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Bloom, P. A., Bartlett, E., Kathios, N., Algharazi, S., Siegelman, M., Shen, F., Beresford, L., DiMaggio-Potter, M. E., Singh, A., Bennett, S., Natarajan, N., Lee, H., Sajid, S., Joyce, E., Fischman, R., Hutchinson, S., Pan, S., Tottenham, N.*, & Aly, M.* (2023). Effects of familiar music exposure on deliberate retrieval of remote episodic and semantic memories in healthy aging adults. Memory0(0), 1-29.

Brieant, A., Vannucci, A., Nakua, H., Harris, J., Lovell, J. R., Tottenham, N., & Gee, D. (in press). Characterizing the dimensional structure of early-life adversity in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.

Bloom, P.A., VanTieghem, M., Gabard-Durnam, L., Gee, D.G., Flannery, J., Caldera, C., Goff, B., Telzer, E.H., Humphreys, K.L., Fareri, D.S., Shapiro, M., Algharazi, S., Bolger, N., Aly, M., & Tottenham, N. (2022). Age-related change in task-evoked amygdala—prefrontal circuitry: a multiverse approach with an accelerated longitudinal cohort aged 4-22 years. Human Brain Mapping. Article PDF

Gee, D.G., Hanson, C., Caglar, L.R., Fareri, D.S., Gabard-Durnam, L.G., Mills-Finnerty, C., Goff, B., Caldera, C.J., Lumian, D.S., Flannery, J., Hanson, S.J., Tottenham,N. (2022). Experimental Evidence for a Child-to-Adolescent Switch in Human Amygdala-Prefrontal Cortex Communication: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study. Developmental Science.

Fields, A., Silvers, J.A., Callaghan, B.L., VanTieghem, M., Choy, T., O’Sullivan, K., & Tottenham, N. (2022). Fear modulates parental orienting during childhood and adolescence. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Callaghan, B.L., Choy, T., O’Sullivan, K., Routhier, E., Cabrera, N., Goode, V., Klein, T., & Tottenham, N. (2022). Being the Third-Wheel: Toddlers use Bystander Learning to Acquire Cue-Specific Valence Knowledge. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Nikolaidis, A., Heleniak, C., Fields, A., Bloom, P.A., VanTieghem, M., Vannucci, A., Camacho, N.L., Choy, T., Gibson, L., Harmon, C., Hadis, S.S., Douglas, I.J., Milham*, M.P., Tottenham*, N. (2022). Heterogeneity in Caregiving-Related Early Adversity: Creating Stable Dimensions and Subtypes. Development and Psychopathology.

Meyer, H.C.^, Fields, A.^, Vannucci, A., Gerhard, D.M., Bloom, P.A., Heleniak, C., Opendak, M., Sullivan, R., Tottenham N., Callaghan, B., & Lee, F. (2022). The added value of cross-talk between developmental circuit neuroscience and clinical practice to inform the treatment of adolescent anxiety. Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science.

Bianco, C.,  Sania, A.,  Kyle, M. H.,  Beebe, B.,  Barbosa, J.,  Bence, M.,  Coskun, L.,  Fields, A.,  Firestein, M. R.,  Goldman, S.,  Hane, A.,  Hott, V.,  Hussain, M.,  Hyman, S.,  Lucchini, M.,  Marsh, R.,  Mollicone, I.,  Myers, M.,  Ofray, D.,  Pini, N.,  Rodriguez, C.,  Shuffrey, L. C.,  Tottenham, N.,  Welch, M. G.,  Fifer, W.,  Monk, C.,  Dumitriu, D., & Amso, D. (2022). A Pandemic Beyond the Virus: Maternal COVID-related Postnatal Stress Is Associated With Infant Temperament. Pediatric Research.

Shuffrey, L.C., Firestein, M. R., Kyle, M., Fields, A., Alcántara, C., Amso, D., Austin, J., Bain, J. M.,  Barbosa, J., Bence, M., Bianco, C., Fernández, C., Goldman, S., Gyamfi-Bannerman, C., Hott, V., Hu, Y., Hussain, M., Factor-Litvak, P., Lucchini, M., Mandel, A., Marsh, R., McBrian, D., Mourad, M., Muhle, R., Noble, K., Penn, A., Rodriguez, C., Sania, A.,  Silver, W. G.,  O’Reilly, K. C., Stockwell, M., Tottenham, N., Welch, M. G., Zork, N., Fifer,W. P., Monk, C., Dumitriu, D. (2022). Association of Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic With Neurodevelopmental Status at 6 Months in Infants With and Without In Utero Exposure to Maternal SARS-CoV-2 Infection Birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy, is associated with lower neurodevelopmental scores at 6-months. JAMA Pediatrics. 

Hoffman, M.S. et al. (2022). Reliability and Validity of Bifactor Models of Dimensional Psychopathology in Youth. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Blair, K. S., Aloi, J., Bashford-Largo, J., Zhang, R., Elowsky, J., Lukoff, J., Vogel, S., Carollo, E., Schwartz, A., Pope, K. and Bajaj, S., Tottenham, N., Dobberton, M., & Blair, R. J. (2022). Different forms of childhood maltreatment have different impacts on the neural systems involved in the representation of reinforcement value. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 101051.

