ELIZABETH ANYA PHELPS

Summary

Affiliation: New York University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Emotion regulation reduces loss aversion and decreases amygdala responses to losses
    Peter Sokol-Hessner
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 8:341-50. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Extinction learning in humans: role of the amygdala and vmPFC
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology and New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Neuron 43:897-905. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Human emotion and memory: interactions of the amygdala and hippocampal complex
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, 6 Washington Place, 8 th floor, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 14:198-202. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Intact performance on an indirect measure of race bias following amygdala damage
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Neuropsychologia 41:203-8. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Contributions of the amygdala to emotion processing: from animal models to human behavior
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 4 6 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Neuron 48:175-87. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Functional neuroimaging and episodic memory: a perspective
    S W Yancey
    Department of Psychology, New York University, NY, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 23:32-48. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Activation of the left amygdala to a cognitive representation of fear
    E A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Neurosci 4:437-41. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Emotion and cognition: insights from studies of the human amygdala
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 57:27-53. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The neuroscience of a person network
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Am J Bioeth 7:49-50; discussion W1-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Learned fear of "unseen" faces after Pavlovian, observational, and instructed fear
    Andreas Olsson
    New York University, Meyer Hall Psychology C and P, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:822-8. 2004

Research Grants

  1. The amygdala's modulation of multiple stages of memory formation
    ELIZABETH ANYA PHELPS; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. Social Mechanisms of Affective Learning
    ELIZABETH ANYA PHELPS; Fiscal Year: 2010
  3. The amygdala's modulation of multiple stages of memory formation
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Social Mechanisms of Affective Learning
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. The amygdala's modulation of multiple stages of memory formation
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. Extinction and Active Coping Fear
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. Multiple Memory Systems
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2005
  8. Emotions and Choice: Mechanisms of Behavior Change
    ELIZABETH ANYA PHELPS; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Emotion regulation reduces loss aversion and decreases amygdala responses to losses
    Peter Sokol-Hessner
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 8:341-50. 2013
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Extinction learning in humans: role of the amygdala and vmPFC
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology and New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Neuron 43:897-905. 2004
    ..These results provide evidence that the mechanisms of extinction learning may be preserved across species...
  3. ncbi request reprint Human emotion and memory: interactions of the amygdala and hippocampal complex
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, 6 Washington Place, 8 th floor, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 14:198-202. 2004
    ..Although these are independent memory systems, they act in concert when emotion meets memory...
  4. ncbi request reprint Intact performance on an indirect measure of race bias following amygdala damage
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Neuropsychologia 41:203-8. 2003
    ..J. Cogn. Neurosci. 12 (5) (2000) 729], the amygdala is not critical for normal performance on the IAT...
  5. ncbi request reprint Contributions of the amygdala to emotion processing: from animal models to human behavior
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 4 6 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Neuron 48:175-87. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Functional neuroimaging and episodic memory: a perspective
    S W Yancey
    Department of Psychology, New York University, NY, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 23:32-48. 2001
    ..Finally, we briefly comment on the potential clinical applications for this research and other memory systems...
  7. ncbi request reprint Activation of the left amygdala to a cognitive representation of fear
    E A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Neurosci 4:437-41. 2001
    ..These results suggest that the neural substrates that support conditioned fear across species have a similar but somewhat different role in more abstract representations of fear in humans...
  8. ncbi request reprint Emotion and cognition: insights from studies of the human amygdala
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 57:27-53. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that the classic division between the study of emotion and cognition may be unrealistic and that an understanding of human cognition requires the consideration of emotion...
  9. ncbi request reprint The neuroscience of a person network
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Am J Bioeth 7:49-50; discussion W1-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Learned fear of "unseen" faces after Pavlovian, observational, and instructed fear
    Andreas Olsson
    New York University, Meyer Hall Psychology C and P, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:822-8. 2004
    ..However, whereas the observational-learning group also showed this effect, the instructed-learning group did not...
  11. ncbi request reprint Human fear-related motor neurocircuitry
    T Butler
    Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Box 140, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Neuroscience 150:1-7. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint An fMRI study of reward-related probability learning
    M R Delgado
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Neuroimage 24:862-73. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of moral character modulate the neural systems of reward during the trust game
    M R Delgado
    Department of Psychology, 6 Washington Place, New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Neurosci 8:1611-8. 2005
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  14. ncbi request reprint Emotional memory: what does the amygdala do?
    E A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, 2 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Curr Biol 7:R311-4. 1997
    ..Recent studies of the human amygdala have shed new light on its roles in two distinct, but related processes: emotional memory and the evaluation of emotional stimuli...
  15. ncbi request reprint Memory for emotional words following unilateral temporal lobectomy
    E A Phelps
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Brain Cogn 35:85-109. 1997
