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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Life Science Laboratories

240 Thatcher Road

Amherst, MA 01003

© 2018 by Somneurolab.

Publications

Helm, A., F. & Spencer, R. M. C. (2019). Television use and its effects on sleep in early childhood. Sleep Health.

Jones, B., Fitzroy, A., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2019). Emotional memory moderates the relationship between sigma activity and sleep-related improvement in affect. Frontiers in Psychology

Hawkins, M., Marcus, B., Pekow, P., Rosal, M. C., Tucker, K. L., Spencer, R. M. C., & Chasen-Taber, L. Physical activity and sleep quality and duration among Hispanic postpartum women at risk for Type 2 Diabetes: Estudio PARTO.  Sleep Health.

Cremone-Caira, A., Root, H., Harvey, E. A., McDermott, J., & Spencer, R. M. C. (in press). Effects of sleep extension on inhibitory control in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A pilot study. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Allard, T.*, Riggins, T.*, Ewell, A., Weinberg, E., Lokhandwala, S., & Spencer, R. M. C. (in press).  Measuring neural mechanisms underlying sleep-dependent memory consolidation during naps in early childhood. JoVE.

Kurdziel, L. B. F. & Spencer, R. M. C. (in press). Sleep-dependent enhancement of emotional memory in early childhood. Scientific Reports.

Jones, B. J., MacKay, A., Mantua, J., Schultz, K. S., & Spencer, R. M. C. The role of sleep in emotional memory processing in middle age. Neurobiology of Learning & Memory.

Cremone, A., Lugo-Candelas, C. I., Harvey, E. A., McDermott, J. M., & Spencer, R. M. C. Positive emotional attention bias in young children with symptoms of ADHD.  Child Neuropsychology.

O’Connor, S., Sonni, A., Karmarkar, U., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2018) Naps do not change delay discounting behavior in young adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 921.

Cremone, A., de Jong, D. M., Kurdziel, L. B. F., Desrochers, P., Sayer, A., LeBourgeois, M., McDermott, J. M., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2018). Sleep tight, act right: negative affect, sleep and behavior problems during childhood. Child Development, 89(2), e42-e59.

Cremone, A., Kurdziel, L. B. F., Fraticelli, A., McDermott, J. & Spencer, R. M. C. (2017). Napping reduces emotional attention bias during early childhood. Developmental Science, 20(4), e12411.

Mantua, J., Henry, O.S.*, Garskovas, N. F. & Spencer, R. M. C. (2017). Mild traumatic brain injury chronically impairs sleep- and wake-dependent emotional processing. Sleep, 40, 1-8.

Mantua, J. & Spencer, R. M. C. (2017). Exploring the nap paradox: are mid-day sleep bouts friend or foe? Sleep Medicine, 37, 88-97.

Cremone, A., McDermott, J., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2017). Naps enhance executive attention in preschool-aged children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 44, 575-587.

Cremone, A., Lugo-Candelas, C. I., Harvey, E. A., McDermott, J. M., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2017) REM theta activity enhances inhibitory control in typically developing children but not children with ADHD symptoms. Experimental Brain Research, 235, 1491-1500.

Alhassan, S., Sirard, J., Kurdziel, L. B. F., Merrigan, S., Greever, C., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2017). Cross-validation of two accelerometers for assessment of physical activity and sedentary time in preschool children. Pediatric Exercise Science, 29, 268-277.

Kurdziel, L. B. F., Mantua, J., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2017) Novel word learning in older adults: A role for sleep? Brain & Language, 167, 106-113.

deJong, D., Cremone, A., Kurdziel, L., Desrochers, P., LeBourgeois, M., Sayer, A., Ertel, K., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2016). Maternal depressive symptoms and household income in relation to sleep in early childhood. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41, 961-970.

Karmarkar, U., Shiv, B., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2016). Should you sleep on it? The effects of overnight sleep on subjective preference-based choice. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30, 70-79.

Bottary, R., Sonni, A., Wright, D., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2016).  Insufficient chunk concatenation may underlie changes in sleep-dependent consolidation of motor sequence learning in older adults. Learning & Memory, 23, 455-459.

Jones, B.J., Schultz, K.S., Adams, S., Baran, B., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2016). Emotional bias of sleep-dependent memory processing shifts from negative to positive with aging. Neurobiology of Aging, 45, 178-189.

Mantua, J., Gravel, N., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2016) Reliability of sleep measures from four personal health monitoring devices compared to research-based actigraphy and polysomnography. Sensors, 16, e636.

Silvera, M., Wexler, L., Chamberlain, J., Money Straubaur, K., Spencer, R. M. C., Reich, R. G., Bertone-Johnson, E. R. (2016). Seasonality of suicide behavior in northwest Alaska: 1990-2009.  Public Health, 137, 35-43.

