UMass Neuroscience Publications – October 2020

This month’s Featured Researcher is Agnès Lacreuse. Dr. Lacreuse is a Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Her lab studies age-related cognitive decline in a nonhuman primate with a short lifespan, the common marmoset. This month in collaboration with researchers at the University of Massachusetts Worcester and Worcester PolyTech, they published a paper in Science Reports that found sex differences in brain connectivity as marmosets age.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in October. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.

1: Nephew BC, Febo M, Cali R, Workman KP, Payne L, Moore CM, King JA, Lacreuse A. Robustness of sex-differences in functional connectivity over time in middle-aged marmosets. Sci Rep. 2020 Oct 6;10(1):16647. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-73811-9. PMID: 33024242; PMCID: PMC7538565.

2: Rothenberg WA, Lansford JE, Bacchini D, Bornstein MH, Chang L, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Malone PS, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Tapanya S, Tirado LMU, Yotanyamaneewong S, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM. Cross-cultural effects of parent warmth and control on aggression and rule-breaking from ages 8 to 13. Aggress Behav. 2020 Jul;46(4):327-340. doi: 10.1002/ab.21892. Epub 2020 Apr 5. PMID: 32249458; PMCID: PMC7274879.

3: Jones BJ, Kaur S, Miller M, Spencer RMC. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Benefits Psychological Well-Being, Sleep Quality, and Athletic Performance in Female Collegiate Rowers. Front Psychol. 2020 Sep 18;11:572980. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.572980. PMID: 33071908; PMCID: PMC7531189.

4: Flores-Bonilla A, Richardson HN. Sex Differences in the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcohol Res. 2020 Oct 8;40(2):04. doi: 10.35946/arcr.v40.2.04. PMID: 33042719; PMCID: PMC7532022.

5: Parma V, Ohla K, Veldhuizen MG, Niv MY, Kelly CE, Bakke AJ, Cooper KW, Bouysset C, Pirastu N, Dibattista M, Kaur R, Liuzza MT, Pepino MY, Schöpf V, Pereda-Loth V, Olsson SB, Gerkin RC, Rohlfs Domínguez P, Albayay J, Farruggia MC, Bhutani S, Fjaeldstad AW, Kumar R, Menini A, Bensafi M, Sandell M, Konstantinidis I, Di Pizio A, Genovese F, Öztürk L, Thomas-Danguin T, Frasnelli J, Boesveldt S, Saatci Ö, Saraiva LR, Lin C, Golebiowski J, Hwang LD, Ozdener MH, Guàrdia MD, Laudamiel C, Ritchie M, Havlícek J, Pierron D, Roura E, Navarro M, Nolden AA, Lim J, Whitcroft KL, Colquitt LR, Ferdenzi C, