Luiz Pessoa

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Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint To what extent are emotional visual stimuli processed without attention and awareness?
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, 89 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 15:188-96. 2005
  2. pmc Quantitative prediction of perceptual decisions during near-threshold fear detection
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5612-7. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Visual awareness and the detection of fearful faces
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Emotion 5:243-7. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of change detection and change blindness in a working memory task
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cereb Cortex 14:511-20. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Neuroscience. Seeing the world in the same way
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Science 303:1617-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Target visibility and visual awareness modulate amygdala responses to fearful faces
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, 89 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cereb Cortex 16:366-75. 2006
  7. pmc Fate of unattended fearful faces in the amygdala is determined by both attentional resources and cognitive modulation
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Neuroimage 28:249-55. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Decoding near-threshold perception of fear from distributed single-trial brain activation
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:691-701. 2007
  9. pmc Network analysis reveals increased integration during emotional and motivational processing
    Joshua Kinnison
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    J Neurosci 32:8361-72. 2012
  10. pmc Describing functional diversity of brain regions and brain networks
    Michael L Anderson
    Department of Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College, USA
    Neuroimage 73:50-8. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint To what extent are emotional visual stimuli processed without attention and awareness?
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, 89 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 15:188-96. 2005
    ..A better understanding of the neural basis of emotional perception and how it relates to visual attention and awareness is likely to require further refinement of the concepts of automaticity and awareness...
  2. pmc Quantitative prediction of perceptual decisions during near-threshold fear detection
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5612-7. 2005
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Visual awareness and the detection of fearful faces
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Emotion 5:243-7. 2005
    ..Their findings suggest that considerable information is available even in briefly presented stimuli (possibly as short as 17 ms) to support masked fear detection...
  4. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of change detection and change blindness in a working memory task
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cereb Cortex 14:511-20. 2004
    ..Whereas reporting that a change occurred, be it correctly or incorrectly, was associated with strong activation in fronto-parietal sites, change blindness appears to involve very limited territories...
  5. ncbi request reprint Neuroscience. Seeing the world in the same way
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Science 303:1617-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Target visibility and visual awareness modulate amygdala responses to fearful faces
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, 89 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cereb Cortex 16:366-75. 2006
    ..Taken together, our results further challenge the view that amygdala responses occur automatically...
  7. pmc Fate of unattended fearful faces in the amygdala is determined by both attentional resources and cognitive modulation
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Neuroimage 28:249-55. 2005
    ..Collectively, our findings reveal that both attentional resources and cognitive modulation govern the fate of unattended fearful faces in the amygdala...
  8. ncbi request reprint Decoding near-threshold perception of fear from distributed single-trial brain activation
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:691-701. 2007
    ....
  9. pmc Network analysis reveals increased integration during emotional and motivational processing
    Joshua Kinnison
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    J Neurosci 32:8361-72. 2012
    ..Together, the results suggest that one way in which emotional and motivational processing affect brain responses is by enhancing signal communication between regions, especially between cortical and subcortical ones...
  10. pmc Describing functional diversity of brain regions and brain networks
    Michael L Anderson
    Department of Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College, USA
    Neuroimage 73:50-8. 2013
    ....
  11. pmc Interactions between cognition and emotion during response inhibition
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Emotion 12:192-7. 2012
    ..Taken together, our findings demonstrate that emotion can either enhance or impair cognitive performance depending on the emotional potency of the stimuli involved...
  12. pmc Impact of state anxiety on the interaction between threat monitoring and cognition
    Jong Moon Choi
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    Neuroimage 59:1912-23. 2012
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  13. doi request reprint Interactions between reward and threat during visual processing
    Kesong Hu
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Neuropsychologia 51:1763-72. 2013
    ..Overall, our study illustrates how the simultaneous processing of appetitive and aversive information shapes both behavior and brain responses. ..
  14. doi request reprint Beyond brain regions: network perspective of cognition-emotion interactions
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 35:158-9. 2012
    ..Here, I discuss how a network perspective will advance our understanding of structure-function mappings in general, and the relationship between emotion and cognition in the brain...
  15. ncbi request reprint Motivation sharpens exogenous spatial attention
    Jan B Engelmann
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Emotion 7:668-74. 2007
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  16. pmc Negative emotion impairs conflict-driven executive control
    Srikanth Padmala
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA
    Front Psychol 2:192. 2011
    ..Our findings demonstrate that emotion interacts with executive mechanisms responsible for dynamic behavioral adjustments that are tied to environmental demands, a central facet of flexible, goal-directed behavior...
  17. pmc Affective learning enhances visual detection and responses in primary visual cortex
    Srikanth Padmala
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    J Neurosci 28:6202-10. 2008
    ..Our findings provide a close link between increased activation in early visual cortex and improved behavioral performance as a function of the affective significance of an item...
