Selected Publications


Luciana, M., Collins, P.F., & Depue, R.A. (1998) Opposing roles for dopamine and serotonin in the modulation of spatial working memory functions of human prefrontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 8, 218-226.

Luciana, M. & Nelson, C.A. (1998) The functional emergence of prefrontally-guided working memory systems in four-to- eight year-old children. Neuropsychologia, vol. 36(3), 273-293.

Nelson, C.A., & Luciana, M. (1998). The use of event-related potentials in pediatric neuropsychiatry. In Coffey, C.E., and Brumback, R.A. (Eds): Textbook of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry. American Psychiatric Press.

Luciana, M., Lindeke, L., Georgieff, M. & Nelson, C.A. (1999) Neurobehavioral evidence for prefrontally-guided working memory deficits in school-aged children with histories of prematurity. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 41, 521-533.

DeUngria, M., Rao, R., Wobken, J.D., Luciana, M., Nelson, C.A., and Georgieff, M.K. (2000). Perinatal iron deficiency decreases cytochrome c Oxidase (CytOx) activity in selective regions of neonatal rat brain. Journal of Pediatric Research,48(2), 169-176.

Luciana, M. and Nelson, C.A. (2000). Neurodevelopmental assessment of cognitive function using the cambridge neuropsychological testing automated battery (Cantab): Validation and future goals. In Ernst, M. and Rumsey, J . The foundation and future of functional neuroimaging in child psychiatry . Cambridge University Press.

Nelson, C.A. and Luciana, M. (Eds): (2001) Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience . MIT Press. Winner of the Association of American Publishers Inc. 2001 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition in the category of Single Volume Reference: Science.

Luciana, M. (2001). Dopamine-opiate modulation of reward-seeking behavior: Implications for the functional assessment of prefrontal development. In Nelson, C.A. and Luciana, M. (Eds): Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience . MIT Press.

Luciana, M., Sullivan, J., and Nelson, C.A. (2001) Associations between phenylalanine-to-tyrosine ratios and performance on tests of neuropsychological function in adolescents treated early and continuously for PKU. Child Development , 72(6), 1637-1652.

Luciana, M., Burgund, ED., Berman, M., and Hanson, KL (2001). Effects of tryptophan loading on working memory for spatial, verbal, and affective stimuli in healthy humans. Journal of Psychopharmacology,15(4), 219-230.

Luciana, M. (2002). The neural and functional development of human prefrontal cortex. In M. deHaan and MH Johnson (Eds): The Cognitive Neuroscience of Development . Psychology Press.

Luciana, M. and Nelson, C.A. (2002). Assessment of neuropsychological function in children through the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery (CANTAB): Normative performance in 4 to 12 year-olds. Developmental Neuropsychology.22(3), 595-624

Burgund, ED, Marsolek, CJ, and Luciana, M. (2003) Serotonin levels influence patterns of implicit memory . Neuropsychology , 17, 161-170.

Luciana, M. (2003) Practitioner Review: Computerised assessment of neuro-psychological function in children: clinical and research applications of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery (CANTAB) . Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 44(0), 1-15.

Luciana, M. (2003). Cognitive development in dhildren born preterm: Implications for theories of brain plasticity following early injury Development and Psychopathology, 15, 1017-1047.

Hanson, K. and Luciana, M (2004). Neurocognitive function in recreational use of MDMA: The importance of clinically-significant patterns of use. Psychological Medicine . 34, 229-246.

Luciana, M., Hanson, KL and Whitley, C (2004). A preliminary report on dopamine system reactivity in PKU: Acute effects of haloperidol on neuropsychological, physiological, and neuroendocrine functions. Psychopharmacology. 175, 18-25.

Hooper, C., Luciana, M., Conklin, H.M., Yarger, R. (2004). Adolescents' Performance on the Iowa Gambling Task: Implications for the Development of Decision-Making and Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex. Developmental Psychology . 40(6), 1148-1158 .

Luciana, M., Conklin, H., Hooper, C., & Yarger, R. (in press). The development of nonverbal working memory processes in adolescents: Different maturational trajectories for recall versus executive control . Child Development. Anticipated publication date June, 2005.

Luciana, M. (in press). Cognitive neuroscience and the prefrontal cortex: Normative development and vulnerability to psychopathology. To appear in D. Cicchetti and D. Cohen (Eds): Development and Psychopathology, 2 nd Edition, New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Scott, L, Luciana, M. & Nelson, CA. (in press) Electrophysiological correlates of facial self-recognition in young adults. To be published in the journal of the Romanian Association of Cognitive Sciences: Cognition, Brain, Behavior in a special issue on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Luciana, M., Gunnar, M., Davis, E., Nelson, CA, & Donzella, B. (in press). Children's "catastrophic responses" to negative feedback on CANTAB's ID/ED Set-Shifting Task: Relation to indices of a depressive temperamental style. Invited paper to be published in the journal of the Romanian Association of Cognitive Sciences: Cognition, Brain, Behavior [English translation of journal title] in a special issue on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.



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