Abigail A Marsh

Summary

Affiliation: Georgetown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc What can we learn about emotion by studying psychopathy?
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University Washington, DC, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:181. 2013
  2. pmc When psychopathy impairs moral judgments: neural responses during judgments about causing fear
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 302 A White Gravenor, 37 and O St NW, WA 20057, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:3-11. 2014
  3. pmc Empathic responsiveness in amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex in youths with psychopathic traits
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:900-10. 2013
  4. pmc Reduced amygdala-orbitofrontal connectivity during moral judgments in youths with disruptive behavior disorders and psychopathic traits
    Abigail A Marsh
    Mood and Anxiety Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Psychiatry Res 194:279-86. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Psychopathy and fear: specific impairments in judging behaviors that frighten others
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    Emotion 12:892-8. 2012
  6. pmc The influence of oxytocin administration on responses to infant faces and potential moderation by OXTR genotype
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 224:469-76. 2012
  7. pmc Serotonin transporter genotype (5-HTTLPR) predicts utilitarian moral judgments
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e25148. 2011
  8. pmc The neural substrates of action identification
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 37th and O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:392-403. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Oxytocin improves specific recognition of positive facial expressions
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 37th and O St NW, 301 G White Gravenor, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 209:225-32. 2010
  10. pmc Larger than life: humans' nonverbal status cues alter perceived size
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5707. 2009

