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•Zacks, J. M., Ollinger, J. M., Sheridan, M. A., & Tversky, B. (2002). A parametric study of mental spatial transformations of bodies. NeuroImage, 16, 857-872. Images and Instructions
•Zacks, J. M., Gilliam F., & Ojermann, J. G. (2003). Selective disturbance of mental rotation by cortical stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 41, 1659-1667. Images and Instructions
•Michelon, P., Snyder, A. Z., Buckner, R. L., McAvoy, M., & Zacks, J. M. (2003). Neural correlates of incongruous visual information: An event-related fMRI study. NeuroImage, 19, 1612-1626.
‣Contains the stimuli used in the Michelon et al. (2003) study as well as a read me file that explains what the stimuli are and how they were made.
‣Contains incongruous or bizarre pictures that represent combinations of two objects (chimeric objects). In this file there are more incongruous objects than were used in the Michelon et al. (2003) fMRI study.
•Zacks, J. M. (2004). Using movement and intentions to understand simple events. Cognitive Science, 28(6), 979-1008.
•Speer, N. K., & Zacks, J. M. (2005). Temporal changes as event boundaries: Processing and memory consequences of narrative time shifts. Journal of Memory and Language, 53, 125-140.
•Zacks, J. M., & Tversky, B. (2005). Multiple systems for spatial imagery: Transformations of objects and bodies, Spatial Cognition & Computation, 5, 271-306
•Zacks, J. M., Swallow, K. M., Vettel, J. M., & McAvoy, M. P. (2006). Visual motion and the neural correlates of event perception. Brain Research, 1076, 150-162.
•Zacks, J. M., Speer, N. K., Vettel, J. M., & Jacoby, L. J. (2006). Event understanding and memory in healthy aging and dementia of the Alzheimer type. Psychology and Aging, 21, 466-482.
•Reynolds, J. R., Zacks, J. M., & Braver, T. S. (2007). A computational model of event segmentation from perceptual prediction. Cognitive Science, 31, 613-643.
•Speer, N. K., Zacks, J. M., & Reynolds, J. R. (2007). Human brain activity time-locked to narrative event boundaries. Psychological Science, 18, 449-455.
•Yarkoni, T., Speer, N. K., Zacks, J. M. (2008). Neural substrates of narrative comprehension and memory. Neuroimage, 41, 1408-1425.
•Speer, N. K., Reynolds, J. R., Swallow, K. M., & Zacks, J. M. (2009). Reading stories activates neural representations of visual and motor experiences. Psychological Science, 20, 989-999.
•Zacks, J. M., Speer, N. K., & Reynolds, J. R. (2009). Segmentation in reading and film comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 138, 307-327.
•Swallow, K. M., Zacks, J. M., & Abrams, R. A. (2009). Event boundaries in perception affect memory encoding and updating. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 138, 236-257.
•Zacks, J. M., Kumar, S., & Abrams, R. A., Mehta, R. (2009). Using movements and intentions to understanding human activity. Cognition, 112, 201-216.
•Sargent, J. Q., Zacks, J. M., Hambrick, D. Z., Zacks, R. T., Head, D., Kurby, C. A., et al. (2013). Event segmentation ability uniquely predicts memory across the lifespan. Cognition, 129(2), 241-255.
‣legosShort.mov.zip (129.4 MB)
‣Breakfast_Nonsocial.mov.zip (1.11 GB)
‣Party_Nonsocial.mov.zip (1.33 GB)
‣wl_dv.mov.zip (2.43 GB)
‣Recognition Stills.zip (60 MB)
• Bailey, H., Sargent, J. Q, Flores, S., Zacks, J. M., Nowotony, P., & Goate, A. (2015). APOE e4 genotype status predicts everyday memory. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.
• Bailey, H., & Zacks, J. M. (2015). Situation model updating in young and older adults: Global versus incremental mechanisms. Psychology & Aging, 30(2), 232-244.
• Yu, A. B., & Zacks, J. M. (2016). How are bodies special? Effects of body features on spatial reasoning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, (6), 1210–1226.