Univerity of Wisconsin-Madison

Nathan Rose

2016-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame

2015-2016, Research Lecturer, ACU-Melbourne, Australia

2013-2015, Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2010-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow, Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto

2010, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

2007, MA, Washington University in St. Louis

2003, BS, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids

Department of Psychiatry
1056 Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute
6001 Research Park Blvd
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 265-8961

Dr. Rose conducts research on the cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging. He studies the neurocognitive processes that support working memory, long-term memory, and prospective memory in healthy young adults, healthy older adults, and in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or amnesia. His research uses neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG/ERP, fNIRS) and neurostimulation (TMS, tDCS) technologies and behavioral assessment to test and inform theories of memory and aging. In addition to studying basic memory processes, his research also assesses how cognitive theories can be applied to understanding memory performance in the real world and how cognitive training techniques can be utilized to improve memory performance.




Rose, N. S., Craik, F. I. M. & Buchsbaum, B. (2015). Levels of processing in working memory: Differential involvement of frontotemporal networks. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 7, 3, 522–532, doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00738.

Meltzer, J.A., Rose, N.S., Panamsky, P., Leigh, R., & Links, K. (2015). Semantic and phonological contributions to immediate and delayed cued sentence recall. Memory & Cognition.

Craik, F.I.M., Rose, N.S., & Gopie, N. (2015). Recognition without awareness: Encoding and retrieval factors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41(5), 1271-1281.

Lilienthal, L., Rose, N. S., Tamez, E., Myerson, J., & Hale, S. (2015). Individuals with low working memory spans show greater interference from irrelevant information because of poor source monitoring, not greater activation. Memory & Cognition , 43(3), 357-366. DOI 10.3758/s13421-014-0465-3. 

LaRocque, J.J., Eichenbaum, N.S., Starrett, M.J., Rose, N.S., Emrich, S.M., & Postle, B.R. (2015). The short- and long-term fate of memory items retained outside the focus of attention. Memory & Cognition, 43(3): 453-468. doi:10.3758/s13421-014-0486-y.

Rose, N. S., Buchsbaum, B. R., & Craik, F. I. M.  (2014). Short-term retention of a single word relies on retrieval from long-term memory when both rehearsal and refreshing are disrupted. Memory & Cognition, 42(5):689-700, DOI 10.3758/s13421-014-0398-x.

Rose, N. S. (2013). Individual differences in working memory, secondary memory, and fluid intelligence: Evidence from the levels-of-processing span task. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology , 67, 260-270. DOI: 10.1037/a0034351.

Rose, N. S. & Craik, F. I. M. (2012). A processing approach to the working memory/long-term memory distinction: Evidence from a levels-of- processing span task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 4, 1019-1029,

Rose, N. S., Olsen, R. K., Craik, F. I. M., & Rosenbaum, R. S. (2012). Working memory and amnesia: The role of stimulus novelty. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1, 11-18, doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.10.016.

Rose, N. S., Myerson, J., Roediger, III., H.L., & Hale, S. (2010). Similarities and differences between working memory and long-term memory: Evidence from the levels-of-processing span task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 2, 471-483, DOI: 10.1037/a0026976.

Rose, N. S., Myerson, J., Sommers, M., & Hale, S. (2009). Are there age differences in the executive component of working memory? Evidence from domain-general interference effects. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 16, 6, 633-653, DOI: 10.1080/13825580902825238.

Hale, S., Rose, N. S., Myerson, J., Strube, M. J., Sommers, M., Tye-Murray, N., & Spehar, B. (2011). The structure of working memory abilities across the adult lifespan. Psychology and Aging, 26, 1, 92-110, doi:10.1037/a0021483.

Loaiza, V., McCabe, D., Youngblood, J., Rose, N. S., & Myerson, J. (2011). The influence of levels of processing on recall from working memory and delayed recall tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 5, 1258-63.

Zinke, K., Zeintl, M., Rose, N. S., Putzmann, J., Pydde, A., & Kliegel, M. (2013). Working memory training and transfer in older adults: Effects of age, baseline performance, and training gains. Developmental Psychology.



