Graduate Student Accomplishments (2017-2018)

Awards

Ayasse, Nicole: The Abramsom Family Endowed Fellowship (2017-2018)

Elling, Claire: GSAS Travel Award

Elling, Claire: Wingfield Travel Grant

Flores, Veronica: F31 DC015931-01A1- Pre-doctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, (NIH-NIDCD ) 2017-2019

Flores, Veronica: Verna Regan Teaching Award in Psychology (2017)

Goodman, William: Travel Award, International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (2018)

Ksander, John: Glennis L. Adam Ph.D. '74 Endowed Fellowship

Paige, Laura: Verna Regan Teaching Award in Psychology (2018)

Simon, Jeremy: University Prize Instructorship Award (2018)

Zhang, Wanbing: GSAS Travel Award

Publications

Ayasse, N.D., Lash, A., & Wingfield, A. (2017). Effort not speed characterizes comprehension of spoken sentences by older adults with mild hearing impairment. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8, 329.

Chen, X., Gianferante, D., Hanlin, L., Fiksdal, A., Breines, J. G., Thoma, M. V., & Rohleder, N. (2017). HPA-axis and inflammatory reactivity to acute stress is related with basal HPA-axis activity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 78, 168-176. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.01.035

Krstic, S., Neumann, C. S., Roy, S., Robertson, C. A., Knight, R. A., & Hare, R. D. (2017). Using latent variable- and person-centered approaches to examine the role of psychopathic traits in sex offenders. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, And Treatment, doi:10.1037/per0000249

Kuras, Y.I., Assaf, N., Thoma, M.V., Gianferante, D., Hanlin, L., Chen, X., Fiksdal, A.,  Rohleder, N. (2017). Blunted diurnal cortisol activity in healthy adults with childhood adversity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 11, doi 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00574

Kuras, Y.I., McInnis, C.M., Thoma, M.V., Chen, X., Hanlin, L., Gianferante, D., Rohleder, N.  (2017). Increased alpha-amylase response to an acute psychosocial stress challenge in healthy adults with childhood adversity. Developmental Psychobiology 59,91-98, doi: 0.1002/dev.21470.

Ksander, J.C., Kark, S.M. & Madan, C.R. (2018). Breathe Easy EDA: A MATLAB Toolbox for Psychophysiology Data Management, Cleaning, and Analysis. F1000Research

Paige, L.E., Ksander, J.C., Johndro, H.A. & Gutchess, A.H. (2017). Cross-Cultural Differences in the Neural Correlates of Specific and General Recognition. Cortex.

Sullivan, A. N., & Lachman, M. E. (2017). Behavior change with fitness technology in sedentary adults: A review of the evidence for increasing physical activity. Frontiers in Public Health, 4.

Thoma, M. V., Gianferante, D., Hanlin, L., Fiksdal, A., Chen, X., & Rohleder, N. (2017). Stronger hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis habituation predicts lesser sensitization of inflammatory response to repeated acute stress exposures in healthy young adults. Brain Behav Immun, 61, 228-235. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2016.11.030

Zebrowitz, L.A., Ward, N., Boshyan, J., Gutchess, A., & Hadjikhani, N. (2017).  Older adults’ neural activation in the reward circuit is sensitive to face trustworthiness.  Cognitve, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-017-0549-1

Zebrowitz, L.A., Boshyan, J., Ward, N., Wolf, J., Hanlin, L.  & Hadjikhani, N. (2018). Dietary dopamine depletion blunts reward network sensitivity to face trustworthiness.  Journal of Psychopharmacology, published online April 5, 2018: https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881118758303

Publications under review/in press

Ayasse, N.D., & Wingfield, A. (under review). A tipping point in listening effort: effects of linguistic complexity and age-related hearing loss on sentence comprehension. Trends in Hearing

Ayasse, N.D., Johns, A.R., & Wingfield, A. (in press). Speech comprehension and cognition in adult aging. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press.

Bisson, A. N., Robinson, S. A., Lachman, M. E. Walk to a Better Night of Sleep: Testing the Relationship Between Physical Activity and Sleep. (under review). Journal of Physical Activity & Health.

