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Stark, J., Hiersche, K. J., Yu, J. C., Hasselbach, A. N., Abdi, H., Hayes, S. M., & Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2023). Partial Least Squares Regression Analysis of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers, Modifiable Health Variables, and Cognitive Change in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer’s disease : JAD93(2), 633–651.

Stauder, M., Hiersche, K. J., & Hayes, S. M. (2023). Examining cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between multidomain physical fitness metrics, education, and cognition in Black older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 1-15. 

Prieto, S., Valerio, K.E., Hayes, S.M., Hayes, J.P. for the Department of Defense Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2023). Posttraumatic symptom severity predicts cognitive decline beyond the effect of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in male Veterans. Translational Psychiatry, 13 (102). doi:

Stark, J., Palombo, D.J, Hayes, J. P., Hiersche, K. J., Hasselbach, A. N., & Hayes, S. M. (2022). Partial Least Squares analysis of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers, modifiable health variables, and cognition   in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 28 (8), 781-789. DOI: 10.1017/S1355617721001041

Valerio, K., Prieto, S., Hasselbach, A. N., Moody, J. N., Hayes, S. M., & Hayes, J. P. (2021). Machine learning identifies novel markers predicting functional decline in older adults. Brain Communications, 3 (3), fcab140.

Anders, J.P.V., Kraemer, W.J., Newton, R.U., Post, E.M., Caldwell, L.K., Beeler, M.K., DuPont, W.H., Martini, E.R., Volek, J.S., Häkkinen, K., Maresh, C.M., Hayes S.M. (2021). Acute effects of high-intensity resistance exercise on cognitive function. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 20 (3), 391-397.  DOI:

Moody, J.N., Valerio, K.E, Hasselbach, A.N., Prieto, S., Logue, M.W., Hayes, S.M., Hayes, J.P (2021). Body mass index and polygenic risk for Alzheimer’s disease predict conversion to Alzheimer’s disease. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A Biological Sciences, 76 (8), 1415-1422.

Prieto, S., Valerio, K.E., Moody, J.N., Hayes, S.M., Hayes, J.P. (2020). Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s Disease moderates the association between medial temporal lobe volume and episodic memory performance among older adults. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 76, 591-600. doi: 10.3233/JAD-191312. PubMed PMID: 32538837.

Preprint: Hayes, S. M. (2020, May 6). Sweat so you don’t forget: Establishing the feasibility of exercise breaks during university lectures. Retrieved from

Hegberg, N.J., Dev, S.I., Hayes, S.M. (2020). Examination of the relationship between accelerometer-derived metrics of physical activity and cognition among older adults. In Thomas, A. and Gutchess, A., Handbook of Cognitive Aging: A Life Perspective. (pp. 645-665). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Whitworth, J.W., Hayes, S.M., Andrews, R.J., Fonda, J.R., Beck, B.M., Hanlon, L.B., Fortier, C.B., Milberg, W.P.,McGlinchey, R.E. (2020). Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with better cardiometabolic health and lower PTSD severity in post-9/11 veterans. Military Medicine, usaa005,

Hayes, J.P., Moody, J.N., Guzman Roca, J., and Hayes, S.M., for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2020). Body mass index is associated with smaller medial temporal lobe volume in those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroimage: Clinical, 25, 102156. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2019.102156

Hegberg, N.J., Hayes, J.P., & Hayes, S.M. (2019). Exercise intervention in PTSD: A narrative review and rationale for implementation. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 133.

Sullivan, D.R., Marx, B., Chen, M.S., Depue, B.E., Hayes, S.M., Hayes, J.P. (2019). Behavioral and neural correlates of memory suppression in PTSD. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 112, 30-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.02.015

Palombo, D. J., Hayes, S. M., Reid, A.G., & Verfaellie, M. (2019). Hippocampal contributions to value-based learning: Converging evidence from fMRI and amnesia. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neurosciencem 19(3), 523-536. doi: 10.3758/s13415-018-00687-8

Palombo, D. J., Hayes, S. M., Peterson, K. M., Keane, M. M., & Verfaellie, M. (2018). Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Episodic Future Thinking: Scene Construction or Future Projection? Cereb Cortex, 28(2), 447-458. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhw381

