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Nicholas Simmons-Stern

  • Research Assistant
  • Connecticut Mental Health Center
  • 5PublicationsNumber of items in Nicholas's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 26Followers

Research interests

Alzheimer's diseasemusic therapyneuroscience of musicmusic cognition

About

Nicholas Simmons-Stern is an undergraduate at Yale University, where he studies the cognitive neuroscience of music. He has worked for four years as a research assistant at the Center For Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, a research center based out of the VA Boston Healthcare System and part of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. In 2009, he and the research team at the CTCN began an exploration of the memory-enhancing properties of music in Alzheimer’s disease (see Simmons-Stern, Budson, and Ally, 2010). They are currently conducting a series of experiments aimed at uncovering the neurological mechanisms and practical applications of musical mnemonics in Alzheimer’s.

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Publications (5)

  • Music as a memory enhancer: differences between healthy older adults and patients with Alzheimer's disease

    • Deason R
    • Simmons-Stern N
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  • Music-based memory enhancement in Alzheimer's Disease: Promise and limitations.

    • Simmons-Stern N
    • Deason R
    • Brandler B
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  • Familiar smiling faces in Alzheimer's disease: Understanding the positivity-related recognition bias.

    • Werheid K
    • McDonald R
    • Simmons-Stern N
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  • Music Enhances New Memory Formation in Patients with Alzheimer ’ s Disease

    • Simmons-Stern N
    • Deason R
    • Ally B
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  • Music as a memory enhancer in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

    • Simmons-Stern N
    • Budson A
    • Ally B
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Professional experience

Research Assistant

Connecticut Mental Health Center

February 2010 - Present

Research Assistant

Center For Translational Cognitive Neuroscience

June 2008 - Present

Education

Yale University