Rhea Banerjee

Collura, Thomas F,PhD., B.C.N., Wigton, Nancy L, PhD, LPC,Q.E.E.G.D., B.C.N., Zalaquett, Carlos,PhD., L.M.H.C., Chatters-Smith, S., & Bonnstetter, R. J., PhD. (2016). The value of EEG-based electromagnetic tomographic analysis in human performance and mental health. Biofeedback (Online), 44(2), 58-65. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/10.5298/1081-5937-44.2.03

Flaisch, T., Häcker, F., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2011). Emotion and the processing of symbolic gestures: an event-related brain potential study. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 6(1), 109-118. doi:10.1093/scan/nsq022

Key terms and concepts

  • Electromagnetic tomographic analysis (ETA) including all its forms – LORETA, sLORETA, eLORETA and other variants;
  • the concept of voxels and what specific numbers of voxels mean;
  • Validating Ipsative Decision-making with Electroencephalography (on page 61).
  • Early posterior negativity (EPN) and late positive potential (LPP)
  • the P1 component
  • the whole section below the title “ERP data acquisition and analysis” on page 111.

Chloe Bliton

Lamm, C., & Majdandžić, J. (2015). The role of shared neural activations, mirror neurons, and morality in empathy–A critical comment. Neuroscience Research, 90, 15-24. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/10.1016/j.neures.2014.10.008

Praszkier, R. (2016). Empathy, mirror neurons and SYNC. Mind & Society, 15(1), 1-25. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/10.1007/s11299-014-0160-x

Key terms and concepts

  • I am fascinated with the construct of empathy. At a basic level, empathy is critical to interpersonal functioning. Thus, I am interested in how empathy occurs (e.g., social learning, neural processes) and the outcomes of a lack of empathy/apathy.
  • I am curious about the role mirror neurons play (or do not play) in the interpersonal experience of empathy.
  • A relatively new concept to me is brain-to-brain coupling, which I understand as synchronization of two brains through environmental cues. However, this process of syncing still seems mystical to me.

Daryl Cooley

Valdés‐Tovar, M., Estrada‐Reyes, R., Solís‐Chagoyán, H., Argueta, J., Dorantes‐Barrón, A. M., Quero‐Chávez, D., . . . Benítez‐King, G. (2018). Circadian modulation of neuroplasticity by melatonin: A target in the treatment of depression. British Journal of Pharmacology, 175(16), 3200-3208. doi:10.1111/bph.14197

Tchekalarova, J., Stoynova, T., Ilieva, K., Mitreva, R., & Atanasova, M. (2018). Agomelatine treatment corrects symptoms of depression and anxiety by restoring the disrupted melatonin circadian rhythms of rats exposed to chronic constant light. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 171, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2018.05.016

Key terms and concepts

  • Biological bases of circadian rhythms
  • Biological/neurological processes connecting sleep and depression
  • How the brain processes melatonin and how this impacts sleep

Samantha English

Langner, R., Leiberg, S., Hoffstaedter, F., & Eickhoff, S. B. (2018). Towards a human self-regulation system: Common and distinct neural signatures of emotional and behavioural control. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 90, 400-410. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.04.022

Dörfel, D., Lamke, J. P., Hummel, F., Wagner, U., Erk, S., & Walter, H. (2014). Common and differential neural networks of emotion regulation by detachment, reinterpretation, distraction, and expressive suppression: a comparative fMRI investigation. Neuroimage, 101, 298-309. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.06.051

Key terms and concepts

  • Voxel-wise difference
  • Probabilistic cytoarchitectonic maps
  • Hierarchical cluster analysis

Kelley Gunther

Merz, E., Tottenham, N., & Noble, K. (2017). Socioeconomic Status, Amygdala Volume, and Internalizing Symptoms in Children and Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2, 1-12. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2017.1326122

Silvers, J.A., Goff, B., Gabard-Durnam, L.J., Gee, D.G., Fareri, D.S., Caldera, C., Tottenham, N. (2017). Vigilance, the amygdala, and anxiety in youth with a history of institutional care. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2(6), 493-501. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2017.03.016

Key terms and concepts

  • Amygdala reactivity/overreactivity to fearful stimuli
  • Connectivity between prefrontal cortex and limbic system; top-down control of reactivity
  • What does amygdala volume actually mean for the way that the amygdala may function and relate to behavior?

