MRI Research Publications

In press

  1.  Williams, J., Darcy, I., & Newman, S.D. (in press). Modality-independent neural mechanisms of novel phonetic processing. Brain Research.
  2. A. Malyutin, R. Easterday, Y. Losovyj, A. Spilotros, H. Cheng, O. Sanchez-Felix, B. Stein, D. Morgan, D. Svergun, B. Dragnea, L. Bronstein. (in press). Virus-like nanoparticles with maghemite cores allow for enhanced MRI contrast agents. Chemistry of Materials.
  3. Malia, E., Newman, S.D. (in press). Neural bases of event knowledge and syntax integration in comprehension of complex sentences. NeuroCase.
  4. Cheng H, Newman SD, Kent JS, Bolbecker A, Klaunig MJ, O’Donnell BF, Puce A, Hetrick WP. (In Press) White Matter Abnormalities of Microstructure and Physiological Noise in Schizophrenia. Submitted to Brain Imaging and Behavior.
  5. Gregory R, Cheng H, Rupp HA, Sengelaub DR, Heiman J. (In Press) Oxytocin increases VTA activation to infant and sexual stimuli in nulliparous and postpartum women. In revision, Hormones and Behavior.
  6. Alexander WH, Brown JW(In Press) Reciprocal interactions of computational modeling and empirical investigation.  In Forstmann and Wagenmakers (eds) An introduction to model-based cognitive neuroscience.  New York: Springer
  7. Cheng, H., P.D. Skosnik, B.J. Pruce, M.S. Brumbaugh, J.M. Vollmer, D.J. Fridberg, B.F. O’Donnell, W.P. Hetrick, and D. Newman(in press). Resting state functional MRI reveals distinct brain activity in heavy cannabis users – a multi-voxel pattern analysis.  Journal of Psychopharmacology.
  8. Arcurio, L.R., Finn, P.R., & James, T.W. (in press). Neural mechanisms of high-risk decisions-to-drink in alcohol dependent women. Addiction Biology.
  9. Allen, B., Spiegel, D., Thompson, B., Pestilli, F.*, Rokers, B*. (in press) Altered white matter in visual pathways as a result of amblyopia. *Equal senior contribution. Vision Research.
  10. Hensel, D.J., Hummer, T.,  Arcurio, L.R., James, T.W., Fortenberry, D. (in press). Feasibility of fMRI to understand adolescent women’s decision making. Journal of Adolescent Health.



Published – 2015

  1. Saber, G., Pestilli, F.* and Curtis, C. (2015) Saccade planning increases topographic activity in visual cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience. *Equal contribution. 35(1):245-252.
  2. Gomez, J., Pestilli, F., Witthoft, N., Golarai, G., Liberman, A., Poltoratski, A., Yoon, J., Grill-Spector, K. (2015) Development of high-level visual fasciculi correlates with face perception. Neuron. 85 (1):216-227.
  3. Malia, E., Newman, S.D. (2015). Neural bases of event knowledge and syntax integration in comprehension of complex sentences. NeuroCase.


Published – 2014

  1.  Newman, S.D.,Malaia, E., Seo, R. (2014). Does degree of handedness in a group of right-handed individuals affect language comprehension? Brain and Cognition, 86:98 – 103.
  2. Lee, D. Pruce, B., & Newman, S.D.(2014).  The neural bases of argument structure processing revealed by primed lexical decision. Cortex, Volume 57, August 2014, Pages 198-211
  3. Dae-Jin Kim, Jerillyn S. Kent, Amanda R. Bolbecker, Olaf Sporns, Hu Cheng, Sharlene D. Newman, Aina Puce, Brian F. O’Donnell, William P. Hetrick, 2014. Disrupted modular architecture of cerebellum in Schizophrenia: A graph theoretic analysis. Schizophrenia Bulletin. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbu059.The PMID is 24782561.
  4. Hu Cheng, Aina Puce. (2014) Reducing respiratory effect in motion correction for EPI images with sequential slice acquisition order. J. Neurosci Methods, 227:83-89.
  5. Alexander WH, Brown JW (2014) A general role for medial prefrontal cortex in event prediction.  Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.  doi: 10.3389/fncom.2014.00069
  6. Jahn A, Nee DE, Alexander WH, Brown JW (2014) Anterior cingulate cortex activity signals multiple predicted outcomes of actions.  NeuroImage 95:80-89.
  7. Zarr N, Alexander W, Brown JW(2014) Discounting of reward sequences: a test of competing formal models of hyperbolic discounting.  Frontiers in Psychology.  DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00178
  8. Silvetti M, Alexander W, Verguts T, Brown JW (2014) From conflict management to reward-based decision-making: Actors and critics in primate medial frontal cortex. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  9. Nee DE, Jahn A, Brown JW(2014) Prefrontal cortex organization:  Dissociating effects of temporal abstraction, relational abstraction, and integration with fMRI.  Cerebral Cortex  24:2377-87.  doi: 1093/cercor/bht091
  10. Jao, R.J., James, T.W., & James, K.H. (2014). Multisensory convergence of visual and haptic object preference across development. Neuropsychologia, 56, 381-392.
  11. Rupp, H.A., James, T.W., Ketterson, E.D., Sengelaub, D.R., Ditzen, B., & Heiman, J.R. (2014). Amygdala response to negative images in postpartum versus nulliparous women and intranasal oxytocin. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 48-54.
  12. Stevenson, R.A., Sarko, D.K., Nidiffer, A.R., Ghose, D., Fister, J.K., Altieri, N.A., Siemann, J.K., James, T.W., & Wallace, M.T. (2014). Identifying and quantifying multisensory integration: A tutorial review. Brain Topography, 27, 707-730.