    ..Several hypotheses concerning the discrepancy between the present studies and the fear conditioning results (LaBar et al., 1995) are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Extending animal models of fear conditioning to humans
    M R Delgado
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    Biol Psychol 73:39-48. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Expression without recognition: contributions of the human amygdala to emotional communication
    A K Anderson
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, P O Box 208205, New Haven, CT 06520 8205, USA
    Psychol Sci 11:106-11. 2000
    ..This dissociation suggests that a single neural module does not support all aspects of the social communication of emotional state...
  18. ncbi request reprint Lesions of the human amygdala impair enhanced perception of emotionally salient events
    A K Anderson
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Nature 411:305-9. 2001
    ..Our results reveal a neural substrate for affective influences on perception, indicating that similar neural mechanisms may underlie the affective modulation of both recollective and perceptual experience...
  19. ncbi request reprint Memory deficits for implicit contextual information in amnesic subjects with hippocampal damage
    M M Chun
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, PO Box 208205, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8205, USA
    Nat Neurosci 2:844-7. 1999
    ..Our results demonstrate that the human medial temporal memory system is important for learning contextual information, which requires the binding of multiple cues...
  20. ncbi request reprint The role of medial temporal lobe in item recognition and source recollection of emotional stimuli
    SONYA DOUGAL
    New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 7:233-42. 2007
    ..These data suggest that MTL regions differentially support encoding of neutral and emotional stimuli...
  21. doi request reprint Emotion processing effects on interference resolution in working memory
    Sara M Levens
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Jordan Hall, Bldg 420, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 2130, USA
    Emotion 8:267-80. 2008
    ..Furthermore, both valence and arousal seem to interact to produce this facilitation effect. These findings suggest that emotion facilitates response selection amid interference in working memory...
  22. pmc Evidence for recovery of fear following immediate extinction in rats and humans
    Daniela Schiller
    Psychology Department, New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Learn Mem 15:394-402. 2008
    ..Thus, our data do not support the hypothesis that immediate extinction erases the original memory trace, nor do they suggest that a close temporal proximity of therapeutic intervention to the traumatic event might be advantageous...
  23. pmc Regulating the expectation of reward via cognitive strategies
    Mauricio R Delgado
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, 101 Warren Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
    Nat Neurosci 11:880-1. 2008
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  24. pmc Neural circuitry underlying the regulation of conditioned fear and its relation to extinction
    Mauricio R Delgado
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    Neuron 59:829-38. 2008
    ..These findings further suggest that humans may have developed complex cognition that can aid in regulating emotional responses while utilizing phylogenetically shared mechanisms of extinction...
  25. ncbi request reprint Neural mechanisms mediating optimism bias
    Tali Sharot
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York 10003, USA
    Nature 450:102-5. 2007
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  26. ncbi request reprint Social learning of fear
    Andreas Olsson
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Nat Neurosci 10:1095-102. 2007
    ..A better understanding of social fear learning promotes integration of biological principles of learning with cultural evolution...
  27. pmc How personal experience modulates the neural circuitry of memories of September 11
    Tali Sharot
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:389-94. 2007
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  28. ncbi request reprint How arousal modulates memory: disentangling the effects of attention and retention
    Tali Sharot
    New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 4:294-306. 2004
    ..The results indicate that arousal supports slower forgetting even when the difference in attentional resources allocated to stimuli is minimized...
  29. ncbi request reprint Classical fear conditioning in the anxiety disorders: a meta-analysis
    Shmuel Lissek
    Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health, 15K North Drive, Bldg 15k, MSC 2670, Bethesda, MD 20892 2670, USA
    Behav Res Ther 43:1391-424. 2005
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  30. ncbi request reprint Reinstatement of conditioned fear in humans is context dependent and impaired in amnesia
    Kevin S LaBar
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0999, USA
    Behav Neurosci 119:677-86. 2005
    ..These results extend the known functions of the human hippocampus and highlight the importance of environmental contexts in regulating the expression of latent fear associations...
  31. ncbi request reprint The role of social groups in the persistence of learned fear
    Andreas Olsson
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Science 309:785-7. 2005
    ..This prepared fear response might be reduced by close, positive interracial contact...
  32. ncbi request reprint Is the human amygdala critical for the subjective experience of emotion? Evidence of intact dispositional affect in patients with amygdala lesions
    Adam K Anderson
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 14:709-20. 2002
    ..It is concluded that the human amygdala may be recruited during phenomenal affective states in the intact brain, but is not necessary for the production of these states...
  33. pmc Emotion facilitates perception and potentiates the perceptual benefits of attention
    Elizabeth A Phelps
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, NY 10003, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:292-9. 2006
    ..This study provides the first behavioral evidence that (a) emotion enhances contrast sensitivity irrespective of attention and (b) emotion potentiates the effect of attention on contrast sensitivity...
  34. ncbi request reprint Neurocircuitry models of posttraumatic stress disorder and extinction: human neuroimaging research--past, present, and future
    Scott L Rauch
    Psychiatric Neuroscience Division, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:376-82. 2006
    ..The recent development of such imaging probes now sets the stage for directly testing hypotheses regarding the neural substrates of fear conditioning and extinction abnormalities in PTSD...
  35. ncbi request reprint How emotion enhances the feeling of remembering
    Tali Sharot
    Department of Psychology, New York University, Room 863, 6 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003, USA
    Nat Neurosci 7:1376-80. 2004
    ..For the first time, we identify the neural mechanisms underlying the enhanced feeling of remembering for emotional events...
  36. pmc Understanding overbidding: using the neural circuitry of reward to design economic auctions
    Mauricio R Delgado
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    Science 321:1849-52. 2008
    ..By combining neuroeconomic and behavioral economic techniques, we find that another factor, namely loss contemplation in a social context, may mediate overbidding in auctions...

