Youssef Ezzyat, PhD



Goyal A, Miller J, Watrous A, Lee SA, Coffey T, Sperling MR, Sharan A, Worrell G, Berry B, Lega B, Jobst BC, Davis KA, Inman C, Sheth SA, Wanda PA, Ezzyat Y, Das SR, Stein J, Gorniak R & Jacobs J (2018). Electrical stimulation in hippocampus and entorhinal cortex impairs spatial and temporal memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(19), 4471-4481.

Ezzyat Y, Wanda PA, Levy DF, Kadel A, Aka A, Pedisich I, Sperling MR, Sharan AD, Lega BC, Burks A, Gross RE, Inman CS, Jobst BC, Gorenstein MA, Davis KA, Worrell GA, Kucewicz MT, Stein JM, Gorniak R, Das SR, Rizzuto DS & Kahana MJ (2018). Closed-loop stimulation of temporal cortex rescues functional networks and improves memory. Nature Communications, 9(365), NY Times coverage

Heusser AC, Ezzyat Y, Shiff I & Davachi L (2018). Perceptual boundaries cause mnemonic trade-offs between local boundary processing and across-trial associative binding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Kucewicz MT, Berry BM, Miller LR, Khadjevand F, Ezzyat Y, Stein JM, Kremen V, Brinkmann BH, Wanda P, Sperling MR, Gorniak R, Davis KA, Jobst BC, Gross RE, Lega B, Van Gompel J, Stead SM, Rizzuto DS, Kahana MJ & Worrell GA (2018). Evidence for verbal memory enhancement with electrical brain stimulation in the lateral temporal cortex. Brain,


Kragel J, Ezzyat Y, Sperling MR, Gorniak R, Worrell GA, Berry BM, Inman C, Lin J-J, Davis KA, Das SR, Stein JM, Jobst BC, Zaghloul KA, Sheth SA, Rizzuto DS & Kahana MJ (2017). Similar patterns of neural activity predict memory function during encoding and retrieval. NeuroImage, 155, 60-71.

Ezzyat Y, Kragel JE, Burke JF, Levy DF, Lyalenko A, Wanda P, O’Sullivan L, Hurley KB, Busygin S, Pedisich I, Sperling MR, Worrell GA, Kucewicz MT, Davis KA, Lucas TH, Inman CS, Lega BC, Jobst BC, Sheth SA, Zaghloul K, Jutras MJ, Stein JM, Das SR, Gorniak R, Rizzuto DS & Kahana MJ (2017). Direct brain stimulation modulates encoding states and memory performance in humans. Current Biology, 27(9), 1251-1258. NY Times coverage


Jacobs J, Miller J, Lee SA, Coffey T, Watrous AJ, Sperling MR, Sharan A, Worrell G, Berry B, Lega B, Jobst B, Davis K, Gross RE, Sheth SA, Ezzyat Y, Das SR, Stein J, Gorniak R, Kahana MJ & Rizzuto DS (2016). Direct electrical stimulation of the human entorhinal region and hippocampus impairs memory. Neuron, 92(5), 983-990.

Heusser AC, Poeppel D, Ezzyat Y & Davachi L (2016). Episodic sequence memory is supported by a theta-gamma phase code. Nature Neuroscience, 19, 1374-1380.


Olson IR, Ezzyat Y, Plotzker A & Chatterjee A (2014). The endpoint of the ventral visual stream: face and non-face perceptual deficits following anterior temporal lobe damage. Neurocase, 21(5), 554-562.

Ezzyat Y & Davachi L (2014). Similarity breeds proximity: pattern similarity within and across contexts is related to later mnemonic judgments of temporal proximity. Neuron, 81(5), 1179-1189.


Ezzyat Y & Davachi L (2011). What constitutes an episode in episodic memory? Psychological Science, 22(2), 243-252.

2008 and earlier

Ezzyat Y & Olson IR (2008). The medial temporal lobe and visual working memory: comparisons across tasks, delays, and visual similarity. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 8(1), 32-40.

Olson IR, Plotzker A, & Ezzyat Y (2007). The enigmatic temporal pole: a review of findings on social and emotional processing. Brain, 130(7), 1718-1731.