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc What can we learn about emotion by studying psychopathy?
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University Washington, DC, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:181. 2013
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  2. pmc When psychopathy impairs moral judgments: neural responses during judgments about causing fear
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 302 A White Gravenor, 37 and O St NW, WA 20057, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:3-11. 2014
    ..These results implicate amygdala dysfunction in impaired judgments about causing distress in psychopathy and suggest that atypical amygdala responses to fear in psychopathy extend across multiple classes of stimuli. ..
  3. pmc Empathic responsiveness in amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex in youths with psychopathic traits
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:900-10. 2013
    ..This suggests that psychopathic traits may also impair empathic pain sensitivity. However, whether psychopathic traits affect responses to the pain of others versus the self has not been previously assessed...
  4. pmc Reduced amygdala-orbitofrontal connectivity during moral judgments in youths with disruptive behavior disorders and psychopathic traits
    Abigail A Marsh
    Mood and Anxiety Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Psychiatry Res 194:279-86. 2011
    ..These results suggest that psychopathic traits are associated with amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex dysfunction. This dysfunction may relate to previous findings of disrupted moral judgment in this population...
  5. doi request reprint Psychopathy and fear: specific impairments in judging behaviors that frighten others
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    Emotion 12:892-8. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc The influence of oxytocin administration on responses to infant faces and potential moderation by OXTR genotype
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 224:469-76. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Serotonin transporter genotype (5-HTTLPR) predicts utilitarian moral judgments
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e25148. 2011
    ..Here we show that serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) genotype predicts responses to moral dilemmas featuring foreseen harm to an innocent...
  8. pmc The neural substrates of action identification
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 37th and O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:392-403. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Oxytocin improves specific recognition of positive facial expressions
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, 37th and O St NW, 301 G White Gravenor, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 209:225-32. 2010
    ..Perceptions of trustworthiness are associated with detection of positive facial affect, which suggests that oxytocin may enhance the recognition of positive facial affect. The present study tests this hypothesis...
  10. pmc Larger than life: humans' nonverbal status cues alter perceived size
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5707. 2009
    ..Humans also employ a variety of nonverbal cues that increase apparent status, but it is not yet known whether these cues function via a similar mechanism: by increasing the displayer's apparent size...
  11. pmc Adolescents with psychopathic traits report reductions in physiological responses to fear
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:834-41. 2011
    ..In addition, the relationship between psychopathy and the subjective experience of emotion has not yet been assessed...
  12. doi request reprint Reduced amygdala response to fearful expressions in children and adolescents with callous-unemotional traits and disruptive behavior disorders
    Abigail A Marsh
    Mood and Anxiety Program, NIMH, 15K North Dr, MSC 2670, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:712-20. 2008
    ..Moreover, despite high comorbidity of callous-unemotional traits and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), no research has attempted to distinguish neural correlates of pediatric callous-unemotional traits and ADHD...
  13. pmc Dominance and submission: the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and responses to status cues
    Abigail A Marsh
    Mood and Anxiety Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:713-24. 2009
    ..We suggest that the VLPFC retrieves information from these regions when processing hierarchy cues to facilitate socially adaptive behavior...
  14. ncbi request reprint Impaired recognition of fear facial expressions in 5-HTTLPR S-polymorphism carriers following tryptophan depletion
    Abigail A Marsh
    Mood and Anxiety Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 189:387-94. 2006
    ..Acute tryptophan depletion has been associated with the processing of fear-relevant cues, such as emotional expressions, but the effect of genotype at the 5-HTTLPR has not been assessed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reduced amygdala response in youths with disruptive behavior disorders and psychopathic traits: decreased emotional response versus increased top-down attention to nonemotional features
    Stuart F White
    National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 169:750-8. 2012
    ..However, there has been disagreement as to whether this dysfunction reflects a primary emotional deficit or is secondary to atypical attentional control. The authors examined the validity of the contrasting predictions...
  16. pmc Accurate identification of fear facial expressions predicts prosocial behavior
    Abigail A Marsh
    Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Emotion 7:239-51. 2007
    ..In Study 3, accuracy for recognizing fear proved a better predictor of prosocial behavior than gender, mood, or scores on an empathy scale...
  17. ncbi request reprint The impact of tryptophan depletion and 5-HTTLPR genotype on passive avoidance and response reversal instrumental learning tasks
    Elizabeth C Finger
    Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Unit on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 32:206-15. 2007
    ..Furthermore, they demonstrate behavioral differences in responses to punishing stimuli between long allele homozygotes and short allele carriers when serotonin levels are acutely reduced...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mediation of the relationship between callous-unemotional traits and proactive aggression by amygdala response to fear among children with conduct problems
    Leah M Lozier
    Department of Neurology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    JAMA Psychiatry 71:627-36. 2014
    ..But positive correlations between conduct problems and CU traits result in suppressor effects that may mask important neurobiological distinctions among subgroups of children with conduct problems...
  19. pmc Abnormal ventromedial prefrontal cortex function in children with psychopathic traits during reversal learning
    Elizabeth C Finger
    National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:586-94. 2008
    ....
  20. pmc Deficits in facial affect recognition among antisocial populations: a meta-analysis
    Abigail A Marsh
    National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:454-65. 2008
    ..This impairment cannot be attributed solely to task difficulty. These results suggest dysfunction among antisocial individuals in specified neural substrates, namely the amygdala, involved in processing fearful facial affect...
  21. ncbi request reprint Choosing the lesser of two evils, the better of two goods: specifying the roles of ventromedial prefrontal cortex and dorsal anterior cingulate in object choice
    Karina Blair
    Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 2670, USA
    J Neurosci 26:11379-86. 2006
    ..These data are interpreted with reference to models of ACd and vmPFC functioning...
  22. ncbi request reprint What do I think you're doing? Action identification and mind attribution
    Megan N Kozak
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 90:543-55. 2006
    ..In Study 5, the authors found that instructing participants to adopt the target's perspective did not affect mind attribution but did lead to higher level identifications of the target's actions...
  23. pmc Response options and expectations of reward in decision-making: the differential roles of dorsal and rostral anterior cingulate cortex
    Abigail A Marsh
    Mood and Anxiety Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 15K North Drive, MSC 2670, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Neuroimage 35:979-88. 2007
    ..The current results suggest functional specificity with respect to the roles of dACC/dmFC and rACC/mPFC in decision-making...
  24. ncbi request reprint Caught in the act: the impact of audience on the neural response to morally and socially inappropriate behavior
    Elizabeth C Finger
    Mood and Anxiety Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 15K, North Drive, MSC 2670, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Neuroimage 33:414-21. 2006
    ..These regions have been implicated in the representation of the mental states of others (Theory of Mind). The presence of an audience was associated with increased left amygdala activity across all conditions...
  25. ncbi request reprint The effects of fear and anger facial expressions on approach- and avoidance-related behaviors
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Emotion 5:119-24. 2005
    ..Although the fear expression may signal that a threat is present in the environment, the effect of the expression on conspecifics may be in part to elicit approach...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nonverbal "accents": cultural differences in facial expressions of emotion
    Abigail A Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:373-6. 2003
    ..This evidence suggests that extreme positions regarding the universality of emotional expressions are incomplete...