Research Grants18

  1. The amygdala's modulation of multiple stages of memory formation
    ELIZABETH ANYA PHELPS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Specific Aim 3 is to explore if emotion has an impact on the re-retrieval of memories, with a goal of determining if the reactivation and reconsolidation of memory is influenced by emotion. ..
  2. Social Mechanisms of Affective Learning
    ELIZABETH ANYA PHELPS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The ability to control our emotional reactions is critical in everyday adaptive function and the treatment of a range of psychological disorders, such as anxiety disorders. ..
  3. The amygdala's modulation of multiple stages of memory formation
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Specific Aim 3 is to explore if emotion has an impact on the re-retrieval of memories, with a goal of determining if the reactivation and reconsolidation of memory is influenced by emotion. ..
  4. Social Mechanisms of Affective Learning
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The ability to control our emotional reactions is critical in everyday adaptive function and the treatment of a range of psychological disorders, such as anxiety disorders. ..
  5. The amygdala's modulation of multiple stages of memory formation
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Specific Aim 3 is to explore if emotion has an impact on the re-retrieval of memories, with a goal of determining if the reactivation and reconsolidation of memory is influenced by emotion. ..
  6. Extinction and Active Coping Fear
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Aim 3: To assess how the behavioral expression and neural mechanisms underlying fear extinction and active coping differs between normal subjects and patients suffering from anxiety disorders. ..
  7. Multiple Memory Systems
    Elizabeth Phelps; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..We propose to examine the emotional learning circumstances under which the amygdala is (or is not) critical for normal skin conductance, heart rate, eyeblink startle and subjective emotional responses (Section 5). ..
  8. Emotions and Choice: Mechanisms of Behavior Change
    ELIZABETH ANYA PHELPS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed research will combine insights from the science of decision making and emotion to develop new means to encourage behavior change. ..