Associate Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., University of Michigan

Field of Specialty

Effects of age and culture on memory; Cognitive and Social Neuroscience

Contact Information

Lemberg Hall 106

Personal Web Page

Angela Gutchess

I adopt a Cognitive and Social Neuroscience approach to the study of memory, particularly for social information. My research employs behavioral as well as neuroimaging (fMRI; EEG/ERP) methods and the study of patients (aMCI) to investigate these questions.

Lab website: http://www.brandeis.edu/gutchess/


Carmichael, A. & Gutchess, A.H.. "Using warnings to reduce categorical false memories in younger and older adults." Memory (2016). (forthcoming)

Cassidy, B.S. & Gutchess, A.H.. "Age effects in adaptive criterion learning." The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. (2016). (forthcoming)

Gutchess, Angela. Neuroscience of Aging.. submitted for review ed. Cambridge University Press, 2016. (forthcoming)

Lee, H-N., Rosa, N.M., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Aging and the group-reference effect in memory." Memory (2016). (forthcoming)

Leshikar, E.D., Cassidy, B.S., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Similarity to the self influences cortical recruitment during impression formation." Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16. (2016): 302-314.

Paige, L.E. & Gutchess, A.H., N. Pachana. "Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging." Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. 2016.

Rosa, N.M., Deason, R.G., Budson, A.E., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Source memory for self and other in patients with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease." The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 71. (2016): 59-65.

Beadle, J.N., Sheehan, A., Dahlben, B., & Gutchess, A.H. "Aging, empathy, and prosociality.." The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 70. (2015): 213-222.

Cassidy, B.S. & Gutchess, A.H. "Neural responses to appearance-behavior congruity." Social Cognition 33. (2015): 211-226.

Cassidy, B.S. & Gutchess, A.H.. "Influences of appearance-behavior congruity on memory and social judgments." Memory 23. (2015): 1039-1055.

Cassidy, B.S., Dube, C., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Social influences on adaptive criterion learning." Memory & Cognition 43. (2015): 695-708..

DeScioli, P., Rosa, N.M., & Gutchess, A.H. "A memory advantage for property." Evolutionary Psychology 13. (2015): 411-423.

Gutchess, A.H. & Boduroglu, A, Krauss Whitbourne, S. "“Culture, Cognition, and Aging”." The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging,. 2015.

Gutchess, A.H. & Boduroglu, A. "Cognition in adulthood across cultures." The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Ed. Jensen, L. A.. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015. 621-636.

Gutchess, A.H. & Huff, S.. "Cross-cultural differences in memory." Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience (Volume 1), Cultural Neuroscience and Health. Ed. J. Chiao, S-C., Li, R. Seligman, & R. Turner. Oxford University Press., 2015

Gutchess, A.H., Sokal, R., Coleman, J.A., Gotthilf, G., Grewal, L., & Rosa, N.. "Self-referential memory with age: Evidence for common and distinct encoding strategies." Brain Research 1612. (2015): 118-127.

Gutchess, Angela. "Book Review." Rev. of Memory and Aging: Current Issues and Future Directions, by Moshe Naveh-Benjamin and Nobuo Ohta (Eds),. Memory Studies vol. 8 2015: 257-259.

Huff, S., Ligouri, L., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Cultural influences on social and self-relevant memory." Handbook of Intercultural Relations Neuroscience. Ed. Jason Warnick and Dan Landis. New York: Springer, 2015. 215-241.

Kensinger, E.A. & Gutchess, A.H.. "Memory for emotional and social information in adulthood and old age." The Wiley Handbook on The Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Memory. Ed. A. Duarte, M. Barense, & D.R. Addis. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2015. 393-414.

Leshikar, E. D., Park, J., & Gutchess, A. H.. "Self affects memory for impressions of others in younger and older adults." The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 70. (2015): 737-742.

Leshikar, E.D. & Gutchess, A.H. "Similarity to the self affects impression memory for others." Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition 4. (2015): 20-28..

Rosa, N.M., Deason, R.G., Budson, A.E., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Self-referencing and false memory in mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease." Neuropsychology 29. (2015): 799-805.

Cassidy, B.S., Hedden, T., Yoon, C., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Age differences in medial prefrontal activity for subsequent memory of truth value." Frontiers in Psychology – Emotion Science 5. (2014): 87.

Gutchess, A.H.. "Plasticity of the aging brain: New directions in cognitive neuroscience." Science 346. (2014): 579-582.

Gutchess, A.H.. "Recognizing the risks of brain stimulation – Response." Science 346. (2014): 1307.

Schwartz, A. J., Boduroglu, A., & Gutchess, A. H.. "Cross-cultural differences in categorical memory errors." Cognitive Science 38 (2014): 997–1007.

Cassidy, B.S., Leshikar, E.D., Shih, J.Y., Aizenman, A., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Valence-based age differences in medial prefrontal activity during impression formation." Social Neuroscience 8. (2013): 462-473.

