The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging is committed to being a partner in furthering neuroscientific research. The Center is proud to work with world class scientists and researchers in developing future brain imaging modalities and to creating and disseminating knowledge about brain, mind, and imaging research. The publications listed below illustrate just some of the incredible and diverse scientific research being completed at the Center.

Julie Golomb

CCBBI Member and Faculty, Dr. Julie GolombBerman, D., Golomb, J.D., and Walther, D.B. (2017). Scene content is predominantly conveyed by high spatial frequencies in scene-selective visual cortex. PLOS One. 12(12). e0189828.

Finlayson, N.J., Zhang, X., and Golomb, J.D. (2017). Differential patterns of 2D location versus depth decoding along the visual hierarchy. NeuroImage. 147: 507-516.

Srinivasan, R., Golomb, J.D., and Martinez, A.M. (2016). A neural basis of facial action recognition in humans. Journal of Neuroscience. 36(16): 4434-4442

Marjean Kulp and Nicklaus Fogt

Oechslin TS, Fogt NF, Kashou NH, Toole AJ, Limbachia CB, Widmer DE, Kulp MT. Imaging of Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Effects (ICITE) Pilot Study: Design and Methods. Vision Dev & Rehab 2017;3(4):207-15.

Widmer DE, Oechslin TS, Limbachia CB, Kulp MT, Toole AJ, Kashou NH, Fogt NF. Post-therapy fMRI in Adults with Symptomatic Convergence Insufficiency. Optom Vis Sci 2018; 95(6):505-14.

Zhong-Lin Lu

Dr. Zhong- Lin Lu, CCBBI DirectorXue, F., Droutman, V., Barkley-Levenson, E. E., Smith, B. J., Xue, G., Lu, Z.-L., Bechara, A., Miller, L. C. & Read, S. J., The role of the dorsal anterior insula in sexual risk: Evidence from an erotic Go/NoGo task and real-life risk taking, Human Brain Mapping, 39, 1555-1562.

Palestro, J. J., Bahg, G., Sederberg, P. B., Lu, Z.-L., Steyvers, M., Turner, B. M., A Tutorial on Joint Models of Neural and Behavioral Measures of Cognition, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Vol 84, 20-48.

Barkley-Levenson, E. E., Xue, F., Droutman, V., Miller, L. C., Smith, B. J., Jeong, D., Lu, Z.-L., Bechara, A., & Read, S. J., Prefrontal cortical activity during the Stroop task: New Insights into the Why and the Who of Real-World Risky Sexual Behavior, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52(5), 367-379.

Huang, P., Cui, L.-B., Li, X., Lu, Z.-L., Zhu, X., Xi, Y., Wang, H., Li, B., Hou, F., Miao, D., & Yin, H., Identifying first-episode drug naïve patients with schizophrenia with or without auditory verbal hallucinations using whole-brain functional connectivity: A pattern analysis study, NeuroImage: Clinical, Vol 19, 351-359.

He, L., Wang, J., Lu, Z.-L. & Parikh, N. A., Optimization of Magnetization-Prepared Rapid Gradient Echo (MP-RAGE) Sequence for Neonatal Brain MRI, Pediatric Radiology, 48 (8): 1139-1151. 

Molloy, M. F., Bahg, G., Li, X., Steyvers, M., Lu, Z.-L. & Turner, B., Hierarchical Bayesian analyses for modeling BOLD time series data, Computational Brain and Behavior, Computational Brain & Behavior 1(2), 184-213

For earlier publications: Zhong-Lin Lu Publications (2012-2018).pdf

Aleix Martinez

CCBBI Member, Aleix MartinezMartinez, A. M. (2017). Visual perception of facial expressions of emotion. Current opinion in psychology17, 27-33.

Srinivasan, R., Golomb, J. D., & Martinez, A. M. (2016). A neural basis of facial action recognition in humans. Journal of Neuroscience36(16), 4434-4442.

Du, S., & Martinez, A. M. (2015). Compound facial expressions of emotion: from basic research to clinical applications. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience17(4), 443.

Ruchika Prakash

Dr. Ruchika Prakash, CCBBI Associate DirectorFountain-Zaragoza, S., Samimy, S., Rosenberg, M., & Prakash, R.S. (In Press). Connectome-Based Models Predict Attentional Control in Aging Adults. NeuroImage   

Fountain-Zaragoza, S.** &  Prakash, R.S. (2017).  Mindfulness training for healthy aging: Implications for attention, well-being, and inflammation. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Dylan Wagner

Dr. Dylan WagnerChavez, R. S., & Wagner, D. D. (2019). The neural representation of self is recapitulated in the brains of friends: A round-robin fMRI study.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.



Dirk B. Walther

Dr. Bernhardt Walther (University of Toronto) previous CCBBI researcher.

Thomas P. O’Connell, Per B. Sederberg, and Dirk B. Walther (2018). Representational differences between line drawings and photographs of natural scenes: A dissociation between multi-voxel pattern analysis and repetition suppression. Neuropsychologia, 117: 513–519. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.06.013.

Yaelan Jung, Bart Larson, and Dirk B. Walther (2018). Modality-independent coding of scene categories in prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 38(26), 5969–5981. doi:10.1101/142562.

Yaelan Jung and Dirk B. Walther (2018) Using decoding error patterns to trace the neural signature of auditory scene perception, Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging, Singapore.

Heeyoung Choo and Dirk B. Walther (2017). Modeling the Effect of Stimulus Perturbations on Error Correlations between Brain and Behavior, Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging, Toronto, Canada.

Daniel Berman, Julie D. Golomb, Dirk B. Walther (2017) Scene content is predominantly conveyed by high spatial frequencies in scene-selective visual cortex. PLOS ONE 12(12): e0189828.

Heeyoung Choo, Jack Nasar, Bardia Nikrahei, and Dirk B. Walther (2017). Neural codes of seeing architectural styles, Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 40201, doi:10.1038/srep40201.

Heeyoung Choo and Dirk B. Walther (2016) Contour junctions underlie neural representations of scene categories in human visual cortex, Neuroimage, 135, 32-44. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.04.021.


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