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2022 and In press

  • Matijevic, S., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Wank, A.A., Ryan, L., & Grilli, M.D. (in press). Individual differences in the relationship between episodic detail generation and resting state functional connectivity vary with age. Neuropsychologia 

  • Wank, A. A. L., Robertson, A., Thayer, S. C., Verfaellie, M., Rapcsak, S. Z., & Grilli, M. D. (in press). Autobiographical memory unknown: Pervasive autobiographical memory loss encompassing personality trait knowledge in an individual with medial temporal lobe amnesia. Cortex. PsyArXiv:

  • Raffaelli, Q., Mills, C., de Stefano, N.A., Mehl, M.R., Chambers, K., Fitzgerald, S., Wilcox, R., Christoff, K., Andrews, E.S., Grilli, M.D., O’Connor, M-F., & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (in press). The think aloud paradigm reveals differences in the content, dynamics and conceptual scope of resting state thought in trait brooding. Scientific Report


  • Hakim, Z., Ebner, N., Oliveira, D., Getz, S., Levin, B., Lin, T., Lloyd, K., Lai, V.T., Grilli, M.D., & Wilson, R.C. (2021). The Phishing Email Suspicion Test (PEST) a lab-based task for evaluating the cognitive mechanisms of phishing detection. Behavioral Research Methods, 53, 1342–1352. PsyArXiv:

  • Grilli, M.D., McVeigh, K.S., Wank, A.A., Hakim, Z.M., Getz, S.J., Levin, B.E., Ebner, N.C., & Wilson, R.C. (2021). Is this phishing? Older age is associated with greater difficulty discriminating between safe and malicious emails. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 76 (9), 1711-1715. PMCID: PMC8557838

  • Stickel, A.M., McKinnon, A.C., Matijevic, S., Grilli, M.D., Ruiz, J., & Ryan, L. (2021). Apolipoprotein ɛ4 allele-based differences in brain volumes are largely uniform across late middle aged and older Hispanic/Latino- and non-Hispanic/Latino Whites without dementia. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

  • Wank, A.A., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Grilli, M.D. (2021). Searching for the past: Direct and generative retrieval of episodic autobiographical memories among young and cognitively normal older adults. Memory & Cognition, 49, 422–437 PsyArXiv: PMCID: PMC8609962

  • Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Grilli, M.D. (2021). Mapping the imaginative mind: Charting new paths forward. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 30(1), 82-89. PMCID: PMC7978413

  • McAvan, A., Du, Y., Oyao, A., Doner, S., Grilli, M.D., Ekstrom, A. (2021). Older adults show reduced spatial precision but preserved strategy-use during spatial navigation involving body-based cues. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13, e129.

  • Van Etten, E.J., Bharadwaj, P.K., Hishaw, G.A., Huentelman, M.J., Trouard, T.P., Grilli, M.D., & Alexander, G.E. (2021). Influence of regional white matter hyperintensity volume and APOE ε4 status on hippocampal volume in healthy older adults. Hippocampus, 31, 469-480.

  • Grilli, M.D., Wank, A.A., Huentelman, M.J., & Ryan, L. (2021) Autobiographical memory fluency reductions in cognitively unimpaired middle-aged and older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease dementia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 27 (9) 905-915. PMCID: PMC8319219



  • Wank, A.A., Moseley, S., Polsinelli, A.J., Glisky, E.L., Mehl, M.R., & Grilli, M.D. (2020). Eavesdropping on autobiographical memory: A naturalistic observation study of older adults' memory sharing in daily conversations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Vol. 14, p. 238). On PsyArXiv: PMCID: PMC7333665

  • Polsinelli, A., Mosley, S., Grilli, M.D., Glisky, E.L., Mehl, M.R. (2020). Natural, Everyday Language Use Provides a Window into the Integrity of Older Adults’ Executive Functioning. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 75(9), e215-220.

  • Memel, M., Wank, A.A., Ryan, L., & Grilli, M.D. (2020). The relationship between episodic detail generation and anterotemporal, posteromedial, and hippocampal white matter tracts. Cortex, 123, 124-140. PMCID: PMC6984983

  • Grilli, M.D., & Ryan, L. (2020). Autobiographical memory and the self-concept. In R. Lane, L. Ryan, & L. Nadel (Eds.) The Neuroscience of Enduring Change: The Neural Basis of Talk Therapies. New York, NY: Oxford University Press U.S.A.

