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Neacsiu, A. D., Beynel, L., Graner, J. L., Szabo, S. T., Appelbaum, L. G., Smoski, M. J., & LaBar, K. S. (2022). Enhancing cognitive restructuring with concurrent fMRI-guided neurostimulation for emotional dysregulation–A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 301, 378-389.

Kragel, P. A., Hariri, A. R., & LaBar, K. S. (2022). The temporal dynamics of spontaneous emotional brain states and their implications for mental health. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 34(5), 715-728.

Parikh, N., De Brigard, F., & LaBar, K. S. (2021). The efficacy of downward counterfactual thinking for regulating emotional memories in anxious individuals. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 712066-712066.


Wright, R. N., Faul, L., Graner, J. L., Stewart, G. W., & LaBar, K. S. (2021). Psychosocial determinants of anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Health Psychology, 1-17.

Neacsiu, A. D., Beynel, L., Powers, J. P., Szabo, S. T., Appelbaum, L. G., Lisanby, S. H., & LaBar, K. S. (2021). Enhancing cognitive restructuring with concurrent repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation: A transdiagnostic randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 91(2), 94-106.


Amoroso, C. R.*, Hanna, E. K.*, LaBar, K. S., Schaich-Borg, J., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., & Zucker, N. L. (2020). Disgust theory through the lens of psychiatric medicine. Clinical Psychological Science, 8, 3-24. *co-first authors

Faul, L.*, Stjepanovic, D.*, Stivers, J. M., Stewart, G. W., Graner, J. L., Morey, R. A., & LaBar, K. S. (2020). Proximal threats promote enhanced acquisition and persistence of reactive fear learning circuits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 117, 16678-16689. PMC7369317 *co-first authors

Graner, J. L., Stjepanovic, D., & LaBar, K. S. (2021).Extinction learning alters the neural representation of conditioned fear. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 20, 983-997.

Morey, R. A., Clarke, E. C., Haswell, C. C., Phillips, R. D., Clausen, A. N., Mufford, M., Saygin, Z., VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup & LaBar, K. S. (2020). Amygdala nuclei volume and shape in military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 5, 281-290.

Morey, R. A., Haswell, C. C., Stjepanovic, D., Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Dunsmoor, J. E., & LaBar, K. S. (2020). Neural correlates of conceptual-level fear generalization in posttraumatic stress disorder . Neuropsychopharmacology, 45, 1380-1389. PMC7297719.

Parikh, N., LaBar, K. S., & De Brigard (2020). Phenomenology of counterfactual thinking is dampened in anxious individuals. Cognition & Emotion, in press.

Powers, J. P., Davis, S. W., Neacsiu, A. D., Beynel, L., Appelbaum, L. G., & LaBar, K. S. (2020).Examining the role of lateral parietal cortex in emotional distancing using TMS. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, in press.

Powers, J. P., Graner, J. L., & LaBar, K. S. (2020). Multivariate patterns of posterior cortex activity differentiate forms of emotional distancing Cerebral Cortex, 30, 2766-2776. PMC7197066

Sun, D., Gold, A. L., Swanson, C. A., Haswell, C. C., Brown, V. M., Stjepanovic, D., VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, LaBar, K. S., & Morey, R. A. (2020). Threat-induced anxiety during goal pursuit disrupts amygdala-prefrontal cortex connectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 10, 61. Doi:10.1038/s41398-020-0739-4. PMC7026403.


Harris, A., Romer, A., Hanna, E., Keeling, L., LaBar, K. S., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Strauman, T. J., Wagner, H. R., Marcus, M., & Zucker, N. L. (2019). The central role of disgust in disorders of food avoidance. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52, 543-553.

Kragel, P. A., Reddan, M. C., LaBar, K. S., & Wager, T. D. (2019). Emotion schemas are embedded in the human visual system. Science Advances,5, eaaw4358. Doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw4358. PMC Journal – In Process.

Parikh, N., McGovern, B., & LaBar, K. S. (2019). Spatial distancing reduces emotional arousal to reactivated memories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 1967-1973.

Powers, J.P., & LaBar, K. S. (2019). Regulation emotion through distancing: A taxonomy, neurocognitive model, and supporting meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews , 96, 155-173.


Chen, L.W., Sun, D., Davis, S.L., Haswell, C.C., Dennis, E.L., Swanson, C.A., Whelan, C.D., Gutman, B., Jahansad, N., Iglesias, J.E., Thompson, P., Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Wagner, H.R., Saemann, P., LaBar, K.S., & Morey, R.A. (2018). Smaller hippocampal CA1 subfield volume in posttraumatic stress disorder. Depression & Anxiety, 35, 1018-1029.

Hall, S.A., Brodar, K.E., LaBar, K.S., Bernsten, D., & Rubin, D.C. (2018). Neural patterning and dynamics of emotional involuntary memory retrieval in posttraumatic stress disorder. NeuroImage:Clinical, 19, 793-804. PMC6024199.

Wing, E.A., Iyengar, V., Hess, T.M., LaBar, K.S., Huettel, S.A., & Cabeza, R. (2018). Neural mechanisms of belief-related emotions and their impact on subsequent memory: An fMRI study. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 216-231. PMC5889727.

