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Cognitive control and minimizing distraction from irrelevant stimuli

Carp, J., Fitzgerald, K.D., Taylor, S.F., & Weissman, D.H. (2012). Removing the effect of response time on brain activity reveals developmental differences in conflict processing in the posterior medial prefrontal cortex. NeuroImage, 59, 853-860.pdf

Carp, J., Kim, K., Taylor, S.F., Fitzgerald, K.D., & Weissman, D.H. (2010). Conditional differences in mean reaction time explain effects of response congruency, but not accuracy, on posterior medial prefrontal cortex activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00231differences pdf

Orr, J.M. & Weissman, D.H. (2009). Anterior cingulate cortex makes two contributions to minimizing distraction. Cerebral Cortex, 19, 703-711. pdf

Weissman, D.H., Perkins, A.P., & Woldorff, M.G. (2008). Cognitive control in social situations: A role for the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Neuroimage, 40, 955-962. pdf

Weissman, D.H., Gopalakrishnan, A., Hazlett, C.J., Woldorff, M.G. (2005). Dorsal anterior cingulate cortex resolves conflict from distracting stimuli by boosting attention toward relevant events. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 229-237. pdf

Weissman, D.H., Giesbrecht, B., Song, A.W., Mangun, G.R., & Woldorff, M.G. (2003). Conflict monitoring in the human anterior cingulate cortex during selective attention to global and local object features. NeuroImage, 19, 1361-1368. pdf

Weissman, D.H., Mangun, G.R., Woldorff, M.G. (2002). A role for top-down attentional orienting during interference between global and local aspects of hierarchical stimuli. NeuroImage, 17, 1266-1276. pdf


Moment-to-moment variability during selective attention tasks

Prado, J. & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Heightened interactions between a key default-mode region and a key task-positive region are linked to suboptimal current performance, but to enhanced future performance. NeuroImage, 56, 2276-2282. pd

Prado, J. & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Spatial attention influences trial-by-trial relationships between response time and functional connectivity in the visual cortex. NeuroImage, 54, 465-473. pd

Prado, J., Carp, J., & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Variations of response time in a selective attention task are linked to variations of functional connectivity in the atttentional network. NeuroImage, 54, 541-549. pd

Weissman, D.H., Warner, L.M., & Woldorff, M.G. (2009). Momentary reductions of attention permit greater processing of irrelevant stimuli. NeuroImage, 48, 609-617. pd

Chee, M. W., Tan, J., Zagorodnov, V., Zheng, H., Weissman, D.H., Venkatraman, V. (2008). Lapsing during sleep deprivation is associated with distributed changes in brain activation. Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 5519-5528. pdSupplemental: pdf

Weissman, D.H., Roberts, K.C., Visscher, K.M. & Woldorff, M.G. (2006). The neural bases of momentary lapses in attention. Nature Neuroscience, 9, 971-978. pdf


Attention-memory interactions

Moore, K.S. & Weissman, D.H. (2011).  Set-specific contingent attentional capture can be reduced
by preemptively occupying a limited-capacity focus of attention.  Visual Cognition, 19, 417-444. pdf

Moore, K.S. & Weissman, D.H. (2010). Involuntary transfer of a top-down attentional set into the focus of attention: Evidence from a contingent attentional capture paradigm. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 72, 1495-1509. pdf

Cabeza, R., Dolcos, F., Prince, S., Rice, H., Weissman, D.H., & Nyberg, L. (2003). Attention-related activity during episodic memory retrieval: Across-function fMRI Study. Neuropsychologia, 41, 390-399. pdf


Task switching

Orr, J.M., Carp, J., & Weissman, D.H. (2012). The influence of response conflict on voluntary task switching: A novel test of the conflict monitoring model. Psychological Research, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s00426-011-0324-9 link to Slagter 2007

Orr, J.M. & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Succumbing to bottom-up biases on task choice predicts increased switch costs in the voluntary task switching paradigm. Frontiers in Psychology, 2:31. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00031 link to Slagter 2007

Slagter, H.A., Giesbrecht, B., Kok, A., Weissman, D.H. , Kenemans, J.L., Woldorff, M.G., & Mangun, G.R. (2007). fMRI evidence for both generalized and specialized components of attentional control. Brain Research, 1177, 90-102. link to Slagter 2007