Nate Hall

Diaconescu, A. O., Litvak, V., Mathys, C., Kasper, L., Friston, K. J., & Stephan, K. E. (2017). A computational hierarchy in human cortex. ArXiv:1709.02323 [q-Bio]. Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/abs/1709.02323

Friston, K. (2010). The free-energy principle: A unified brain theory? Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 11(2), 127–138. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn2787

Key terms and concepts

  • Social cognition and the “neural architecture” of the self
  • Computational models of appetitive motivation
  • Cortico-striatal-thalamic loops
    • Further, functional specificity for each of these “stages” in the loop

Brandon Patallo

Cecil, C. A., Lysenko, L. J., Jaffee, S. R., Pingault, J. B., Smith, R. G., Relton, C. L., … & Barker, E. D. (2014). Environmental risk, Oxytocin Receptor Gene (OXTR) methylation and youth callous-unemotional traits: a 13-year longitudinal study. Molecular Psychiatry, 19(10), 1071. https://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2014.95

Van Loey, N. E., Hofland, H. W. C., Vlig, M., Vandermeulen, E., Rose, T., Beelen, R. H. J., & Ulrich, M. M. W. (2018). Associations between traumatic stress symptoms, pain and bio-active components in burn wounds. Psychoneuroendocrinology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.05.037

Key terms and concepts

  • neuropeptide/oxytocin
  • cytokines (pro-inflammatory)
  • telomere Shortening

Kaitlin Riegler

Duff, J. (2004). The Usefulness of Quantitative EEG(QEEG) and Neurotherapy in the Assessment and Treatment of Post-concussion Syndrome. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 35(4). https://doi-org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/10.1177/155005940403500410

Hunter, L. E., Branch, C. A., & Lipton, M. L. (2018). The neurobiological effects of repetitive head impacts in collision sports. Neurobiology of Disease, (May), 0–1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2018.06.016.

Key terms and concepts

  • Neurotherapy (EEG biofeedback)-specifically how this process works and how can it be applied to treatment of post-concussion syndrome (other treatments more broadly)
  • Metabolic cascade and the window of vulnerability caused by physiological changes following concussion
  • The impact of head injury on the blood brain barrier (so the impact at the more micro level/neuronal level) and subsequent clinical implications of this. How can these changes at the neural level compare to clinically observed behavior?

Lia Rosenstein

Mier, D., Lis, S., Esslinger, C., Sauer, C., Hagenhoff, M., Ulferts, J., . . . Kirsch, P. (2012). Neuronal correlates of social cognition in borderline personality disorder. Scan, 8, 531–537. doi:10.1093/scan/nss028.

Minzenberg, M. J., Fan, J., New, A. S., Tang, C. Y., & Siever, L. J. (2007). Fronto-limbic dysfunction in response to facial emotion in borderline personality disorder: An event-related fMRI study. Psychiatry Research-Neuroimaging, 155(3), 231–243. doi:10.1016/j.pseychresns.2007.03.006

Key terms and concepts

  • What is involved in pre-processing fMRI data?
  • What does it mean if something was “small volume corrected?”
  • ROI analyses
  • What are the ACC sub-regions?
  • What is hemodynamic activation?
  • What is serotonergic activity?

Michael Sanders

Pavlakis, A. E., Noble, K., Pavlakis, S. G., Ali, N., & Frank, Y. (2015). Brain imaging and electrophysiology biomarkers: Is there a role in poverty and education outcome research? Pediatric Neurology, 52(4), 383-388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.005

Lee, V., & Hoaken, P. N. (2007). Cognition, emotion, and neurobiological development: Mediating the relation between maltreatment and aggression. Child Maltreatment, 12(3), 281-298. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559507303778

Key terms

  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging
  • Gamma and Theta power in EEG studies
  • DLPFC’s role in perseverative functioning

Alison Schreiber

Wilson, R. C., & Niv, Y. (2015). Is model fitting necessary for model-based fMRI?. PLoS Computational Biology, 11(6), e1004237. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004237

King-Casas, B., & Chiu, P. H. (2012). Understanding interpersonal function in psychiatric illness through multiplayer economic games. Biological Psychiatry, 72(2), 119-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.03.033

Key terms and concepts

  • Neuropeptides
  • Tryptophan and serotonergic systems
  • Bandit Tasks

Emily Taverna

Rasmusson, A. M., Vasek, J., Lipschitz, D. S., Vojvoda, D., Mustone, M. E., Shi, Q., … & Charney, D. S. (2004). An increased capacity for adrenal DHEA release is associated with decreased avoidance and negative mood symptoms in women with PTSD. Neuropsychopharmacology, 29(8), 1546.

