Mirella Dapretto

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Form and content: dissociating syntax and semantics in sentence comprehension
    M Dapretto
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    Neuron 24:427-32. 1999
  2. pmc Understanding emotions in others: mirror neuron dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Mirella Dapretto
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Nat Neurosci 9:28-30. 2006
  3. ncbi A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of discourse coherence in typically developing children
    Mirella Dapretto
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Neuroreport 16:1661-5. 2005
  4. ncbi The development of word retrieval abilities in the second year and its relation to early vocabulary growth
    M Dapretto
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Child Dev 71:635-48. 2000
  5. pmc Frontal contributions to face processing differences in autism: evidence from fMRI of inverted face processing
    Susan Y Bookheimer
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:922-32. 2008
  6. pmc Neural basis of irony comprehension in children with autism: the role of prosody and context
    A Ting Wang
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Brain 129:932-43. 2006
  7. pmc Reading affect in the face and voice: neural correlates of interpreting communicative intent in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders
    A Ting Wang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:698-708. 2007
  8. pmc No neural evidence of statistical learning during exposure to artificial languages in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Ashley A Scott-Van Zeeland
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 68:345-51. 2010
  9. pmc Mirroring others' emotions relates to empathy and interpersonal competence in children
    Jennifer H Pfeifer
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Neuroimage 39:2076-85. 2008
  10. pmc Age and experience shape developmental changes in the neural basis of language-related learning
    Kristin McNealy
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Dev Sci 14:1261-82. 2011

