Publications

In press

Ahmed, S. P., Somerville, L. H.*, & Sebastian. C. L.* (in press). Using temporal distancing to regulate emotion in adolescence: modulation by reactive aggression. Cognition and Emotion.
*Equal contribution

 

Shermohammed, M. S, Mehta, P., Zhang, J, Brandes, C., Chang, L. J., & Somerville, L. H. (in press). Does psychosocial stress impact cognitive reappraisal? Behavioral and neural evidence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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Somerville, L. H. & McLaughlin, K. A. (in press). What develops during emotional development? Normative trajectories and sources of psychopathology risk in adolescence. In The Nature of Emotion, 2nd Edition (Davidson, Shackman, Fox, & Lapate, Eds.).

 

2017

Nook, E. C., Schleider, J. L., & Somerville, L. H. (2017). A linguistic signature of psychological distancing in emotion regulation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(3), 337-346.

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Somerville L. H., Sasse S. F., Garrad M. C., Drysdale A. T., Abi Akar N., Insel C., & Wilson R. C. (2017). Charting the expansion of strategic exploratory behavior during adolescence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(2), 155-164.

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2016

Casey, B. J., Galvan, A., & Somervlile, L. H. (2016). Beyond simple models of adolescence to an integrated circuit-based account: A commentary. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 128-130.

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Defoe, I. N., Dubas, J. S., Somerville, L. H., Lugtig, P., van Aken, M. A. G. (2016). The unique roles of intrapersonal and social factors in adolescent smoking development. Developmental Psychology, 52(12), 2044-2056.

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Fan, Q., Witzel, T., Nummenmaa, A., Van Dijk, K. R. A., Van Horn, J. D., Drews, M. K., Somerville, L. H., Sheridan, M. A., Santillana, R., Snyder, J., Hedden, T., Shaw, E. E., Renvall, V., Zanzonico, R., Keil, B., Cauley, S., Polimeni, J. R., Tisdall, D., Buckner, R. L., Wedeen, V. J., Wald, L. L., Toga, A. W., & Rosen, B. R. (2016). MGH-USC Human Connectome Project datasets with ultra-high b-value diffusion MRI. Neuroimage, 124(1), 1108-1114.

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Powers, K. E., Somerville, L. H., Kelley, W. M., & Heatherton, T. F. (2016). Striatal associative learning signals are tuned to in-groups. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(9), 1243-1254.

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Rasmussen, J. M., Casey, B. J., van Erp, T. G. M., Tamm, L., Epstein, J. N., Buss, C., Bjork, J. M., Molina, B. S. G., Velanova, K., Mathalon, D. H., Somerville, L. H., Swanson, J. M., Wigal, T., Arnold, L. E., Potkin, S. G., MTA Neuroimaging Group (2015). ADHD and Cannabis Use in Young Adults Examined Using fMRI of a Go/NoGo Task. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 10, 761-771.

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Somerville, L. H. (2016). Searching for signatures of brain maturity: What are we searching for? Neuron, 92, 1164-1167.

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Somerville, L. H. (2016). Systems neuroscience: The balancing act of behavioral regulation (dispatch for feature article by Meyer & Bucci). Current Biology, 26(20), R925-R926.

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Somerville, L. H. (2016). Emotional development in adolescence. In Handbook of Emotion, 4th Edition (Barrett, Lewis, & Haviland-Jones, Eds.).

 

van den Bulk, B. G., Somerville, L. H., van Hoof, M-J., van Lang, N. D. J., van der Wee, N. J. A., Crone, E. A., & Vermeiren, R. R. J. M. (2016). Amygdala habituation to emotional faces in adolescents with internalizing disorders, adolescents with childhood sexual abuse related PTSD and healthy adolescents. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 15-25.

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2015

Hartley, C. A. & Somerville, L. H. (2015). The neuroscience of adolescent decision making. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 5, 108-115 .

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McLaughlin, K. A., Garrad, M. C., & Somerville, L. H. (2015). What develops during emotional development? A component process approach to identifying sources of psychopathology risk in adolescence. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 17, 403-410.

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van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Huizenga, H. M., Somerville, L. H., Delgado, M. R., Powers, A., Weeda, W. D., Casey, B. J., Weber, E. U., & Figner, B. (2015). Neural correlates of expected risks and returns in risky choice across development. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(4), 1549 –1560. 