Sun, D., Davis S.L., Haswell, C.C., Swanson, C.L., Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, LaBar, K.S., Fairbank, J.A., & Morey, R.A. (2018). Brain structural covariance network topology in remitted posttraumatic stress disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 90. Doi:103389/fpsyt.2018.00090.


Li, D., Zucker, N. L., Kragel, P. A., Covington, V. E., & LaBar, K. S. (2017). Adolescent development of insula-dependent interoceptive regulation. Developmental Science, 20, e12438. Doi:10.1111/desc.12438. PMC5643158.

Zucker, N. L., Wagner, H. R., Kragel, P. A., Mayer, E., Wang, J., Kang, M. S., Covington, V., Merwin, R., & LaBar, K. S. (2017). The clinical significance of posterior insular volume in adolescent Anorexia Nervosa.Psychosomatic Medicine,79, 1025-1035. PMC5675821.


Gorka, A.X., LaBar, K. S., & Hariri, A.R. (2016). Variability in emotional responsiveness and coping style during active avoidance as a window onto psychological vulnerability to stress. Physiology & Behavior, 158, 90-99. PMC4995782.

Kragel, P. A., Knodt, A. R., Hariri, A. R., & LaBar, K. S. (2016). Decoding spontaneous emotional states in the human brain. PLoS Biology, 14, e2000106. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2000106. PMC5023171.

Kragel, P.A. & LaBar, K. S.(2016). Decoding the nature of emotion in the brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20,444-455. PMC4875847.

Kragel, P.A. & LaBar, K. S.(2016). Somatosensory representations link the perception of emotional expressions and sensory experience. eNeuro, 3,e0090-15.2016. Doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0090-15.2016. PMC4894916.

Lake, J.I., LaBar, K. S., & Meck, W.H. (2016). Emotional modulation of timing and time perception. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 64,403-420

Lake, J.I., Meck, W.H., & LaBar, K. S.(2016). Discriminative fear learners are resilient to temporal distortions during threat anticipation. Timing, & Time Perception, 4,63-78

Murty, V.P., LaBar, K. S., & Adcock, R.A. (2016). Distinct medial temporal networks encode surprise during motivation by reward versus punishment. Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, 124(Pt A), 55-64. PMC5024782

Wu Dowd, E., Mitroff, S.R., & LaBar, K. S. (2016). Fear generalization gradients in visual attention. Emotion,16 1011-1018.


Åhs, F., Dunsmoor, J. E., Zielinski, D. J., & LaBar, K. S. (2015). Spatial proximity amplifies valence in emotional memory and defensive approach-avoidance. Neuropsychologia, 70, 476-485. Special issue: Sensorimotor and social aspects of peripersonal space (C. Dijkerman & A. Farné, Eds.).

Åhs, F., Kragel, P. A., Zielinski, D., J., Brady, R., & LaBar, K. S. (2015). Prefrontal pathways for the contextual regulation of extinguished fear in humans. NeuroImage, 122, 262-271.

Kragel, P. A., & LaBar, K. S. (2015). Multivariate neural biomarkers of emotional states are categorically distinct. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 1437-1448.

Kragel, P. A., Zucker, N. L., Covington, V., & LaBar, K. S. (2015). Developmental trajectories of cortical-subcortical interactions underlying the evaluation of trust in adolescence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 240-247.

Morey, R. A., Dunsmoor, J. E., Haswell, C. C., Brown, V. M., Vora, A., Stjepanovic, D., Wagner, III, H. R., MIRECC Workgroup, & LaBar, K. S. (2015). Fear learning circuitry is biased toward generalization of fear associations in posttraumatic stress disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 5, e700, doi:10.1038/tp.2015.196.


Brown, V.M., LaBar, K.S., Haswell, C.C., Gold, A.L., Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, McCarthy, G., & Morey, R.A. (2014). Altered resting-state functional connectivity of basolateral and centromedial amygdala complexes in posttraumatic stress disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39, 351-359. PMC3870774.

Brown, V. M., Strauss, J. L., LaBar, K. S., Gold, A. L., McCarthy, G. & Morey, R. A. (2014). Acute effects of trauma-focused research procedures on participant safety and distress. Psychiatry Research, 215, 154-158.

Dew, I. T. Z., Ritchey, M., LaBar, K. S., & Cabeza, R. (2014). Prior perceptual processing enhances the effect of emotional arousal on the neural correlates of memory retrieval. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 112, 104-113.

Dunsmoor, J. E, Å, F., Zielinski, D. J., & LaBar, K.S. (2014). Extinction under multiple virtual reality contexts diminishes fear reinstatement in humans. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 113, 157-164. Special issue: Fear extinction (M. Milad & J. Radulovic, Eds.).

Dunsmoor, J.E., Kragel, P.A., Martin, A., & LaBar, K.S. (2014). Aversive learning modulates cortical representations of object categories. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 2859-2872.

Green, S. R.*, Kragel, P. A.*, Fecteau, M. E., & LaBar, K. S. (2014). Development and validation of an unsupervised scoring system (Autonomate) for skin conductance analysis. *co-first authors. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 91, 186-193. PMC3943713.

