NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Nicolas Raymond

Nicolas Raymond

Peripheral Inflammatory Markers Are Associated with Neural Activity During the Auditory Oddball Task Nicolas Raymond, BA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Electroencephalographic (EEG) abnormalities and inflammation have been...

Laura Hernandez Garcia

Laura Hernandez Garcia

Childhood Maltreatment and Neurobiology of Addiction: Important Predictors during Adolescent Years Laura C. Hernandez Garcia, MD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: We have previously reported the critical associations between degree of alcohol and drug...

Sovannarath Pong

Sovannarath Pong

Investigating Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in Schizophrenia Using Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells Derived from Patient-Specific Stem Cells Sovannarath Pong, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Blood-brain barrier (BBB)...

Saffron Homayoun

Saffron Homayoun

Neurocognitive Dimensional Constructs and Noninvasive Neuromodulation Therapy in Pediatric and Adult Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- A Review Saffron Homayoun, MBChB Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Current evidence-based treatments for...

Jaelin Rippe

Jaelin Rippe

Associations between neurophysiological and cognitive deficits in patients with psychosis: an analysis of the N1, P2 and MMN event related potentials (ERPs) Jaelin D. Rippe, BA McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Both cognitive performance and ERP...

Nicholas Prunier

Nicholas Prunier

Manual segmentation of the human claustrum in high resolution MRI Nicholas R. Prunier, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The claustrum is a deep forebrain structure characterized by a thin, sheet-like layer of neurons highly...

Regan Fry

Regan Fry

Do autism spectrum traits result in a qualitatively different type of developmental prosopagnosia? Regan Fry, BA, BS VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) studies routinely exclude patients with high autism traits...

Rachal Hegde

Rachal Hegde

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy Might Halt Progressive White Matter Microstructural Changes in Early Course Schizophrenia Rachal Hegde, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Cognitive enhancement therapy (CET) is an effective treatment...

Shen Li

Shen Li

Longitudinal relationships between sensory gating, cognition, clinical symptoms and real-life functioning in early psychosis Shen Li, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Diminished sensory gating (SG) is a robust finding in psychotic disorders, but...

Tanvi Palsamudram

Tanvi Palsamudram

Using Response Times to Assess Prosopagnosia Diagnosis Tanvi Palsamudram VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: The nature of face recognition memory deficits in developmental prosopagnosia (DP) remains to be fully characterized. Previously, a...

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Systematic review: transcranial magnetic stimulation in the management and diagnosis of pediatric high functioning autism spectrum disorder Joshua Ryan Smith, MD Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Research continues to...

Nataliia Kozhemiako

Nataliia Kozhemiako

Sleep EEG and thalamocortical circuit abnormalities in schizophrenia Nataliia Kozhemiako, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Mounting evidence indicates that patients with schizophrenia (SZ) display an abnormality in NREM...

Sarah Stoycos

Sarah Stoycos

Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Distress Cue Processing in First-Time Fathers Sarah A. Stoycos, M.A. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Studying a man’s transition to parenthood may be one of the few normative adult experiences that may...

Steven Lamontagne

Steven Lamontagne

Effects of biogenetic messaging on treatment expectancy and emotion regulation Steven J. Lamontagne, MSc McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background. A growing emphasis on biological and genetic explanations of mental illness has been shown to negatively shape...

Stephanie Santarriaga

Stephanie Santarriaga

Novel modulators of Arc function for the development of pro-cognitive therapeutics in neuropsychiatric disorders Stephanie Santarriaga, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: There is convergent genetic evidence for the involvement...

Shifali Singh

Shifali Singh

Evaluating Usage and Reliability of Tests in the TestMyBrain Digital Neuropsychology Toolkit Shifali Singh, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The TestMyBrain Digital Neuropsychology Toolkit (DNT) is a not-for-profit, web- based tool that was...

Jakob Hartmann

Jakob Hartmann

Mineralocorticoid receptors dampen glucocorticoid receptor sensitivity to stress via regulation of FKBP5 Jakob Hartmann, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: An imbalance between central mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptor...

