Karli K Watson

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Intuition and autism: a possible role for Von Economo neurons
    John M Allman
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:367-73. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Brain activation during sight gags and language-dependent humor
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Biology, California Institute of Technology, M C 216 76, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:314-24. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Dendritic architecture of the von Economo neurons
    K K Watson
    Department of Biology, California Institute of Technology, M C 216 76, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Neuroscience 141:1107-12. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Evolution, risk, and neural representation
    Karli K Watson
    Duke University Medical Center, Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1128:8-12. 2008
  5. pmc Altered social reward and attention in anorexia nervosa
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and Center for Neuroeconomics, Duke University Durham, NC, USA
    Front Psychol 1:36. 2010
  6. pmc Social signals in primate orbitofrontal cortex
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Curr Biol 22:2268-73. 2012
  7. pmc Of mice and monkeys: using non-human primate models to bridge mouse- and human-based investigations of autism spectrum disorders
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 27710, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 4:21. 2012
  8. pmc Visual preferences for sex and status in female rhesus macaques
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Anim Cogn 15:401-7. 2012
  9. pmc Neuroethology of reward and decision making
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:3825-35. 2008
  10. pmc Serotonin transporter genotype modulates social reward and punishment in rhesus macaques
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University, LSRC Room, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e4156. 2009

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Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Intuition and autism: a possible role for Von Economo neurons
    John M Allman
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:367-73. 2005
    ..We propose that in autism spectrum disorders the VENs fail to develop normally, and that this failure might be partially responsible for the associated social disabilities that result from faulty intuition...
  2. ncbi request reprint Brain activation during sight gags and language-dependent humor
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Biology, California Institute of Technology, M C 216 76, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:314-24. 2007
    ..These results suggest that humor may have coevolved with another cognitive specialization of the great apes and humans: the ability to navigate through a shifting and complex social space...
  3. ncbi request reprint Dendritic architecture of the von Economo neurons
    K K Watson
    Department of Biology, California Institute of Technology, M C 216 76, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Neuroscience 141:1107-12. 2006
    ..This result provides the first detailed anatomical description of a neuron type unique to great apes and humans...
  4. doi request reprint Evolution, risk, and neural representation
    Karli K Watson
    Duke University Medical Center, Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1128:8-12. 2008
    ..For this reason, both animal and human studies are necessary to reveal the neural mechanisms that underlie risky decision making...
  5. pmc Altered social reward and attention in anorexia nervosa
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and Center for Neuroeconomics, Duke University Durham, NC, USA
    Front Psychol 1:36. 2010
    ..These findings suggest comorbid dysfunction in the neural circuits mediating gustatory and social reward in anorexia nervosa...
  6. pmc Social signals in primate orbitofrontal cortex
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Curr Biol 22:2268-73. 2012
    ..Our results betray a fundamental disconnect between preferences expressed through overt choice, which were primarily driven by the desire for more fluid, and preferential neuronal processing, which favored social computations...
  7. pmc Of mice and monkeys: using non-human primate models to bridge mouse- and human-based investigations of autism spectrum disorders
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 27710, USA
    J Neurodev Disord 4:21. 2012
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  8. pmc Visual preferences for sex and status in female rhesus macaques
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Anim Cogn 15:401-7. 2012
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  9. pmc Neuroethology of reward and decision making
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:3825-35. 2008
    ....
  10. pmc Serotonin transporter genotype modulates social reward and punishment in rhesus macaques
    Karli K Watson
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University, LSRC Room, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e4156. 2009
    ..Here we show that length polymorphisms in 5-HTTLPR predict social reward and punishment in rhesus macaques, a species in which 5-HTTLPR variation is analogous to that of humans...
  11. pmc Oxytocin blunts social vigilance in the rhesus macaque
    R Becket Ebitz
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:11630-5. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that a basic role for OT in regulating social vigilance may have facilitated the evolution of prosocial behaviors in humans. ..
  12. pmc Neuroethology of decision-making
    Geoffrey K Adams
    Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Neurobiology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, United States
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 22:982-9. 2012
    ..The behavioral and mathematical study of ubiquitous decision processes like patch leaving and social information seeking thus provides a powerful new approach to uncovering the fundamental design structure of nervous systems...
  13. pmc Neuroethology of primate social behavior
    Steve W C Chang
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:10387-94. 2013
    ..Our review suggests that the neuroethological approach to primate behavior may provide unique insights into human psychopathology...
  14. pmc Inhaled oxytocin amplifies both vicarious reinforcement and self reinforcement in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Steve W C Chang
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:959-64. 2012
    ..These findings potentially implicate shared neural mechanisms...