Hoscheidt, S.M., LaBar, K.S., Ryan, L., Jacobs, W.J., & Nadel, L. (2014). Encoding events under stress: high subjective arousal is related to accurate emotional memory despite misinformation exposure. Neurobiology of Learning & Memory,112, 237-247. Special issue: Stress and the regulation of Memory: From basic mechanisms to clinical implications. (D. de Quervain & J.L. McGaugh, eds.).

Kragel, P.A., & LaBar, K.S. (2014). Advancing emotion theory by multivariate pattern classification. Emotion Review, 6, 160-174. PMC3745776.

Lake, J. I., LaBar, K. S., & Meck, W. H. (2014). Hear it playing low and slow: How pitch level differentially influences time perception. Acta Psychologica, 149, 169-177.

Smoski, M.J., LaBar, K.S., & Steffens, D.C. (2014). Relative effectiveness of reappraisal and distraction in regulating emotion in late-life depression. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22, 898-907.

Stanton, S. J.*, Reeck, C.*, Huettel, S. A., & LaBar, K. S. (2014). Effects of induced moods on economic choices. *co-first authors. Judgment and Decision Making, 9, 167-175.


Dunsmoor, J.E., & LaBar, K.S. (2013). Effects of discrimination training on fear generalization gradients and perceptual classification in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience, 127, 350-356. PMC3707295.

Kragel, P.A., & LaBar, K.S. (2013). Multivariate pattern classification reveals autonomic and experiential representations of discrete emotions. Emotion, 13, 681-690. PMC3745776.

Ritchey, M., Wing, E., LaBar, K.S., & Cabeza, R. (2013). Neural similarity between encoding and retrieval is related to memory via hippocampal interactions. Cerebral Cortex, 23, 2818-2828. PMC3827709.

Zucker, N.L., Moskovich, A., Bulik, C.M., Merwin, R., Gaddis, K., Losh, M., Piven, J., Wagner, H.R., & LaBar, K.S. (2013). Perception of affect in biological motion cues in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46, 12-22. PMC3657604.


Dunsmoor, J.E., & LaBar, K.S. (2012). Brain activity associated with omission of an aversive event reveals the effects of fear learning and generalization. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 97, 301-312. PMC3319840.

Dunsmoor, J.E., Martin, A., & LaBar, K.S. (2012). Role of conceptual knowledge in learning to fear. Biological Psychology, 89, 300-305. PMC3269535.

Graham, R., & LaBar, K.S. (2012). Neurocognitive mechanisms of gaze-expression interactions in face processing and social attention. Neuropsychologia, 50, 553-566. PMC3309061.

Morey, R.A., Gold, A.L., LaBar, K.S., Beall, S. K., Brown, V. M., Haswell, C. S., Nasser, J. D., Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Wagner, H. R., & McCarthy, G. (2012). Amygdala volume changes with posttraumatic stress disorder in a large case-control veteran group. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69, 1169-1178. PMC3647246.

Morey, R.A., McCarthy, G., Selgrade, E.S., Seth, S., Nasser, J.D., & LaBar, K.S. (2012). Neural systems for guilt from actions affecting self versus others. NeuroImage, 60, 683-692. PMC3288150.

Murty, V.P., LaBar, K.S., & Adcock, R.A. (2012). Threat of punishment motivates memory encoding via amygdala, not midbrain, interactions with the medial temporal lobe. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 8969-8976. PMC3500666.

Prince, S.E., Thomas, L.A., Kragel, P.A., & LaBar, K.S. (2012). Fear-relevant outcomes modulate the neural correlates of probabilistic classification learning. NeuroImage, 59, 695-707. PMC3195832.

Reeck, C., LaBar, K.S., & Egner, T. (2012). Neural mechanisms mediating contingent capture of attention by affective stimuli. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 1113-1126. PMC3654100.


Cain, M.S., Dunsmoor, J.E., LaBar, K.S., & Mitroff, S.R. (2011). Anticipatory anxiety hinders detection of a second target in dual-target search. Psychological Science, 22, 866-871.

Dennis, N.A., Cabeza, R., Need, A.C., Waters-Metenier, S.W., Goldstein, D.B., & LaBar, K.S. (2011). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66 Met polymorphism and hippocampal activation during episodic encoding and retrieval tasks. Hippocampus, 21, 980-989. PMC3010486.

Dunsmoor, J.E., Ahs, F., & LaBar, K.S. (2011). Neurocognitive mechanisms of fear conditioning and vulnerability to anxiety. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5, 35. PMC3075912.

Dunsmoor, J.E., Prince, S.E., Murty, V.P., Kragel, P.A., & LaBar, K.S. (2011). Neurobehavioral mechanisms of human fear generalization. NeuroImage, 55, 1878-1888. PMC3062636.

Dunsmoor, J.E., White, A.J., & LaBar, K.S. (2011). Conceptual similarity promotes generalization of higher-order fear learning. Learning & Memory, 18, 156-160. PMC3056515.

