Matthew L. Stanley

I graduated from Wake Forest University in 2014 with a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in philosophy. Now, I am a PhD student in Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University who entered through the Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program (CNAP). I work with Roberto Cabeza, Felipe De Brigard, Elizabeth Marsh, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong to answer questions involving memory, morality, knowledge, and reasoning by incorporating neural, computational, behavioral, and philosophical perspectives. Learn more about my research and areas of study below.

Selected Publications


Functional networks underlying item and source memory: shared and distinct network components and age-related differences

Neurobiology of Aging

Zachary A. Monge, Matthew L. Stanley, Benjamin R. Geib, Simon W. Davis, and Roberto Cabeza

No Evidence for Unethical Amnesia for Imagined Actions: A Failed Replication and Extension

Memory & Cognition

Matthew L. Stanley, Brenda W. Yang, and Felipe De Brigard

Reasons Probably Won't Change Your Mind: The Role of Reasons in Revising Moral Decisions 

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Matthew L. Stanley, Ashley M. Dougherty, Brenda W. Yang, Paul Henne, and Felipe De Brigard

I’m Not the Person I Used to Be: The Self and Autobiographical Memories of Immoral Actions

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Matthew L. Stanley, Paul Henne, Vijeth Iyengar, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, and Felipe De Brigard

From Hippocampus to Whole-Brain: The Role of Integrative Processing in Episodic Memory Retrieval

Human Brain Mapping

Benjamin R. Geib, Matthew L. Stanley, Nancy A. Dennis, Marty G. Woldorff, and Roberto Cabeza

Emotional intensity in episodic autobiographical memory and counterfactual thinking

Consciousness and Cognition

Matthew L. Stanley, Natasha Parikh, Gregory W. Stewart, and Felipe De Brigard

Resting-state networks do not determine cognitive function networks: a commentary on Campbell and Schacter

Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience

Simon W. Davis, Matthew L. Stanley, Morris Moscovitch, and Roberto Cabeza

Hippocampal Contributions to the Large-Scale Episodic Memory Network Predict Vivid Visual Memories

Cerebral Cortex

Benjamin R. Geib, Matthew L. Stanley, Erik A. Wing, Paul J. Laurienti, and Roberto Cabeza

Changes in global and regional modularity associated with increasing working memory load

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Matthew L. Stanley, Dale Dagenbach, Robert G. Lyday, Jonathan H. Burdette and Paul J. Laurienti

Defining Nodes in Complex Brain Networks

Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience

Matthew L. Stanley, Malaak N. Moussa, Brielle M. Paolini, Robert G. Lyday, Jonathan H. Burdette, and Paul J. Laurienti