Paul J Whalen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The counting Stroop: a cognitive interference task
    George Bush
    Psychiatric Neuroscience Division, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Nat Protoc 1:230-3. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Human amygdala responsivity to masked fearful eye whites
    Paul J Whalen
    Department of Psychiatry, W M Keck Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
    Science 306:2061. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Remembering people: neuroimaging takes on the real world
    Paul J Whalen
    Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    Learn Mem 10:240-1. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Contextual modulation of amygdala responsivity to surprised faces
    Hackjin Kim
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 16:1730-45. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Stability of amygdala BOLD response to fearful faces over multiple scan sessions
    Tom Johnstone
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, WI 53705, USA
    Neuroimage 25:1112-23. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Human amygdala responses during presentation of happy and neutral faces: correlations with state anxiety
    Leah H Somerville
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 55:897-903. 2004
  7. pmc Anticipatory activation in the amygdala and anterior cingulate in generalized anxiety disorder and prediction of treatment response
    Jack B Nitschke
    Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53705 2280, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 166:302-10. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Inverse amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex responses to surprised faces
    Hackjin Kim
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, 53705, USA
    Neuroreport 14:2317-22. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Selectively reduced regional cortical volumes in post-traumatic stress disorder
    Scott L Rauch
    Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 13th St, Bldg 149, CNY 9, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Neuroreport 14:913-6. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Functional neuroimaging studies of the amygdala in depression
    Paul J Whalen
    Department of Psychiatry, W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry 7:234-42. 2002

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint The counting Stroop: a cognitive interference task
    George Bush
    Psychiatric Neuroscience Division, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Nat Protoc 1:230-3. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Human amygdala responsivity to masked fearful eye whites
    Paul J Whalen
    Department of Psychiatry, W M Keck Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
    Science 306:2061. 2004
    ..These data demonstrate that the amygdala is responsive to elements of...
  3. ncbi request reprint Remembering people: neuroimaging takes on the real world
    Paul J Whalen
    Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    Learn Mem 10:240-1. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Contextual modulation of amygdala responsivity to surprised faces
    Hackjin Kim
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 16:1730-45. 2004
    ..Connectivity analyses identified candidate cortical-subcortical systems subserving this modulation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Stability of amygdala BOLD response to fearful faces over multiple scan sessions
    Tom Johnstone
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, WI 53705, USA
    Neuroimage 25:1112-23. 2005
    ..Future studies might manipulate the experimental design to either amplify or attenuate this variability, according to the goals of the research...
  6. ncbi request reprint Human amygdala responses during presentation of happy and neutral faces: correlations with state anxiety
    Leah H Somerville
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 55:897-903. 2004
    ..This study assessed amygdala response to happy and neutral facial expressions in an experimental paradigm devoid of primary negatively valenced comparison expressions...
  7. pmc Anticipatory activation in the amygdala and anterior cingulate in generalized anxiety disorder and prediction of treatment response
    Jack B Nitschke
    Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53705 2280, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 166:302-10. 2009
    ..This study tested whether patients with generalized anxiety disorder have alterations in anticipatory amygdala function and whether anticipatory activity in the anterior cingulate cortex predicts treatment response...
  8. ncbi request reprint Inverse amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex responses to surprised faces
    Hackjin Kim
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, 53705, USA
    Neuroreport 14:2317-22. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Selectively reduced regional cortical volumes in post-traumatic stress disorder
    Scott L Rauch
    Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 13th St, Bldg 149, CNY 9, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Neuroreport 14:913-6. 2003
    ..These results are consistent with contemporary schemes regarding functional and structural dissection of frontal cortex, and suggest specific regional cortical pathology in PTSD...
  10. ncbi request reprint Functional neuroimaging studies of the amygdala in depression
    Paul J Whalen
    Department of Psychiatry, W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry 7:234-42. 2002
    ..Furthermore, we suggest that the scope of the amygdala's involvement may go beyond its well-known role in fear to its more subtle and generalized role in modulating moment-to-moment vigilance levels...
  11. ncbi request reprint Brain habituation during repeated exposure to fearful and neutral faces: a functional MRI study
    Hakan Fischer
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02129, USA
    Brain Res Bull 59:387-92. 2003
    ..These results indicate that brain regions involved in novelty detection and memory processing habituate at similar rates regardless of whether the face in focus displays an aversive emotional expression or not...
  12. ncbi request reprint A preliminary morphometric magnetic resonance imaging study of regional brain volumes in body dysmorphic disorder
    Scott L Rauch
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Building 149, 139th Street, 9th Floor, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Psychiatry Res 122:13-9. 2003
    ..the comparison group. Findings with respect to the caudate nucleus are consistent with both the conceptualization of BDD as an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder, and the 'striatal topography model' of obsessive-compulsive disorders...
  13. pmc Age- and gender-related changes in the normal human brain using hybrid diffusion imaging (HYDI)
    Yu Chien Wu
    Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Neuroimage 54:1840-53. 2011
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Dissociable medial temporal lobe contributions to social memory
    Leah H Somerville
    Dartmouth Collegen, NH 03755, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:1253-65. 2006
    ....
  15. pmc A functional magnetic resonance imaging predictor of treatment response to venlafaxine in generalized anxiety disorder
    Paul J Whalen
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 63:858-63. 2008
    ..Here, we sought to determine whether pretreatment amygdala and rostral ACC (rACC) reactivity to facial expressions could predict treatment outcomes in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)...
  16. doi request reprint The shape of faces (to come)
    Paul J Whalen
    Nat Neurosci 11:739-40. 2008
  17. ncbi request reprint A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex responses to overtly presented fearful faces in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Lisa M Shin
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, Mass, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:273-81. 2005
    ..Previous functional neuroimaging studies have demonstrated exaggerated amygdala responses and diminished medial prefrontal cortex responses during the symptomatic state in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  18. ncbi request reprint The uncertainty of it all
    Paul J Whalen
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, 6207 Moore Hall, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:499-500. 2007
    ..e. tones) when they occur in an unpredictable fashion. The implications of this finding for understanding the role of the amygdala in vigilance, threat assessment and anxiety are considered here...
  19. pmc Are attractive people rewarding? Sex differences in the neural substrates of facial attractiveness
    Jasmin Cloutier
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:941-51. 2008
    ..However, further analysis also revealed sex differences in the recruitment of OFC, which distinguished attractive and unattractive faces only for male participants...
  20. ncbi request reprint Differential amygdalar response to novel versus newly familiar neutral faces: a functional MRI probe developed for studying inhibited temperament
    Carl E Schwartz
    Developmental Psychopathology Research Group CES, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown 02129, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 53:854-62. 2003
    ..Prior neuroimaging studies of the amygdala in humans to date have focused principally on responses to emotional stimuli, primarily aversive, rather than to novelty per se...