Hallahan, B., Newell, J., Soares, J.C., Brambilla, P., Strakowski, S.M., Fleck, D.E., Kieseppa, T., Altshuler, L.L., Fornito, A., Malhi, G.S., McIntosh, A.M., Yurgelun-Todd, D.A., LaBar, K.S., Sharma, V., MacQueen, G.M., Murray, R.M., & McDonald, C. (2011). Structural MRI in Bipolar Disorder: An international collaborative mega-analysis of individual adult patient data. Biological Psychiatry, 69, 326-335.

Hayes, J.P., LaBar, K.S., McCarthy, G., Selgrade, E., Nasser, J., Dolcos, F., VISN 6 Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, & Morey, R.A. (2011). Reduced hippocampal and amygdala activity predicts memory distortions for trauma reminders in combat-related PTSD. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 660-669. PMC3081889.

Huff, N.C., Alba-Hernandez, J., Fecteau, M.E., Zielinski, D.J., Brady, R., & LaBar, K.S. (2011). Revealing context-specific conditioned fear memories with full immersion virtual reality. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 5, 75, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2011.00075 Special issue: How fear and stress shape the mind (L. R. Johnson, ed.). PMC3209582.

LaBar, K.S. (2011). Cracking the almond. Commentary on Prevost et al. "Differential contributions of human amygdalar subregions in the computations underlying reward and avoidance learning." European Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 133.

Murty, V.P., LaBar, K.S., Hamilton, D.A., & Adcock, R.A. (2011). Is all motivation good for learning? Dissociable influences of approach and avoidance motivation in declarative memory. Learning & Memory, 18, 712-717. PMC3207256.

Ritchey, M., LaBar, K.S., & Cabeza, R. (2011). Level of processing modulates the neural correlates of emotional memory formation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 757-771. PMC2948070.

Smoski, M.J., Salsman, N., Wang, L., Smith, V., Lynch, T.R., Dager, S., LaBar, K.S., & Linehan, M.M. (2011). Functional imaging of emotion reactivity in opiate-dependent borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2, 230-241.

Stanton, S.J., Mullette-Gillman, O.A., McLaurin, R.E., Kuhn, C.M., LaBar, K.S., Platt, M.L., & Huettel, S.A. (2011). High and low testosterone individuals exhibit decreased aversion to economic risk. Psychological Science, 22, 447-453.

Winecoff, A., LaBar, K.S., Madden, D., Cabeza, R., & Huettel, S.A. (2011). Cognitive and neural contributors to emotion regulation in aging. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 165-176. PMC3073384.

Zucker, N.L., Green, S., Morris, J.P., Kragel, P., Pelphrey, K.A., Bulik, C.M., & LaBar, K.S. (2011). Neural signaling of mixed messages during a social exchange. Neuroreport, 22, 413-418.


Botzung, A., LaBar, K.S., Kragel, P., Miles, A., & Rubin, D.C. (2010). Component neural systems for emotional memory formation during free viewing of a complex real-world event. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 34. PMC2876881.

Botzung, A., Rubin, D.C., Miles, A., Cabeza, R., & LaBar, K.S. (2010). Mental hoop diaries: Emotional memories of a college basketball game in rival fans. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 2130-2137. NIHMS176990.

Dennis, N.A., Need, A., LaBar, K.S., Waters-Metenier, S., Cirulli, E.T., Kragel, J., Goldstein, D.B., & Cabeza, R. (2009). COMT Val108/158 Met genotype affects neural but not cognitive processing in healthy individuals. Cerebral Cortex, 20, 672-683. PMC2820704.

Graham, R., Friesen, C.K., Fichtenholtz, H.M., & LaBar, K.S. (2010). Modulation of reflexive orienting to gaze direction by facial expressions. Visual Cognition, 18, 331-368.

Hayes, J.P., Morey, R.A., Petty, C.M., Seth, S., Smoski, M.J., McCarthy, G., & LaBar, K.S. (2010). Staying cool when things get hot: Emotion regulation modulates neural mechanisms of memory encoding. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 230. PMC3015134.

Huff, N.C., Zeilinski, D.J., Fecteau, M.E., Brady, R., & LaBar, K.S. (2010). Human fear conditioning conducted in full immersion 3-dimensional virtual reality. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 42, 1993. NIHMS266143.

Murty, R., Ritchey, M., Adcock, R.A., & LaBar, K.S. (2010). fMRI studies of successful emotional memory encoding: A quantitative meta-analysis. Neuropsychologia, 48, 3459-3469. PMC2949536.

Stanton, S.J., LaBar, K.S., Saini, E.K., Kuhn, C.M., & Beehner, J.C. (2010). Stressful politics: Voters' cortisol responses to the outcome of the 2008 United States Presidential election. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35, 768-774.


Dunsmoor, J.E., Mitroff, S.R., & LaBar, K.S. (2009). Generalization of conditioned fear along a dimension of increasing fear intensity. Learning & Memory, 16, 460-469. PMC2704105.

Fichtenholtz, H.M., Hopfinger, J.B., Graham, R., Detwiler, J.M., & LaBar, K.S. (2009). Event-related potentials reveal temporal staging of dynamic emotional expression and gaze shift effects on attentional orienting. Social Neuroscience, 4, 317-331. PMC2703691.