Korom, M., Callaghan, B., VanTieghem, M. Silvers, J.A., Choy, T., Kalter, J., Blumenthal, E., & Tottenham, N. (2022). Shifting Children’s Attentional Focus to Emotions during Art Museum Experiences. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 40 (1), 73-91.

Korom, M., Valadez, E., Tottenham, N., & Dozier, M. (2022). Associations Between Cortical Thickness and Anxious/Depressive Symptoms Differ by the Quality of Early Care. Development and Psychopathology, 40 (1), 73-91.

DeCross, S. N., Sambrook, K., Sheridan, M., Tottenham, N., & McLaughlin, K. A., PhD. (2022). Dynamic Alterations in Neural Networks Supporting Aversive Learning in Children Exposed to Trauma: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Psychopathology. Biological Psychiatry, 91 (7), 667-675. PMC8917987

Cohen, S. S., Tottenham, N., & Baldassano, C. (2022). Developmental changes in story-evoked responses in the neocortex and hippocampus. ELife11, e69430.

Ellis, B. J., Abrams, L. S., Masten, A. S., Sternberg, R. J., Tottenham, N., & Frankenhuis, W. E. (2022). Hidden talents in harsh environments. Development and psychopathology34(1), 95-113.

Callaghan*, B., Gasser*, C., Silvers, J., Vantieghem, M., Choy, T., O'Sullivan, K., Tompary, A., Davachi*, L., & Tottenham*, N. (2021) Age-related increases in posterior hippocampal granularity are associated with remote detailed episodic memory in development. Journal of Neuroscience, 41 (8), 1738-1754. PMC8115881

Editor’s Choice: Stevens, J. S. (2021). The benefits of memory growing granular. Science Translational Medicine, 13(577), eabg4725.

Callaghan, B., Pini, N., Silvers, J.A., VanTeighem, M., Choy, T., O’Sullivan, K., Fifer, W.P., & Tottenham, N. (2021). Child-Parent Cardiac Transference is Decreased Following Disrupted/Absent Early Care. Developmental Psychobiology, 63 (5), 1279-1294.

Patterson, G., Cummings, K.K., Jung, J.,  Okada, N.J.,  Tottenham, N.,  Bookheimer, S.Y., Dapretto, M., & Green, S.A. (2021). Effects of Sensory Distraction and Salience Priming on Emotion Identification in Autism: an fMRI Study. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 13 (1). PMC8461948

Tottenham, N., Weissman, M., Wang, Z., Warner, V., Gameroff, M., Semanek, D.P., Hao, X., Gingrich, J., Peterson, B.S., Posner, J., & Talati, A. (2021). Depression Risk is Associated with Weakened Synchrony between the Amygdala and Experienced Emotion. Biological Psychiatry: CNNI, 6 (3), 343-351. PMC7946704

Petro, N., Tottenham, N., & Neta, M. (2021). Exploring valence bias as a metric for frontoamygdalar connectivity and depressive symptoms in childhood. Developmental Psychobiology, 63 (5), 1013-1028. PMC7854820.

Umbach, R. & Tottenham, N. (2021). Callous-Unemotional Traits and Reduced Default Mode Network Connectivity within a Community Sample of Children. Development and Psychopathology, 33 (4), 1170-1183. PMC7854820

Silvers, J.A., Callaghan, B.L., VanTieghem, M., Choy, T., O’Sullivan, K., & Tottenham, N. (2021). An Exploration of Amygdala-Prefrontal Mechanisms in the Intergenerational Transmission of Learned Fear. Developmental Science, 24 (3). PMC8168135

Fields, A., Harmon, C., Lee, Z., Louie., J.Y., & Tottenham, N. (2021). Parent’s anxiety links household stress and young children’s behavioral dysregulation. Developmental Psychobiology 63, 16-30. PMC8168135

Fields, A., Bloom, P.A., VanTieghem, M., Harmon, C., Choy, T., Camacho, N., Gibson, L., Umbach, R., Heleniak, C., & Tottenham, N. (2021). Adaptation in the face of adversity: Decrements and enhancements in children’s cognitive control following early caregiving instability. Developmental Science.

Callaghan, B., McCormack, C., Tottenham, N., & Monk, C. (2021). Evidence for Cognitive Plasticity During Pregnancy via Enhanced Learning and Memory. Memory.

Stevens, J.S., van Rooij, S.J.H., Stenson, A.F., Ely, T.D., Powers, A., Clifford, A., Kim, Y.J., Hinrichs, R., Tottenham, N., & Jovanovic, T. (2021). Amygdala responses to threat in violence-exposed children depend on trauma context and maternal caregiving. Development and Psychopathology. doi: 10.1017/S0954579421001085.