John Bernstein

John Bernstein

Effects of Psychiatric Symptom and Cognitive Functioning Changes on Functional Disability Trajectories in Post-9/11 Veterans John P.K. Bernstein, Ph.D. VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract   Background: Post-9/11 Veterans report difficulties with...

Adrienne Romer

Adrienne Romer

Direct and Indirect Relations of Brain Structure, Executive Functioning, and General Psychopathology in an Adult Healthy and Cross-Diagnostic Patient Sample Adrienne Romer, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: A general psychopathology ‘p’ factor...

Gunes Sevinc

Gunes Sevinc

Enhanced Cognition and Strengthened Resting State Connectivity Between the Hippocampus and Posteromedial Cortex Following Mindfulness Training in Healthy Older Adults Gunes Sevinc, Ph.D. Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Maintaining...

Genevieve Nowicki

Genevieve Nowicki

RDoC in action: Examining the role of dopamine on cognitive control performance across multiple units of analysis Genevieve P. Nowicki, B.S. McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) was launched to encourage...

Elizabeth Rizzoni

Elizabeth Rizzoni

Opensource Neuroimaging Platforms: Gaps in Demographic Data Elizabeth A Rizzoni, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: An important goal of big data is to make large, high-quality datasets public via opensource platforms. This...

Evdokiya Knyazhanskaya

Evdokiya Knyazhanskaya

Effects of Diffusion MRI Data Harmonization on Diffusion Measures, Tractography, and White Matter Tract Parcellation Evdokiya Knyazhanskaya, BA Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Diffusion MRI (dMRI) data are sensitive to scanner...

Emily Johns

Emily Johns

Analysis of Cortical Thickness in Language Processing Brain Regions Associated with Hallucinations and Delusions in Early Psychosis Emily Johns, AB Candidate Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Aberrations of brain regions underpinning...

Dung Hoang

Dung Hoang

Brain Connectomics in Early Course Psychosis Dung Hoang, BS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Scientific Abstract Background: Multiple studies have reported alterations in brain structural connectivity in schizophrenia, but few studies have examined these...

Frank Copeli

Frank Copeli

Case Report: Electroconvulsive Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression in a 68 year old male with a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device with Defibrillator Frank Copeli, MD VA Boston Healthcare System Scientific Abstract Background: Electroconvulsive therapy...

Brynn Vessey

Brynn Vessey

White matter diffusion magnetic resonance imaging of brain white matter tracts relevant to working memory in three age groups of individuals at genetic-high risk for schizophrenia Brynn Vessey, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The...

Ana Trueba

Ana Trueba

Executive functioning mediates the relationship between subclinical manic symptoms and social cognitive impairment in older adults with mood disorders Ana Trueba, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Bipolar disorder can impair executive functioning and...

Ann Iturra-Mena

Ann Iturra-Mena

Non-invasive quantification of drug-related EEG changes in non-human primates Ann Iturra-Mena, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: The use of electroencephalography (EEG) in pharmacology offers sensitive methods to detect the influence of drugs on...

Jessica Busler

Jessica Busler

The Impact of Perceived Stress on Cortical GABA and Resting State Functional Connectivity Jessica Busler, PhD, MPS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract   Background: Stress exposures and dysregulated psychological and physiological responses to...

Hyeonmin Ahn

Hyeonmin Ahn

Functional connectivity of hypothalamus is associated with ghrelin and cortisol in response to acute psychosocial stress Hyeonmin Ahn, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Exposure to psychosocial stress activates the HPA-axis (e.g.,...

Avery Van De Water

Avery Van De Water

Increased Resting-State Functional Connectivity of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in Female Adolescents with a Fluctuating Course of Atypical Anorexia Nervosa Avery Van De Water, BS Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Abstract...

Laura Murray

Laura Murray

Real-World Rumination Predicts Medial Prefrontal Neural Response to Loss in Adolescents Laura Murray, PhD McLean Hospital Scientific Abstract Background: Rumination – negative, self-referential thought – is linked to greater neural processing of loss in depressed...

Roland Carlstedt

Roland Carlstedt

Differential heart rate variability (HRV) measures obtained at intake predict neurocognitive outcomes on a test battery administered weeks later: Trait-like HRV and its clinical diagnostic-screening utility in clinical psychology, behavioral medicine and psychiatry...

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