Colton, G., Leshikar, E.D., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Age Differences in Neural Response to Stereotype Threat and Resiliency for Self-Referenced Information." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7. (2013): 537.

Gutchess, A.H. & Goh, J.O.S.. "Refining Concepts and Uncovering Biological Mechanisms for Cultural Neuroscience.." Psychological Inquiry: An International Journal for the Advancement of Psychological Theory 24. 31-36 (2013).

Huff, S., Yoon, C., Mandadi, A., Dimosa, A., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Self-referential processing and encoding in bicultural individuals.." Culture and Brain 1. (2013): 16-33.

Millar, P.R., Serbun, S.J., Vadalia, A., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Cross-cultural differences in memory specificity." Culture and Brain 1. (2013): 138-157.

Rosa, N. M. & Gutchess, A. H.. "False memory in aging resulting from self-referential processes.." The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 68. (2013): 882-892.

Beadle JN, Yoon C, Gutchess AH. "Age-related neural differences in affiliation and isolation." Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience 12. (2012): 269-279.

Cassidy BS, Shih JY, Gutchess AH. "Age-related changes to the neural correlates of social evaluation." Social Neuroscience 7. (2012): 552-564.

Cassidy, B.S. & Gutchess, A.H.. "Structural variation within the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex predicts memory for impressions in older adults.." Frontiers in Psychology, 3. 319 (2012).

Cassidy, B.S., Zebrowitz, L.A., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Appearance-based inferences bias source memory." Memory & Cognition 40. (2012): 1214-1224.

Cassidy, BS & Gutchess, AH. "Social relevance enhances memory for impressions in older adults." Memory 20. (2012): 332-345.

Gilron R, Gutchess AH.. "Remembering first impressions: effects of intentionality and diagnosticity on subsequent memory." Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience 12. (2012): 85-98.

Gutchess, AH & Schacter, DL. "The neural correlates of gist-based true and false recognition." NeuroImage 59. (2012): 3418-3426.

Gutchess, A. H., Schwartz, A. J., & Boduroglu, A., D.D. Schmorrow and C.M. Fidopiastis. The influence of culture on memory.. Proc. of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Lectures Notes in Computer Science. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2011.

Hamami, A., Serbun, S.J., & Gutchess, A.H.. "Self-referential processing and memory specificity with age." Psychology & Aging 26 (2011): 636-646.

Rosa, N.M. & Gutchess, A. H.. "Source memory for action in young and older adults: Self vs. close or unknown others." Psychology & Aging 26. (2011): 625-30.

Serbun SJ, Shih JY, & Gutchess AH. "Memory for details with self-referencing." Memory 19. (2011): 1004-1014.

Gutchess, A.H., Hedden, T., Ketay, S., Aron, A., & Gabrieli, J.D.E.. "Neural differences in the processing of semantic relationships across cultures.." Social,Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience 5. (2010): 254-263.

Gutchess, A.H., Kensinger, E.A., & Schacter, D.L.. "Functional neuroimaging of self-referential encoding with age." Neuropsychologia 48. (2010): 211-219.

Gutchess, A.H.. "Cognitive psychology and neuroscience of aging." The Aging Consumer: Perspectives from Psychology and Economics. Ed. A. Drolet, N. Schwarz, & C. Yoon. New York, NY: Routledge,Taylor and Francis Group, 2010. 3-23.

Leshikar, E. D., Gutchess, A. H., Hebrank, A. C., Sutton, B. P., & Park, D. C.. "The impact of increased relational encoding demands on frontal and hippocampal function in older adults.." Cortex 46. (2010): 507 -521.

Gutchess, A. H. & Park, D. C.. "Effects of ageing on associative memory for related and unrelated pictures.." European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 21. (2009): 235-254.

Gutchess, A.H. & Indeck, A.. "Cultural Influences on Memory." Progress in Brain Research 178. (2009): 137-150.

Schacter, D. L., Gutchess, A. H., & Kensinger, E. A.. "Specificity of memory: Implications for individual and collective remembering." Memory in Mind and Culture. Ed. P. Boyer & J. Wertsch. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 83-111.

Cole, C., Laurent, G., Drolet, A., Ebert, J., Gutchess, A., Lambert-Pandraud, R., Mullet, E., Norton, M., & Peters, E.. "Decision making and brand choice by older consumers." Marketing Letters 19. (2008): 355-365.

Goh, J.O., Chee, M. W., Tan , J.C., Venkatraman, V., Hebrank, A., Leshikar, E.D., Jenkins, L., Sutton, B.P., Gutchess, A. H., & Park, D.C.. "Age and culture modulate object processing and object-scene binding in the ventral visual area." Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience 7. 1 (2007): 44-52.

Gutchess, A. H., Hebrank, A., Sutton, B. P., Leshikar, E., Chee, M. W., Tan, J. C., Goh, J. O., Park, D. C.. "Contextual interference in recognition memory with age." Neuroimage 35. 3 (2007): 1338-47.