Fuligni, A.J., Chiang, J.J., & Tottenham, N. (2021). Sleep Disturbance and the Long-Term Impact of Early Adversity. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

Bloom, P. A., Douglas, I. J., VanTieghem, M., Tottenham, N., & Callaghan, B. (2021). Using Gastrointestinal Distress Reports to Predict Youth Anxiety Risk: Implications for Mental Health Literacy and Community Care. Developmental Psychobiology.

Ai, L., Craddock, R.C., Tottenham, N., Dyke, J.P., Colcombe, S.J., Milham, M.P., & Franco, F., (2021). Is it Time to Switch Your T1W Sequence? Assessing the Impact of  Prospective Motion Correction on the Reliability and Quality of Structural Imaging. Neuroimage. PMC7898192

VanTieghem, M., Korom, M., Flannery, J., Choy, T., Caldera, C., Humphreys, K.L., Gabard-Durnam, L., Goff, B., Gee, D.G., Telzer, E.H., Shapiro, M., Louie, J.Y., Fareri, D.S., Bolger, N., & Tottenham, N. 2021). Longitudinal changes in amygdala, hippocampus and cortisol development following early caregiving adversity. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. PMC7854820.

Tottenham, N. (2020). Neural Meaning Making, Prediction, and mPFC-Subcortical Development following Early Adverse Caregiving. Development and Psychopathology, 32, 1563-1578. PMC8168135

Opendak, M., Theisen, E., Blomkvist, A., Hollis, K., Lind, T., Sarro, E., Lundstrom, L., Tottenham, N., Dozier, M., Wilson, D., & Sullivan, R.M. (2020). Adverse caregiving in infancy blunts neural processing of the mother. Nature Communications, 11, 1119. PMC7384025

Valadez, E.A., Tottenham, N., Tabachnick, A.R., & Dozier, M. (2020). Early Parenting Intervention Effects on Brain Responses to Maternal Cues Among High-Risk Children. American Journal of Psychiatry, 177, 818-826. PMC7384025

van Rooij SJH, Smith RD, Stenson AF, Ely TD, Yang X, Tottenham N, Stevens JS, Jovanovic T. (2020). Increased activation of the fear neurocircuitry in children exposed to violence. Depression and Anxiety, 37, 303-312. PMC7384025

Bos, D. J., Dreyfuss, M., Tottenham, N., Hare, T., Galván, A., Casey, B. J., Jones, R. M. (2020). Distinct and similar patterns of emotional development in adolescents and young adults. Developmental Psychobiology, 62 (5), 591-599. PMC7384025


Callaghan, B., Fields, A., Gee, D.G., Gabard-Durnam, L., & Tottenham, N. (2020) Mind and Gut: associations between mood and gastrointestinal distress in children exposed to adversity. Development and Psychopathology, 32(1):309-328. PMC6765443

**Web of Science: Highly cited paper


Tottenham, N. (2020). Early Adversity and the Neotenous Human Brain. Biological Psychiatry, 87, 350-358. PMC6935437

Tottenham, N., Shapiro, M., Caldera, C., Flannery, J., & Sullivan, R.M. (2019). Parental presence switches avoidance to attraction learning in children. Nature Human Behaviour, 3(10), 1070-1077. Article PDF Commentary in: Gopnik, A. Life history, love and learning. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 1041–1042 (2019).

Alba, L., Flannery, J., Shapiro, M., & Tottenham, N. (2019). Working Memory Moderates the Association Between Early Institutional Care and Separation Anxiety Symptoms in Late Childhood and Adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 31(3), 989-997. PMC6620150


Callaghan, B., Fields, A., Gee, D.G., Gabard-Durnam, L., & Tottenham, N. (2020) Mind and Gut: associations between mood and gastrointestinal distress in children exposed to adversity. Development and Psychopathology, 32(1):309-328. PMC6765443 **Web of Science: Highly cited paper


Callaghan, B., Meyer, H., Opendak, M., VanTieghem, M., Harmon, C., Li, A., Lee, F., Sullivan, R., Tottenham, N. (2019). The developmental ecology of fear neurobiology across development. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 15, 345-369. Article PDF


Odriozola, P., Dajani, D.R., Burrows, C.A., Gabard-Durnam, L.J., Tottenham, N., Gee, D.G., Uddin, L.Q. (2019). Adolescence as a key developmental period for amygdala functional connectivity and social impairment in autism. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience,  37, 100603.


