Peer Reviewed Publications

Dr. Spielberg has moved to the University of Delaware:



In Press

Sadeh, N., Spielberg, J.M., Logue, M.W., Wolf, E.J., Smith, A.K., Lusk, J., Hayes, J.P., Sperbeck, E., Milberg, W.P., McGlinchey, R.E., Salat, D.H., Carter, W.C., Stone, A., Schichman, S.A., Humphries, D.E., & Miller, M.W. (in press). SKA2 methylation is associated with decreased prefrontal cortical thickness and greater PTSD Severity among trauma-exposed veterans. Molecular Psychiatry. doi:10.1038/mp.2015.134


Spielberg, J.M., Miller, G.A., Heller, W., & Banich, M.T. (2015). Flexible brain network reconfiguration supporting inhibitory control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 10020-10025. doi:10.1073/pnas.1500048112

Spielberg, J.M., Galarce, E.M., Ladouceur, C.D., McMakin, D.L., Olino, T.M., Forbes, E.E., Silk, J.S., Ryan, N.D., & Dahl, R.E. (2015). Adolescent development of inhibition as a function of SES and gender: Converging evidence from behavior & fMRI. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 3194-3203. doi:10.1002/hbm.22838

Spielberg, J.M., Forbes, E.E., Ladouceur, C.D., Worthman, C.M., Olino, T.M., Ryan, N.D., & Dahl, R.E. (2015). Pubertal testosterone influences threat-related amygdala-orbitofrontal coupling. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience, 10, 408-415. doi:10.1093/scan/nsu062

Spielberg, J.M., McGlinchey, R.E., Milberg, W.P., & Salat, D.H. (2015). Brain network disturbance related to posttraumatic stress & traumatic brain injury in veterans. Biological Psychiatry, 78, 210-216. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.02.013

Spielberg, J.M., Jarcho, J.M, Dahl, R.E., Pine, D.S., Ernst, M., & Nelson, E.E. (2015). Anticipation of peer evaluation in anxious adolescents: divergence in neural activation & maturation. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience, 10, 1084-1091. doi:10.1093/scan/nsu165

Sadeh, N., Spielberg, J.M., Miller, M.W., Milberg, W.P., Salat, D.H., Amick, M., Fortier, C.B., & McGlinchey, R.E. (2015). Neurobiological indicators of disinhibition in posttraumatic stress disorder. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 3076-3086. doi:10.1002/hbm.22838

Kaiser, R.H., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Spielberg, J.M., Warren, S.L., Sutton, B.P., Miller, G.A., Heller, W., & Banich, M.T. (2015) Distracted and down: Neural mechanisms of affective interference in subclinical depression. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience, 10, 654-663. doi:10.1093/scan/nsu100

Herting, M.M., Gautam, P., Spielberg, J.M., Dahl, R.E., & Sowell, E.R. (2015). A longitudinal study: Changes in cortical thickness and surface area during pubertal maturation. PLOS ONE, 10, e0119774-e0119774. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119774

Hur, L., Miller, G.A., McDavitt, J.B., Spielberg, J.M., Crocker, L.D., Infantolino, Z.P., Towers, D.N., Warren, S.L., & Heller, W. (2015). Interactive effects of trait and state affect on top-down control of attention. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience, 10, 1128-1136. doi:10.1093/scan/nsu163

Miller, M.W., Wolf, E.J., Sadeh, N., Logue, M., Spielberg, J.M., Hayes, J.P., Sperbeck, E., Schichman, S.A., Stone, A., Carter, W.C., Humphries, D.E., Milberg, W., & McGlinchey, R. (2015). A novel locus in the oxidative stress-related gene ALOX12 moderates the association between PTSD and thickness of the prefrontal cortex. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62, 359-65. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.09.003


Spielberg, J.M., Olino, T.M., Forbes, E.E., & Dahl, R.E. (2014). Exciting fear in adolescence: Does pubertal development alter threat processing? Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 86-95. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2014.01.004

Spielberg, J.M., Miller, G.A., Warren, S.L., Engels, A.S., Sutton, B.P., & Heller, W. (2014). Transdiagnostic dimensions of anxiety & depression moderate motivation-related brain networks during goal maintenance. Depression & Anxiety, 31, 805-813. doi:10.1002/da.22271

*Sadeh, N., *Spielberg, J.M., Warren, S.L., Miller, G.A., & Heller, W. (2014). Aberrant neural connectivity during emotional processing associated with posttraumatic stress. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 748-755. doi:10.1177/2167702614530113       *Authors contributed equally to this work

Dahl, R.E., & Spielberg, J.M. (2014). Response to Helfinstein & Casey. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 98-99. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2014.02.008

Herting, M.M., Gautam, P., Spielberg, J.M., Kan, E., Dahl, R.E., & Sowell, E.R. (2014). The role of testosterone and estradiol in brain volume changes across adolescence: A longitudinal structural MRI study. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 5633-5645. doi:10.1002/hbm.22575