  • Acevedo-Molina, M.C., Matijevic, S., & Grilli, M.D. (2020). Beyond episodic remembering: Elaborative retrieval of lifetime periods in young and older adults. Memory, 28(1), 83-93. PMCID: PMC6934901



  • Hou, M., Grilli, M.D., & Glisky, E.L. (2019). Self-reference enhances memory for multi-element events judged likely to happen in young and older adults. Memory, 27, 1451-1461

  • Grilli, M.D., Coste, S., Landry, J., & Mangen, K.(2019). Evidence that an episodic mode of thinking facilitates encoding of perceptually rich memories for naturalistic events relative to a gist-based mode of thinking. Memory, 27, 1468-1474

  • Strikwerda-Brown, C., Grilli, M.D., Andrews-Hanna, J., & Irish, M. (2019) "All is not lost" - Rethinking the nature of memory and the self in dementia. Ageing Research Review

  • Stickel, A., McKinnon, A., Ruiz, J., Grilli, M.D., & Ryan, L. (2019). The impact of cardiovascular risk factors on cognition in Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites. Learning & Memory, 26, 235-244.

  • Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Grilli, M.D., & Irish, M. (2019). A review and reappraisal of the default network in normal aging and dementia. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press.

  • Hou, M., Grilli, M.D., & Glisky, E.L. (2019). Self-reference enhances relational memory in young and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 26, 105-120.   




  • Grilli, M.D., Wank, A.A., Bercel, J.J., & Ryan, L. (in press). Evidence for reduced autobiographical memory episodic specificity in cognitively normal middle-aged and older individuals at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 1073-1083. PMCID: PMC6237636

  • Grilli, M.D., Bercel, J.J., Wank, A.A., Rapcsak, S.Z. (2018). The contribution of the left anterior ventrolateral temporal lobe to the retrieval of personal semantics. Neuropsychologia, 117, 178-187. 

  • Grilli, M.D., Wank, A.A., & Verfaellie, M. (2018). The life stories of adults with amnesia: Insights into the contribution of the medial temporal lobes to the organization of autobiographical memory. Neuropsychologia, 110, 84-91. PMCID: PMC5592132

  • Grilli, M.D., Woolverton, C.B., Crawford, M., & Glisky, E.L. (2018). Self-reference and emotional memory effects in older adults at increased genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 25, 186-199.



  • Grilli, M.D. (2017). The association of personal semantic memory to identity representations: Insight into higher-order networks of autobiographical contents. Memory, 25,1435-1443.

  • Grilli, M.D., & Verfaellie, M. (2017). Other populations seen for rehabilitation: b) Blast injuries. In B.A. Wilson, J. Winegardner, C. van Heughten, & T. Ownsworth (Eds.). Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: The International Handbook. (pages 153-158). London: Taylor and Francis.



  • Marquine, M.J., Grilli, M.D., Rapcsak, S.Z., Kaszniak, A.W., Ryan, L., Walther, K., & Glisky, E.L. (2016). Impaired personal trait knowledge, but spared other-person trait knowledge, in an individual with bilateral damage to the medial prefrontal cortex. Neuropsychologia, 89, 245-253. PMCID: PMC5119478

  • Grilli, M.D., & Verfaellie, M. (2016). Experience-near but not experience-far autobiographical facts depend on the medial temporal lobe for retrieval: evidence from amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 81, 80-85. PMCID: PMC4738052


2015 and earlier

  • Grilli, M.D., & Verfaellie, M. (2015). Supporting the self-concept with memory: insight from amnesia. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(12), 1684-1692. PMCID: PMC4666106

  • Grilli, M.D., & Verfaellie, M. (2014). Personal semantic memory: insights from neuropsychological research on amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 61, 56-64.

  • Grilli, M.D., & Glisky, E.L. (2013). Imagining a better memory: self-imagination in memory-impaired patients. Clinical Psychological Science, 1(1), 93-99.

  • Grilli, M.D., & McFarland, C.P. (2011). Imagine that: self-imagination improves prospective memory in memory-impaired individuals with neurological damage. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 21(6), 847-859. PMCID: PMC3296226

  • Grilli, M.D., & Glisky, E.L. (2011). The self-imagination effect: benefits of a self-referential encoding strategy on cued recall in memory-impaired individuals with neurological damage. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 929-933. PMCID: PMC 21729405

  • Grilli, M.D., & Glisky, E.L. (2010). Self-imagining enhances recognition memory in memory-impaired individuals with neurological damage. Neuropsychology, 24(6), 698-710. PMCID: PMC2970672