Kalina Christoff

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi Undirected thought: neural determinants and correlates
    Kalina Christoff
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Brain Res 1428:51-9. 2012
  2. pmc Experience sampling during fMRI reveals default network and executive system contributions to mind wandering
    Kalina Christoff
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 2R8
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:8719-24. 2009
  3. doi Prefrontal organization of cognitive control according to levels of abstraction
    Kalina Christoff
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Brain Res 1286:94-105. 2009
  4. doi Functional neuroanatomy of meditation: A review and meta-analysis of 78 functional neuroimaging investigations
    Kieran C R Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, B C, V6T 1Z4, Canada Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 65:208-28. 2016
  5. pmc Meditation experience predicts introspective accuracy
    Kieran C R Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e45370. 2012
  6. doi Mind-wandering as spontaneous thought: a dynamic framework
    Kalina Christoff
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Nat Rev Neurosci 17:718-731. 2016
  7. doi Dynamics of neural recruitment surrounding the spontaneous arising of thoughts in experienced mindfulness practitioners
    Melissa Ellamil
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Neuroimage 136:186-96. 2016
  8. doi Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of morphometric neuroimaging in meditation practitioners
    Kieran C R Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 43:48-73. 2014
  9. pmc The decision to engage cognitive control is driven by expected reward-value: neural and behavioral evidence
    Matthew L Dixon
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e51637. 2012
  10. doi Improved modulation of rostrolateral prefrontal cortex using real-time fMRI training and meta-cognitive awareness
    R Graeme McCaig
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Neuroimage 55:1298-305. 2011

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi Undirected thought: neural determinants and correlates
    Kalina Christoff
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Brain Res 1428:51-9. 2012
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled The Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought...
  2. pmc Experience sampling during fMRI reveals default network and executive system contributions to mind wandering
    Kalina Christoff
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 2R8
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:8719-24. 2009
    ....
  3. doi Prefrontal organization of cognitive control according to levels of abstraction
    Kalina Christoff
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Brain Res 1286:94-105. 2009
    ....
  4. doi Functional neuroanatomy of meditation: A review and meta-analysis of 78 functional neuroimaging investigations
    Kieran C R Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, B C, V6T 1Z4, Canada Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 65:208-28. 2016
    ..74), suggesting potential practical significance. Our meta-analysis supports the neurophysiological dissociability of meditation practices, but also raises many methodological concerns and suggests avenues for future research. ..
  5. pmc Meditation experience predicts introspective accuracy
    Kieran C R Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e45370. 2012
    ..These results suggest that long-term meditators provide more accurate introspective reports than novices...
  6. doi Mind-wandering as spontaneous thought: a dynamic framework
    Kalina Christoff
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Nat Rev Neurosci 17:718-731. 2016
    ..This dynamic framework can shed new light on mental disorders that are marked by alterations in spontaneous thought, including depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...
  7. doi Dynamics of neural recruitment surrounding the spontaneous arising of thoughts in experienced mindfulness practitioners
    Melissa Ellamil
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Neuroimage 136:186-96. 2016
    ....
  8. doi Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of morphometric neuroimaging in meditation practitioners
    Kieran C R Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 43:48-73. 2014
    ..46; r¯=.19). Publication bias and methodological limitations are strong concerns, however. Further research using rigorous methods is required to definitively link meditation practice to altered brain morphology...
  9. pmc The decision to engage cognitive control is driven by expected reward-value: neural and behavioral evidence
    Matthew L Dixon
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e51637. 2012
    ..Finally, in contrast to current models of LPFC function, our results suggest that the LPFC plays a direct role in representing motivational incentives...
  10. doi Improved modulation of rostrolateral prefrontal cortex using real-time fMRI training and meta-cognitive awareness
    R Graeme McCaig
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Neuroimage 55:1298-305. 2011
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  11. doi Interactions between the default network and dorsal attention network vary across default subsystems, time, and cognitive states
    Matthew L Dixon
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia Electronic address
    Neuroimage . 2016
    ..Furthermore, our findings demonstrate that DN-DAN interactions are not stable, but rather, exhibit substantial variability across time and context, and are coordinated with broader network dynamics involving the FPCN...
  12. doi Dysregulated sexuality and high sexual desire: distinct constructs?
    Jason Winters
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Sex Behav 39:1029-43. 2010
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  13. ncbi Localizing the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex at the individual level
    Rachelle Smith
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Neuroimage 36:1387-96. 2007
    ..In addition, the results provide further support for the previously proposed functional dissociation between lateral and medial BA10...
  14. doi The neurobiology of self-generated thought from cells to systems: Integrating evidence from lesion studies, human intracranial electrophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuroendocrinology
    Kieran C R Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, B C V6T 1Z4, Canada Electronic address
    Neuroscience 335:134-50. 2016
    ..Integrating evidence from multiple complementary modalities will be a critical step on the way to improving our understanding of the neurobiology of functional and dysfunctional forms of self-generated thought. ..
  15. doi The wandering brain: meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies of mind-wandering and related spontaneous thought processes
    Kieran C R Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada Electronic address
    Neuroimage 111:611-21. 2015
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  16. doi A framework for understanding the relationship between externally and internally directed cognition
    Matthew L Dixon
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4 Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 62:321-30. 2014
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  17. doi Evidence for rostro-caudal functional organization in multiple brain areas related to goal-directed behavior
    Matthew L Dixon
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4 Electronic address
    Brain Res 1572:26-39. 2014
    ..More importantly, they demonstrate that rostro-caudal gradients can be observed during individual trial events, ruling out confounding factors such as task difficulty. ..
  18. doi Specifying the self for cognitive neuroscience
    Kalina Christoff
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T1Z4, Canada
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:104-12. 2011
    ..We conclude with directions for experimental work based on our framework...
  19. pmc Dreaming as mind wandering: evidence from functional neuroimaging and first-person content reports
    Kieran C R Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:412. 2013
    ..We suggest, then, that dreaming amplifies the same features that distinguish MW from goal-directed waking thought. ..
  20. doi Conscious regulation of sexual arousal in men
    Jason Winters
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Sex Res 46:330-43. 2009
    ..Increased sexual excitation and desire were associated with poorer regulatory performance, whereas a propensity for sexual inhibition due to fear of performance consequences was related to regulatory success...
  21. doi Evaluative and generative modes of thought during the creative process
    Melissa Ellamil
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Neuroimage 59:1783-94. 2012
    ..Thus, creative thinking appears to recruit a unique configuration of neural processes not typically used together during traditional problem solving tasks...