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Andrew Bender

© MPIB
Postdoctoral Fellow
bender [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

Short CV: 

Education

  • Ph.D. Psychology, Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience (December 2013). Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
  • M.A. Experimental Psychology (2006). San Diego State University, San Diego, California.
  • B.S. Psychology (1998). University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. 

Research Interests: 
  • Bidirectional influences between brain structure and cognition across the lifespan.
  • Structural brain correlates of individual differences in episodic memory.
  • Physiological and genetic modifiers of brain-cognition relations.

Selected Literature: 

Bender, A. R., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Amann, K., & Raz, N. (2017). The role of stimulus distinctiveness in memory for face-name associations in healthy adults: Friend or foe? Psychology and Aging, 32(5), 489-505.

Bender, A. R., Prindle, J. J., Brandmaier, A. M., & Raz, N. (2016). White matter and memory in healthy adults: Coupled changes over two years. NeuroImage, 131, 193-204.

Bender, A. R., Voelkle, M. C., & Raz, N. (2016). Differential aging of cerebral white matter in middle-aged and older adults: A seven-year follow-up. NeuroImage, 125, 74-83.

Bender, A. R., & Raz, N. (2015). Normal-appearing cerebral white matter in healthy adults: Mean change over two years and individual differences in change. Neurobiology of Aging, 36, 1834-1848.

Bender, A. R., Daugherty, A. & Raz, N. (2013). Vascular risk moderates associations between hippocampal subfield volumes and memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(11), 1851-1862.

Bender, A. R., & Raz, N. (2012). A synergistic effect of genetic and vascular risk on episodic memory in a lifespan sample of healthy adults. Neuropsychology, 4(26), 442-450.

Bender, A. R., & Raz, N. (2012). Age-related differences in memory and executive functions in healthy APOE varepsilon4 carriers: The contribution of individual differences in prefrontal volumes and systolic blood pressure. Neuropsychologia, 50(5), 704-714.

Bender, A. R., & Raz, N. (2012). Age-related differences in recognition memory for items and associations: Contribution of individual differences in working memory and metamemory. Psychology and Aging, 27(3), 691-700.

Bender, A. R., Naveh-Benjamin, M., & Raz, N. (2010). Associative deficit in recognition memory in a lifespan sample of healthy adults. Psychology and Aging, 25(4), 940-948. 

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Bender, A. R., Keresztes, A., Bodammer, N. C., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., Daugherty, A. M., Yu, Q., Kühn, S., Lindenberger, U., & Raz, N. (in press). Optimization and validation of automated hippocampal subfield segmentation across the lifespan. Human Brain Mapping.

Bender, A. R., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Amann, K., & Raz, N. (2017). The role of stimulus complexity and salience in memory for face-name associations in healthy adults: Friend or foe? Psychology and Aging, 32, 489-505. doi:10.1037/pag0000185
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Keresztes, A., Bender, A. R., Bodammer, N. C., Lindenberger, U., Shing, Y. L., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2017). Hippocampal maturity promotes memory distinctiveness in childhood and adolescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, 9212-9217. doi:10.1073/pnas.1710654114
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Wisse, L. E. M., Daugherty, A. M., Olsen, R. K., Berron, D., Carr, V. A., Stark, C. E. L., Amaral, R. S. C., Amunts, K., Augustinack, J. C., Bender, A. R., Bernstein, J. D., Boccardi, M., Bocchetta, M., Burggren, A., Chakravarty, M. M., Chupin, M., Ekstrom, A., de Flores, R., Insausti, R., Kanel, P., Kedo, O., Kennedy, K. M., Kerchner, G. A., LaRocque, K. F., Liu, X., Maass, A., Malykhin, N., Mueller, S. G., Ofen, N., Palombo, D. J., Parekh, M. B., Pluta, J. B., Pruessner, J. C., Raz, N., Rodrigue, K. M., Schoemaker, D., Shafer, A. T., Steve, T. A., Suthana, N., Wang, L., Winterburn, J. L., Yassa, M. A., Yushkevich, P. A., la Joie, R., for the Hippocampal Subfields Group (2017). A harmonized segmentation protocol for hippocampal and parahippocampal subregions: Why do we need one and what are the key goals? Hippocampus, 27, 3-11. doi:10.1002/hipo.22671
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Bender, A. R., Prindle, J. J., Brandmaier, A. M., & Raz, N. (2016). White matter and memory in healthy adults: Coupled changes over two years. NeuroImage, 131, 193-204. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.085
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Bender, A. R., Voelkle, M. C., & Raz, N. (2016). Differential aging of cerebral white matter in middle-aged and older adults: A seven-year follow-up. NeuroImage, 125, 74-83. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.030
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