Hayes, J. P., Reagan, A., Logue, M. W., Hayes, S. M., Sadeh, N., Miller, D. R., . . . Miller, M. W. (2018). BDNF genotype is associated with hippocampal volume in mild traumatic brain injury. Genes Brain Behav, 17(2), 107-117. doi:10.1111/gbb.12403

Williams, V. J., Hayes, J. P., Forman, D. E., Salat, D. H., Sperling, R. A., Verfaellie, M., & Hayes, S. M. (2017). Cardiorespiratory fitness is differentially associated with cortical thickness in young and older adults. Neuroimage, 146, 1084-1092. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.10.033

Miller, D. R., Hayes, S. M., Hayes, J. P., Spielberg, J. M., Lafleche, G., & Verfaellie, M. (2017). Default Mode Network Subsystems are Differentially Disrupted in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging, 2(4), 363-371.

Hayes, S. M., Hayes, J. P., Williams, V. J., Liu, H., & Verfaellie, M. (2017). FMRI activity during associative encoding is correlated with cardiorespiratory fitness and source memory performance in older adults. Cortex, 91, 208-220. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2017.01.002

Hayes, J. P., Logue, M. W., Sadeh, N., Spielberg, J. M., Verfaellie, M., Hayes, S. M., . . . Miller, M. W. (2017). Mild traumatic brain injury is associated with reduced cortical thickness in those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Brain. doi:aww344 [pii]10.1093/brain/aww344

Hayes, J. P., Logue, M. W., Reagan, A., Salat, D., Wolf, E. J., Sadeh, N., . . . Miller, M. W. (2017). COMT Val158Met polymorphism moderates the association between PTSD symptom severity and hippocampal volume. J Psychiatry Neurosci, 42(2), 95-102.

Palombo, D. J., Hayes, S. M., Peterson, K. M., Keane, M. M., & Verfaellie, M. (2016). Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Episodic Future Thinking: Scene Construction or Future Projection? Cereb Cortex. doi:bhw381 [pii]10.1093/cercor/bhw381

Hayes, S. M., Forman, D. E., & Verfaellie, M. (2016). Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Associated With Cognitive Performance in Older But Not Younger Adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 71(3), 474-482. doi:gbu167 [pii]10.1093/geronb/gbu167

Hayes, S. M., Salat, D. H., Forman, D. E., Sperling, R. A., & Verfaellie, M. (2015). Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with white matter integrity in aging. Ann Clin Transl Neurol, 2(6), 688-698. doi:10.1002/acn3.204

Hayes, S. M., Alosco, M. L., Hayes, J. P., Cadden, M., Peterson, K. M., Allsup, K., . . . Verfaellie, M. (2015). Physical activity is positively associated with episodic memory in aging. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(10), 780-790. doi:S1355617715000910 [pii]10.1017/S1355617715000910

Daselaar, S. M., Iyengar, V., Davis, S. W., Eklund, K., Hayes, S. M., & Cabeza, R. E. (2015). Less wiring, more firing: low-performing older adults compensate for impaired white matter with greater neural activity. Cereb Cortex, 25(4), 983-990. doi:bht289 [pii]10.1093/cercor/bht289

Alosco, M. L., Spitznagel, M. B., Cohen, R., Sweet, L. H., Hayes, S. M., Josephson, R., . . . Gunstad, J. (2015). Decreases in daily physical activity predict acute decline in attention and executive function in heart failure. J Card Fail, 21(4), 339-346. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.12.010

Alosco, M. L., & Hayes, S. M. (2015). Structural brain alterations in heart failure: a review of the literature and implications for risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Heart Fail Rev, 20(5), 561-571. doi:10.1007/s10741-015-9488-5

Hayes, S. M., Alosco, M. L., & Forman, D. E. (2014). The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cognitive and Neural Decline in Aging and Cardiovascular Disease. Curr Geriatr Rep, 3(4), 282-290. doi:10.1007/s13670-014-0101-x

Hayes, S. M., Hayes, J. P., Cadden, M., & Verfaellie, M. (2013). A review of cardiorespiratory fitness-related neuroplasticity in the aging brain. Front Aging Neurosci, 5, 31. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2013.00031

Hayes, S. M., & Verfaellie, M. (2012). The impact of fluency on explicit memory tasks in amnesia. Cogn Neurosci, 3(3-4), 216-217. doi:10.1080/17588928.2012.689974