Szeszko, P. R., Lehrner, A., & Yehuda, R. (2018). Glucocorticoids and hippocampal structure and function in PTSD. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 26(3), 142-157. doi: 10.1097/HRP.0000000000000188

Key terms and concepts

  • HPA axis
  • glucocorticoids/ACTH/DHEA/cortisol
  • hippocampus

Austen Trainer

Kim, Sang Hee, and Stephan Hamann. Neural Correlates of Positive and Negative Emotion Regulation (2007). Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(5), 776–798, https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2007.19.5.776

Ochsner, Kevin N., and James J. Gross. (2008). Cognitive Emotion Regulation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17(2), 153–158, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00566.x

Key terms and concepts

  • The general neurobiology of emotion.
  • The distinct neurobiological correlates of emotional valence and discrete emotions (e.g., the neurobiological differences of positive v. negative emotions, more specifically fear v. anger, etc.)
  • The neural correlates of various cognitive emotion regulation strategies (e.g., the neurobiology of distraction or cognitive reappraisal, emotion regulation across positive and negative emotion valence, etc.)

Lauren Vasquez

Doom, J. R., Doyle, C. M., & Gunnar, M. R. (2017). Social stress buffering by friends in childhood and adolescence: Effects on HPA and oxytocin activity. Social Neuroscience, 12(1), 8-21. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2016.1149095

Esposito, E. A., Jones, M. J., Doom, J. R., MacIsaac, J. L., Gunnar, M. R., & Kobor, M. S. (2016). Differential DNA methylation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in adolescents exposed to significant early but not later childhood adversity. Development and Psychopathology, 28(4pt2), 1385-1399. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579416000055

Key terms and concepts

  • Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis activity
  • oxytocin activity
  • DNA methylation

Shane Wise

Hipp, J. F., & Siegel, M. (2013). Dissociating neuronal gamma-band activity from cranial and ocular muscle activity in EEG. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 338. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00338

McClure, E. B., Adler, A., Monk, C. S., Cameron, J., Smith, S., Nelson, E. E., … & Pine, D. S. (2007). fMRI predictors of treatment outcome in pediatric anxiety disorders. Psychopharmacology, 191(1), 97-105. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2005.08.012

Key terms and concepts

  • Beamforming
  • Independent Components Analysis (ICA)
  • epoch rejection
  • Subject numbers. Could they get away with n=15 now?
  • Correcting slice data for slice timing and motion
  • Smooth vs Unsmoothed data

Elizabeth Youatt

Harrewijn, A. van der Molen, M.J.W., van Vliet, I.M., Tissier, R.L.M., Westenburg, P.M. (2018) Behavioral and EEG responses to social evaluation: A two-generation family study on social anxiety. Neuroimage: Clinical, 17(2018), 549-562. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2017.11.010

Kahle, S., Utendale, W.T., Widaman, K.F., Hastings, P.D. (2018) Parasympathetic regulation and inhibitory control predict the development of externalizing problems in early childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46(2), 237-249. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10802-017-0305-6

Key terms and concepts

  • social anxiety
  • genetic predispositions to psychopathology
  • emotion regulation
  • Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA) measures and implications
  • biological functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system.

Anna Zhou

Foulkes, L., & Blakemore, S.J. (2018). Studying individual differences in human adolescent brain development. Nature Neuroscience, 21(3), 315–323. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-018-0078-4

Cavanagh, J. F., Cohen, M. X., & Allen, J. J. B. (2009). Prelude to and Resolution of an Error: EEG Phase Synchrony Reveals Cognitive Control Dynamics during Action Monitoring. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(1), 98–105. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4137-08.2009

Key terms and concepts

  • “disentangling genuine age-related changes from test-retest reliability error” in fMRI
  • Oscillatory phase synchrony
  • Inter-trial phase coherence and inter-channel phase synchrony

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