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Publications41

  1. ncbi Form and content: dissociating syntax and semantics in sentence comprehension
    M Dapretto
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    Neuron 24:427-32. 1999
    ....
  2. pmc Understanding emotions in others: mirror neuron dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Mirella Dapretto
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Nat Neurosci 9:28-30. 2006
    ..Notably, activity in this area was inversely related to symptom severity in the social domain, suggesting that a dysfunctional 'mirror neuron system' may underlie the social deficits observed in autism...
  3. ncbi A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of discourse coherence in typically developing children
    Mirella Dapretto
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Neuroreport 16:1661-5. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi The development of word retrieval abilities in the second year and its relation to early vocabulary growth
    M Dapretto
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Child Dev 71:635-48. 2000
    ..Naming errors during a naturalistic book-reading session peaked in children whose productive vocabularies had recently begun to expand, further suggesting that word retrieval processes undergo significant changes at this time...
  5. pmc Frontal contributions to face processing differences in autism: evidence from fMRI of inverted face processing
    Susan Y Bookheimer
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:922-32. 2008
    ..Our results are consistent with other recent studies implicating frontal and limbic dysfunction during face processing in autism...
  6. pmc Neural basis of irony comprehension in children with autism: the role of prosody and context
    A Ting Wang
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Brain 129:932-43. 2006
    ....
  7. pmc Reading affect in the face and voice: neural correlates of interpreting communicative intent in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders
    A Ting Wang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:698-708. 2007
    ..However, there is also evidence that activity in key regions can be increased if task demands allow for explicit processing of emotion...
  8. pmc No neural evidence of statistical learning during exposure to artificial languages in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Ashley A Scott-Van Zeeland
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 68:345-51. 2010
    ..Importantly, early word segmentation skills have been shown to predict later language development in typically developing (TD) children...
  9. pmc Mirroring others' emotions relates to empathy and interpersonal competence in children
    Jennifer H Pfeifer
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Neuroimage 39:2076-85. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that simulation mechanisms and the MNS may indeed be relevant to social functioning in everyday life during typical human development...
  10. pmc Age and experience shape developmental changes in the neural basis of language-related learning
    Kristin McNealy
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Dev Sci 14:1261-82. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc Language network dysfunction as a predictor of outcome in youth at clinical high risk for psychosis
    Fred W Sabb
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Box 956968, Rm 2265, 300 Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    Schizophr Res 116:173-83. 2010
    ..Yet, no study to date has investigated underlying neural networks associated with discourse processing in adolescents at clinical high risk (CHR) for developing psychosis(1)...
  12. pmc Developmental changes in the neural basis of interpreting communicative intent
    A Ting Wang
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:107-21. 2006
    ..This study is the first to examine developmental changes in the neural circuitry underlying natural language pragmatics...
  13. pmc Atypical neural networks for social orienting in autism spectrum disorders
    Deanna J Greene
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Neuroimage 56:354-62. 2011
    ....
  14. pmc Neural correlates of social exclusion during adolescence: understanding the distress of peer rejection
    Carrie L Masten
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 4:143-57. 2009
    ....
  15. pmc fMRI of syntactic processing in typically developing children: structural correlates in the inferior frontal gyrus
    S Christopher Nunez
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1769, USA
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 1:313-23. 2011
    ..Overall, our findings show relationships between structural and functional neurodevelopment that co-occur with improved syntactic processing in critical language regions of the IFG in typically developing children...
  16. pmc Autism-associated promoter variant in MET impacts functional and structural brain networks
    Jeffrey D Rudie
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Neuron 75:904-15. 2012
    ..Notably, these effects were more pronounced in individuals with ASD. These findings highlight how genetic stratification may reduce heterogeneity and help elucidate the biological basis of complex neuropsychiatric disorders such as ASD...
  17. pmc Witnessing peer rejection during early adolescence: neural correlates of empathy for experiences of social exclusion
    Carrie L Masten
    Department of Psychology, University of California, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Soc Neurosci 5:496-507. 2010
    ..Overall findings suggest that when early adolescents witness social exclusion in their daily lives, some may actually 'feel the pain' of the victims and act more prosocially toward them as a result...
  18. ncbi Neural correlates of facial affect processing in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
    A Ting Wang
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:481-90. 2004
    ..To examine the neural basis of impairments in interpreting facial emotions in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)...
  19. pmc Subgenual anterior cingulate responses to peer rejection: a marker of adolescents' risk for depression
    Carrie L Masten
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 23:283-92. 2011
    ....
  20. ncbi The mirror neuron system and the consequences of its dysfunction
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 7:942-51. 2006
    ..Here, we review the neurophysiology of the mirror neuron system and its role in social cognition and discuss the clinical implications of mirror neuron dysfunction...
  21. pmc Culture and neuroscience: additive or synergistic?
    Elizabeth A Reynolds Losin
    Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:148-58. 2010
    ....
  22. pmc Own-gender imitation activates the brain's reward circuitry
    Elizabeth A Reynolds Losin
    UCLA Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Room 237, 660 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:804-10. 2012
    ..Taken together, these findings reveal a neurobiological mechanism associated with the own-gender imitation bias and demonstrate a novel role of reward-processing neural structures in social behavior...