Huff, N.C., Alba Hernandez, J., Blanding, N.Q., & LaBar, K.S. (2009). Delayed extinction attenuates conditioned fear renewal and spontaneous recovery in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123, 834-843.

Morey, R.A., Dolcos, F., Petty, C.M., Cooper, D.A., Pannu Hayes, J., LaBar, K.S., & McCarthy, G. (2009). The role of trauma related distractors on neural systems for working memory and emotion in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 43, 809-817. PMC2684984.

Morey, R.A., Petty, C.M., Xu, Y., Pannu Hayes, J., Wagner, H.R., II., Lewis, D.V., LaBar, K.S., Styner, M., & McCarthy, G. (2009). A comparison of automated segmentation and manual tracing for quantification of hippocampal and amygdala volumes. NeuroImage, 45, 855-866. PMC2714773.

Morey, R.A., Petty, C.M., Xu, Y., Pannu Hayes, J., Wagner, H.R., II., Lewis, D.V., Styner, M., LaBar, K.S., & McCarthy, G. (2009). Rebuttal to Hasan and Pedraza: "Improving the reliability of manual and automated methods for hippocampal and amygdala volume measurements." NeuroImage, 48, 499-500.

Pannu Hayes, J., LaBar, K.S., Petty, C.M., McCarthy, G., & Morey, R.A. (2009). Alterations in the neural circuitry for emotion and attention associated with posttraumatic stress symptomatology. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 172, 7-15. PMC2692949.

Stanton, S.J., Beehner, J.C., Saini, E.K., Kuhn, C.M., & LaBar, K.S. (2009). Dominance, Politics, and Physiology: Voters' Testosterone Changes on the Night of the 2008 United States Presidential Election. PLoS ONE, 4, e7543. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007543. PMC2760760.


Daselaar, S.M., Rice, H.J., Greenberg, D.L., Cabeza, R., LaBar, K.S., & Rubin, D.C. (2008). The spatiotemporal dynamics of autobiographical memory: neural correlates of recall, emotional intensity, and reliving. Cerebral Cortex, 18, 217-229.

Doty, T.J., Payne, M.E., Steffens, D.C., Beyer, J.L., Krishnan, K.R.R., & LaBar, K.S. (2008). Age-dependent reduction of amygdala volume in bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 163, 84-94. PMC2483539.

Morey, R.A., Petty, C.M., Cooper, D.A., LaBar, K.S., & McCarthy, G. (2008). Neural systems for executive and emotional processing are modulated by symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in Iraq War veterans. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 162, 59-72. PMC2254508.

St. Jacques, P.L., Rubin, D.C., LaBar, K.S., & Cabeza, R. (2008). The long and short of it: Neural correlates of temporal-order memorey for autobiographical events. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 1327-1341.

Thomas, L.A. & LaBar, K.S. (2008). Fear relevancy, strategy use, and probabilistic learning of cue-outcome associations. Learning & Memory, 15, 777-784. PMC2632792.

Wang, L., LaBar, K.S., Smoski, M., Rosenthal, M.Z., Dolcos, F., Lynch, T.R., Krishnan, K.R.R., & McCarthy, G. (2008). Prefrontal mechansims for executive control over emotional distraction are altered in major depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 163, 143-155. PMC2553159.


Dillon, D.G., Ritchey, M., Johnson, B.D., & LaBar, K.S. (2007). Dissociable effects of conscious emotion regulation strategies on explicit and implicit memory. Emotion, 7, 354-365.

Fichtenholtz, H.M., Hopfinger, J.B., Graham, R., Detwiler, J.M., & LaBar, K.S. (2007). Happy and fearful emotion in cues and targets modulate event-related potential indices of gaze-directed attentional orienting. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2, 323-333.

Graham, R., Devinsky, O., & LaBar, K.S. (2007). Quantifying deficits in the perception of fear and anger in morphed facial expressions after bilateral amygdala damage. Neuropsychologia, 45, 42-54.

Graham, R., & LaBar, K.S. (2007). Garner interfaerence reveals dependencies between emotional expression and gaze in face perception. Emotion, 7, 296-313.

LaBar, K.S. (2007). Beyond Fear: Emotional memory mechanisms in the human brain. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 173-177.

Pelphrey, K.A., Morris, J.P., McCarthy, G., & LaBar, K.S. (2007). Perception of dynamic changes in facial affect and identity in autism. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2, 140-149.

Schmajuk, N.A., Larrauri, J.A. & LaBar, K.S. (2007). Reinstatement of conditioned fear and the hippocampus: An attentional-associative model. Behavioural Brain Research, 177, 242-253.

Thomas, L.A., De Bellis, M.D., Graham, R., & LaBar, K.S. (2007). Development of emotional facial recognition in late childhood and adolescence. Developmental science, 10, 547-558.

Zucker, N.L., Losh, M., Bulik, C.M., LaBar, K.S., Piven, J., & Pelphrey, K.A. (2007). Anorexia nervosa and autism spectrum disorders: Guided investigation of social cognitive endophenotypes. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 976-1006.


Dillon, D.G., Cooper, J.J., Grent-'t-Jong, T., Woldorff, M.G., & LaBar, K.S. (2006). Dissociation of event-related potentials indexing arousal and semantic cohesion during emotional word encoding. Brain and Cognition, 62, 43-57.

