Nim Tottenham

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The importance of early experiences for neuro-affective development
    Nim Tottenham
    University of California, Franz Hall, Psychology Department, 502 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA
    Curr Top Behav Neurosci 16:109-29. 2014
  2. pmc Behavioral assessment of emotion discrimination, emotion regulation, and cognitive control in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood
    Nim Tottenham
    Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Front Psychol 2:39. 2011
  3. pmc A review of adversity, the amygdala and the hippocampus: a consideration of developmental timing
    Nim Tottenham
    University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 3:68. 2009
  4. pmc Elevated amygdala response to faces and gaze aversion in autism spectrum disorder
    Nim Tottenham
    UCLA Psychology Developmental, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:106-17. 2014
  5. pmc A negativity bias for ambiguous facial-expression valence during childhood: converging evidence from behavior and facial corrugator muscle responses
    Nim Tottenham
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Emotion 13:92-103. 2013
  6. pmc Risk and developmental heterogeneity in previously institutionalized children
    Nim Tottenham
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Adolesc Health 51:S29-33. 2012
  7. pmc Human amygdala development in the absence of species-expected caregiving
    Nim Tottenham
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, PO Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 54:598-611. 2012
  8. pmc Amygdala response to mother
    Nim Tottenham
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Dev Sci 15:307-19. 2012
  9. pmc Prolonged institutional rearing is associated with atypically large amygdala volume and difficulties in emotion regulation
    Nim Tottenham
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
    Dev Sci 13:46-61. 2010
  10. pmc A developmental shift from positive to negative connectivity in human amygdala-prefrontal circuitry
    Dylan G Gee
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurosci 33:4584-93. 2013

