Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

Suzanna Becker, Ph.D., Professor

PUBLICATIONS

Hippocampal coding & neurogenesis

[pdf] Becker, S. (2017), Neurogenesis and pattern separation: Time for a divorce. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science (WIREs Cogn Sci 2017, 8:e1427. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1427)

Finnegan, R., Shaw, M. and Becker, S. (2017), Restricted Boltzmann Machine Models of Hippocampal Coding and Neurogenesis. The Rewiring Brain: A Computational Approach to Structural Plasticity in the Adult Brain. Section VIII. Structural plasticity in large-scale models. Edited by Arjen van ooyen and Markus Butz-Ostendorf, Elsevier.

[pdf] Becker, S. (2017), Marr's simple memory theory of archicortex, then and now: four decades later, things are not quite as simple. Chapter 7, page 159-177 in Computational Theories and their Implementation in the Brain: The Legacy of David Marr. Edidted by L.M. Vaina and R.E. Passingham. Oxford University Press.

[pdf] Goldstein, A., Déry, N., Pilgrim, M., Ioan, M. and Becker, S. (2016) Stress and binge drinking: a toxic combination for the teenage brain. Neuropsychologia 90:251-60. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.07.035. Epub 2016 Aug 3.

[pdf] Finnegan, R. and Becker, S. (2015), Neurogenesis paradoxically decreases both pattern separation and memory interference. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 9:136 doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2015.00136

[pdf] Hutton, C., Déry, N., Rosa, E., Lemon, J., Rollo, C.D., Boreham, D., Fahnestock, M., deCatanzaro, D., Wojtowicz, J.M. and Becker, S. (2015). Synergistic effects of diet and exercise on hippocampal function in chronically stressed mice. Neuroscience 308:180-193. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.09.005

[pdf (Uncorrect Page Proofs)] Williams, M., Becker, S., McKinnon, M., Wong, Q., Cudney, L., Steiner, M. and Frey, B.N. (2015), Emotional Memory in Pregnant Women at Risk for Postpartum Depression. Psychiatry Research 229(3), DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.08.003

[pdf] Déry, N., Goldstein, A. and Becker, S. (2015), A role fo adult hippocampal neurogenesis at multiple time scales: A study of recent and remote memory in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience 129(4):435-449, DOI:10.1037/bne0000073

[pdf] Dhindsa, K., Drobinin, V., King, J., Hall, G., Burgess, N. and Becker, S. (2014), Examining the role of the temporo-parietal network in memory, imagery and viewpoint transformations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Vol 8, No 709, DOI=10.3389/fnhum.2014.00709

[pdf] Déry, N., Pilgrim,M., Gibala, M., Gillen, J., Wojtowicz, J.M., MacQueen, G. and Becker, S. (2013), Adult hippocampal neurogenesis reduces memory interference in humans: opposing effects of aerobic exercise and depression, Frontiers in Neurogenesis 7:66, DOI:10.3389/fnins.2013.00066 10.3389 pp.66

Luu, P., Sill, O., Gao, L., Becker, S., Wojtowicz, J.M. and Smith, D. (2012), The Role of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Reducing Interference. Behavioural Neuroscience 126(3):381-391.

Winocur, G., Becker, S., Luu, P., Rosenzweig, S. and Wojtowicz, J.W. (2012), Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Memory Interference. Behavioural Brain Research 277(2) Special Issue S1 pages 464-469. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2011.05.032

Vaillancourt, T., Duku, E., Becker, S., Schmidt, L.A., Nicol, J., Muir, C. and MacMillan, H. (2011), Peer victimization, depressive symptoms and high salivary cortisol predict poorer memory in children, Brain and Cognition. Special Issue on Human aggression and victimization: Genetic, neurobiological, and neuroendocrine considerations doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2011.06.012

Becker, S., MacQueen, G. and Wojtowicz, J.M. (2009), Computational modeling and empirical studies of hippocampal neurogenesis-dependent memory: Effects of interference, stress and depression. Brain Research 1299:45-54.

