Beatriz Luna

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Brain activation, response inhibition, and increased risk for substance use disorder
    REBECCA L MCNAMEE
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:405-13. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Maturation of executive function in autism
    Beatriz Luna
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 61:474-81. 2007
  3. pmc What has fMRI told us about the development of cognitive control through adolescence?
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain Cogn 72:101-13. 2010
  4. pmc Methodological approaches in developmental neuroimaging studies
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 31:863-71. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Algebra and the adolescent brain
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:437-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Maturation of cognitive processes from late childhood to adulthood
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Child Dev 75:1357-72. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint The emergence of collaborative brain function: FMRI studies of the development of response inhibition
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3501 Forbes Avenue, 743, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1021:296-309. 2004
  8. pmc Development of eye-movement control
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain Cogn 68:293-308. 2008
  9. pmc Development of working memory maintenance
    Charles F Geier
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, 121 Meyran Ave, Loeffler Bldg, Rm 113, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Neurophysiol 101:84-99. 2009
  10. pmc Deficits in oculomotor performance in pediatric epilepsy
    Miya R Asato
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Epilepsia 52:377-85. 2011

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. doi request reprint Brain activation, response inhibition, and increased risk for substance use disorder
    REBECCA L MCNAMEE
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:405-13. 2008
    ..Youth at high risk for developing substance use disorders (SUDs) often exhibit differences which suggest inhibitory impairments when compared to average risk youth...
  2. ncbi request reprint Maturation of executive function in autism
    Beatriz Luna
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 61:474-81. 2007
    ..Executive dysfunction has been reported at different ages in autism. It is not clear however, when this impairment emerges or how its expression is affected by development...
  3. pmc What has fMRI told us about the development of cognitive control through adolescence?
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain Cogn 72:101-13. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Methodological approaches in developmental neuroimaging studies
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 31:863-71. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Algebra and the adolescent brain
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:437-9. 2004
    ..These findings are discussed with regard to adolescent brain maturation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Maturation of cognitive processes from late childhood to adulthood
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Child Dev 75:1357-72. 2004
    ..How brain maturation specific to adolescence may support cognitive maturation is discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint The emergence of collaborative brain function: FMRI studies of the development of response inhibition
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3501 Forbes Avenue, 743, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1021:296-309. 2004
    ..We also propose a model for brain-behavior maturation that allows for the qualitative changes in cognitive processes that occur during adolescence...
  8. pmc Development of eye-movement control
    Beatriz Luna
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain Cogn 68:293-308. 2008
    ..Characterizing the transition through adolescence to adult-level cognitive control of behavior can inform models aimed at understanding the neurodevelopmental basis of psychiatric disorders...
  9. pmc Development of working memory maintenance
    Charles F Geier
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, 121 Meyran Ave, Loeffler Bldg, Rm 113, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Neurophysiol 101:84-99. 2009
    ..Taken together, these results suggest distinct developmental changes in the circuitry supporting visual spatial working memory...
  10. pmc Deficits in oculomotor performance in pediatric epilepsy
    Miya R Asato
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Epilepsia 52:377-85. 2011
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  11. pmc The development of individuation in autism
    Kirsten O'Hearn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 39:494-509. 2013
    ..These results reveal how core visual processes function in autism, and provide insight into the architecture of vision (i.e., individuation appears distinct from visual strengths in autism, such as visual search)...
  12. pmc "What" precedes "which": developmental neural tuning in face- and place-related cortex
    K Suzanne Scherf
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cereb Cortex 21:1963-80. 2011
    ..These results indicate that category-level neural tuning develops prior to individual-level neural tuning and that face-related cortex is disproportionately slower in this developmental transition than is place-related cortex...
  13. ncbi request reprint Oculomotor studies of cerebellar function in autism
    Caralynn V Nowinski
    Department of Psychiatry, MC 913, University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 S Wood St, Suite 235, Chicago, IL 60612 7327, USA
    Psychiatry Res 137:11-9. 2005
    ..The atypical metrics of intrusive saccades that were observed may be attributable to faulty functional connectivity in cortico-cerebellar networks...
  14. pmc Deficits in adults with autism spectrum disorders when processing multiple objects in dynamic scenes
    Kirsten O'Hearn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Autism Res 4:132-42. 2011
    ..Improvements in visual processing that underlie mature representation of scenes may not occur in ASD, suggesting that late developing brain processes are affected...
