UMass Neurosciences Publications – August 2019

This month’s featured researcher is Dr. Rebecca Ready. Dr. Ready is a professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. She works on the assessment of emotion regulation in healthy aging adults and in clinical populations, including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. She studies emotion reactions in the lab and in daily life and is interested in how individual differences, such as executive functions, memory, and personality affect emotion regulation outcomes.  She is a member of the Center for Research on Families and the Center for Personalized Health Medicine. She has had 5 papers appear recently in PubMed (see below).

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in August. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus.

1: Kwak Y, Chen XJ, McDonald K, Boutin B. Money for me and money for friend: An ERP study of social reward processing in adolescents and adults. Soc Neurosci. 2019 Aug 7. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2019.1653963. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31389757.

2: Mercado E, Kim J, Gonzales NA, Fuligni AJ. Emotional Coregulation in Mexican-Origin Parent-Adolescent Dyads: Associations with Adolescent Mental Health. J Youth Adolesc. 2019 Jun;48(6):1116-1130. doi: 10.1007/s10964-019-01002-5. Epub 2019 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 30830533.

3: Cremone A, Lugo-Candelas CI, Harvey EA, McDermott JM, Spencer RMC. Positive emotional attention bias in young children with symptoms of ADHD. Child Neuropsychol. 2018 Nov;24(8):1137-1145. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2018.1426743. Epub 2018 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 29347861; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6136424.

4:  Carlozzi NE, Goodnight S, Kratz AL, Stout JC, McCormack MK, Paulsen JS, Boileau NR, Cella D, Ready RE. Validation of Neuro-QoL and PROMIS Mental Health Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Persons with Huntington Disease. J Huntingtons Dis. 2019 Aug 16. doi: 10.3233/JHD-190364. [Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 31424415.

5: Mantua J, Ready RE. Emotion habituation is accelerated in chronic mild
traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 2019;33(11):1467-1475. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2019.1646434. Epub 2019 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 31348684.

6: Broggi M Jr, Ready RE, Moore DL. Screening for reading disability in university students with phonological processing and working memory tasks. Dyslexia. 2019 Aug;25(3):256-266. doi: 10.1002/dys.1625. Epub 2019 Jul 8. PubMed PMID: 31284330.

7: Ready RE, Boileau NR, Barton SK, Lai JS, McCormack MK, Cella D, Fritz NE, Paulsen JS, Carlozzi NE. Positive Affect and Well-Being in Huntington’s Disease Moderates the Association Between Functional Impairment and HRQOL Outcomes. J Huntingtons Dis. 2019;8(2):221-232. doi: 10.3233/JHD-180341. PubMed PMID: 31045519.

8: Nuzum H, Ready RE, Clark LA. Comparability of self- and other-rated personality structure. Psychol Assess. 2019 Jun;31(6):741-750. doi: 10.1037/pas0000696. Epub 2019 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 30730190; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6647854.