Charan Ranganath

Professor, Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology


Center for Neuroscience
Neuroscience - (Graduate Grp)

Offices and Labs

1544 Newton Ct


1999 PhD Northwestern University
1993 BA University of California, Berkeley


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

Department and Center Affiliations

Center for Neuroscience

CBS Grad Group Affiliations


Specialties / Focus

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS



Dynamic Memory Lab website


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  • 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.