  23. pmc Altered structural brain connectivity in healthy carriers of the autism risk gene, CNTNAP2
    Emily L Dennis
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Brain Connect 1:447-59. 2011
    ..This is the first study that links graph theory metrics of brain structural connectivity to a common genetic variant linked with autism and will help us understand the neurobiology of the circuits implicated in the risk for autism...
  24. pmc Altered integration of speech and gesture in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Amy L Hubbard
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, University of California Los Angeles, California Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department of Computational Brain Imaging, Neural Information Analysis Laboratories Kyoto, Japan
    Brain Behav 2:606-19. 2012
    ....
  25. pmc Reduced functional integration and segregation of distributed neural systems underlying social and emotional information processing in autism spectrum disorders
    Jeffrey D Rudie
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 660 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Cereb Cortex 22:1025-37. 2012
    ..We propose that a systems-level approach-whereby the integration and segregation of large-scale brain networks in ASD is examined in relation to typical development-may provide a more detailed characterization of the neural basis of ASD...
  26. pmc Altered functional connectivity in frontal lobe circuits is associated with variation in the autism risk gene CNTNAP2
    Ashley A Scott-Van Zeeland
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Sci Transl Med 2:56ra80. 2010
    ..The convergence between genetic findings and cognitive-behavioral models of autism provides evidence that genetic variation at CNTNAP2 predisposes to diseases such as autism in part through modulation of frontal lobe connectivity...
  27. pmc Giving speech a hand: gesture modulates activity in auditory cortex during speech perception
    Amy L Hubbard
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 7085, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:1028-37. 2009
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest a common neural substrate for processing speech and gesture, likely reflecting their joint communicative role in social interactions...
  28. pmc The neural basis of speech parsing in children and adults
    Kristin McNealy
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Dev Sci 13:385-406. 2010
    ..Finally, comparisons between activity observed in these children and that in previously studied adults indicate significant developmental changes in the neural substrate of speech parsing...
  29. pmc Reward processing in autism
    Ashley A Scott-Van Zeeland
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Autism Res 3:53-67. 2010
    ..Together, these data support the hypothesis that children with ASD have diminished neural responses to SR, and that this deficit relates to social learning impairments...
  30. pmc Behavioral profiles of affected and unaffected siblings of children with autism: contribution of measures of mother-infant interaction and nonverbal communication
    Agata Rozga
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 41:287-301. 2011
    ..However, by 12 months, infants in the ASD group exhibited lower rates of joint attention and requesting behaviors. In contrast, NoASD-sibs did not differ from comparison infants on any variables of interest at 6 and 12 months...
  31. pmc Social status modulates neural activity in the mentalizing network
    Keely A Muscatell
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Neuroimage 60:1771-7. 2012
    ..These studies demonstrate that social status is fundamentally and neurocognitively linked to how people process and navigate their social worlds...
  32. pmc Race modulates neural activity during imitation
    Elizabeth A Reynolds Losin
    Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Neuroimage 59:3594-603. 2012
    ..Our findings represent a first step in elucidating neural mechanisms involved in cultural learning, a process that influences almost every aspect of our lives but has thus far received little neuroscientific study...
  33. pmc "I know you are but what am I?!": neural bases of self- and social knowledge retrieval in children and adults
    Jennifer H Pfeifer
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:1323-37. 2007
    ..Only children activated the MPFC significantly above baseline during self-knowledge retrieval. Implications for social cognitive development and the processing functions performed by the MPFC are discussed...
  34. ncbi Metaphorical vs. literal word meanings: fMRI evidence against a selective role of the right hemisphere
    Susan S Lee
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, UCLA, 660 Charles Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Neuroimage 29:536-44. 2006
    ....
  35. pmc Relationships between brain activation and brain structure in normally developing children
    Lisa H Lu
    UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cereb Cortex 19:2595-604. 2009
    ..These results localized cortical regions where mature morphology corresponds to mature patterns of activation, and may suggest a role for experience in mediating brain structure-activation relationships...
  36. doi Neural processing of race during imitation: self-similarity versus social status
    Elizabeth A Reynolds Losin
    Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California FPR UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Institute for Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:1723-39. 2014
    ..This may reflect the adaptive role of imitation in social learning, where learning from higher status models can be more beneficial. This study provides neural evidence consistent with evolutionary theories of cultural acquisition...
  37. pmc Abnormal social reward processing in autism as indexed by pupillary responses to happy faces
    Leigh Sepeta
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 4:17. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  38. pmc Cracking the language code: neural mechanisms underlying speech parsing
    Kristin McNealy
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurosci 26:7629-39. 2006
    ....
  39. doi Culture in the mind's mirror: how anthropology and neuroscience can inform a model of the neural substrate for cultural imitative learning
    Elizabeth A Reynolds Losin
    Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prog Brain Res 178:175-90. 2009
    ..Finally, we discuss future studies needed to test this model and fully explore and explain the neural underpinnings of cultural imitative learning...
  40. ncbi The neural correlates of grammatical gender decisions in Spanish
    Arturo E Hernandez
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, TX 77204 5022, USA
    Neuroreport 15:863-6. 2004
    ..Taken together they support the notion that gender decisions for opaque items requires deeper and more effortful processing during the retrieval of lexical and syntactic information...

Research Grants1

  1. Neuroimaging Language in the Normally Developing Brain
    Mirella Dapretto; Fiscal Year: 2003
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