Turnock, M. and Becker, S. (2008), A neural network model of hippocampal-striatal-prefrontal interactions in contextual conditioning. Brain Research 1202:87-96, doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2007.06.078, 18(12):2942-2958

[pdf] Byrne, P. and Becker, S. (2008), A principle for learning egocentric-allocentric transformations. Neural Computation. 20(3):709-737.

[ pdf] Byrne, P., Becker, S. and Burgess, N. (2007), Remembering the past and imagining the future: a neural model of spatial memory and imagery. Psychological Review 114(2):340-375.

[pdf] Becker, S. and Wojtowicz, J.M. (2007), A model of hippocampal neurogenesis in memory and mood disorders. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 11(2):70-76.

[pdf] Becker, S. (2005) "A computational principle for hippocampal learning and neurogenesis". Hippocampus 15(6):722-738.

Becker, S. and Wojtowicz, J.M. (2004), A role for hippocampal neurogenesis in retention of long-term memories: evidence from computational modelling. Abstract. Proceedings of the 2004 Society for Neuroscience Meeting.

[pdf] Becker, S. and Lim, J. (2003), "A computational model of prefrontal control in free recall: strategic memory use in the California Verbal Learning Task, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 2003, 15(6):347-374.

Gilbert, C. and Becker, S. (2003), "Semantic Strategies in Free Recall", abstract in Proceedings of the Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science conference

Lim, J.C. and Becker, S. (2000), "Hippocampal-frontal interactions in memory storage and recall", abstract in Proceedings of the 22nd Meeting of the Cognitive Scienc Society. Abstract

Becker, S., Chin, S. and Meeds, E. (1999), "Modelling episodic memory: A global cost function that leads to fast, local, high-capacity learning", abstract in Proceedings of the "Learning" workshop, Snowbird, Utah, April, 1999.

[ pdf] Liwanag, A. & Becker, S. (1997) "Improving Associative Memory Capacity: One-Shot Learning in Multilayer Hopfield Networks". In the Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pages 442-447.

[ pdf] Byrne, P. and Becker, S. (2004), Modelling mental navigation in scenes with multiple objects. Neural Computation 16(9):1851-1872.

Becker, S. and Wojtowicz, J.M. (2004), A role for hippocampal neurogenesis in retention of long-term memories: evidence from computational modelling. Abstract. Proceedings of the 2004 Society for Neuroscience Meeting.

[pdf] Becker, S. and Burgess, N. (2001), Modelling spatial recall, mental imagery and neglect, Advances in Neural Processing Systems 13, MIT Press, p96-102.

[pdf] Burgess, N., Becker, S., King, J. and O'Keefe (2001), Memory for events and their spatial context: models and experiments, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 356:1493-1503.

Lim, J.C. and Becker, S. (2000), "Hippocampal-frontal interactions in memory storage and recall", abstract in Proceedings of the 22nd Meeting of the Cognitive Scienc Society. Abstract

Cheung, A., Becker, S. and Burgess, N. (2000), "A model of hippocampal-parietal interaction in spatial navigation, imagery and episodic recall", abstract in proceedings of the workshop The nature of hippocampal-cortical interaction: Theoretical and experimental perspectives held in Dublin, Ireland, March, 2000. abstract

Becker, S., Chin, S. and Meeds, E. (1999), "Modelling episodic memory: A global cost function that leads to fast, local, high-capacity learning", abstract in Proceedings of the "Learning" workshop, Snowbird, Utah, April, 1999.

[ pdf] Liwanag, A. & Becker, S. (1997) "Improving Associative Memory Capacity: One-Shot Learning in Multilayer Hopfield Networks". In the Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pages 442-447.

Chapman, C.A. and Becker, S. (1995), "Model synapses with frequency potentiation characteristics can cooperatively enhance Hebbian learning," Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Computation and Neural Systems Meeting, Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers. abstract