Desrochers, P., Kurdziel, L. B. F., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2016).  Delayed benefit of naps on motor learning in preschool children. Experimental Brain Research, 234(3), 763-72.

Baran, B., Mantua, J., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2016) Age-related changes in the sleep-dependent neural reorganization of declarative memories. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(6), 792-802.

Spencer, R. M. C., Campanella, C., de Jong, D. M., Desrochers, P., Root, H., Cremone, A., & Kurdziel, L. B. F. (2016). Sleep and behavior of preschool children under typical and nap-promoted conditions.  Sleep Health, 2, 35-41.

Mantua, J., Baran, B., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2016). Sleep benefits consolidation of visuo-motor adaptation learning in older adults. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 587-595.

Mantua, J. & Spencer, R. M. C. (2015).  The interactive effects of nocturnal sleep and daytime naps in relation to serum C-Reactive protein.  Sleep Medicine, 16, 1213-1216.

Kurdziel, L. & Spencer, R. M. C. (2015).  Consolidation of novel word learning in native English speakers. Memory,13, 1-11.

Pace-Schott, E. F., Rubin, Z., Tracy, L. E., Spencer, R. M. C., Orr, S. P., & Verga, P. W. (2015). Emotional trait and memory associates of sleep timing and quality. Psychiatry Research, 229(3), 999-1010.

Kurdziel, L. B. F., Dempsey, K., Zahara, M., Valera, E. & Spencer, R. M. C. (2015). Impaired visuomotor adaptation in adults with ADHD. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 1145-1153.

Mantua, J., Mehan, K., Henry, O.*, & Spencer, R. M. C. (2015). Altered sleep composition after traumatic brain injury does not affect declarative sleep-dependent memory consolidation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 00328.

Sonni, A. & Spencer, R. M. C. (2015). Sleep protects memories from interference in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 36(7), 2272-2281.

Sonni, A., Kurdziel, L. B. F., Baran, B., Spencer, R. M. C. (2014). The effects of sleep dysfunction on cognition, affect, and quality of life in individuals with cerebellar ataxia. Journal of Clinical Sleep Research, 10, 535-43. 

Pace-Schott, E. P. & Spencer, R. M. C. (2013). Age-related changes in consolidation of perceptual and muscle-based learning of motor skills. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 5, 83.

Baran, B., Daniels, D., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2013). Sleep-dependent consolidation of value-based learning. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e75326.

Kurdziel, L., Duclos, K., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2013). Sleep spindles in midday naps enhance learning in early childhood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(43), 17267-72. 

Pace-Schott, E. F., Spencer, R. M. C., Vijayakumar, S.*, Ahmed, N.*, Verga, P. W.*, Orr, S. P., Pitman, R. K., Milad, M. R. (2013). Extinction of conditioned fear is better learned and recalled in the morning than the evening. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 1176-1184.

Owen, R.* & Spencer, R. M. C. (2013). Body ideals in women after viewing images of typical and healthy weight models. Body Image, 10(4), 489-94.

Spencer, R. M. C.(2013). Neurophysiological basis of sleep’s function on memory and cognition. ISRN Physiology, 2013, 1-14.

McKeon, S.*, Pace-Schott, E. F., Spencer, R. M. C. (2012) Interaction of sleep and emotional content on the production of false memories. PLoS ONE, 7(11), e49353.

Wilson, J.*, Baran, B., Pace-Schott, E., Ivry, R. B., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2012). Sleep modulates word-pair learning but not motor sequence learning in healthy older adults991-1000. Neurobiology of Aging, 33, 991-1000. [PMC3307877]

Baran, B., Pace-Schott, E. F., Ericson, C.*, & Spencer, R. M. C. (2012). Processing of emotional reactivity and emotional memory over sleep. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 1035-42.

Pace-Schott, E. F., Verga, P., Bennett, T., Spencer, R. M. C. (2012). Sleep promotes consolidation and generalization of extinction Learning in simulated exposure therapy for spider fear. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46, 1036-1044.

Donohue, K. & Spencer, R. M. C (2011). Continuous re-exposure to environmental sound cues during sleep does not improve memory for semantically unrelated word pairs. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 10, 167-177.

Pace-Schott, E., Nave, G., Morgan, A., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2011). Sleep-dependent modulation of affectively guided decision-making. Journal of Sleep Research, 21:30-39. .

Pace-Schott, E., Shephard, E., Spencer, R. M. C., Marcello, M., Tucker, M. A., Propper, R., Stickgold, R. (2011). Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, 95, 24-36.

Baran, B., Wilson, J., & Spencer, R. M. C. (2010). REM-dependent repair of competitive memory suppression. Experimental Brain Research, 23, 471-477.

Spencer, R. M. C., Gouw, A., & Ivry, R. B. (2007).  Age-related decline of sleep-dependent consolidation.  Learning and Memory, 14, ,480-484.