  18. pmc Depth of facial expression processing depends on stimulus visibility: behavioral and electrophysiological evidence of priming effects
    Shen Mou Hsu
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 8:282-92. 2008
    ..Contrary to the above pattern, no evidence for reaction time or LRP differences was observed in the low-visibility condition, revealing that the depth of facial expression processing is dependent on stimulus visibility...
  19. doi request reprint On the relationship between emotion and cognition
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Programs in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 9:148-58. 2008
    ..Central to cognitive-emotional interactions are brain areas with a high degree of connectivity, called hubs, which are critical for regulating the flow and integration of information between regions...
  20. pmc Affective learning modulates spatial competition during low-load attentional conditions
    Seung Lark Lim
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Neuropsychologia 46:1267-78. 2008
    ..In addition, it appears that such competitive advantage is only evident when sufficient processing resources are available to process the affective stimulus...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bihemispheric leftward bias in a visuospatial attention-related network
    Tali Siman-Tov
    Functional Brain Imaging Unit, Wohl Institute for Advanced Imaging, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    J Neurosci 27:11271-8. 2007
    ..Additionally, the proposed model for asymmetry of visuospatial attention might provide important insights into the mechanisms underlying functional brain lateralization in general...
  22. doi request reprint Affective learning increases sensitivity to graded emotional faces
    Seung Lark Lim
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Emotion 8:96-103. 2008
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  23. pmc Dissociable effects of bottom-up and top-down factors on the processing of unattended fearful faces
    Shen Mou Hsu
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 East Tenth St, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Neuropsychologia 45:3075-86. 2007
    ..The present findings suggest that responses evoked by unattended fearful faces are modulated by several factors, including attention and stimulus salience...
  24. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of visual working memory: fMRI amplitude predicts task performance
    Luiz Pessoa
    Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Neuron 35:975-87. 2002
    ..Our results indicate that accurate memory depends on strong sustained signals that span the delay interval of WM tasks...
  25. ncbi request reprint Attentional control of the processing of neural and emotional stimuli
    Luiz Pessoa
    Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, 49 Convent Drive, Building 49, Room 1B80, Bethesda, MD 20892 4415, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 15:31-45. 2002
    ..Thus, similar to the processing of other stimulus categories, the processing of facial expression is under top-down control...
  26. ncbi request reprint Contour integration in the primary visual cortex of the opossum
    Leticia Oliveira
    Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, CCS BL G UFRJ, Ilha do Fundao, Rio de Janeiro, 21949 900, Brazil
    Neuroreport 13:2001-4. 2002
    ..The present results indicate that the property of contour integration appears to be a basic property of the mammalian visual system...
  27. ncbi request reprint From humble neural beginnings comes knowledge of numbers
    Luiz Pessoa
    Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Neuron 37:4-6. 2003
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  28. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging studies of attention and the processing of emotion-laden stimuli
    Luiz Pessoa
    Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, 49 Convent Drive, Building 49, Room 1B80, Bethesda, MD 20892 4415, USA
    Prog Brain Res 144:171-82. 2004
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  29. pmc Repetition suppression of faces is modulated by emotion
    Alumit Ishai
    Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:9827-32. 2004
    ..Our findings demonstrate a three-way interaction between emotional valence, repetition, and task relevance and suggest that repetition suppression is influenced by high-level cognitive processes in the human brain...
  30. pmc Sustained and transient modulation of performance induced by emotional picture viewing
    Mirtes Garcia Pereira
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Emotion 6:622-34. 2006
    ..Ultimately, both attentional and motivational systems are intricately tied in the brain and, together, determine behavior...
  31. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of perceptual choice and decision making during fear-disgust discrimination
    Axel Thielscher
    High Field Magnetic Resonance Center, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, 38, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 27:2908-17. 2007
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  32. ncbi request reprint Fear perception: can objective and subjective awareness measures be dissociated?
    Remigiusz Szczepanowski
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Vis 7:10. 2007
    ..The determination of such a dissociation zone may help in understanding the conditions linked to aware and unaware fear perception...
  33. ncbi request reprint The neural correlates of moral sensitivity: a functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of basic and moral emotions
    Jorge Moll
    Neuroimaging and Behavioral Neurology Group, Hospitais D Or and LABS, RJ, 22281 081, Brazil
    J Neurosci 22:2730-6. 2002
    ..We suggest that the automatic tagging of ordinary social events with moral values may be an important mechanism for implicit social behaviors in humans...
  34. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging studies of attention: from modulation of sensory processing to top-down control
    Luiz Pessoa
    Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 4415, USA
    J Neurosci 23:3990-8. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Load-dependent modulation of affective picture processing
    Fátima Smith Erthal
    Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 5:388-95. 2005
    ..These results suggest that it is essential to utilize attentional manipulations that more fully consume attentional resources in order to demonstrate that the processing of emotional stimuli is resource limited...