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2014

Braver, T. S., Krug, M., Chiew, K., Kool, W., Westbrook A., Clement, N., Adcock, R. A., Barch, D., Botvinick, M. A., Carver, C. S., Cools, R., Custers, R., Dickinson, A., Dweck, C. S., Fischbach, A., Gollwitzer, P., Hess, T., Isaacowitz, D. A., Mather, M., Murayama, K., Pessoa, L., Samanez­‐Larkin, G. R., Somerville, L. H. for the MOMCAI group. (2014). Mechanisms of motivation­‐cognition interaction: Challenges and opportunities. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience., 14(2), 443-472.

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Dreyfuss, M., Caudle, K., Drysdale, A. T., Johnston, N. E., Cohen, A. O., Somerville, L. H., Galvan, A., Tottenham, N., Hare, T. A., & Casey, B. J. (2014). Teens impulsively react rather than retreat from threat. Developmental Neuroscience, 36, 220-227.

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Drysdale, A. T., Hartley, C. A., Pattwell, S. S., Ruberry, E. J., Somerville, L. H., Compton, S. N., Lee, F. S., Casey, B. J., & Walkup, J. T. (2014). Fear and anxiety from principle to practice: Implications of when to treat youth with anxiety disorders. Biological Psychiatry, 75.11, e9.

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Jones, R. M., Somerville, L. H., Li, J., Ruberry, E. J., Powers, A., Mehta, N., Dyke, J., & Casey, B. J., (2014). Adolescent-specific patterns of behavior and neural activity during social reinforcement learning. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14(2), 683-697.

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Somerville, L. H. & Casey, B. J. (2014). Emotional reactivity and regulation across development. In The Cognitive Neurosciences V (Gazzaniga and Mangun, eds.), MIT Press.

 

Somerville, L. H., van den Bulk, B. G., & Skwara, A. C. (2014). Response to: The triadic model perspective for the study of adolescent motivated behavior. Brain and Cognition, 89, 112-113.

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Teslovich, T., Mulder, M., Franklin, N. T., Ruberry, E. J., Millner, A., Somerville, L. H., Simen, P., Durston, S., & Casey, B. J. (2014). Adolescents let sufficient evidence accumulate before making a decision when large incentives are at stake. Developmental Science, 17(1), 59-70.

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2013

Powers, K. E., Somerville, L. H., Kelley, W. M., & Heatherton, T. F. (2013). Rejection sensitivity polarizes striatal-medial prefrontal activity when anticipating social feedback. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(11), 1887-1895.

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Somerville, L. H. (2013). The teenage brain: Sensitivity to social evaluation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(2), 129-135.

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Somerville, L. H., Jones, R. M., Ruberry, E. J., Dyke, J. P., Glover, G., & Casey, B. J. (2013). The medial prefrontal cortex and the emergence of self-conscious emotion in adolesence. Psychological Science, 24(8), 1554-1562.

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Somerville, L. H., Wagner, D. D., Wig, G. S., Moran, J. M., Whalen, P. J., & Kelly, W. M. (2013). Interactions between transient and sustained neural signals support the generation and regulation of anxious emotion. Cerebral Cortex, 23 (1), 49-60.

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2011

Casey, B. J., Jones, R. M., & Somerville, L. H. (2011). Braking and accelerating of the adolescent brain. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21 (1), 21-33.

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Casey, B. J., Somerville, L. H., Gotlib, I. H., Ayduk, O., Franklin, N. T., Askren, M. K., Jonides, J., Berman, M. G., Wilson, N. L., Teslovich, T., Glover, G., Zayas, V., Mischel, W., & Shoda, Y. (2011). Behavioral and neural correlates of delay of gratification 40 years later. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 108 (36), 14988-15003.

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Davis, F. C., Somerville, L. H., Ruberry, E. J., Shin, L. M., & Whalen, P. J. (2011). A tale of two negatives: Differential memory modulation by threat-related facial expressions. Emotion, 11 (3), 647-655.

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Jones, R. M., Somerville, L. H., Li, J., Ruberry, E. J., Libby, V., Glover, G., Voss, H. U., Ballon, D. J., & Casey, B. J. (2011). Behavioral and neural properties of social reinforcement learning. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31 (37), 13039-13045.

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Somerville, L. H., & Casey, B. J. (2011). Response to Moshman, "Adolescents and their teenage brains". Human Development, 54 (4), 1-17.

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Somerville, L. H., Fani, N., & McClure-Tone, E. B. (2011). Behavioral and neural representation of emotional facial expressions across the lifespan. Developmental Neuropsychology, 36 (4), 408-428.

