Motivation, Episodic Memory, Decision- Making, Neuromodulation, Cognitive Neuroscience


Vishnu P. Murty is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Temple University. Dr. Murty completed his Ph.D in Neurobiology with a certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. Dr. Murty then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at NYU. His current research program investigates how engagement of neuromodulatory systems influence both memory and memory-guided decisions using novel behavioral paradigms and human neuroimaging. He studies these processes in a variety of motivational and affective states including, reward, threat, and novelty. In addition, he applies these models developed in healthy adult populations to better understand clinical populations, including psychosis and stress-related disorders.


Selected Publications

  • Murty VP, McKinney RA, DuBrow S, Jalbrzikowski M, Haas GL, Luna B. (2018) Differential patterns of contextual organization of memory in first-episode psychosis. NPG: Schizophrenia 4(1): 3
  • Murty VP, Ballard IB, Adcock RA (2017) Prefrontal cortex and hippocampus predicts distinct temporal profiles of the ventral tegmental area. Cerebral Cortex, 27(2): 1660-1669.
  • Murty VP, Tompary A, Adcock RA, Davachi L (2017) Selectivity in post-encoding connectivity with high-level visual cortex is associated with reward-motivated memory. Journal of Neuroscience. 37(3): 537-545
  • Murty VP*, FeldmanHall O*, Hunter LE, Phelps EA, Davachi L (2016) Episodic memory predicts adaptive value-based decision-making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 145(5): 548-58
  • Murty VP, Calabro F, Luna B (2016) The role of experience in adolescent cognitive development: Integration of executive, memory, and mesolimbic systems. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 70: 46-58