Hayes, S. M., Salat, D. H., & Verfaellie, M. (2012). Default network connectivity in medial temporal lobe amnesia. J Neurosci, 32(42), 14622-14629. doi:32/42/14622 [pii]10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0700-12.2012

Hayes, S. M., Fortier, C. B., Levine, A., Milberg, W. P., & McGlinchey, R. (2012). Implicit memory in Korsakoff’s syndrome: a review of procedural learning and priming studies. Neuropsychol Rev, 22(2), 132-153. doi:10.1007/s11065-012-9204-3

Hayes, J. P., Hayes, S. M., & Mikedis, A. M. (2012). Quantitative meta-analysis of neural activity in posttraumatic stress disorder. Biol Mood Anxiety Disord, 2, 9. doi:10.1186/2045-5380-2-9

Romero, H. R., Hayes, S. M., & Welsh-Bohmer, K. (2011). Cognitive domains affected by conditions of aging and the role of neuropsychological testing. In M. T. Abou-Saleh, C. L. E. Katona, & A. Kumar (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry (3rd Edition) (pp. 389-396): Wiley-Blackwell.

Ritchey, M., Bessette-Symons, B., Hayes, S. M., & Cabeza, R. (2011). Emotion processing in the aging brain is modulated by semantic elaboration. Neuropsychologia, 49(4), 640-650. doi:Doi 10.1016/J.Neuropsychologia.2010.09.009

Hayes, S. M., Buchler, N., Stokes, J., Kragel, J., & Cabeza, R. (2011). Neural correlates of confidence during item recognition and source memory retrieval: Evidence for both dual-process and strength memory theories. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(12), 3959-3971. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00086

Hayes, S. M., Baena, E., Truong, T. K., & Cabeza, R. (2010). Neural mechanisms of context effects on face recognition: Automatic binding and context shift decrements. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(11), 2241-2154.

Daselaar, S. M., Prince, S. E., Dennis, N. A., Hayes, S. M., Kim, H., & Cabeza, R. (2009). Posterior Midline and Ventral Parietal Activity is Associated with Retrieval Success and Encoding Failure. Front Hum Neurosci, 3, 13. doi:10.3389/neuro.09.013.2009

Ryan, L., Cox, C., Hayes, S. M., & Nadel, L. (2008). Hippocampal activation during episodic and semantic memory retrieval: Comparing category production and category cued recall. Neuropsychologia, 46(8), 2109-2121. doi:DOI 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.02.030

Hayes, S. M., & Cabeza, R. (2008). Imaging Aging. In S. M. Hofer & D. F. Alwin (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Aging (pp. 308-326). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Dennis, N. A., Hayes, S. M., Prince, S. E., Madden, D. J., Huettel, S. A., & Cabeza, R. (2008). Effects of aging on the neural correlates of successful item and source memory encoding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 34(4), 791-808. doi:2008-08549-007 [pii]10.1037/0278-7393.34.4.791

Hayes, S. M., Nadel, L., & Ryan, L. (2007). The effect of scene context on episodic object recognition: Parahippocampal cortex mediates memory encoding and retrieval success. Hippocampus, 17(9), 873-889.

Hayes, S. M., Ryan, L., Schnyer, D. M., & Nadel, L. (2004). An fMRI study of episodic memory: Retrieval of object, spatial, and temporal information. Behavioral Neuroscience, 118(5), 885-896.

Glisky, E. L., Ryan, L., Reminger, S., Hardt, O., Hayes, S. M., & Hupbach, A. (2004). A case of psychogenic fugue: I understand, aber ich verstehe nichts. Neuropsychologia, 42(8), 1132-1147.

Nadel, L., Ryan, L., Hayes, S. M., Gilboa, A., & Moscovitch, M. (2003). The role of the hippocampal complex in long term episodic memory. In T. Ono, G. Matsumoto, R. R. Lllinas, A. Berthoz, R. Norgren, H. Nishijo, & R. Tamura (Eds.), Limbic and Association Cortical Systems – Basic, Clinical and Computational Aspects. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

Johnson, M. K., Hayes, S. M., D’Esposito, M., & Raye, C. L. (2000). Confabulation. In L. S. Cermak (Ed.), Memory and its disorders (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 359-383). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.