Humphreys, K. L., Gabard-Durnam, L. J., Goff, B., Telzer, E. H., Flannery, J., Gee, D.G., Park, V., Lee, S. S., & Tottenham, N. (2019). Friendship and Social Functioning following Early Parental Deprivation: The Role of ADHD Symptoms. Development and Psychopathology, 31(4), 1477-1487. PMC6597328


Callaghan, B., Gee, D.G., Gabard-Durnam, L., Telzer, E.H., Humphreys, K.L., Goff, B., Shapiro, M., Flannery, J., Lumian, D.S., Fareri, D.S., Caldera, C. & Tottenham, N. (2019). Decreased amygdala reactivity to parent cues protects against anxiety following early adversity: an examination across 3-years. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 15, 345-369.  Article PDF

Conley, M. I., Dellarco, D. V., Rubien-Thomas, E., Cohen, A. O., Cervera, A., Tottenham, N.,& Casey, B. J. (2019). The racially diverse affective expression (RADIATE) face stimulus set. Psychiatry Research, 270, 1059-1067. PMC6446554  Article PDF

McLaughlin, K., DeCross, S., Jovanovic, T., & Tottenham, N.(2019). Mechanisms Linking Childhood Adversity with Psychopathology: Learning as an Intervention Target. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 118, 101-109. PMC6536359 Article PDF

Kopala-Sibley, D.C.*, Cyr, M.*, Finsaas, M., Orawe, J, Huang, A., Tottenham, N.,& Klein, D.N. (2018). Early childhood parenting predicts late childhood brain functional connectivity during emotion perception and reward. Child Development. PMC6374219  Article PDF


Gabard-Durnam, LJ*, O’Muircheartaigh, J.*, Dirks, H., Dean III, D.C., Tottenham, N., Deoni S. (2018) Human amygdala functional network development: a cross-sectional study from 3 months to 5 years of age. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 34,63-74. PMC6252269  Article PDF


Tottenham, N.(2018). The Fundamental Role of Early Environments to Developing a Healthy Brain. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 5 (1), 98-103.  Article PDF


VanTieghem, M. &Tottenham, N.(2018). Neurobiological programming of early life stress: Functional development of amygdala-prefrontal circuitry and vulnerability for stress-related psychopathology. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, 38:117-136 PMCID: PMC5940575 Article PDF

Cheever, T., Taylor, A., Finkelstein, R., Edwards, E., Thomas, L., Bradt, J., Holochwost, S.J., Johnson, J.K., Limb, C., Patel, A.D., Tottenham, N., Iyengar, S., Rutter, D., Fleming, R., Collins, F.S. (2018). NIH/Kennedy Center Workshop on Music and the Brain – A Perfect Harmony. Neuron, 97(6):1214-1218. Article PDF

Achterberg, M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., van IJzendoorn, M.H., van der Meulen, M., Tottenham, N., Crone, E.A. (2018). Distinctive heritability patterns of subcortical-prefrontal cortex resting state connectivity in childhood: A twin study. Neuroimage, 175, 138-149. Article PDF

Humphreys, K., Tottenham, N., & Lee, S.S. (2018). Risky Decision-making in Children with and without ADHD: A Prospective Study. Child Neuropsychology, 24 (2), 261-276. Article PDF

Merz, E., Tottenham, N., & Noble, K. (2018). Socioeconomic Status, Amygdala Volume, and Internalizing Symptoms in Children and Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, 312-323. Article PDF

Bennett, A.J., Hopkins, W. D., Feldman, R. Gazzola, V. Giedd, J., Lamb, M. E., Scheele, D., Sheridan, M., Suomi, S. J., Tomoda,A., & Tottenham, N. (in press). Neural Foundations of Variability in Attachment. In, The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development,” Heidi Keller and Kim A. Bard, eds. 2017. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 22, series ed. J. Lupp. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-03690-0.

*Awarded the 2018 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award


Flannery, J., Gabard-Durnam, L., Shapiro, M., Goff, B., Caldera, C., Louie, J., Gee, D.G., Telzer, E., Humphreys, K., Lumian, D., & Tottenham, N. (2017). Diurnal Cortisol after Early Institutional Care - Age Matters. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 160-166. PMC5520669 Article PDF

Silvers, J.A., Goff, B., Gabard-Durnam, L.J., Gee, D.G., Fareri, D.S., Caldera, C., & Tottenham, N. (2017). Vigilance, the Amygdala, and Anxiety in Youth with a History of Institutional Care. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2, 493-501. PMCID: PMC5630141  Article PDF

Fareri,D.S., Gabard-Durnam L, Goff B, Flannery J, Gee DG, Lumian DS, Caldera C, Tottenham, N. (2017). Altered ventral striatal–medial prefrontal cortex resting-state connectivity mediates adolescent social problems after early institutional care. Development and Psychopathology, 29, 1865-1876. PMCID: PMC5957481 Article PDF

Tottenham, N. (2017). The Brain’s Emotional Development. Cerebrum, 17, 55-60.​ Article PDF

Tottenham, N. & Gabard-Durnam, L.J. (2017). The Developing Amygdala: A Student of the World and a Teacher of the Cortex. Current Opinion in Psychology, 17, 55-60. Article PDF

VanTieghem, M., Gabard-Durnam, L., Goff, B., Flannery, J.,  Humphreys, K.L., Telzer, E., Caldera, C., Louie, J.Y., Shapiro, M., Bolger, N., & Tottenham, N. (2017). Positive valence bias and parent-child relationship security moderate the association between early institutional care and internalizing problems. Development and Psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 29,519-533. Article PDF

van Rooij, S.J., Cross, D., Stevens, J.S., Vance, L.A., Kim, Y.J., Bradley, B., Tottenham, N., &  Jovanovic, T. (2017). Maternal buffering of fear-potentiated startle in children and adolescents with trauma exposure. Social Neuroscience, 12, 22-31. PMC5253076.  Article PDF

