Charan Ranganath

Position Title

Center for Neuroscience
Department of Psychology, College of Letters and Science

1544 Newton Ct

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology

Specialties / Focus

  • Cognitive Neuroscience


  • Dynamic Memory Lab

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Fourth Samuel Sutton Award for Early Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Human ERPs
  • Recipient, Laird Cermak Award for Early Contributions to Memory Research, Memory Disorders Research


    • 1999 PhD Northwestern University
    • 1993 BA University of California, Berkeley


    Eichenbaum, H., Yonelinas, A.P., and Ranganath, C. (in press) Medial temporal lobes and recognition in memory. Annual Reviews in Neuroscience

    Moore, C.D., Cohen, M.X., and Ranganath, C. (2006) Neural mechanisms of expert skills in visual working memory. Journal of Neuroscience 26(43).

    Ranganath, C. (2006) Working memory for visual objects: Complementary roles of inferior temporal, medial temporal, and prefrontal cortex. Neuroscience , 139 (1): 277-289.

    Nordahl, C.W., Ranganath, C., Yonelinas, A.P., DeCarli, C.D., Fletcher, E., and Jagust, W.J. (2006) White matter changes compromise prefrontal cortex function in healthy elderly individuals. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18:418-429.

    Blumenfeld, R.S., and Ranganath, C. (2006) Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex contributes to long-term memroy formation through its role in working memory organization. Journal of Neuroscience , 26(3):916-925

    Duarte, A.L., Ranganath, C., and Knight, R.T. (2005) Effects of unilateral prefrontal lesions on familiarity, recollection, and source memory. Journal of Neuroscience , 25(36): 8333-8337

    Ranganath, C. and Blumenfeld, R.S. (2005) Doubts about double dissociations between short- and long-term memory. Trends in Cognitive Sciences , 9(8): 374-380.

    Ranganath, C., Cohen, M.X., and Brozinsky, C.J. (2005) Working memory maintenance contributes to long-term memory formation: Neural and behavioral evidence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience , 17(7):994-1010.

    Rangnath, C. and D'Esposito, M. (2005) Directing the mind's eye: Prefrontal, inferior, and medial temporal mechanisms for visual working memory. Current Opinion in Neurobiology , 15(2):175-182.

    Ranganath, C., Cohen, M.X., Dam, C., and D'Esposito, M. (2004) Prefrontal , hippocampal, and inferior temporal contributions to associative memory retrieval and working memory maintenance. Journal of Neuroscience , 24(16):3917-3925

    Ranganath, C., Yonelinas, A.P., Cohen, M.X., Dy, C.J., Tom, S., and D'Esposito, M. (2003) Dissociable correlates for familiarity and recollection within the medial temporal lobes. Neuropsychologia , 42(1):2-13

    Ranganath, C. & D'Esposito, M. (2001). Medial temporal lobe activity associated with active maintenance of novel information. Neuron, 31, 865-873.

    Ranganath, C. & Paller, K.A. (1999). Frontal brain potentials during recognition are modulated by requirements to retrieve perceptual details. Neuron, 22, 605-613.