Boshyan, J. & Zebrowitz, L.A. (2018) Identifying violent criminals and political affiliation from faces: Accuracy and mechanisms. Under review.

Krstic, S., Longpré, N., Knight, R.A., & Robertson, C.A. (in press). Sadism, psychopathy, and sexual offending. In M. J. Delisi (Ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime, New York: Routledge.

Ksander, J.C., Paige, L.E., Johndro, H.A. & Gutchess, A.H. (under third review). Cultural specialization of visual cortex. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Simon, J.C., Styczynski, N., & Gutsell, J.N. (2018). Motor Resonance and the Stereotype Content Model. Under review at Social Cognition.

Robertson, C.A., Graham, F. J., Krstic, S., & Knight, R. A. (in press). The etiology of forensic sexual sadism: From experiential perturbations to symptomatology. In J. Proulx (Ed.), International Handbook of Sexual Homicide, New York: Routledge.

Robinson, S. A., Bisson, A. N., Hughes, M. L., Ebert, J. & Lachman, M. E. (under review). Time for change: Implementation intentions in an exercise intervention. Psychology & Health.

Robinson, S. A., & Lachman, M. E. (In press). Perceived control and cognition in adulthood: The mediating role of physical activity. Psychology & Aging.

Robinson, S. A., & Lachman, M. E. (in press). Daily control beliefs and cognition: The mediating role of physical activity. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

Zhang, W., Hong, I., Jackson, J., Goh, J., & Gutchess, A. Self-reference effects across culture and age groups (under review).

Conference presentations: Talks

Ayasse, N.D. (October, 2017). Effects of syntactic complexity and working memory load on comprehension effort. CRESCENT Workshop on Pupillometry in Communications Research. Boston University, Boston, MA.

Ayasse, N.D., & Wingfield, A. (September, 2017). The effects of age and hearing acuity on the pupillary response for sentences varying in syntactic complexity and working memory load. The Second Summer Workshop on the Application of Pupillometry in Hearing Science to Assess Listening Effort. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Flores, V.: Invited Speaker, Stonehill College, Neuroscience Undergraduate Committee
-Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2017.
-Future Faculty Workshop for Women in STEM Fields, Northeastern University
-Writing Effective Teaching and Diversity Statements, Harvard University

Goodman, W.K., Janson, J., & Wolf, J.M (2018, March). Overcoming statistical challenges when developing a prototypical cortisol recovery model in response to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST). Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Louisville, KY.

Fiksdal, A.: 'Chronic stress is associated with cortisol recovery from acute stress among women but not men' -- Presented as a paper session talk at the 2018 American Psychosomatic Society annual meeting. American Psychosomatic Society (Louisville, KY -- March 2018).

Flores VL & Katz DB. (2017) Innocuous Taste Experience Enhances Aversion Learning and Alters Neural Activation in the Gustatory Cortex. Oral Presentation, SACNAS annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2017.

Conference presentations: Posters

Ayasse, N.D., & Wingfield, A. (October, 2017). Aging, syntax, and agency separation: pupillometry reveals the cognitive effort underlying spoken sentence comprehension. Poster presented at the 7th Aging and Speech Communication International & Interdisciplinary Research Conference. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Ayasse, N.D., Sorrentino, V., & Wingfield, A. (June, 2017). Eye-tracking reveals the locus of aging and hearing acuity effects in spoken sentence comprehension. Poster presented at the 4th International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication. Linkoping, Sweden.

Ayasse, N.D., & Wingfield, A. (June, 2017). The impact of context and competition on speech comprehension in younger and older adults revealed using eye-tracking and pupillometry. Poster presented at the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Boston, MA.

Bowen, H.J., Ksander, J.C. & Kensinger, E.A. (March 2018). Remembering emotional stimuli re-instantiates valence coding voxel-patterns from visual and temporal cortex. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

DiGirolamo, M.A, & Gutsell, J. (2017, January). Interoceptive Awareness, Motor Resonance, And Reduced Personal Distress: Differences in Bottom-up and Top-down Social Perception and Processing. Poster session presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Elling, C.E., Goodman, W. K., Geiger, A.M., Vaynberg, I., Loaiza, D., Sabik, N.J., & Wolf, J.M. (September, 2017). Positive opinion of one’s body functions, but not body image, are linked to physical activity in middle to older-aged women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, Zurich, Switzerland.