Tottenham, N. & Galvan, A. (2016). Stress and the Adolescent Brain: Amygdala-Prefrontal Cortex Circuitry and Ventral Striatum as Developmental Targets. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 70, 217-227. PMC5074883. Article PDF

Green, S., Goff, B., Gee, D. G., Gabard-Durnam, L., Flannery, J., Telzer, E., Humphreys, K.L., Louie, J., & Tottenham, N. (in press). Amygdala discrimination predicts future anxiety in youth with early deprivation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57(10), 1135-44. PMC5030125 Article PDF

Silvers, J.A., Lumian, D.Gabard-Durnam, L., Gee, D.G., Goff, B., Fareri, D., Caldera, C., Flannery, J., Telzer, E.H., Humphreys, K., & Tottenham, N. (2016)Previous institutionalization is followed by broader amygdala-hippocampal-PFC network connectivity during aversive learning in human development. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(24), 6420-6430.PMC5015779 Article PDF

Gabard-Durnam, L.J., Gee, D.G., Goff B., Flannery, J., Telzer, E., Humphreys, K.L., Lumian, D.S., Fareri, D.S., Caldera, C., & Tottenham, N. (2016).Stimulus-elicited connectivity influences resting-state connectivity years later in human develoment: a prospective study. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(17): 4771-4784. Article PDF


Fareri, D. S., & Tottenham, N. (2016). Effects of early life stress on amygdala and striatal development. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 233-247. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2016.04.005 Article PDF


Callaghan, B. & Tottenham, N. (2016). The Neuro-Environmental Loop of Plasticity: A cross-species analysis of parental effects on emotion circuitry development following typical and adverse caregiving. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41, 163-176. Article PDF


Humphreys, K.L., Eva H. Telzer, Jessica Flannery, Bonnie Goff, Laurel Gabard-Durnam, Dylan G. Gee, Steve S. Lee, and Nim Tottenham. Risky Decision Making from Childhood through Adulthood: Contributions of Learning and Sensitivity to Negative Feedback. (2016). Emotion 16, 101-09. Article PDF


Callaghan, B. & Tottenham, N. (2016). The Stress Acceleration Hypothesis: Effects of early-life adversity on emotion circuits and behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral SciencesArticle PDF


Galvan, A. & Tottenham, N. (2016). Adolescent Brain Development. Developmental Psychopathology, 3d Edition. Ed: Dante Cicchetti.


Ebesutani, C. K., Tottenham, N., & Chorpita, B. (2015).The Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale - Parent Version: Extended applicability and validity for use with younger youth and children with histories of early-life caregiver neglect. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37(4), 705–718. Article PDF

Fareri, D. S., Gabard-Durnam, L., Goff, B., Flannery, J., Gee, D. G., Lumian, D. S., & Tottenham, N. (2015). Normative development of ventral striatal resting state connectivity in humans. NeuroImage, 118, 422-437. Article PDF


Humphreys, K. L., Galan, C. A., Tottenham, N., & Lee, S. S. (2015). Impaired Social Decision-Making Mediates the Association Between ADHD and Social Problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psycholology. doi:10.1007/s10802-015-0095-7. Article PDF


Tottenham, N. (2015). Social scaffolding of human amygdala-mPFCcircuit development. Social Neuroscience, 10(5), 489-499. doi:10.1080/17470919.2015.1087424. Article PDF


Gunnar, M. R., Hostinar, C. E., Sanchez, M. M., Tottenham, N., & Sullivan, R. M. (2015). Parental buffering of fear and stress neurobiology: Reviewing parallels across rodent, monkey, and human models. Social Neuroscience, 10(5), 474-478. doi:10.1080/17470919.2015.1070198. Article PDF


Telzer, E.H., Flannery, J., Humphreys, K.L., Goff, B., Gabard-Durnam, L., Gee, D.G., & Tottenham, N. (2015). “The Cooties Effect”: Amygdala reactivity to opposite- versus same-sex faces declines from childhood to adolescence. Journal of Cognitive NeuroscienceArticle PDF


Humphreys, K. L., Lee, S. S., Telzer, E. H., Gabard-Durnam, L. J., Goff, B., Flannery, J., & Tottenham, N. (2015). Exploration--exploitation strategy is dependent on early experience. Developmental PsychobiologyArticle PDF


Green, S., Leanna Hernandez, M.A.; Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.; Kate Krasileva, B.A.; Susan Y Bookheimer, Ph.D.; Mirella Dapretto, Ph.D. (2015). The Neurobiology of Sensory Over-Responsivity in Youth with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders. JAMA PsychiatryArticle PDF

