Affiliation: University of Maryland
- Cognitive development in children born preterm: implications for theories of brain plasticity following early injuryMonica Luciana
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
Dev Psychopathol 15:1017-47. 2003..With improved assessment, it may be possible to develop interventions based on the individual child's constellation of genetic, biological, and sociodemographic risks...
- Practitioner review: computerized assessment of neuropsychological function in children: clinical and research applications of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery (CANTAB)Monica Luciana
Department of Psychology and the Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 44:649-63. 2003..There has been recent interest in applying computerized technology to pediatric neuropsychological assessment, which poses unique demands based on the need to interpret performance relative to the child's developmental level...
- Effects of alcohol use initiation on brain structure in typically developing adolescentsMonica Luciana
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 39:345-55. 2013..Recent cross-sectional studies suggest that binge drinking as well as alcohol use disorders in adolescence are associated with disruptions in white matter microstructure and gray matter volumes...
- Dopaminergic modulation of incentive motivation in adolescence: age-related changes in signaling, individual differences, and implications for the development of self-regulationMonica Luciana
Department of Psychology and Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota, USA
Dev Psychol 48:844-61. 2012..Interactions between individual difference factors and these age-related trends are discussed...
- Effects of reward sensitivity and regional brain volumes on substance use initiation in adolescenceSnezana Urosevic
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center Sophia Children s Hospital, 3015 CN Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 10:106-13. 2015..The study also emphasizes the potential importance of individual differences in volumes of subcortical regions and their structural development for substance use initiation during adolescence. ..
- Neurocognition in college-aged daily marijuana usersMary P Becker
a Department of Psychology, Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 36:379-98. 2014..Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the United States. Use, particularly when it occurs early, has been associated with cognitive impairments in executive functioning, learning, and memory...
- Tower of London performance in healthy adolescents: the development of planning skills and associations with self-reported inattention and impulsivityMonica Luciana
Department of Psychology and Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
Dev Neuropsychol 34:461-75. 2009..Self-reported inattention and hyperactivity were associated with low performance. Task approaches reflecting planning and psychometric issues are discussed...
- Associations between cortical thickness and verbal fluency in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthoodJames N Porter
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Neuroimage 55:1865-77. 2011..The changes in cortical thicknesses that support verbal fluency are apparent by middle childhood, but with regionally separate developmental trajectories for males and females, consistent with other studies of adolescent development...
- Adolescents' performance on the Iowa Gambling Task: implications for the development of decision making and ventromedial prefrontal cortexCatalina J Hooper
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Dev Psychol 40:1148-58. 2004..Development of these functions may continue into young adulthood...
- A preliminary report on dopamine system reactivity in PKU: acute effects of haloperidol on neuropsychological, physiological, and neuroendocrine functionsMonica Luciana
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 175:18-25. 2004..It has been suggested that these deficits are due to disruptions in the mesocortical dopamine system that projects to the prefrontal cortex...
- Neurocognitive function in users of MDMA: the importance of clinically significant patterns of useKaren L Hanson
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Psychol Med 34:229-46. 2004..Use of MDMA (ecstasy), a serotonin neurotoxin, has been associated with memory impairment and psychological dysfunction. This study examined cognitive functioning in abstinent MDMA users and MDMA-naive controls...
- White matter integrity predicts delay discounting behavior in 9- to 23-year-olds: a diffusion tensor imaging studyElizabeth A Olson
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
J Cogn Neurosci 21:1406-21. 2009..Findings are discussed in terms of both developmental and age-independent effects of white matter organization on discounting behavior...
- Assessment of neuropsychological function through use of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery: performance in 4- to 12-year-old childrenMonica Luciana
Department of Psychology Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
Dev Neuropsychol 22:595-624. 2002..Implications for use of the CANTAB in clinical studies are discussed...
- Affective bias and response modulation following tyrosine depletion in healthy adultsSuzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Neuropsychopharmacology 31:2523-36. 2006..Basic motor functions were not impacted. Findings are discussed in relation to dopamine's role in switching signals within neural networks that are important for response modulation and affective control...
- Reward-related decision-making deficits and elevated impulsivity among MDMA and other drug usersKaren L Hanson
University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 96:99-110. 2008..Moreover, few studies have examined reward-related cognitive processes. Our aim was to examine reward-related decision-making and impulsivity among MDMA users while controlling for polydrug use via appropriate comparison groups...
- Interval timing and Parkinson's disease: heterogeneity in temporal performanceHugo Merchant
Instituto de Neurobiologia, UNAM, Campus Juriquilla, Mexico, USA
Exp Brain Res 184:233-48. 2008..These findings are discussed in terms of the role of dopamine as a tuning element for the synchronization of temporal processing across different behavioral contexts in PD patients...
- Variations in the catechol O-methyltransferase polymorphism and prefrontally guided behaviors in adolescentsDustin Wahlstrom
Department of Psychology, Center for Neurobehavorial Development, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
Biol Psychiatry 61:626-32. 2007..These genotypic variations and their associations with executive functions have been described in adults and prepubescent children, but there is a paucity of research assessing these relations in adolescent samples...
- Serotonin levels influence patterns of repetition primingE Darcy Burgund
Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
Neuropsychology 17:161-70. 2003..The authors conclude that serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) plays a critical role in repetition priming by helping to modulate which neural systems contribute to priming effects...