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Somerville, L. H.*, Hare, T. A.*, & Casey, B. J. (2011). Frontostriatal maturation predicts cognitive control failure to appetitive cues in adolescents. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23 (9), 2123-2134.
*Equal contribution

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2010

Casey, B. J., Jones, R. M., Levita, L., Libby, V., Pattwell, S., Ruberry, E. J., Soliman, F. A., & Somerville L. H. (2010). The storm and stress of adolescence: Insights from human imaging and mouse genetics. Developmental Psychobiology, 52 (3), 225-235.

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Soliman, F., Glatt, C. E., Levita, L., Bath, K. G., Jones, R. M., Pattwell, S. S., Tottenham, N., Somerville, L. H., Voss, H. U., Glover, G., Ballon, D. J., Lee, F. S., & Casey, B. J. (2010). A genetic variant BDNF (Val66Met) polymorphism alters extinction learning in both mouse and human. Science, 327, 863-866.

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Somerville, L. H., & Casey, B. J. (2010). Developmental neurobiology of cognitive control and motivational systems. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 20, 1-6.

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Somerville, L. H., Jones, R. M., & Casey, B. J. (2010). A time of change: Behavioral and neural correlates of adolescent sensitivity to appetitive and aversive environmental cues. Brain and Cognition, 72, 124-133.

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Somerville, L. H., Kelley, W. M., & Heatherton, T. F. (2010). Self-esteem modulates medial prefrontal cortical responses to evaluative social feedback. Cerebral Cortex, 20 (12), 3005-3013.

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Somerville, L. H., Whalen, P. J., & Kelley, W. M. (2010). Human bed nucleus of the stria terminalis indexes hypervigilant threat monitoring. Biological Psychiatry, 68 (5), 416-424.

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2008

Whalen, P. J., Johnstone, T., Somerville, L. H., Nitschke, J. B., Polis, S. A., Alexander, A. L., Davidson, R. J., & Kalin, N. H. (2008). A functional magnetic resonance imaging predictor of treatment response to venlafaxine in generalized anxiety disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 63 (9), 858-863.

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2006

Somerville, L. H., Heatherton, T. F., & Kelley, W. M. (2006). Anterior cingulate cortex responds differentially to expectancy violation and social rejection. Nature Neuroscience, 9(8), 1007-1008.

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Somerville, L. H. & Whalen, P. J. (2006). Prior experience as a stimulus category confound: An example using facial expressions of emotion. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 1, 271-274.

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Somerville, L. H., Wig, G. S., Whalen, P. J., & Kelley, W. M. (2006). Dissociable medial temporal lobe contributions to social memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18 (8), 1253-1265.

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2005

Johnstone, T., Somerville, L. H., Alexander, A. L., Davidson, R. J., Kalin, N. H., & Whalen, P. J. (2005). Stability of amygdala BOLD response to fearful faces over multiple scan sessions. NeuroImage, 25, 1112-1123.

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2004

Kim, H., Somerville, L. H., Johnstone, T., Polis, S., Alexander, A. L., Shin, L. M., & Whalen, P. J. (2004). Contextual modulation of fMRI responsivity to surprised faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 1730-1745.

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Somerville, L. H., Kim, H., Johnstone, T., Alexander, A. L., & Whalen, P. J. (2004). Human amygdala responses during presentation of happy and neutral faces: Correlations with state anxiety. Biological Psychiatry, 55, 897-903.

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Whalen, P. J., Kagan, J., Cook, R. G., Davis, F. C., Kim, H., Polis, S., McLaren, D. L., Somerville, L. H., McLean, A. A., Maxwell, J. S., & Johnstone, T. (2004). Human amygdala responsivity to masked fearful eye-whites. Science, 306, 2061.

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2003

Kim, H., Somerville, L. H., Johnstone, T., Alexander, A. L., & Whalen, P. J. (2003). Inverse amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex responses to surprised faces. Neuroreport, 14, 2317-2322.

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Kim, H., Somerville, L. H., McLean, A. A., Johnstone, T., Shin, L. M., & Whalen, P. J. (2003). Functional MRI responses of the human dorsal amygdala/substantia innominata region to facial expressions of emotion. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 985, 533-535.

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2002

Whalen, P. J., Shin, L. M., Somerville, L. H., McLean, A. A., & Kim, H. (2002). Functional neuroimaging studies of the amygdala in depression. Seminars in Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 7, 234-242.