Slagter, H., Weissman, D. H., Kenemans, J.L., Mangun, G.R., Kok, A., & Woldorff, M.G. (2006). Brain regions activated by endogenous preparatory set-shifting as revealed by fMRI. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 6, 175-189. pdf

DiGirolamo, G.J., Kramer, A.F., Barad, V., Cepeda, N.J., Weissman, D.H., Milham, M.P., Wszalek, T. M., Cohen, N.J., Banich, M.T., Webb, A., Belopolsky, A.V., McAuley, E. (2001). General and task-specific frontal lobe recruitment in older adults during executive processes: A fMRI investigation of task switching. Neuroreport, 12, 2065-2071. pdf


Multisensory Attention

Moore, K.S., Porter, C.B., & Weissman, D.H. (2009). Made you look! Irrelevant instruction words can hijack the attentional network. NeuroImage, 46, 270-279. Moore_Weissman

Busse, L., Roberts, K.C., Crist, R.E., Weissman, D.H., & Woldorff, M.G. (2005). The spread of attention across modalities and space in a multisensory object. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 18751-18756. pdf

Weissman, D.H., Warner, L.M. & Woldorff, M.G. (2004). The neural mechanisms for minimizing cross-modal distraction. The Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 10941-10949. pdf


Voluntary orienting of space- and object-based attention

Wu, C., Weissman, D.H., Roberts, K.C., & Woldorff, M.G. (2007). The neural circuitry underlying the executive control of auditory spatial attention, Brain Research, 1134, 187-198.pdf

Giesbrecht, B., Weissman, D.H., Woldorff, M.G. & Mangun, G.R. (2006). Pre-target activity in visual cortex predicts behavioral performance on spatial and feature attention tasks. Brain Research, 1080, 63-72. pdf

Weissman, D.H., & Woldorff, M.G. (2005). Hemispheric asymmetries for different components of global/local attention occur in distinct temporal-parietal loci. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 870- 876. pdf

Woldorff, M.G., Hazlett, C., Fichtenholtz, H.M., Weissman, D.H., Dale, A., & Song, A.W. (2004). Functional parcellation of attentional control regions in the brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 149-165. pdf

Weissman, D.H., Woldorff, M.G., Hazlett, C.J. & Mangun, G.R. (2002). Effects of practice on executive control investigated with fMRI. Cognitive Brain Research, 15, 47-59. pdf


Hemispheric asymmetries and interactions in attentionally-demanding tasks

Yoshizaki, K., Weissman, D.H., & Banich, M.T. (2007). A hemispheric division of labor aids mental rotation. Neuropsychology, 21, 326-336. pdf

Lopez, M., Kosson, D., Weissman, D.H., & Banich, M.T. (2007). Interhemispheric integration in psychopathic offenders. Neuropsychology, 21, 82-93. pdf

Weissman, D.H. & Compton. R.J. (2003). Practice makes a hemisphere perfect. The advantage of interhemispheric recruitment is eliminated with practice. Laterality, 8, 361-375. pdf

Compton. R.J. & Weissman, D.H. (2002). Hemispheric asymmetries in global-local perception. Effects of individual differences in neuroticism. Laterality, 7, 333-350. pdf

Weissman, D.H. & Banich, M.T. (2000). Cooperation between the cerebral hemispheres underlies the performance of complex but not simple tasks. Neuropsychology, 14, 41-59. pdf

Weissman, D.H., Banich, M.T., & Puente, E.I. (2000). An unbalanced distribution of inputs facilitates interhemispheric interaction. J. International Neuropsychological Society, 6, 313-321. pdf

Banich, M.T. & Weissman, D.H. (2000). Twenty questions for the twenty-first century: how do brain regions interact? Brain and Cognition, 42, 29-32. pdf

Weissman, D.H. & Banich, M.T. (1999). Global-local interference modulated by communication between the hemispheres. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 128, 283-307. pdf



Visscher, K.M. & Weissman, D.H. (2011). Would the field of cognitive neuroscience be advanced by sharing functional MRI data? BMC Medicine, 9, 34. pdf