Mara Mather

Associate Research Scientist (Max Planck Sabbatical Award)    
Entwicklungspsychologie

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E-Mail: mather@mpib-berlin.mpg.de

http://gero.usc.edu/labs/matherlab/

Akademischer Steckbrief

Mara Mather ist Professorin für Gerontologie und Psychologie an der University of Southern California. Sie erhielt ihren Bachelor in Psychologie an der Stanford University und ihren Ph.D. in kognitiver Psychologie an der Princeton University.


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Forschungsinteressen:

Die Forschung von Mara Mather fokussiert sich darauf, wie Emotionen und Stress unser Gedächtnis und unsere Entscheidungen beeinflussen und wie dieser Einfluss aufgrund von Alter und Geschlecht variiert.


Ausgewählte Literatur:

  • Kennedy, B. L., Huang, R., & Mather, M. (2019). Age differences in emotion-induced blindness: Positivity effects in early attention. Emotion.
  • Clewett, D., Huang, R., Velasco, R., Lee, T. H., & Mather, M. (2018). Locus coeruleus activity strengthens prioritized memories under arousal. Journal of Neuroscience, 38 (6) 1558–1574.
  • 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 Behavior, 2, 356–366.
  • 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.
  • Clewett, D., Lee, T. H., Greening, S., Ponzio, A., Margalit, E., & Mather, M. (2016). Neuromelanin marks the spot: Identifying a locus coeruleus biomarker of cognitive reserve in healthy aging. Neurobiology of Aging, 37, 117–126.
  • Mather, M. (2016). The affective neuroscience of aging. Annual Review of Psychology, 67, 213–238.
  • 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.
  • Mather, M., & Harley, C. W. (2016). The locus coeruleus: Essential for maintaining cognitive function and the aging brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20, 214–226.
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