Luiz Pessoa

Summary

Affiliation: Indiana University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi 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
  2. pmc Combined effects of attention and motivation on visual task performance: transient and sustained motivational effects
    Jan B Engelmann
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University Atlanta, GA, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 3:4. 2009
  3. ncbi Reprint of: Emotion and cognition and the amygdala: from "what is it?" to "what's to be done?"
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Neuropsychologia 49:681-94. 2011
  4. pmc How do emotion and motivation direct executive control?
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47505, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:160-6. 2009
  5. pmc Emotion and cognition and the amygdala: from "what is it?" to "what's to be done?"
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Neuropsychologia 48:3416-29. 2010
  6. pmc Emotion processing and the amygdala: from a 'low road' to 'many roads' of evaluating biological significance
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 11:773-83. 2010
  7. pmc Emergent processes in cognitive-emotional interactions
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 12:433-48. 2010
  8. pmc Attentional control during the transient updating of cue information
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 East Tenth Street Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Brain Res 1247:149-58. 2009
  9. pmc Affective learning enhances activity and functional connectivity in early visual cortex
    Eswar Damaraju
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Neuropsychologia 47:2480-7. 2009
  10. pmc Reward reduces conflict by enhancing attentional control and biasing visual cortical processing
    Srikanth Padmala
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:3419-32. 2011

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. doi 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...
  2. pmc Combined effects of attention and motivation on visual task performance: transient and sustained motivational effects
    Jan B Engelmann
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University Atlanta, GA, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 3:4. 2009
    ....
  3. ncbi Reprint of: Emotion and cognition and the amygdala: from "what is it?" to "what's to be done?"
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Neuropsychologia 49:681-94. 2011
    ..Furthermore, answering the two questions directs how resources should be mobilized as the organism seeks out additional information from the environment...
  4. pmc How do emotion and motivation direct executive control?
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47505, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:160-6. 2009
    ..An implication of the proposal is that emotion and motivation can either enhance or impair behavioral performance depending on how they interact with control functions...
  5. pmc Emotion and cognition and the amygdala: from "what is it?" to "what's to be done?"
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Neuropsychologia 48:3416-29. 2010
    ..Furthermore, answering the two questions directs how resources should be mobilized as the organism seeks out additional information from the environment...
  6. pmc Emotion processing and the amygdala: from a 'low road' to 'many roads' of evaluating biological significance
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 11:773-83. 2010
    ..Under this revised framework, the cortex has a more important role in emotion processing than is traditionally assumed...
  7. pmc Emergent processes in cognitive-emotional interactions
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 12:433-48. 2010
    ..Data on functional interactions will then be discussed, followed by a discussion of a dual competition framework, which describes cognitive-emotional interactions in terms of perceptual and cognitive competition mechanisms...
  8. pmc Attentional control during the transient updating of cue information
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 East Tenth Street Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Brain Res 1247:149-58. 2009
    ..Furthermore, several visual regions engaged by oriented gratings were strongly affected by cue updating, raising the possibility that they were the recipient of top-down signals that were generated when cue information was updated...
  9. pmc Affective learning enhances activity and functional connectivity in early visual cortex
    Eswar Damaraju
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Neuropsychologia 47:2480-7. 2009
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  10. pmc Reward reduces conflict by enhancing attentional control and biasing visual cortical processing
    Srikanth Padmala
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:3419-32. 2011
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  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. pmc Interactions between cognition and motivation during response inhibition
    Srikanth Padmala
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Neuropsychologia 48:558-65. 2010
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  15. pmc Moment-to-moment fluctuations in fMRI amplitude and interregion coupling are predictive of inhibitory performance
    Srikanth Padmala
    Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 10:279-97. 2010
    ..A supplemental figure for this article may be downloaded from http://cabn.psychonomic-journals.org/content/supplemental...
  16. doi 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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  17. pmc Threat of bodily harm has opposing effects on cognition
    Kesong Hu
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
    Emotion 12:28-32. 2012
    ..Although partly consistent with the attentional narrowing hypothesis, both resource models and cognitive breadth models require revision in order to account for the results...
  18. pmc Segregating the significant from the mundane on a moment-to-moment basis via direct and indirect amygdala contributions
    Seung Lark Lim
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:16841-6. 2009
    ..In so doing, the amygdala helps separate the significant from the mundane...
  19. ncbi 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi Neuroscience. Seeing the world in the same way
    Luiz Pessoa
    Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Science 303:1617-8. 2004
  23. ncbi 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
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  24. 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...
  25. ncbi 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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  26. ncbi 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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  27. ncbi 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...
  28. ncbi 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...
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. ncbi 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...
  31. 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
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  32. ncbi 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...
  33. ncbi 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...
  34. ncbi 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...
  35. ncbi 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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  36. ncbi 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...

Research Grants6

  1. INTERACTION OF EMOTIONAL PERCEPTION AND VISUAL ATTENTION
    Luiz Pessoa; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Our long-range goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the basic mechanisms by which emotional and cognitive brain systems interact in the generation of complex behavior. ..
  2. INTERACTION OF EMOTIONAL PERCEPTION AND VISUAL ATTENTION
    Luiz Pessoa; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Our long-range goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the basic mechanisms by which emotional and cognitive brain systems interact in the generation of complex behavior. ..
  3. INTERACTION OF EMOTIONAL PERCEPTION AND VISUAL ATTENTION
    Luiz Pessoa; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our long-range goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the basic mechanisms by which emotional and cognitive brain systems interact in the generation of complex behavior. ..
  4. INTERACTION OF EMOTIONAL PERCEPTION AND VISUAL ATTENTION
    Luiz Pessoa; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Our long-range goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the basic mechanisms by which emotional and cognitive brain systems interact in the generation of complex behavior. ..
  5. INTERACTION OF EMOTIONAL PERCEPTION AND VISUAL ATTENTION
    Luiz Pessoa; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  6. INTERACTION OF EMOTIONAL PERCEPTION AND VISUAL ATTENTION
    Luiz Pessoa; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Our long-range goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the basic mechanisms by which emotional and cognitive brain systems interact in the generation of complex behavior. ..