Graham, R., Devinsky, O., & LaBar, K.S. (2006). Sequential ordering of morphed faces and facial expressions following temporal lobe damage. Neuropsychologia, 44, 1398-1405.

LaBar, K.S., & Cabeza, R. (2006). Cognitive neuroscience of emotional memory. Nature Neuroscience Reviews, 7, 54-64.

Wang, L., LaBar, K.S., & McCarthy, G. (2006). Mood alters amygdala activation to sad distractors during an attentional task. Biological Psychiatry, 60, 1139-1146.

Zorawski, M., Blanding, N.Q., Kuhn, C.M., & LaBar, K.S. (2006). Effects of sex and stress on acquisition and consolidation of human fear conditioning. Learning & Memory, 13, 441-450.

2005 and Earlier

Dillon, D.G., & LaBar, K.S. (2005). Startle modulation during conscious emotion regulation is arousal-dependent. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119, 1118-1124.

Dolcos, F., LaBar, K.S., & Cabeza, R. (2005). Remembering one year later: Role of the amygdala and medial temporal lobe memory system in retrieving emotional memories. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 102, 2626-2631.

Greenberg, D.L., Rice, H.J., Cooper, J.J., Cabeza, R., Rubin, D.C., & LaBar, K.S. (2005). Coactivation of the amygdala, hippocampus, and inferior frontal gyrus during autobiographical memory retrieval. Neuropsychologia, 43, 659-674.

LaBar, K.S., & Phelps, E.A. (2005). Reinstatement of conditioned fear in humans is context-dependent and impaired in amnesia. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119, 677-686.

LaBar, K.S., Torpey, D.C., Cook, C.A., Johnson, S.R., Warren, L.H., Burke, J.R., & Welsh-Bohmer, K.A. (2005). Emotional enhancement of perceptual priming is preserved in aging and early-stage Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychologia, 43, 1824-1837.

Thomas, L.A., & LaBar, K.S. (2005). Emotional arousal enhances word repetition priming. Cognition and Emotion, 19, 1027-1047.

Wang, L., McCarthy, G., Song, A.W., & LaBar, K.S. (2005). Amygdala activation to sad pictures during high-field (4 Tesla) functional magnetic resonance imaging. Emotion, 5, 12-22.

Zorawski, M., Cook, C.A., Kuhn, C.M., &LaBar, K.S. (2005). Sex, stress, and fear: Individual differences in conditioned learning. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 5, 191-201.

Cabeza, R., Prince, S.E., Daselaar, S.M., Greenberg, D., Budde, M., Dolcos, F., LaBar, K.S., & Rubin, D.C. (2004). Brain activity during episodic retrieval of autobiographical and laboratory events: An fMRI study using a novel photo paradigm. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 1583-1594.

Dolcos, F., LaBar, K.S., & Cabeza, R. (2004). Dissociable effects of arousal and valence on prefrontal activity indexing emotional evaluation and subsequent memory: An event-related fMRI study. NeuroImage, 23, 64-74.

Dolcos, F., LaBar, K.S., & Cabeza, R. (2004). Interaction between the amygdala and the meditemporal lobe memory system predicts better memory for emotional events. Neuron, 42, 855-863.

Fichtenholtz, H.M., Dean, H.L., Dillon, D.G., Yamasaki, H., McCarthy, G., LaBar, K.S., & Cabeza, R. (2004). Emotion-attention network interactions during a visual oddball task. Cognitive Brain Research, 20, 67-80.

LaBar, K.S., Cook, C.A., Torpey, D.C., & Welsh-Bohmer, K.A. (2004). Impact of healthy aging on awareness and fear conditioning. Behavioral Neuroscience, 118, 905-915.

Talarico, J.M., LaBar, K.S., & Rubin, D.C. (2004). Emotional intensity predicts autobiographical memory experience. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1118-1132.

LaBar, K.S., (2003). Emotional memory functions of the human amygdala. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 3, 363-364.

LaBar, K.S., Crupain, M. J., Voyvodic, J. B., & McCarthy, G. (2003). Dynamic perception of facial affect and identity in the human brain. Cerebral Cortex, 13, 1023-1033.

Paller, K.A., Ranganath, C., Gonsalves, B., LaBar, K.S., Parrish, T.B., Gitelman, D.R., Mesulam, M.-M., & Reber, P.J. (2003). Neural correlates of person recognition. Learning and Memory, 10, 253-260.

Knuttinen, M.G., Parrish, T.B., Weiss, C., LaBar, K.S., Gitelman, D.R., Power, J.M., Mesulam, M.M., & Disterhoft, J.F. (2002). Electromyography as a recording system for eyeblink conditioning with functional magnetic resonance imaging. NeuroImage, 17, 977-87.

LaBar, K.S., Gitelman, D.R., Parrish, T.B., & Mesulam, M.M. (2002). Functional changes in temporal lobe activity during transient global amnesia. Neurology, 58, 638-641.

Yamasaki, H., LaBar, K.S., & McCarthy, G. (2002). Dissociable prefrontal brain systems for attention and emotion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 99, 11447-11451.

