Roland G. Benoit, Ph.D.

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Paulus, P.C., Charest, I., Benoit, R.G. (2020). Value shapes the structure of schematic representations in the medial prefrontal cortex. bioRxiv  pdf

Rösch, S.A., Stramaccia, D.F., & Benoit, R.G. (2021). The impact of episodic future thinking on intertemporal choices: A meta-analysis. PsyArXiv. pdf

Meyer, A.-K., & Benoit, R.G. (2021). Suppression weakens unwanted memories via a sustained reduction of neural reactivation. bioRxiv. pdf

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Stramaccia, D., Meyer, A.-K., Rischer, K. M., Fawcett, J. M., Benoit, R.G. (in press). Memory suppression and its deficiency in psychological disorders: A focused meta-analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General / PsyArXivpdf


Williams, A.N., Benoit, R.G. (in press). Imagining our better selves. Nature Sustainability News & Views, 1-2.


Ashton, S., Benoit, R. G., Quaedflieg, C. W. (2020). The impairing effect of acute stress on the intentional forgetting of future fears and its moderation by working memory capacity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 120, 104790 / PsyArXiv. pdf

Botvinik-Nezer, R., Holzmeister, F., ..., Benoit R.G., Berkers, R.M.W.J., ..., Poldrack, R.A., Shonberg, T. (2020). Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams. Nature, 1-7.

Benoit, R.G., Paulus, P.C., Schacter D.L. (2019). Forming attitudes via neural activity supporting affective episodic simulations. Nature Communications 10, 2215. pdf


Benoit, R.G., Berkers, M.W.J., Paulus, P.C. (2018). An adaptive function of mental time travel: Motivating farsighted decisions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41, e3.

Campbell, K.L., Madore, K.P., Benoit, R.G., Schacter, D.L. (2018). Increased hippocampus to ventromedial prefrontal connectivity during the construction of episodic future events. Hippocampus28, 76-80.


Schacter, D.L., Benoit, R.G., Szpunar, K.K. (2017). Episodic future thinking: Mechanisms and functions. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 17, 41-50.

Thakral, P.P., Benoit, R.G., Schacter, D.L. (2017). Characterizing the role of the hippocampus during episodic simulation and encoding. Hippocampus 27, 1275-1284

Campbell, K.L., Benoit, R.G., Schacter, D.L. (2017). Priming, not inhibition, of related concepts during future imagining. Memory 25(9), 1235-1245. pdf

Thakral, P.P., Benoit, R.G., Schacter, D.L. (2017). Imagining the future: The core episodic simulation network dissociates as a function of timecourse and the amount of simulated information. Cortex 90, 12-30 link ($)


Benoit, R.G., Davies, D.J., Anderson, M.C. (2016). Reducing future fears by suppressing the brain systems underlying episodic simulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 113(52), E8492-E8501. pdf


Benoit, R.G., Schacter, D.L. (2015). Specifying the core network supporting episodic simulation and episodic memory by activation likelihood estimation. Neuropsychologia 75, 450-457.  pdf

Benoit, R.G., Hulbert, J.C., Huddleston, E., Anderson, M.C. (2015). Adaptive top-down suppression of hippocampal activity and the purging of intrusive memories from consciousness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience  27(1), 96-111. pdf

Szpunar, K.K.*, Jing, H.G.*, Benoit, R.G.*, Schacter, D.L.* (2015). Repetition-related reductions in neural activity during emotional simulations of future events. PLoS ONE 10(9), e0138354. pdf      * equal contributions

Bergström, Z.M., Vogelsang, D.A., Benoit, R.G., Simons, J.S. (2015). Reflections of oneself: Neurocognitive evidence for dissociable forms of self-referential recollection. Cerebral Cortex  25, 2648-2657. pdf

Schacter, D.L., Benoit, R.G., de Brigard, F., Szpunar, K.K. (2015). Episodic future thinking and episodic counterfactual thinking: Intersections between memory and decisions. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 117, 14-21.  pdf

Fawcett, J.M., Benoit, R.G., Gagnepain, P., Salman, A., Bartholdy, S., Bradley, C., Chan, D.K.-Y., Roche A., Brewin, C.R., Anderson, M.C. (2015). The origins of repetitive thought in rumination: separating cognitive style  from deficits in inhibitory control over memory. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry  47, 1-8. pdf


Benoit, R.G., Szpunar, K.K., Schacter, D.L. (2014). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex supports affective future simulation by integrating distributed knowledge. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 111(46), 16550-16555.  pdf

Küpper, C.S., Benoit, R.G., Dalgleish, T., Anderson, M.C. (2014). Direct suppression as a mechanism of controlling unpleasant memories in daily life. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 143(4):1443-1449. pdf


Benoit, R.G., Anderson, M.C. (2012). Opposing mechanisms support the voluntary forgetting of unwanted memories. Neuron 76(2), 450-460. pdf

Benoit, R.G., Gilbert, S.J., Frith, C.D., Burgess, P.W. (2012). Rostral prefrontal cortex and the focus of attention in prospective memory. Cerebral Cortex 22(8), 1876-1886. pdf


Benoit, R.G., Gilbert, S.J., Burgess, P.W. (2011). A neural mechanism mediating the impact of episodic prospection on farsighted decisions. The Journal of Neuroscience 31(18), 6771-6779. pdf


Benoit, R.G., Gilbert, S.J., Volle, E., Burgess, P.W. (2010). When I think about me and simulate you: Medial rostral prefrontal cortex and self-referential processes. NeuroImage 50(3), 1340-1349. pdf

Volle, E., Gilbert, S.J., Benoit, R.G., Burgess, P.W. (2010). Specialization of the rostral prefrontal cortex for distinct analogy processes. Cerebral Cortex 20(11), 2647-2659. pdf

Gilbert, S.J., Gonen-Yaacovi, G., Benoit, R.G., Volle, E., Burgess, P.W. (2010). Distinct functional connectivity associated with lateral versus medial rostral prefrontal cortex: A meta-analysis. NeuroImage 53(4), 1359-1367. pdf


Benoit, R.G., Werkle-Bergner, M, Mecklinger, A., Kray, J. (2009). Adapting to changing memory retrieval demands: Evidence from event-related potentials. Brain and Cognition 70(1), 123-135. pdf

Burgess, P.W., Alderman, N., Volle, E., Benoit, R.G., Gilbert, S.J. (2009). Mesulam's frontal lobe mystery re-examined. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 27(5), 439-506. pdf


Benoit, R.G. (2008). The role of rostral prefrontal cortex in establishing cognitive sets: Preparation or coordination? The Journal of Neuroscience 28(13), 3259-3261. pdf

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