Gutchess, A. H., Hebrank, A., Sutton, B. P., Leshikar, E., Chee, M. W., Tan, J. C., Goh, J. O., Park, D. C.. "Contextual interference in recognition memory with age." Neuroimage 35. 3 (2007): 1338-47.

Gutchess, A.H., Ieuji, Y., & Federmeier, K.D.. "Event-related potentials reveal age differences in the encoding and recognition of scenes." Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 19. 7 (2007): 1089-1103.

Gutchess, A.H., Kensinger, E.A., & Schacter, D.L.. "Aging, self-referencing, and medial prefrontal cortex." Social Neuroscience 2. 2 (2007): 117-133.

Gutchess, A.H., Kensinger, E.A., Yoon, C., & Schacter, D.L.. "Ageing and the self-reference effect in memory." Memory 15. 8 (2007): 822-837.

Kensinger, E.A., Gutchess, A.H., & Schacter, D.L.. "Effects of aging and encoding instructions." Psychology and Aging 22. 4 (2007): 781-795.

Park, D.C., Gutchess, A.H., Meade, M.L., & Stine-Morrow, E.A.L.. "Improving cognitive function in older adults: Nontraditional approaches." Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences 62B. (2007): 45-52.

Chee, M. W., Goh, J. O., Venkatraman, V., Tan, J. C., Gutchess, A., Sutton, B., Hebrank, A., Leshikar, E., Park, D.. "Age-related changes in object processing and contextual binding revealed using fMR adaptation." J Cogn Neurosci 18. 4 (2006): 495-507.

Gutchess, A. H., Park, D. C.. "fMRI environment can impair memory performance in young and elderly adults." Brain Res 1099. 1 (2006): 133-40.

Gutchess, A. H., Welsh, R. C., Boduroglu, A., Park, D. C.. "Cultural differences in neural function associated with object processing." Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 6. 2 (2006): 102-9.

Gutchess, A. H., Yoon, C., Luo, T., Feinberg, F., Hedden, T., Jing, Q., Nisbett, R. E., Park, D. C.. "Categorical organization in free recall across culture and age." Gerontology 52. 5 (2006): 314-23.

Park, D., Gutchess, A.. "The cognitive neuroscience of aging and culture." Current Directions in Psychological Science 15. 3 (2006): 105-108.

Yoon, C., Feinberg, F., Gutchess, A. H.. "Pictorial naming specificity across ages and cultures: a latent class analysis of picture norms for younger and older Americans and Chinese." Gerontology 52. 5 (2006): 295-305.

Yoon, C., Gutchess, A. H., Feinberg, F., Polk, T. A.. "A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of neural dissociations between brand and person judgments." Journal of Consumer Research 33. 1 (2006): 31-40.

Gutchess, A. H., Welsh, R. C., Hedden, T., Bangert, A., Minear, M., Liu, L. L., Park, D. C.. "Aging and the neural correlates of successful picture encoding: frontal activations compensate for decreased medial-temporal activity." J Cogn Neurosci 17. 1 (2005): 84-96.

Yoon, C., Laurent, G., Fung, H. H., Gonzalez, R., Gutchess, A. H., Hedden, T., Lambert-Pandraud, R., Mather, M., Park, D. C., Peters, E., Skurnik, I.. "Cognition, persuasion and decision making in older consumers." Marketing Letters 16. 3-4 (2005): 429-441.

Goh, J. O., Siong, S. C., Park, D., Gutchess, A., Hebrank, A., Chee, M. W.. "Cortical areas involved in object, background, and object-background processing revealed with functional magnetic resonance adaptation." J Neurosci 24. 45 (2004): 10223-8.

Yoon, C., Feinberg, F., Hu, P., Gutchess, A. H., Hedden, T., Chen, H. Y., Jing, Q., Cui, Y., Park, D. C.. "Category norms as a function of culture and age: comparisons of item responses to 105 categories by american and chinese adults." Psychol Aging 19. 3 (2004): 379-93.

Yoon, C., Feinberg, F., Luo, T., Hedden, T., Gutchess, A. H., Chen, H. Y., Mikels, J. A., Jiao, S., Park, D. C.. "A cross-culturally standardized set of pictures for younger and older adults: American and Chinese norms for name agreement, concept agreement, and familiarity." Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput 36. 4 (2004): 639-49.

Park, D. C., Welsh, R. C., Marshuetz, C., Gutchess, A. H., Mikels, J., Polk, T. A., Noll, D. C., Taylor, S. F.. "Working memory for complex scenes: age differences in frontal and hippocampal activations." J Cogn Neurosci 15. 8 (2003): 1122-34.

Park, D. C., Gutchess, A. H.. "Aging, cognition, and culture: a neuroscientific perspective." Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26. 7 (2002): 859-67.

Courses Taught

NPSY 154a Human Memory
NPSY 196b Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging
PSYC 10a Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 180a Social Neuroscience and Culture
PSYC 316a Psychology Research Seminar