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Publications26

  1. pmc The importance of early experiences for neuro-affective development
    Nim Tottenham
    University of California, Franz Hall, Psychology Department, 502 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA
    Curr Top Behav Neurosci 16:109-29. 2014
    ..The argument is made that neural immaturity during childhood may be important and confer a longer period of neuroplasticity, which can increase learning from the environment. ..
  2. pmc Behavioral assessment of emotion discrimination, emotion regulation, and cognitive control in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood
    Nim Tottenham
    Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Front Psychol 2:39. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc A review of adversity, the amygdala and the hippocampus: a consideration of developmental timing
    Nim Tottenham
    University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 3:68. 2009
    ..The literature suggests that early life may be a time of heightened susceptibility to environmental stressors, but that expression of these effects will vary by age at measurement...
  4. pmc Elevated amygdala response to faces and gaze aversion in autism spectrum disorder
    Nim Tottenham
    UCLA Psychology Developmental, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:106-17. 2014
    ..Overall, our findings provide support for the notion that gaze direction modulates affective response to faces in ASD. ..
  5. pmc A negativity bias for ambiguous facial-expression valence during childhood: converging evidence from behavior and facial corrugator muscle responses
    Nim Tottenham
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Emotion 13:92-103. 2013
    ..These data show that early in life, ambiguous facial expressions are perceived as conveying negative meaning, adding support for an initial-negativity hypothesis...
  6. pmc Risk and developmental heterogeneity in previously institutionalized children
    Nim Tottenham
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Adolesc Health 51:S29-33. 2012
    ..The author concludes with an emphasis on heterogeneity in outcome, describing how the risk associated with institutional care is not a deterministic factor but rather an influential one...
  7. pmc Human amygdala development in the absence of species-expected caregiving
    Nim Tottenham
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, PO Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 54:598-611. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Amygdala response to mother
    Nim Tottenham
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Dev Sci 15:307-19. 2012
    ..These results suggest that mother-induced behaviors are enacted by maternal influence on amygdala-cortical circuitry during childhood and adolescence...
  9. pmc Prolonged institutional rearing is associated with atypically large amygdala volume and difficulties in emotion regulation
    Nim Tottenham
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
    Dev Sci 13:46-61. 2010
    ..These changes in limbic circuitry may underlie residual emotional and social problems experienced by children who have been internationally adopted...
  10. pmc A developmental shift from positive to negative connectivity in human amygdala-prefrontal circuitry
    Dylan G Gee
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurosci 33:4584-93. 2013
    ....
  11. pmc Biological substrates of emotional reactivity and regulation in adolescence during an emotional go-nogo task
    Todd A Hare
    The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 63:927-34. 2008
    ..Individual differences in emotional reactivity might put some teens at greater risk during this sensitive transition in development...
  12. pmc Early developmental emergence of human amygdala-prefrontal connectivity after maternal deprivation
    Dylan G Gee
    Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Services, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:15638-43. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that accelerated amygdala-mPFC development is an ontogenetic adaptation in response to early adversity. ..
  13. pmc Indiscriminate amygdala response to mothers and strangers after early maternal deprivation
    Aviva K Olsavsky
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Electronic address
    Biol Psychiatry 74:853-60. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that maternal deprivation would be associated with reduced amygdala discrimination between mothers and strangers and increased parent report of indiscriminate friendliness behaviors...
  14. pmc Early experience shapes amygdala sensitivity to race: an international adoption design
    Eva H Telzer
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Neurosci 33:13484-8. 2013
    ..These data demonstrate how early social deprivation to race shapes amygdala function later in life and provides support that early postnatal development may represent a sensitive period for race perception. ..
  15. pmc The NimStim set of facial expressions: judgments from untrained research participants
    Nim Tottenham
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychiatry Res 168:242-9. 2009
    ..The results lend empirical support for the validity and reliability of this set of facial expressions as determined by accurate identification of expressions and high intra-participant agreement across two testing sessions, respectively...
  16. ncbi request reprint Contributions of amygdala and striatal activity in emotion regulation
    Todd A Hare
    Sackler Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY 10021, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 57:624-32. 2005
    ..Emotional information can facilitate or interfere with cognitive processes. In this study, we examined the influence of emotional information in biasing performance and the biological basis underlying this influence...
  17. pmc Transitional and translational studies of risk for anxiety
    B J Casey
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weil Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:18-28. 2011
    ..Together, they reflect an emerging field of translational developmental neuroscience in forming important bridges between animal models of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders...
  18. ncbi request reprint Frontostriatal microstructure modulates efficient recruitment of cognitive control
    Conor Liston
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1300 York Avenue, Box 140, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Cereb Cortex 16:553-60. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that frontostriatal connectivity may contribute to developmental and individual differences in the efficient recruitment of cognitive control...
  19. ncbi request reprint Neural and behavioral correlates of expectancy violations in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Sarah Durston
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:881-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, we hypothesized that the ability to predict the occurrence of frequent events would be compromised in ADHD, as well as the ability to adapt behavior when expectancy was violated...
  20. ncbi request reprint A shift from diffuse to focal cortical activity with development
    Sarah Durston
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA
    Dev Sci 9:1-8. 2006
    ..Our longitudinal findings, relative to our cross-sectional ones, show attenuated activation in dorsolateral prefrontal cortical areas, paralleled by increased focal activation in ventral prefrontal regions related to task performance...
  21. ncbi request reprint The development of human amygdala functional connectivity at rest from 4 to 23 years: a cross-sectional study
    Laurel J Gabard-Durnam
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA Electronic address
    Neuroimage 95:193-207. 2014
    ..These findings suggest that there are extensive changes in amygdala-cortical functional connectivity that emerge between childhood and adolescence. ..
  22. pmc Exposure to the self-face facilitates identification of dynamic facial expressions: influences on individual differences
    Yuan Hang Li
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Emotion 13:196-202. 2013
    ..Taken together, these data suggest that the ability to recognize facial expressions in others is linked with the internal representations of our own faces...
  23. ncbi request reprint The face behind the mask: a developmental study
    Nim Tottenham
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA
    Dev Sci 9:288-94. 2006
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Imaging the developing brain: what have we learned about cognitive development?
    B J Casey
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1300 York Avenue, Box 140, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:104-10. 2005
    ..Brain regions associated with more basic functions such as sensory and motor processes mature first, followed by association areas involved in top-down control of behavior...
  25. ncbi request reprint Early development of subcortical regions involved in non-cued attention switching
    B J Casey
    Sackler Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Dev Sci 7:534-42. 2004
    ..These results suggest an important role of subcortical regions (i.e. caudate nucleus) in non-cued attention switching, with increasing recruitment of cortical regions with age...
  26. doi request reprint Seeing yourself helps you see others
    Yuan Hang Li
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Emotion 11:1235-41. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that the ability to interpret facial expressions of others is intimately associated with the representations we have of our own faces...