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Rebecca Spencer PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
DepartmentCollege of Natural Sciences
AddressTobin Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone4135455987
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    1. Jones BJ, Spencer RMC. Sleep Preserves Subjective and Sympathetic Emotional Response of Memories. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2019 Oct 01; 107096. PMID: 31585163.
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    2. Hawkins M, Marcus B, Pekow P, Rosal MC, Tucker KL, Spencer RMC, Chasan-Taber L. Physical activity and sleep quality and duration among Hispanic postpartum women at risk for type 2 diabetes: Estudio PARTO. Sleep Health. 2019 Jun 03. PMID: 31171492.
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    3. Cremone-Caira A, Root H, Harvey EA, McDermott JM, Spencer RMC. Effects of Sleep Extension on Inhibitory Control in Children With ADHD: A Pilot Study. J Atten Disord. 2019 May 29; 1087054719851575. PMID: 31138037.
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    4. Helm AF, Spencer RMC. Television use and its effects on sleep in early childhood. Sleep Health. 2019 Apr 12. PMID: 30987948.
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    5. Jones BJ, Fitzroy AB, Spencer RMC. Emotional Memory Moderates the Relationship Between Sigma Activity and Sleep-Related Improvement in Affect. Front Psychol. 2019; 10:500. PMID: 30915002.
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    6. Hawkins M, Marcus B, Pekow P, Rosal MC, Tucker KL, Spencer RMC, Chasan-Taber L. Physical Activity and Sleep Quality and Duration During Pregnancy Among Hispanic Women: Estudio PARTO. Behav Sleep Med. 2018 Sep 25; 1-14. PMID: 30252507.
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    7. Kurdziel LBF, Kent J, Spencer RMC. Sleep-dependent enhancement of emotional memory in early childhood. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 22; 8(1):12609. PMID: 30135458.
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    8. Jones BJ, Mackay A, Mantua J, Schultz KS, Spencer RMC. The role of sleep in emotional memory processing in middle age. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2018 Aug 03; 155:208-215. PMID: 30081153.
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    9. O'Connor S, Sonni A, Karmarkar U, Spencer RMC. Naps Do Not Change Delay Discounting Behavior in Young Adults. Front Psychol. 2018; 9:921. PMID: 29988488.
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    10. Cremone A, Lugo-Candelas CI, Harvey EA, McDermott JM, Spencer RMC. Positive emotional attention bias in young children with symptoms of ADHD. Child Neuropsychol. 2018 Jan 18; 1-9. PMID: 29347861.
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    11. Alhassan S, Sirard JR, Kurdziel LB, Merrigan S, Greever C, Spencer RM. Cross-Validation of Two Accelerometers for Assessment of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Preschool Children. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2017 Mar 14; 1-26. PMID: 28290759.
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    12. Mantua J, Spencer RMC. Exploring the nap paradox: are mid-day sleep bouts a friend or foe? Sleep Med. 2017 Sep; 37:88-97. PMID: 28899546.
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    13. Cremone A, Lugo-Candelas CI, Harvey EA, McDermott JM, Spencer RM. REM theta activity enhances inhibitory control in typically developing children but not children with ADHD symptoms. Exp Brain Res. 2017 Feb 28. PMID: 28246970.
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    14. Cremone A, de Jong DM, Kurdziel LB, Desrochers P, Sayer A, LeBourgeois MK, Spencer RM, McDermott JM. Sleep Tight, Act Right: Negative Affect, Sleep and Behavior Problems During Early Childhood. Child Dev. 2017 Jan 27. PMID: 28129449.
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    15. Bottary R, Sonni A, Wright D, Spencer RM. Insufficient chunk concatenation may underlie changes in sleep-dependent consolidation of motor sequence learning in older adults. Learn Mem. 2016 Sep; 23(9):455-9. PMID: 27531835.
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    16. Cremone A, Kurdziel LB, Fraticelli-Torres A, McDermott JM, Spencer RM. Napping reduces emotional attention bias during early childhood. Dev Sci. 2016 Jun 10. PMID: 27287732.
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    17. Kurdziel LB, Mantua J, Spencer RM. Novel word learning in older adults: A role for sleep? Brain Lang. 2016 Jun 09. PMID: 27291336.
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    18. Jones BJ, Schultz KS, Adams S, Baran B, Spencer RM. Emotional bias of sleep-dependent processing shifts from negative to positive with aging. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 Sep; 45:178-89. PMID: 27459938.
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    19. Mantua J, Gravel N, Spencer RM. Reliability of Sleep Measures from Four Personal Health Monitoring Devices Compared to Research-Based Actigraphy and Polysomnography. Sensors (Basel). 2016; 16(5). PMID: 27164110.
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    20. de Jong DM, Cremone A, Kurdziel LB, Desrochers P, LeBourgeois MK, Sayer A, Ertel K, Spencer RM. Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Household Income in Relation to Sleep in Early Childhood. J Pediatr Psychol. 2016 Oct; 41(9):961-70. PMID: 26994853.
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    21. Baran B, Mantua J, Spencer RM. Age-related Changes in the Sleep-dependent Reorganization of Declarative Memories. J Cogn Neurosci. 2016 Jun; 28(6):792-802. PMID: 26918588.
