Leah H Somerville

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Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Frontostriatal maturation predicts cognitive control failure to appetitive cues in adolescents
    Leah H Somerville
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, Box 140, New York, NY 10065, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:2123-34. 2011
  2. pmc A time of change: behavioral and neural correlates of adolescent sensitivity to appetitive and aversive environmental cues
    Leah H Somerville
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Brain Cogn 72:124-33. 2010
  3. pmc Human bed nucleus of the stria terminalis indexes hypervigilant threat monitoring
    Leah H Somerville
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 68:416-24. 2010
  4. pmc Developmental neurobiology of cognitive control and motivational systems
    Leah H Somerville
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 20:236-41. 2010
  5. pmc The medial prefrontal cortex and the emergence of self-conscious emotion in adolescence
    Leah H Somerville
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:1554-62. 2013
  6. pmc The storm and stress of adolescence: insights from human imaging and mouse genetics
    B J Casey
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weil Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 52:225-35. 2010
  7. pmc Behavioral and neural properties of social reinforcement learning
    Rebecca M Jones
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York 10065, USA
    J Neurosci 31:13039-45. 2011
  8. pmc Interactions between transient and sustained neural signals support the generation and regulation of anxious emotion
    Leah H Somerville
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10044, USA
    Cereb Cortex 23:49-60. 2013
  9. pmc A genetic variant BDNF polymorphism alters extinction learning in both mouse and human
    Fatima Soliman
    The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Science 327:863-6. 2010
  10. pmc A tale of two negatives: differential memory modulation by threat-related facial expressions
    F Caroline Davis
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Durham, NC, USA
    Emotion 11:647-55. 2011

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Publications18

  1. pmc Frontostriatal maturation predicts cognitive control failure to appetitive cues in adolescents
    Leah H Somerville
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, Box 140, New York, NY 10065, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:2123-34. 2011
    ..Biased responding in this system is one possible mechanism underlying heightened risk-taking during adolescence...
  2. pmc A time of change: behavioral and neural correlates of adolescent sensitivity to appetitive and aversive environmental cues
    Leah H Somerville
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Brain Cogn 72:124-33. 2010
    ..Finally, we discuss other influences that may contribute to exaggerated reward and emotion processing associated with adolescence, including hormonal fluctuations and the role of the social environment...
  3. pmc Human bed nucleus of the stria terminalis indexes hypervigilant threat monitoring
    Leah H Somerville
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 68:416-24. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Developmental neurobiology of cognitive control and motivational systems
    Leah H Somerville
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 20:236-41. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc The medial prefrontal cortex and the emergence of self-conscious emotion in adolescence
    Leah H Somerville
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:1554-62. 2013
    ..Further, unique interactions between the MPFC and striatum may provide a mechanism by which social-evaluation contexts influence adolescent behavior. ..
  6. pmc The storm and stress of adolescence: insights from human imaging and mouse genetics
    B J Casey
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weil Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 52:225-35. 2010
    ..Together, these studies provide a converging methods approach for understanding the highly variable stress and turmoil experienced in adolescence...
  7. pmc Behavioral and neural properties of social reinforcement learning
    Rebecca M Jones
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York 10065, USA
    J Neurosci 31:13039-45. 2011
    ..This work highlights the fundamental influence of acceptance by one's peers in altering subsequent behavior...
  8. pmc Interactions between transient and sustained neural signals support the generation and regulation of anxious emotion
    Leah H Somerville
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10044, USA
    Cereb Cortex 23:49-60. 2013
    ....
  9. pmc A genetic variant BDNF polymorphism alters extinction learning in both mouse and human
    Fatima Soliman
    The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Science 327:863-6. 2010
    ..Thus, this variant BDNF allele may play a role in anxiety disorders showing impaired learning of cues that signal safety versus threat and in the efficacy of treatments that rely on extinction mechanisms, such as exposure therapy...
  10. pmc A tale of two negatives: differential memory modulation by threat-related facial expressions
    F Caroline Davis
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Durham, NC, USA
    Emotion 11:647-55. 2011
    ..Because these effects cannot be attributed to differences in arousal or valence processing, we suggest they are best understood in terms of differences in the predictive information conveyed by fearful and angry facial expressions...
  11. pmc Behavioral and neural representation of emotional facial expressions across the lifespan
    Leah H Somerville
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York 10065, USA
    Dev Neuropsychol 36:408-28. 2011
    ..Recent neuroimaging work has tested amygdala and prefrontal engagement in experimental paradigms mimicking real aspects of social interactions, which we highlight briefly, along with considerations for future research...
  12. pmc A functional magnetic resonance imaging predictor of treatment response to venlafaxine in generalized anxiety disorder
    Paul J Whalen
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 63:858-63. 2008
    ..Here, we sought to determine whether pretreatment amygdala and rostral ACC (rACC) reactivity to facial expressions could predict treatment outcomes in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)...
  13. pmc Adolescent-specific patterns of behavior and neural activity during social reinforcement learning
    Rebecca M Jones
    The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Box 140, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10065, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 14:683-97. 2014
    ..Together, these findings indicate that sensitivity to peer approval during adolescence goes beyond simple reinforcement theory accounts and suggest possible explanations for how peers may motivate adolescent behavior. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Adolescents let sufficient evidence accumulate before making a decision when large incentives are at stake
    Theresa Teslovich
    Sackler Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
    Dev Sci 17:59-70. 2014
    ..A video abstract of this article can be viewed at http://youtu.be/1g4F5vzFDl0. ..
  15. pmc Self-esteem modulates medial prefrontal cortical responses to evaluative social feedback
    Leah H Somerville
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Cereb Cortex 20:3005-13. 2010
    ..Taken together, the present findings propose a functional role for the vACC/mPFC in representing the salience of social feedback and shaping perceptions of relative social standing...
  16. pmc Behavioral and neural correlates of delay of gratification 40 years later
    B J Casey
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:14998-5003. 2011
    ....
  17. pmc Teens Impulsively React rather than Retreat from Threat
    Michael Dreyfuss
    Sackler Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, N Y, USA
    Dev Neurosci 36:220-7. 2014
    ..Our findings suggest that adolescence is a period of heightened sensitivity to social and emotional cues that results in diminished regulation of behavior in their presence. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint Anterior cingulate cortex responds differentially to expectancy violation and social rejection
    Leah H Somerville
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
    Nat Neurosci 9:1007-8. 2006
    ..The results demonstrate that the dorsal ACC is sensitive to expectancy violations, whereas the ventral ACC is differentially responsive to social feedback...