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Joyce Lacy, Ph.D.

Lacy Joyce (00000002)

Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
222 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260
(716) 645-0185
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Summary of Teaching and Research Interests

I teach undergraduate courses in Scientific Inquiry, Advanced Research Methods, and Neuropsychology.  My research interests are on episodic memory, in particular, the processes of pattern separation and completion which affect how memories for one-time events are encoded and how the brain deals with interference between similar events.

Representative publications

  • Lacy, J.W., & Stark, C.E.L. (2013).  The neuroscience of memory:  Implications for the courtroom.  Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 14(9):  649-658. doi:  10.1038/nrn3563
  • Stark, S.M., Yassa, M.A., Lacy, J.W., & Stark, C.E.L. (2013).  A task to assess behavioral pattern separation (BPS) in humans:  Data from healthy aging and mild cognitive impairment.  Neuropsychologia, 51(12):2442-2449. doi:  10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.12.014
  • Lacy, J.W., & Stark, C.E.L. (2012).  Intrinsic functional connectivity of the human medial temporal lobe suggests a distinction between MTL cortices and hippocampus.  Hippocampus, 22(12): 2290-2302. doi:  10.1002/hipo.22047
  • Lacy, J.W., Yassa, M.A., Stark, S.M., Muftuler, L.T., & Stark, C.E.L. (2011).  Distinct pattern separation related transfer functions in human CA3/dentate and CA1 revealed using high-resolution fMRI and variable mnemonic similarity.  Learning & Memory, 18(1):15-18
  • Yassa, M.A., Lacy, J.W., Stark, S.M., Albert, M.S., Gallagher, M., & Stark, C.E.L. (2011).  Pattern separation deficits associated with increased hippocampal CA3 and dentate gyrus activity in nondemented older adults.  Hippocampus, 21(9):968-979