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    22. Spencer RMC, Campanella C, de Jong DM, Desrochers P, Root H, Cremone A, Kurdziel LBF. Sleep and behavior of preschool children under typical and nap-promoted conditions. Sleep Health. 2016 Mar; 2(1):35-41. PMID: 29073450.
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    23. Desrochers PC, Kurdziel LB, Spencer RM. Delayed benefit of naps on motor learning in preschool children. Exp Brain Res. 2016 Mar; 234(3):763-72. PMID: 26645305.
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    24. Mantua J, Baran B, Spencer RM. Sleep benefits consolidation of visuo-motor adaptation learning in older adults. Exp Brain Res. 2016 Feb; 234(2):587-95. PMID: 26563162.
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    25. Mantua J, Spencer RM. The interactive effects of nocturnal sleep and daytime naps in relation to serum C-reactive protein. Sleep Med. 2015 Oct; 16(10):1213-6. PMID: 26429748.
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    26. Mantua J, Mahan KM, Henry OS, Spencer RM. Altered sleep composition after traumatic brain injury does not affect declarative sleep-dependent memory consolidation. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015; 9:328. PMID: 26097451.
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    27. Sonni A, Spencer RM. Sleep protects memories from interference in older adults. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Jul; 36(7):2272-81. PMID: 25890819.
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    28. Kurdziel LB, Spencer RM. Consolidation of novel word learning in native English-speaking adults. Memory. 2016; 24(4):471-81. PMID: 25768336.
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    29. Kurdziel LB, Dempsey K, Zahara M, Valera E, Spencer RM. Impaired visuomotor adaptation in adults with ADHD. Exp Brain Res. 2015 Apr; 233(4):1145-53. PMID: 25567090.
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    30. Sonni A, Kurdziel LB, Baran B, Spencer RM. The effects of sleep dysfunction on cognition, affect, and quality of life in individuals with cerebellar ataxia. J Clin Sleep Med. 2014 May 15; 10(5):535-43. PMID: 24812539.
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    31. Pace-Schott EF, Spencer RM. Age-related changes in consolidation of perceptual and muscle-based learning of motor skills. Front Aging Neurosci. 2013; 5:83. PMID: 24348418.
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    32. Baran B, Daniels D, Spencer RM. Sleep-dependent consolidation of value-based learning. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e75326. PMID: 24130703.
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    33. Kurdziel L, Duclos K, Spencer RM. Sleep spindles in midday naps enhance learning in preschool children. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 22; 110(43):17267-72. PMID: 24062429.
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    34. Owen R, Spencer RM. Body ideals in women after viewing images of typical and healthy weight models. Body Image. 2013 Sep; 10(4):489-94. PMID: 23722050.
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    35. Spencer RM. Neurophysiological Basis of Sleep's Function on Memory and Cognition. ISRN Physiol. 2013 Jan 1; 2013:619319. PMID: 24600607.
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    36. McKeon S, Pace-Schott EF, Spencer RM. Interaction of sleep and emotional content on the production of false memories. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e49353. PMID: 23145159.
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    37. Pace-Schott EF, Verga PW, Bennett TS, Spencer RM. Sleep promotes consolidation and generalization of extinction learning in simulated exposure therapy for spider fear. J Psychiatr Res. 2012 Aug; 46(8):1036-44. PMID: 22578824.
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    38. Baran B, Pace-Schott EF, Ericson C, Spencer RM. Processing of emotional reactivity and emotional memory over sleep. J Neurosci. 2012 Jan 18; 32(3):1035-42. PMID: 22262901.
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    39. Pace-Schott EF, Nave G, Morgan A, Spencer RM. Sleep-dependent modulation of affectively guided decision-making. J Sleep Res. 2012 Feb; 21(1):30-9. PMID: 21535281.
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    40. Pace-Schott EF, Spencer RM. Age-related changes in the cognitive function of sleep. Prog Brain Res. 2011; 191:75-89. PMID: 21741545.
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    41. Baran B, Wilson J, Spencer RM. REM-dependent repair of competitive memory suppression. Exp Brain Res. 2010 Jun; 203(2):471-7. PMID: 20401652.
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    42. Schlerf JE, Verstynen TD, Ivry RB, Spencer RM. Evidence of a novel somatopic map in the human neocerebellum during complex actions. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jun; 103(6):3330-6. PMID: 20393055.
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    43. Spencer RM, Karmarkar U, Ivry RB. Evaluating dedicated and intrinsic models of temporal encoding by varying context. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2009 Jul 12; 364(1525):1853-63. PMID: 19487188.
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    44. Spencer RM, Ivry RB. Sequence learning is preserved in individuals with cerebellar degeneration when the movements are directly cued. J Cogn Neurosci. 2009 Jul; 21(7):1302-10. PMID: 18752399.
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    45. Weber-Fox C, Spruill JE, Spencer R, Smith A. Atypical neural functions underlying phonological processing and silent rehearsal in children who stutter. Dev Sci. 2008 Mar; 11(2):321-37. PMID: 18333985.
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