John Wixted

Distinguished Professor

Dr. Wixted's research is primarily concerned with evaluating mathematical models of memory. With regard to human memory, his research focuses mainly on the analysis of recall latency distributions in both normal and memory-impaired individuals (such as patients suffering from Alzheimer's Disease). With regard to animal memory, his research focuses on signal detection analyses of memory for the absence of an event and memory for event duration.
    • Mickes, L., Flowe, H. D. & Wixted, J. T. (in press). Receiver operating characteristic analysis of eyewitness memory: Comparing the diagnostic accuracy of simultaneous and sequential lineups. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.
    • Smith, C. N., Wixted, J. T. & Squire, L. R. (2011). The hippocampus supports both recollection and familiarity when memories are strong. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 15693-15702.
    • Mednick, S.C., Cai, D. J., Shuman, T., Anagnostaras, S. & Wixted, J. T. (2011). An opportunistic theory of cellular and systems consolidation. Trends in Neurosciences, 34, 504-514.
    • Squire, L. R. & Wixted, J. T. (2011). The cognitive neuroscience of human memory since H.M. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 34, 259-288.
    • Wixted, J. T. (2007). Dual-process theory and signal-detection theory of recognition memory. Psychological Review, 114, 152-176.