006). Effects of structure of self-knowledge on mood-incongruent effect. Japanese Journal of Psychology, 77, 217-226.

Sakaki, M. (2006). The measurement of self-complexity: A comparison of H and SC measures. Japanese Journal of Personality, 15, 58-60.

Sakaki, M. (2005). Nature of autobiographical memory that facilitates improvement of negative moods. Japanese Journal of Psychology, 76, 169-175.

Sakaki, M. (2004). Effects of self-complexity on mood-incongruent recall. Japanese Psychological Research, 46, 127-134.