Gee, D.G., Gabard-Durnam, L., Telzer, E.H., Humphreys, K.L., Goff, B., Shapiro, M., Flannery, J., Lumian, D.S., Fareri, D.S., Caldera, C., & Tottenham, N. (2014). Maternal buffering of human amygdala–prefrontal circuitry during childhood. Psychological ScienceArticle PDF


Goff, B., & Tottenham, N. (2014). Early-life adversity and adolescent depression: mechanisms involving the ventral striatum. CNS SpectrumsArticle PDF


Johnson, A.J., & Tottenham, N. (2014).  Regulatory Skill as a Resilience Factor for Adults with a History of Foster Care: A Pilot Study. Developmental PsychobiologyArticle PDF


Callaghan, B.L., Sullivan, R.M., Howell, B., Tottenham, N, (2014).  The International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Sackler Symposium:  Early adversity and the maturation of emotion circuits - a cross-species analysis. Developmental PsychobiologyArticle PDF


Dreyfuss, M., Caudle, K., Drysdale, A.T., Johnston, N.E., Cohen, A.O., Somerville, L.H., Galván, A., Tottenham, N., Hare, T.A., Casey, B.J. (2014). Teens Impulsively React Rather than Retreat from Threat. Developmental NeuroscienceArticle PDF


Gabard-Durnam, L., Flannery, J., Goff, B., Gee, D.G., Humphreys, K.L., Telzer, E.H., Hare, T.A., & Tottenham, N. (2014).  The development of human amygdala functional connectivity at rest from 4 to 23 Years: a cross-sectional study. Neuroimage. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.03.038. Article PDF


Tottenham, N. (2014). The Importance of Early Environments for Neuro-Affective Development. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, 16, 109-129. Article PDF

Gee, D.G., Gabard-Durnam, L., Flannery, J., Goff, B., Humphreys, K.L., Telzer, E.H., Hare, T.A., Bookheimer, S.Y., Tottenham, N. (2013). Early Developmental Emergence of Human Amygdala-PFC Connectivity after Maternal Deprivation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(39):  15638-15643.  PMC3785723. Article PDF


Tottenham, N. (2013). Early Social Deprivation and the Neurobiology of Interpreting Facial Expressions. Navigating the social world:  What infants, children, and other species can teach us.  Development of Social Cognition. Eds.: Banaji, M. & Gelman, S.  New York:  Oxford University Press. Article PDF


Malter-Cohen, M., Jing, D., Yang, R.R., Lee, F.S., Tottenham, N., & Casey, BJ. (2013).  Early life stress has persistent effects on amygdala function and development in mice and humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(45), 18274-8. (*equal contributions) PMC3831447 Article PDF


Green, S., Rudie, J.D., Colich, N., Wood, J.J., Shirinyan, D., Hernandex, L., Tottenham, N.,Dapretto, M., & Bookheimer, S.Y. (2013). Over-Reactive Brain Responses to Sensory Stimuli in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52 (11), 1158-1172. Article PDF


Ganzel, B.L., Kim, P., Gilmore, H., Tottenham, N., Temple, E. (2013). Stress and the healthy developing brain: Evidence for stress-related neural plasticity in later childhood. Development and PsychopathologyArticle PDF


Telzer, E.H., Flannery, J., Shapiro, M., Humphreys, K., Goff, B., Gabard-Durman, L., Gee, D.G., & Tottenham, N. (2013). Early experience shapes amygdala sensitivity to race: An international adoption design. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(33),13484-13488.  PMC3742934. Article PDF


Olsavsky, A., Telzer, E.H., Shapiro, M., Humphreys, K.L., Flannery, J., Goff, B., & Tottenham, N. (2013). Indiscriminate amygdala response to mothers and strangers following early maternal deprivation. Biological Psychiatry, 74(11):  853-860.  PMC3818506. Article PDF


Tottenham, N., Hertzig, M.E., Gillespie-Lynch, K., Gilhooly, T., Millner, A., & Casey, BJ. (2013). Elevated amygdala response to faces and gaze aversion in autism spectrum disorder. Social Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience, 9(1), 106-117. Article PDF


Goff, B. Gee, D.G., Telzer, E.H., Humphreys, K.L., Gabard-Durnam,L., Flannery, J., Tottenham, N. (2013). Reduced nucleus accumbens reactivity and adolescent depression following early-life stress. Neuroscience, 249, 129-138.  PMC3646076. Article PDF


Li, Y.H. & Tottenham, N. (2013). Exposure to the Self-Face Facilitates Identification of Dynamic Facial Expressions: Influences on Individual Differences. Emotion,13(2),196-202.  PMC4012536. Article PDF


Malter-Cohen, M., Tottenham, N., & Casey, B.J. (2013). Translational studies of stress on brain and behavior: Implications for adolescent mental health and illness?. Neuroscience, 249, 53-62. Article PDF