LaBar, K.S., Gitelman, D.R., Mesulam, M.M., & Parrish, T.B. (2001). Impact of signal-to-noise on functional MRI of the human amygdala. Neuroreport, 12, 3461-3464.

LaBar, K.S., Gitelman, D.R., Parrish, T.B., Kim, Y.H., Nobre, A.C., & Mesulam, M.M. (2001). Hunger selectively modulates corticolimbic activation to food stimuli in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience, 115, 493-500.

Gitelman, D.R., Parrish, T.B., LaBar, K.S., & Mesulam, M.M. (2000). Real-time monitoring of eye movements using infrared video-oculography during functional magnetic resonance imaging of the frontal eye fields. NeuroImage, 11, 58-65.

Gitelman, D.R., Nobre, A.C., Parrish, T.B., LaBar, K.S., Kim, Y.H., Meyer, J.R., & Mesulam, M.M. (1999). A large-scale distributed network for covert spatial attention: Further anatomical delineation based on stringent behavioral and cognitive controls. Brain, 122, 1093-1106.

Hyder, F., Phelps, E.A., Wiggins, C.J., LaBar, K.S., Blamire, A.M., & Shulman, R.G. (1997). A functional MRI study of the human prefrontal cortex during a sensorimotor task. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 94, 6989-6994.

Kim, Y.H., Gitelman, D.R., Parrish, T.B., Nobre, A.C., LaBar, K.S., & Mesulam, M.M. (1999). The large scale neural network for spatial attention displays multi-functional overlap but differential asymmetry. NeuroImage, 9, 269-277.

LaBar, K.S., Gitelman, D.R., Parrish, T.B., & Mesulam, M.M. (1999). Neuroanatomic overlap of working memory and spatial attention networks: A functional MRI comparison within subjects. NeuroImage, 10, 695-704.

LaBar, K.S., & Disterhoft, J.F. (1998). Conditioning, awareness, and the hippocampus. Hippocampus, 8, 620-626.

LaBar, K.S., Gatenby, J.C., Gore, J.C., LeDoux, J.E., & Phelps, E.A. (1998). Human amygdala activation during conditioned fear acquisition and extinction: A mixed-trial fMRI study. Neuron, 20, 937-945.

LaBar, K.S., & Phelps, E.A. (1998). Arousal-mediated memory consolidation: Role of the medial temporal lobe in humans. Psychological Science, 9, 490-493.

LaBar, K.S., Mesulam, M.M., Gitelman, D.R., & Weintraub, S. (2000). Emotional curiosity: Modulation of visuospatial attention by arousal is preserved in aging and early-stage Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychologia, 38, 1734-1740.

LaBar, K.S., & LeDoux, J.E. (1996). Partial disruption of fear conditioning in rats with unilateral amygdala damage: Correspondence with unilateral temporal lobectomy in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience, 110, 991-997.

LaBar, K.S., LeDoux, J.E., Spencer, D.D., & Phelps, E.A. (1995). Impaired fear conditioning following unilateral lobectomy in humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 15, 6846-6855.

Parrish, T.B., Gitelman, D.R., LaBar, K.S., & Mesulam, M.M.
(2000). Impact of signal-to-noise on functional MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 44, 925-932.

Phelps, E.A., LaBar, K.S., Anderson, A.K., O'Connor, K.J., Fulbright, R.K., & Spencer, D.D. (1998). Specifying the contributions of the human amygdala to emotional memory: A case study. Neurocase, 4, 527-540.

Phelps, E.A., LaBar, K.S., & Spencer, D.D. (1997). Memory for emotional words following unilateral temporal lobectomy. Brain and Cognition, 35, 85-109.


Purves, D., Cabeza, R., Huettel, S.A., LaBar, K.S., Platt, M.L., & Woldorff, M.G. (2012). Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd Ed. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.

Purves, D., Brannon, E.M., Cabeza, R., Huettel, S.A., LaBar, K.S., Platt, M.L., & Woldorff, M.G. (2008). Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1st Ed. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.

Book Chapters

Faul, L., & LaBar, K. S. (2020). Emotional memory in the human brain. In: Carew, T. J. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (in press). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

LaBar, K. S. (April, 2020). Multiple routes to emotional memories in the brain. Emotion Researcher. The International Society for Research on Emotion.

Xu, B., & LaBar, K. S. (2019). Advances in addiction treatment and recovery. Science Advances, 5, eaaz6596

Kragel, P.A., Sander, D., & LaBar, K.S. (2019). How can brain data be used to arbitrate among emotion theories? In Scarantino, A. (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory (in press). New York: Routledge.

Stjepanovic, D. & LaBar, K. S. (2018). Fear learning. In Wixted, J.T.(Ed.), Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology, 4th Ed., Vol. 1. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

LaBar, K.S. (2016). Fear and anxiety. In Barrett, L.F., Lewis, M., & Haviland-Jones, J.M. (Eds.), Handbook of Emotions, 4th Ed. (pp. 751-773). New York: Guilford.

LaBar, K.S. (2015). Emotion. In Toga, A.W., (Ed), Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference, Vol.2 (pp/ 619-624). Oxford, UK: Academic Press.

