Jessica is a PhD candidate studying memory, sleep and meditation in Dr. Ken Paller's Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Northwestern University. She graduated from Tulane University with a BS in Psychology and a BA in Cognitive Science.
Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.- Haruki Murakami
- Tracking neural replay by scalp and intercranial EEG during sleep to explore:
- How memories change over time
- How reactivation during sleep influences memory change
- Are endogenous neural oscillations causal in memory processes such as encoding and retrieval?
- Can we manipulate ongoing oscillations and influence memory processing?
- How can we improve well-being for alzheimers patients and their caregivers?
- How can meditation influence prosocial behavior?
Memory and Sleep
Neural Oscillations and Memory
Hu, X., Antony, J. W., Creery, J. D., Vargas, I. M., Bodenhausen, G. V., & Paller, K. A. (2015). Unlearning implicit social biases during sleep. Science,348(6238), 1013-1015.
Creery, J.D., Oudiette, D., Antony, J. & Paller, K.A. (2014). Targeted memory reactivation during sleep depends on prior learning. SLEEP., 38(5), 755-763.
Creery, J.D.,* Paller, K.A.,* Florczak, S., Reber, P., Mesulam, M-M., Weintraub, S., Morhardt, D., O’Hara, M., Kiragu, J., Rooks, J., Gigler, K., Molony, J., Safron, A., Maslar, M.(2014). Benefits of a program of mindfulness training for patients with cognitive disorders and their caregivers. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 1533317514545377.
Oudiette, D., Antony, J. W., Creery, J. D. & Paller, K. A. (2013) The role of memory reactivation during wakefulness and sleep in determining which memories endure. J. Neurosci. 33, 6672–6678.
Westerberg, C., Mayes, A., Florczak, S. M., Chen, Y., Creery, J.D., Parrish, T., Weintraub, S., Mesulam, M-M., Reber, P., Paller, K. A. (2013). Distinct medial temporal contributions to different forms of recognition in amnestic mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 51(12), 2450–2461.
Presentations and Pulblished abstracts
Creery, J.D., and Paller, K.A. (2015) Can auditory oscillations influence corresponding brain oscillations and thereby enhance memory performance? Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Creery, J.D., Hurley, R., Paller, K.A. (2015). An examination of memory consolidation
during sleep using auditory word pairs. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in San Francisco, California.
Creery, J.D. (2014, May) Memory consolidation during sleep varies as a function of memory strength. Presented at the Cognitive Brain Mapping Group annual Data Blitz, Chicago, Illinois.
Creery, J.D., Florczak S.M., Zaheed, A.B., Antony, J.W, and Paller, K. A. (2014, April). An Implicit Measure of Pro-Social Attitudes: Can a Liberal Feel Equanimity toward a Conservative? Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
Creery, J.D. (2013, June) Can supercharged memory during sleep boost prosociality? Paper presented at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Garrison, New York.
Creery, J.D., Antony, J. W., Voss, J. L., Paller, K. A. (2012, April). SleepSounds provide evidence for active memory consolidation during sleep. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
Creery, J.D., Antony, J. W., Voss, J. L., Paller, K. A. (2011, November). Spatial memory is enhanced by a nap after learning and by auditory cues during sleep. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Washington, D.C.
Creery, J.D, Maslar, M., Weintraub, Mesulam, M.M., Morhardt, D., O'Hara M., and Paller, K.A. (2010, May). A Psychosocial-Educational Intervention for Alzheimer’s Patients and their Caregivers: Preliminary Findings. Poster presented at the annual Northwestern Alzheimer’s Day, Chicago, IL.
Paller, K.A., Westerberg, C.A., Creery, J.D., and Antony, J.W. (2011). Memory processing during sleep related to subsequent declarative memory performance and memory impairment. WorldSleep2011, Kyoto, Japan. [Abstract]