R Nathan Spreng

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Publications

  1. pmc The Toronto Empathy Questionnaire: scale development and initial validation of a factor-analytic solution to multiple empathy measures
    R Nathan Spreng
    Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Assess 91:62-71. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Reliable differences in brain activity between young and old adults: a quantitative meta-analysis across multiple cognitive domains
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:1178-94. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Intrinsic architecture underlying the relations among the default, dorsal attention, and frontoparietal control networks of the human brain
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 25:74-86. 2013
  4. pmc Default network modulation and large-scale network interactivity in healthy young and old adults
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cereb Cortex 22:2610-21. 2012
  5. pmc I remember you: a role for memory in social cognition and the functional neuroanatomy of their interaction
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Brain Res 1428:43-50. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Relationship between occupation attributes and brain metabolism in frontotemporal dementia
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Neuropsychologia 49:3699-703. 2011
  7. pmc Occupation attributes relate to location of atrophy in frontotemporal lobar degeneration
    R Nathan Spreng
    Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Neuropsychologia 48:3634-41. 2010
  8. pmc Default network activity, coupled with the frontoparietal control network, supports goal-directed cognition
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
    Neuroimage 53:303-17. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Patterns of brain activity supporting autobiographical memory, prospection, and theory of mind, and their relationship to the default mode network
    R Nathan Spreng
    Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:1112-23. 2010
  10. doi request reprint The common neural basis of autobiographical memory, prospection, navigation, theory of mind, and the default mode: a quantitative meta-analysis
    R Nathan Spreng
    Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:489-510. 2009

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc The Toronto Empathy Questionnaire: scale development and initial validation of a factor-analytic solution to multiple empathy measures
    R Nathan Spreng
    Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Assess 91:62-71. 2009
    ..Moreover, it exhibited good internal consistency and high test-retest reliability. The TEQ is a brief, reliable, and valid instrument for the assessment of empathy...
  2. doi request reprint Reliable differences in brain activity between young and old adults: a quantitative meta-analysis across multiple cognitive domains
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:1178-94. 2010
    ..No age-related differences were found in the parietal lobes. We discuss the reliable differences in brain activation with regards to current theories of neurocognitive aging...
  3. doi request reprint Intrinsic architecture underlying the relations among the default, dorsal attention, and frontoparietal control networks of the human brain
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 25:74-86. 2013
    ..The results provide evidence consistent with the idea that the frontoparietal control network plays a pivotal gate-keeping role in goal-directed cognition, mediating the dynamic balance between default and dorsal attention networks...
  4. pmc Default network modulation and large-scale network interactivity in healthy young and old adults
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cereb Cortex 22:2610-21. 2012
    ..Rather, a failure to modulate the default network in old adults is indicative of a lower degree of flexible network interactivity and reduced dynamic range of network modulation to changing task demands...
  5. pmc I remember you: a role for memory in social cognition and the functional neuroanatomy of their interaction
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Brain Res 1428:43-50. 2012
    ..This knowledge, in turn, informs strategic social behavior in support of personal goals. In closing, we argue for a new perspective within social cognitive neuroscience, emphasizing the importance of memory in social cognition...
  6. doi request reprint Relationship between occupation attributes and brain metabolism in frontotemporal dementia
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Neuropsychologia 49:3699-703. 2011
    ..Specific occupation demands spanning decades may strengthen cognitive resistance to pathology...
  7. pmc Occupation attributes relate to location of atrophy in frontotemporal lobar degeneration
    R Nathan Spreng
    Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Neuropsychologia 48:3634-41. 2010
    ..Alternatively, long-term engagement of activities associated with these occupations contributed to left-lateralized reserve, right-lateralized dysfunction, or both...
  8. pmc Default network activity, coupled with the frontoparietal control network, supports goal-directed cognition
    R Nathan Spreng
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
    Neuroimage 53:303-17. 2010
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  9. doi request reprint Patterns of brain activity supporting autobiographical memory, prospection, and theory of mind, and their relationship to the default mode network
    R Nathan Spreng
    Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:1112-23. 2010
    ..We conclude that the DMN supports common aspects of these cognitive behaviors involved in simulating an internalized experience...
  10. doi request reprint The common neural basis of autobiographical memory, prospection, navigation, theory of mind, and the default mode: a quantitative meta-analysis
    R Nathan Spreng
    Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Canada
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:489-510. 2009
    ..Autobiographical memory and theory of mind, previously studied as distinct, exhibited extensive functional overlap. These findings represent quantitative evidence for a core network underlying a variety of cognitive domains...
  11. pmc The temporal distribution of past and future autobiographical events across the lifespan
    R Nathan Spreng
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Mem Cognit 34:1644-51. 2006
    ..These data provide empirical support for the notion that thinking outside of "now" is mediated by a common system, regardless of whether one is thinking about the past or the future...
  12. doi request reprint Executive functions and neurocognitive aging: dissociable patterns of brain activity
    Gary R Turner
    Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neurobiol Aging 33:826.e1-13. 2012
    ..These data provide the first quantitative meta-analytic evidence that age-related patterns of functional brain change during executive functioning depend on the specific control process being challenged...
  13. doi request reprint Solving future problems: default network and executive activity associated with goal-directed mental simulations
    Kathy D Gerlach
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Neuroimage 55:1816-24. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Altered empathic responding in major depressive disorder: relation to symptom severity, illness burden, and psychosocial outcome
    Andrée M Cusi
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Psychiatry Res 188:231-6. 2011
    ..Further longitudinal work is needed to characterize the relation between social cognitive performance and social functioning in this population...
  15. doi request reprint Functional brain changes following cognitive and motor skills training: a quantitative meta-analysis
    Ronak Patel
    Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 27:187-99. 2013
    ..Reliable neural markers may provide standard metrics of treatment impact and allow consideration of behavioral outcomes in the context of functional brain changes...
  16. doi request reprint The future of memory: remembering, imagining, and the brain
    Daniel L Schacter
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Neuron 76:677-94. 2012
    ..This growing area of research has broadened our conception of memory by highlighting the many ways in which memory supports adaptive functioning...
  17. pmc Doing what we imagine: Completion rates and frequency attributes of imagined future events one year after prospection
    R Nathan Spreng
    a Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    Memory 21:458-66. 2013
    ..Together, the results provide an important validation for prospection research and highlight novel dimensions in the temporal structure of future-thinking...
  18. doi request reprint Neurocircuitry models of posttraumatic stress disorder and beyond: a meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies
    Ronak Patel
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 36:2130-42. 2012
    ..Nonetheless, these results warrant further exploration of the neurocircuitry and large-scale network models in PTSD using connectivity analyses...