Byrne, J.H., LaBar, K.S., LeDoux, J.E., Schafe, G.E., Sweatt, J.D., & Thompson, R.F. (2013). Learning and memory: Basic mechanisms. In J.H. Byrne and J.L. Roberts (Eds.), From Molecules to Networks: An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, 3rd Ed. (in press). New York: Elsevier Science (USA).

Dunsmoor, J.E., & LaBar, K.S. (2013). Neural basis of human fear learning. In P. Vuilleumier and J.L. Armony (Eds)., Cambridge Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience (pp. 419-443). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fichtenholtz, H.M., & LaBar, K.S. (2012). Emotional influences on visuospatial attention. In: G.R. Mangun (Ed.), Neuroscience of Attention: Attentional Control and Selection (pp. 250-266). New York: Oxford University Press.

Huff, N.C., & LaBar, K.S. (2010). Generalization and specialization of conditioned learning. In M.T. Banich and D. Caccamise (Eds.), Generalization of Knowledge: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 3-30). New York: Psychology Press.

LaBar, K.S. (2010). Emotion-cognition interactions. In: G. Koob, R.F. Thompson, & M. LeMoal(Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 1 (pp. 469-476). New York: Elsevier Science (USA).

Byrne, J.H., LaBar, K.S., LeDoux, J.E., Schafe, G.E., Sweatt, J.D., & Thompson, R.F. (2009). Synaptic plasticity and memory. In J.H. Byrne and J.L. Roberts (Eds.), From Molecules to Networks: An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, 2nd Ed. (pp. 539-608). New York: Elsevier Science (USA).

LaBar, K.S. (2009). Memory (emotional). In: D. Sander and K.R. Scherer (Eds.), Oxford Companion to the Affective Sciences (pp. 250-252). New York: Oxford University Press.

LaBar, K.S. (2009). Imaging emotional influences on learning and memory. In: F. Roesler, C. Ranganath, B. Roeder, & R.H. Kluwe (Eds.), Neuroimaging and Psychological Theories of Human Memory (pp. 331-348). New York: Oxford University Press.

LaBar, K.S., & Warren, L.H. (2009). Methodological approaches to studying the human amygdala. In: E.A. Phelps and P.J. Whalen (Eds.), The Human Amygdala (pp. 155-176). New York: Guilford.

Dolcos, F., LaBar, K.S., & Cabeza, R. (2006). The memory-enhancing effect of emotion: Functional neuroimaging evidence. In: R. Uttl and N. Sugimoto (Eds.), Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 107-133). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

LaBar, K.S., & LeDoux, J.E. (2006). Fear and anxiety pathways. In: S. Moldin and J.L. Rubenstein (Eds.), Understanding Autism: From Basic Neuroscience to Treatment (pp. 133-154). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Phelps, E.A., & LaBar, K.S. (2006). Emotion and social cognition: Role of the amygdala. In: R. Cabeza and A. Kingstone (Eds.), Handbook of Functional Neuroimaging of Cognition, Vol. 2 (pp. 421-453). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Brown, T.H., Bryne, J.H., LaBar, K.S., LeDoux, J.E., Lindquist, D.H., Thompson, R.F., & Tyler, T.J. (2003). Learning and Memory: Basic mechanisms. In: J.H. Byrne and J.L. Roberts (Eds.), From Molecules to Networks (pp. 499-574). New York: Elsevier Science.

LaBar, K.S., & LeDoux, J.E. (2003). Emotional learning circuits in animals and humans. In R.J. Davidson, K. Scherer, & H.H. Goldsmith (Eds.), Handbook of Affective Sciences (pp. 52-65). New York: Oxford University Press.

LaBar, K.S., & LeDoux, J.E. (2002). Emotion and the brain: An overview. In: T.E. Feinberg and M.J. Farah (Eds.), Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology, 2nd Ed. (pp. 711-724). New York: McGraw-Hill.

LaBar, K.S., & LeDoux, J.E. (2001). Coping with danger: The neural basis of defensive behaviors and fearful feelings. In B.S. McEwen (Ed.), Handbook of Physiology, Section 7: The Endocrine System, Vol. IV: Coping with the Environment: Neural and Endocrine Mechanisms (pp.139-154). New York: Oxford University Press.

Beggs, J.M., Brown, T.H., Byrne, J.H., Crow, T.J., LaBar, K.S., LeDoux, J.E., & Thompson, R.F. (1999). Learning and memory: Basic mechanisms. In M.J. Zigmond, F. E. Bloom, S.C. Landis, J.L. Roberts, & L.R. Squire (Eds.), Fundamental Neuroscience (pp. 1411-1454). New York: Academic Press.

LaBar, K.S. , & LeDoux, J.E. (1999; Italian). I meccanismi cerebrali dell'emozione e dell'apprendimento emotivo. In E. Bizzi, P. Calissano, & V. Volterra (Eds.), Frontiere della Vita, Vol. 4 (pp. 215-229). Rome: Istituto dell' Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani. 

LaBar, K.S., & LeDoux, J.E. (1997). Emotion and the brain: An overview. In T.E. Feinberg and M.J. Farah (Eds.), Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology (pp. 675-689). New York: McGraw-Hill.