Maillet, D., Lujia, Y., Lau, B., Chow, R., Alain, C. & Grady, C. L. (2020). Differential effects of mind-wandering and visual distraction on age-related changes in neuro-electric brain activity and variability. Neuropsychologia.

Maillet, D., Lujia, Y., Hasher, L. & Grady, C. L. (2020). Age-related differences in the impact of mind-wandering and visual distraction on performance in a go/no-go task. Psychology and Aging.



Maillet, D., Beaty, R. B., Adnan, A., Fox, K. C. R., Turner, G. R. & Spreng, R. N. (2019). Aging and the wandering brain: Age-related differences in the neural correlates of stimulus-independent thoughts. PLOS.

Maillet, D. Beaty, R. Kucyi, A. & Schacter, D. L. (2019). Large-scale network interactions involved in dividing attention between the external environment and internal thoughts to pursue two distinct goals. NeuroImage, 197 (15), 49-59.


Maillet, D., Beaty, R., Jordano, M. L., Touron, D. R., Adnan, A., Silvia, P. J., Kwapil, T. R., Turner, G. R., Spreng, N. R. & Kane, M. J. (2018). Age-related differences in mind-wandering in daily life. Psychology and Aging, 33(4), 643-653. Download PDF

Seli, P., Kane, M. J., Smallwood, J.,  Schacter, D. L., Maillet, D., Schooler, J. W., & Smilek, D. (2018). Mind-wandering as a natural kind: A family-resemblances view. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 22(6), 479-490 . Download PDF

Seli, P., Kane, M. J., Metzinger, T., Smallwood, J.,  Schacter, D. L., Maillet, D., Schooler, J. W., & Smilek, D. (2018). The family-resemblances framework for mind-wandering remains well clad. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.


Maillet, D., Seli, P., & Schacter, D. L. (2017). Mind-wandering and task stimuli: Stimulus-dependent thoughts influence performance on memory tasks and are more often past- versus future-oriented. Conscious Cogn, 52, 55-67. Download PDF

Seli, P., Maillet, D., Smilek, D., Oakman, J. M., & Schacter, D. L. (2017). Cognitive aging and the distinction between intentional and unintentional mind wandering. Psychol Aging, 32(4), 315-324. Download PDF

Turney, I. C., Dennis, N. A., Maillet, D., & Rajah, M. N. (2017). Exploring the influence of encoding format on subsequent memory. Memory, 25(5), 686-696. Download PDF


Maillet, D., & Schacter, D. L. (2016). Default Network and Aging: Beyond the Task-Negative Perspective. Trends Cogn Sci, 20(9), 646-648. Download PDF

Maillet, D. & Schacter, D. L (2016). When the mind wanders: Distinguishing stimulus-dependent from stimulus-independent thoughts during incidental encoding in young and older adults. Psychology and Aging, Jun;31(4):370-9. Download PDF

Maillet, D. & Rajah, M. N. (2016). Assessing the neural correlates of task-unrelated thoughts during episodic encoding and their association with subsequent memory in young and older adults. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(6), 826-841. Download PDF

Maillet, D. & Schacter, D. L (2016). From mind wandering to involuntary retrieval: Age-related differences in spontaneous cognitive processes. Neuropsychologia, 80: 142-156. Download PDF

Kwon, D.*, Maillet, D.*, Pasvanis, S., Ankudowich, E., Grady, C.L. & Rajah, M. N., (2016). Neural correlates of spatial and temporal context memory in healthy middle aged adults. Cerebral Cortex. 26(6):2440-60 Download PDF
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Rajah, M. N., Maillet, D. & Grady, C. L. (2015). Episodic Memory in Healthy Older Adults: The Role of Prefrontal, Parietal and Occipital Cortices, in The Wilkey-Blackwell Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory (eds.) Duarte, A., Barense, M. & Addis, R. D. Download PDF



Maillet, D & Rajah, M. N. (2014 ). Age-related differences in brain activity during the subsequent memory paradigm: a meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 45: p. 246-57. Download PDF

Maillet, D. and M. N. Rajah (2014). Dissociable roles of default-mode regions during episodic encoding. Neuroimage 89: 244-255. Download PDF and Corrigendum



Maillet, D. and M. N. Rajah (2013). Age-related changes in frequency of mind-wandering and task-related interferences during memory encoding and their impact on retrieval. Memory 21(7): 818-831. Download PDF

Maillet, D., & Rajah, M. N. (2013). Association between prefrontal activity and volume change in prefrontal and medial temporal lobes in aging and dementia: a review. Ageing Research Reviews, 12(2), 479-489. Download PDF



Maillet, D., & Rajah, M. N. (2011). Age-related changes in the three-way correlation between anterior hippocampus volume, whole-brain patterns of encoding activity and subsequent context retrieval. Brain Res, 1420, 68-79. Download PDF

Crane, D., Maillet, D., Floden, D., Valiquette, L., Rajah, M.N. (2011). Similarities in the patterns of prefrontal cortex activity during spatial and temporal context memory retrieval after equating for task structure and performance. Neuroimage, 54(2), 1549-1564. Download PDF