  15. ncbi request reprint Visual category-selectivity for faces, places and objects emerges along different developmental trajectories
    K Suzanne Scherf
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Dev Sci 10:F15-30. 2007
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  16. pmc Maturational changes in anterior cingulate and frontoparietal recruitment support the development of error processing and inhibitory control
    Katerina Velanova
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cereb Cortex 18:2505-22. 2008
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  17. ncbi request reprint Pursuit eye movement deficits in autism
    Yukari Takarae
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and 2 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Brain 127:2584-94. 2004
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  18. pmc Longitudinal growth curves of brain function underlying inhibitory control through adolescence
    Sarah J Ordaz
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
    J Neurosci 33:18109-24. 2013
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  19. pmc The maturation of task set-related activation supports late developmental improvements in inhibitory control
    Katerina Velanova
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Neurosci 29:12558-67. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that development of the ability to maintain a task set is primary to the maturation of inhibitory control and, furthermore, that this ability is still immature in adolescence...
  20. pmc Emergence of global shape processing continues through adolescence
    K Suzanne Scherf
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Child Dev 80:162-77. 2009
    ..These results indicate that the full process of garnering shape information from perceptual grouping, which is essential for the ability to do fast and efficient object recognition and identification, develops late into adolescence...
  21. pmc Lateralized response timing deficits in autism
    Anna Maria D'Cruz
    Center for Cognitive Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 66:393-7. 2009
    ..Evaluating performance on procedural learning tasks can provide unique information about neurodevelopmental disorders in which frontostriatal disturbances have been reported, such as autism...
  22. pmc Strengthening of top-down frontal cognitive control networks underlying the development of inhibitory control: a functional magnetic resonance imaging effective connectivity study
    Kai Hwang
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Neurosci 30:15535-45. 2010
    ..Together, results suggest that developmental improvements in inhibitory control may be supported by age-related enhancements in top-down effective connectivity between frontal, oculomotor, and subcortical regions...
  23. pmc Atypical development of face and greeble recognition in autism
    K Suzanne Scherf
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:838-47. 2008
    ..We investigated whether individuals with autism develop expertise in visuoperceptual processing of faces and whether any deficiency in such processing is specific to faces, or extends to other objects, too...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cognitive processes in the development of TOL performance
    Miya R Asato
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neuropsychologia 44:2259-69. 2006
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  25. ncbi request reprint Brain basis of developmental change in visuospatial working memory
    K Suzanne Scherf
    University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:1045-58. 2006
    ..These results suggest that the maturation of adult-level cognition involves a combination of increasing localization within necessary regions and their integration with performance-enhancing regions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Configural processing in autism and its relationship to face processing
    Marlene Behrmann
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Neuropsychologia 44:110-29. 2006
    ..Taken together, the results suggest that the bias for local processing seen in autistic individuals might have an adverse impact on their ability to process faces and objects...
  27. pmc Enhancing response inhibition by incentive: comparison of adolescents with and without substance use disorder
    Tammy Chung
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 115:43-50. 2011
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  28. pmc Lack of developmental improvement on a face memory task during adolescence in autism
    Kirsten O'Hearn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neuropsychologia 48:3955-60. 2010
    ..This result underscores the importance of characterizing adolescent development for understanding ASD, and suggests additional opportunities for intervention...
  29. doi request reprint Mathematical skills in Williams syndrome: insight into the importance of underlying representations
    Kirsten O'Hearn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Dev Disabil Res Rev 15:11-20. 2009
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  30. pmc Effects of response preparation on developmental improvements in inhibitory control
    Sarah Ordaz
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 134:253-63. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that developmental improvements are not simply due to an inhibitory system that is faster to engage but may also reflect qualitative changes in the processes engaged during the preparatory period...
  31. ncbi request reprint A preliminary functional magnetic resonance imaging study in offspring of schizophrenic parents
    Matcheri S Keshavan
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Room 984, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 0 Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 26:1143-9. 2002
    ..These abnormalities need to be prospectively investigated in nonpsychotic individuals at risk for schizophrenia in order to determine their predictive value for eventual emergence of schizophrenia or related disorders...
  32. pmc Object recognition in Williams syndrome: uneven ventral stream activation
    Kirsten O'Hearn
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Dev Sci 14:549-65. 2011
    ..We discuss the possible causes of this unusual topography and implications for understanding the behavioral profile of people with WS...
  33. ncbi request reprint Combining brains: a survey of methods for statistical pooling of information
    Nicole A Lazar
    Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Neuroimage 16:538-50. 2002
    ..Given a combination of brain images, the researcher needs to interpret the result and decide on areas of activation; the question of thresholding is critical here and is also explored...
  34. pmc Missing the big picture: impaired development of global shape processing in autism
    K Suzanne Scherf
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Autism Res 1:114-29. 2008
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  35. ncbi request reprint Increased activation of anterior paralimbic and executive cortex from waking to rapid eye movement sleep in depression
    Eric A Nofzinger
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213 2593, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:695-702. 2004
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  36. pmc Inhibitory control and working memory in post-institutionalized children
    Emily C Merz
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 210 S Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 41:879-90. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that exposure to prolonged early institutional deprivation may be linked with inhibitory control and working memory difficulties years after adoption. ..