Spielberg, J.M., Heller, W., & Miller, G.A. (2013). Hierarchical brain networks active in approach and avoidance goal pursuit. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 284. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00284 Featured article on Frontiers homepage, 06/13

Spielberg, J.M., De Leon, A.A., Bredemeier, K., Heller, W., Engels, A.S., Warren, S.L., Crocker, L.D., Sutton, B.P., & Miller, G.A. (2013). Anxiety type modulates immediate vs. delayed engagement of attention-related brain regions. Brain & Behavior, 3, 532-551. doi:10.1002/brb3.157

Warren, S.L., Crocker, L.D., Spielberg, J.M., Engels, A.S., Banich, M.T., Sutton, B.P., Miller, G.A., & Heller, W. (2013). Cortical organization of inhibition-related functions and modulation by psychopathology. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 271. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00271

Sadeh, N., Spielberg, J.M., Heller, W., Herrington, J.D., Engels, A.S., Warren, S.L., Crocker, L.D., Sutton, B.P., & Miller, G.A. (2013). Emotion disrupts neural activity during selective attention in psychopathy. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience, 8, 235-246. doi:10.1093/scan/nsr092

Miller, G.A., Crocker, L.D., Spielberg, J.M., Infantolino, Z.P, & Heller, W. (2013). Issues in localization of brain function: The case of lateralized frontal cortex in cognition, emotion, and psychopathology. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7, 2. doi:10.3389/fnint.2013.00002


Spielberg, J.M., Miller, G.A., Warren, S.L., Engels, A.S., Crocker, L.D., Sutton, B.P., & Heller, W. (2012). Trait motivation moderates neural activation associated with goal pursuit. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 308-322. doi:10.3758/s13415-012-0088-8

Spielberg, J.M., Miller, G.A., Warren, S.L., Engels, A.S., Crocker, L.D., Banich, M.T., Sutton, B.P., & Heller, W. (2012). A brain network instantiating approach and avoidance motivation. Psychophysiology, 49, 1200-1214. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01443.x

Crocker, L.D., Heller, W., Spielberg, J.M., Warren, S.L., Bredemeier, K., Banich, M.T., & Miller, G.A. (2012). Neural mechanisms in attentional control differentiate trait and state negative affect. Frontiers in Emotion Science, 3, 298. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00298

Bredemeier, K., Berenbaum, H., & Spielberg, J.M. (2012). Worry and perceived threat of proximal and distal undesirable outcomes. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 425-429. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2012.01.001


Spielberg, J.M., Miller, G.A., Engels, A.S., Herrington, J.D., Sutton, B.P., Banich, M.T., & Heller, W. (2011). Trait approach and avoidance motivation: Lateralized neural activity associated with executive function. NeuroImage, 54, 661-670. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.08.037

Spielberg, J.M., Heller, W., Silton, R.L., Stewart, J.L., & Miller, G.A. (2011). Approach and avoidance profiles distinguish dimensions of anxiety and depression. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 35, 359-371. doi:10.1007/s10608-011-9364-0

Silton, R.L., Heller, W., Towers, D.N., Engels, A.S., Edgar, J.C., Spielberg, J.M., Sass, S.M., Stewart, J.L., Sutton, B.P., Banich, M.T., & Miller, G.A. (2011). Depression and anxious apprehension distinguish frontocingulate cortical activity during top-down attentional control. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 272-285. doi:10.1037/a0023204


Bredemeier, K.E., Spielberg, J.M., Silton, R.L., Berenbaum, H., Heller, W., & Miller, G.A. (2010). Screening for clinical depression using the MASQ anhedonic depression scale: A receiver-operator characteristic analysis. Psychological Assessment, 22, 702-710. doi:10.1037/a0019915

Engels, A.S., Heller, W., Spielberg, J.M., Warren, S.L., Sutton, B.P., Banich, M.T., & Miller, G.A. (2010). Co-occurring anxiety influences patterns of brain activity in depression. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 141-156. doi:10.3758/CABN.10.1.141

Silton, R.L., Miller, G.A., Towers, D.N., Engels, A.S., Edgar, J.C., Spielberg, J.M., Sass, S.M., Stewart, J.L., Sutton, B.P., Banich, M.T., & Heller, W. (2010). The time course of activity in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex during top-down attentional control. NeuroImage, 50, 1292-1302. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.12.061

Warren, S.L., Bost, K., Roisman, G.I., Silton, R.L., Spielberg, J.M., Choi, E., Sutton, B.P., Miller, G.A., & Heller, W. (2010). Effects of adult attachment and emotional distractors on brain mechanisms of cognitive control. Psychological Science, 21, 1818-1826. doi:10.1177/0956797610388809


Spielberg, J.M., Heller, W., Stewart, J.L., Levin, R.L., & Miller, G.A. (2008). Prefrontal cortex, emotion, and approach/withdrawal motivation. Social & Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 135-153. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2007.00064.x


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