Rose, NS, Craik, FIM, Hering, A, Rendell, PG, Bidelman, GM, & Kliegel, M (in press). Cognitive and Neural Plasticity in Older Adults' Prospective Memory Following Training on the Virtual Week Computer Game. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (accepted Oct. 12, 2015).

Terrett, G., Rose, N.S., Henry, J.D., Bailey, P.E., Altgassen, M., Phillips, L.H., Kliegel, M., & Rendell, P.G. (2015). The relationship between prospective memory and episodic future thinking in younger and older adulthood. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 10.1080/17470218.2015.1054294.

Rose, N. S., Luo, L., Bialystok, E., Hering, A., Lau, K., & Craik, F. I. M. (2015). Cognitive processes in the breakfast task: Planning and Monitoring. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Cameron, J., Rendell, P.G., Ski, C.F., Kure, C.E., McLennan, S.S., Rose, N.S., Prior, D.L., & Thompson, D.R. (2015). PROspective MEmory Training to improve HEart failUre Self-care (PROMETHEUS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), 196. doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0721-2.

Hering, A.; Rendell, P.; Rose, N.; Schnitzspahn, K.;& Kliegel, M. (2014). Prospective memory training in older adults and its relevance for successful aging. Psychological Research, 6, 892-904.  DOI 10.1007/s00426-014-0566-4.

Foster, E., Rose, N. S., Rendell, P., & McDaniel, M. (2013). Prospective memory in Parkinson disease during a Virtual Week: Effects of both prospective and retrospective demands. Neuropsychology, 27, 2, 170-181,

Kliegel, M., Altgassen, M., Hering, A., & Rose, N. S. (2011). A process-based approach to prospective memory impairment in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 49, 8, 2166-77, doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.01.024.

Aberle, I., Rendell, P., Rose, N. S., McDaniel, M., & Kliegel, M. (2010). The age- prospective memory paradox: Young adults may not give their best outside of the lab. Developmental Psychology, 46, 6, 1444–1453,

Rose, N. S., Rendell, P. G., McDaniel, M. A., Aberle, I., & Kliegel, M. (2010). Age and individual differences in prospective memory during a “Virtual Week”: The role of working memory, vigilance, task-regularity, and cue-focality. Psychology and Aging, 25, 3, 595-605, doi: 10.1037/a0019771.



Craik, F.I.M. & Rose, N.S. (2012). Memory encoding and aging: A neurocognitive perspective. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 1729–1739, doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2011.11.007.

Craik, F. I. M. & Rose, N. S. (2012). Training cognition: Parallels with physical fitness?. Journal of Applied Research on Memory and Cognition, 1, 1, 51-52, doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2011.12.001.

Reichman, W., Fiocco, A., & Rose, N. S. (2010). Exercising the brain to avoid cognitive decline: Examining the evidence. Future Medicine: Aging Health, 6, 5, 565-584, DOI: 10.2217/ahe.10.54.

Reichman, W. & Rose, N. S. (2012). History and experience: The direction of Alzheimer’s disease. Menopause, 19, 7, 724-734, 10.1097/gme.0b013e31825a28f2.

Sommers, M., Hale, S., Myerson, J., Rose, N. S., Tye-Murray, N., & Spehar, B. (2011). Spoken discourse comprehension across the adult lifespan. Ear and Hearing, 32, 6, 775-81, doi: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e3182234cf6.

Tye-Murray, N., Sommers, M., Spehar, B., Myerson, J., Hale, S., & Rose, N. S. (2008). Auditory-visual discourse comprehension by older and young adults in favorable and unfavorable conditions. International Journal of Audiology, 47, S103-S109, doi: 10.1080/14992020802301662.


Craik, F.I.M. & Rose, N. S. (2014). Familiarity and Recollections: Interactions with Larry Jacoby. In Remembering: Attributions, Processes, and Control in Human Memory. Eds. D. Stephen Lindsay, Colleen M. Kelley, Andrew P. Yonelinas, Henry L. Roediger, III.


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