  37. ncbi request reprint Impaired oculomotor response inhibition in children of alcoholics: The role of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Miguel E Habeych
    Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, 711 Salk Hall, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 82:11-7. 2006
    ..The aim of the project was to determine whether children at high risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD) are impaired at performing oculomotor response inhibition tasks sensitive to detecting prefrontal cortex dysfunction...
  38. ncbi request reprint Circuitry underlying temporally extended spatial working memory
    Charles F Geier
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Department of Psychology, and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neuroimage 35:904-15. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that specialized brain processes support extended periods of working memory...
  39. ncbi request reprint Eye movements in neurodevelopmental disorders
    John A Sweeney
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7327, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 17:37-42. 2004
    ..It thus provides a promising methodology for characterizing and documenting maturational abnormalities in brain systems associated with neurodevelopmental disorders...
  40. pmc The nuisance of nuisance regression: spectral misspecification in a common approach to resting-state fMRI preprocessing reintroduces noise and obscures functional connectivity
    Michael N Hallquist
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Neuroimage 82:208-25. 2013
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  41. ncbi request reprint Developmental stages and sex differences of white matter and behavioral development through adolescence: a longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study
    Daniel J Simmonds
    Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development, Western Psychiatric Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Electronic address
    Neuroimage 92:356-68. 2014
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  42. pmc White matter microstructure on diffusion tensor imaging is associated with conventional magnetic resonance imaging findings and cognitive function in adolescents born preterm
    Heidi M Feldman
    Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 54:809-14. 2012
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  43. doi request reprint Neurodevelopment and executive function in autism
    Kirsten O'Hearn
    University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 20:1103-32. 2008
    ..Despite developmental gains, mature executive functioning is limited in autism, reflecting abnormalities in wide-spread brain networks that may lead to impaired processing of complex information across all domains...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pursuit and saccadic eye movement subregions in human frontal eye field: a high-resolution fMRI investigation
    Caterina Rosano
    Neurobehavioral Studies Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Cereb Cortex 12:107-15. 2002
    ..These findings localize distinct pursuit and saccadic subregions of FEF in humans and demonstrate a high degree of homology in the organization of these FEF subregions in the human and the macaque monkey...
  45. pmc The maturation of incentive processing and cognitive control
    Charles Geier
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 93:212-21. 2009
    ..Consequently, adolescents may be limited, relative to adults, in their abilities to inhibit impulsive behaviors and reliably hold 'on-line' comparisons of potential rewards/punishments during decision-making...
  46. pmc Sex differences in physiological reactivity to acute psychosocial stress in adolescence
    Sarah Ordaz
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 121 Meyran Avenue, Loeffler Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:1135-57. 2012
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  47. pmc Atypical involvement of frontostriatal systems during sensorimotor control in autism
    Yukari Takarae
    Department of Psychiatry MC 913, University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 S Wood St, Suite 235, Chicago, IL 60612 7327, USA
    Psychiatry Res 156:117-27. 2007
    ..These findings document that neurodevelopmental disturbances in autism affect widely distributed brain systems beyond those mediating language and social cognition...
  48. pmc fMRI studies of eye movement control: investigating the interaction of cognitive and sensorimotor brain systems
    John A Sweeney
    Center for Cognitive Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 S Wood Street MC 913, Chicago, IL 60612 7327, USA
    Neuroimage 36:T54-60. 2007
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  49. ncbi request reprint Spatial working memory deficits in autism
    Shelly D Steele
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612 7327, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:605-12. 2007
    ..Overall, these results demonstrate reduced spatial working memory abilities in autism, and extend previous findings by demonstrating that these deficits are significant when tasks impose heavier demands on working memory...

Research Grants11

  1. BRAIN AND COGNITIVE MATURATION--8-17 YEARS OF AGE
    Beatriz Luna; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  2. Reward Processing in Adolescence
    Beatriz Luna; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We propose studies that can inform these literatures by providing information regarding the limitations and vulnerabilities in brain processing present in adolescence and how these affect reward assessment and decision making. ..
  3. Cognitive & Brain Systems Maturation Through Adolescence
    Beatriz Luna; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  4. Reward Processing in Adolescence
    Beatriz Luna; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We propose studies that can inform these literatures by providing information regarding the limitations and vulnerabilities in brain processing present in adolescence and how these affect reward assessment and decision making. ..
  5. Cognitive & Brain Systems Maturation Through Adolescence
    Beatriz Luna; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  6. Cognitive & Brain Systems Maturation Through Adolescence
    Beatriz Luna; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  7. Cognitive & Brain Systems Maturation Through Adolescence
    Beatriz Luna; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  8. Cognitive & Brain Systems Maturation Through Adolescence
    Beatriz Luna; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  9. Cognitive & Brain Systems Maturation Through Adolescence
    Beatriz Luna; Fiscal Year: 2010
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