Gee, D.G., Humphreys, K.L., Flannery, J., Goff, B., Telzer, E.H., Shapiro, M., Hare, T.A., Bookheimer, S.Y., Tottenham, N. (2013).  A Developmental Shift from Positive to Negative Connectivity in Human Amygdala-Prefrontal Circuitry. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(10), 4584-4593.  PMC 3670947. Article PDF


Humphreys, K.L., Lee, S.S., Tottenham, N. (2013). Not all risk taking behavior is bad: Associative sensitivity predicts learning during risk taking among high sensation seekers. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 708-715.  PMC3735177. Article PDF


Telzer, E.H., Humphreys, K., Shapiro, M., & Tottenham, N. (2013). Amygdala sensitivity to race is not present in childhood but emerges over adolescence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(2), 234-244.  PMC3628780. Article PDF

Tottenham, N., Phuong, J., Flannery, J., Gabard-Durnam, L., Goff, B.  (2012).  A Negativity Bias for Ambiguous Facial Expression Valence during Childhood: Converging Evidence from Behavior and Facial Corrugator Muscle Responses. Emotion, 13, 92-103. Article PDF 


Tottenham, N. (2012).  Risk and Developmental Heterogeneity in Previously-Institutionalized Children. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51:S29-S33.  PMC3400928. Article PDF


Tottenham, N. (2012). Human amygdala development in the absence of species-expected caregiving. Developmental Psychobiology, 54(6):598-611.  PMC3404246. Article PDF


Tottenham, N., Shapiro, M., Telzer, E., & Humphreys, K. (2012). Amygdala Response to Mother. Developmental Science, 15(3), 307-19.  PMC3522470. Article PDF

Tottenham, N., Hare, T.A., & Casey, B.J. (2011). Behavioral Assessment of Emotion Discrimination, Emotion Regulation and Cognitive Control, in Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 2, 1-9. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00039 Article PDF


Li, Y. H. & Tottenham, N. (2011). Seeing Yourself Helps You See Others. Emotion, 11(5):1235-41. Article PDF


Casey, B.J., Ruberry,E., Libby, V., Glatt, C.E., Hare, T.A., Soliman, F., Dehoux, S., Frielingsdorf, H., & Tottenham, N. (2011). Transitional and translational studies of Risk for Anxiety. Depression & Anxiety, 8(1) 18-28. Article PDF

Tottenham, N., Hare, T.A., Millner, A., Gilhooly, T.,  Zevin, J.D., & Casey, B.J. (2011). Elevated Amygdala Response to Faces Following Early Deprivation. Developmental Science, 13(1), 46-61. Article PDF

Amso, D., Fitzgerald, M., Davidow, J., Gilhooly, T., Tottenham, N. (2010). Visual Exploration Strategies and the Development of Infants' Facial Emotion Discrimination. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 1, 1-8.  doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00180 Article PDF


Tottenham, N. & Sheridan, M. (2010). A Review of adversity, the amygdala and the hippocampus: A Consideration of developmental timing. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 3, 1-18. Article PDF


Soliman, F., Glatt, C., Levita, L., Bath, K.G., Jones, R., Pattwell, S.S., Tottenham, N., Amso, D., Somerville, L., Voss, H., Glover, G., Ballon, D., Lee, F.S., Casey, B.J. (2010). Genetic Variant BDNF (Val66Met) Polymorphism Alters Learning in Mouse and Human. Science, 327(5967):863-6. Article PDF


Tottenham, N., Hare, T., Quinn, B., McCarry, T., Nurse, M.,  Gilhooly, T., Millner, A., Galvan, A., Davidson, M., Eigsti, I.M., Thomas, K.M., Freed, P., Booma, E.S., Gunnar, M., Altemus, M., Aronson, J., & Casey, B.J. (2010) Prolonged institutional rearing is associated with atypically larger amygdala volume and difficulties in emotion regulation. Developmental Science, 13(1), 46-61. Article PDF


Casey^, B.J., Glatt^, C., Tottenham^, N., Soliman, F., Bath, K., Amso, D., Altemus, M., Pattwell., S., Jones, R., Levita, L., Mezey, J., Clark, A., Gunnar, M., Thomas, K., Hempstead, B., McEwen, B., & Lee, F.S. (2009). BDNF as a Model System for examining Gene by Environment Interactions across Development. ^equal contributions. Neuroscience, 164(1),108-120.PMC2760671 Article PDF


Tottenham, N., Tanaka, J., Leon, A.C., McCarry, T., Nurse, M., Hare, T.A., Marcus, D.J., Westerlund, A., Casey, B.J.,  Nelson, C.A. (2009). The NimStim set of facial expressions: judgments from untrained research participants. Psychiatry Research. 168(3), 242-249. Article PDF


Tottenham, N., Hare, T.A., Casey, B.J. (2009). “A Developmental Perspective on Human Amygdala Function”.  Chapter in The Human Amygdala; Eds.: Whalen, P.J, & Phelps, E.A. 