Elling, C.E., Goodman, W. K., Sabik, N.J., Geiger, A.M., & Wolf, J.M. (March, 2018). Self-objectification is linked to physical activity and physical activity change in sedentary middle to older-aged women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Louisville, KY.

Goodman, W.K., Geiger, A.M., Elling, C., & Wolf, J.M. (2017). Associations between physical activity motivations and physical activity in middle to older aged women after a 12-week walking intervention. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 32-22.

Hager, B., Yang, A., Gutsell, J. (2017, November) "Brain Complexity Changes During Motor Resonance". Accepted at 7th annual Society for Social Neuroscience Conference.

Krstic, S., Neumann, C. S., & Knight, R. A. (2018, April). Variants and Structure of PCL-R: Relation to Sexual Offending. Poster to be presented at the 20th Annual Massachusetts Adolescent Sex Offender Coalition/Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Joint Conference, Marlborough, MA.

Ksander, J.C., Madan, C.R., Kark, S.M. & Kensinger, E.A. (November 2017). Breathe Easy EDA: A MATLAB Toolbox for Psychophysiology Data Management, Cleaning, and Analysis. Poster presented at Psychnomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Ksander, J.C., Paige, L.E., Johndro, H.A. & Gutchess, A.H. (March 2017). Cultural specialization of visual cortex. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, California.

Ksander, J.C., Katz, D.B. & Miller, P. (March 2018). Naturalistic decision-making dynamics in spiking
neuron circuits. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Li, L. & Wright, E.J. (May, 2017). Effects of couple’s empathy on relationship satisfaction: attachment as mediator. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society in Boston, MA.

Li, L., & Wright. E.J. (April, 2018). Romantic relationship in early adulthood: Effects of empathy on relationship satisfaction. A poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence in Minneapolis, MN.

Mukadam, N. S., Zhang, W., Budson, E. B., & Gutchess, A. (May, 2018). Influence of Narrative Content on Self-Referential Memory. Poster presented at Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Rohrer, D.: Society of Research in Psychopathology (SRP) and MASOC/MATSA.

Simon, J.C., Ksander, J.C., Gutchess., A.H, & Gutsell, J.N. (2018, May). Simultaneous Representation of Orthogonal Group Memberships. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, Brooklyn, NY.

Simon, J.C., Ksander, J.C., Gutchess., A.H, & Gutsell, J.N. (2018, May). Simultaneous Representation of Orthogonal Group Memberships. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, Brooklyn, NY.

Simon, J.C. & Gutsell, J.N. (2018, March). Population Innumeracy and Prejudice. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Simon, J.C. & Gutsell, J.N. (2018, March). Population Innumeracy and Prejudice. Poster presented at the Group Processes and Intergroup Relations pre-conference to the convention of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Simon, J.C. Policy Workshop and Advocacy Day, American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., August 1-2, 2017

Styczynski, N., Simon, J.C., & Gutsell, J.N. (2018, March). Warmth and Competence Predict Motor Resonance and Helping Behavior. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Styczynski, N., Simon, J.C., & Gutsell, J.N. (2017, November). Warmth and Competence Predict Motor Resonance and Helping Behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Sullivan, A. N., Robinson, S. A., & Lachman, M. E. Walk to a Better Night of Sleep: Testing the Relationship Between Physical Activity and Sleep. The 29th APS Annual Convention, May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA, USA.

Sullivan, A. N., Robinson, S. A., & Lachman, M. E. Sedentary Adults: Strategies for Behavior Change. The Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions (RALI Boston) Annual Meeting, June 15. 2017, Boston College, Boston, MA, USA.

Talbot, C.E., Ksander, J.C. & Gutchess, A.H. (March 2018). Aging Impairs Disengagement from Negative
Words in a Dot Probe Task. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Zhang, W., Johndro, H., Budson, E. A., & Gutchess, A. (May, 2018). Influence of Self-Referential Mode on Memory for aMCI Patients. Poster presented at Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.