Nathan Rose

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
E344 Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Rose Lab

Primary Area: Cognition, Brain, and Behavior

Research and teaching interests

Research Interests: cognitive neuroscience of working memory, prospective memory and aging Teaching Interests: cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience research methods for humans.


Professor Rose's lab conducts research on the cognitive neuroscience of memory and aging. We study the neurocognitive processes that support working memory, long-term memory, and prospective memory in young adults and healthy older adults. The research uses behavioral assessments, noninvasive neuroimaging (EEG/ERP, fMRI), and noninvasive brain stimulation (TMS) to test and inform theories of memory and aging. In addition to studying basic memory processes, the 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.


Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis

B.S. Aquinas College

Representative Publications

Rose, N.S. (2020). "The dynamic processing model of working memory." Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(4), 378–387.

Rose, N. S., LaRocque, J. J., Riggall, A. C., Gosseries, O., Starrett, M. J., Meyering, E. E., & Postle, B. R. (2016). "Reactivation of latent working memories with transcranial magnetic stimulation." Science, 354(6316), 1136-1139.

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

Rose, N.S., Thomson, H., & Kliegel, M. (2019) "No effect of transcranial direct-current stimulation to dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on prospective memory in healthy young and older adults." Journal of Cognitive Enhancement

Rose, NS, Craik, FIM, Hering, A, Rendell, PG, Bidelman, GM, & Kliegel, M (2015). "Cognitive and Neural Plasticity in Older Adults' Prospective Memory Following Training on the Virtual Week Computer Game." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9.