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

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.[PDF]

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.[PDF]

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.

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.[PDF]

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] [data files]

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. [PDF] 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.[PDF] [data files]

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. [PDF]

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.[PDF]

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.[PDF]

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.[PDF]

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.[PDF]

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.[PDF][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.[PDF]

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.[PDF]

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.[PDF]