Larry R. Squire, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences,
and Psychology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161-116B
Phone #: (858) 642-3628
FAX #: (858) 552-7457

Dr. Larry R. Squire received his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and did postdoctoral study at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine before coming to UCSD. His publications include approximately 350 research articles and two books: Memory and Brain (Oxford Press, 1987) and Memory: From Mind to Molecules with Eric Kandel (W.H. Freeman, 1999). He served as President of the Society for Neuroscience (1993-1994) and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and The Institute of Medicine.

Research Focus
Dr. Squire’s research concerns the organization and structure of mammalian memory (humans and rodents) at the level of neural systems and cognition. A part of the research involves studies of identified neurological patients with impaired memory. The research program also involves rodents, particularly with respect to questions about the anatomy of memory and the function of the brain systems that support memory. In addition, the facility for functional imaging at UCSD is affording the possibility of studying brain systems of human memory in normal volunteers.

Clinical Focus
Consultation for neuropsychological evaluation of memory impairment, effects of electroconvulsive therapy on memory, and other kinds of behavioral assessment.

Selected Publications

  • Squire, L.R. and Kandel. E.R. Memory: From Mind to Molecules. W.H. Freeman & Co., New York. 1999.
  • Teng, E. and Squire, L.R. Memory for places learned long ago is intact after hippocampal damage. Nature, 400, 675-677, 1999.
  • Kandel, E.R. and Squire, L.R. Neuroscience: Breaking down scientific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-1120, 2000.
  • Manns, J.R., Squire, L.R. The medial temporal lobe and memory for facts and events. In: A. Baddeley, B. Wilson, and M. Kopelman (Eds.), Handbook of Memory Disorders, 2nd Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2002, 81-99.
  • Clark, R.E, Manns, J.R., and Squire, L.R. Classical Conditioning, Awareness, and Brain Systems. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 524-531, 2002.


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