Hare, T. A., Tottenham, N., Galvan, A., Voss, H. U., Glover, G. H., & Casey, B. J. (2008). Biological Substrates of Emotional Reactivity and Regulation in Adolescence During an Emotional Go-Nogo Task. Biological Psychiatry, 63(10), 927-934. Article PDF


Durston, S., Davidson, M.C., Mulder, M.J., Spicer, J.A., Galvan, A., Tottenham, N., Scheres, A., Castellanos, F.X., van Engeland, H., & Casey, B.J.  (2007). Neural and behavioral correlates of expectancy violations in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48 (9), 881 - 889. Article PDF


Blau, V.C., Maurer, U., Tottenham, N., & McCandliss, B.D. (2007). The face-specific N170 component is modulated by emotional facial expression. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 3:7. Article PDF


 Tottenham, N., Leon, A.C., & Casey, B.J. (2006).  The Face behind the mask: a developmental study.  Developmental Science, 9 (3), 288-294. Article PDF


Durston, S., Davidson, M.C., Tottenham, N., Galvan, A., Spicer, J., Fossella, J.A.,  & Casey, B.J. (2006).  A Shift from Diffuse to Focal Cortical Activity with Development. Developmental Science, 9(1), 1-8. Article PDF


Hare, T.A., Tottenham, N., Davidson, M.C., Glover, G.H., & Casey, B.J. (2005). Contributions of Amygdala and Striatal Activity in Emotion Regulation. Biological Psychiatry, 57(6), 624-632. Article PDF


Casey, B.J., Tottenham, N., Liston, C., & Durston, S.  (2005). Imaging the Developing Brain: What have we learned? Trends in Cognitive Science, 9(3), 104-110. Article PDF


Liston, C., Watts, R., Tottenham, N., Davidson, M.C., Niogi, S., Ulug, A.M., Casey, B.J. (2005).  Frontostriatal microstructure modulates efficient recruitment of cognitive control. Cerebral CortexArticle PDF


Noble, K.G., Tottenham, N., & Casey, B.J. (2005). Neuroscience Perspectives on Disparities in School Readiness.  Future of Children Special Issue - The Ethnic and Racial test score gap; School readiness and the first five years of life, Cerebral Cortex,15 (1), 71-89. Article PDF


Casey, B.J., Davidson, M.C., Hara, Y., Thomas, K.M., Martinez, A., Galvan, A., Halperin, J.A., Rodríguez-Aranda, C.E., & Tottenham, N.  (2004). Early development of subcortical regions involved in non-cued attention switching. Developmental Science, 7 (5), 534-542. Article PDF


Davidson, M.C., Horvitz, J.C., Tottenham, N., Fossella, J.A., Watts, R., Ulug, A.M., Casey, B.J. (2004). Differential cingulate and caudate activation following unexpected nonrewarding stimuli. Neuroimage, 23, 3, 1039-1045. Article PDF


Durston, S., Tottenham, N., Thomas, K.M., Davidson, M.C., Eigsti, I.M., Yang, Y., Ulug, A.M., Casey, B.J. (2003). Differential patterns of striatal activation in young children with and without ADHD. Biological Psychiatry, 53(10):871-8. Article PDF


Durston, S., Davidson, M.C., Thomas, K.M., Worden, M.S., Tottenham, N., Martinez, A., Watts, R., Ulug , A.M., & Casey, B.J. (2003). Parametric Manipulation of Conflict and Response Competition using rapid mixed-trial event-related fMRI. Neuroimage, 20(4), 2135-2141. Article PDF


Davis, E., Parker, S., Tottenham, N., & Gunnar, M.  (2003) “Neuroendocrinology: Emotion and Cognition.” Chapter to M. DeHaan & M.H. Johnson (Eds.).  equal contributions. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Development. Sussex, England: Psychology Press, Ltd. Article PDF


Casey, B.J., Tottenham, N., Fossella, J. (2002). Clinical, Imaging, Lesion and Genetic Approaches Toward a Model of Cognitive Control. Developmental Psychobiology,  40(3), 237-54. Article PDF


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Leonard, N.R., Lightfoot, M., Franzke, L.H., Tottenham, N., & Lee, S.J. (2002). Picking Up the Pieces : Caregivers of Adolescents Bereaved by Parental AIDS, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7 (1), 115-124. Article PDF


Monk, C. S.,  Zhuang, J., Curtis, W.J., Ofenloch, I., Tottenham, N., Nelson, C.A., & Hu, X. (2002). Human hippocampal activation in the delayed matching- and nonmatching-to-sample memory tasks: an event-related functional MRI approach. Behavioral Neuroscience, 116 (4), 716-21. Article PDF


Tottenham, N. Instructor's Manual to Brain, Mind, and Behavior, 3rd Edition, Bloom, F. and Nelson, C.A.  New York: Worth Publishers, (2000).


Tottenham, N. & Davis E.  (2000) Manual on Cognitive Development.  Teaching Module for the Erikson Institute, Chicago.


Gwadz, M., De Vogli, R., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Diaz, M., Cisek, T., James, N., Tottenham, N. (1999).  Behavioral practices regarding combination therapies for HIV/AIDS.  Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 24, 81-88.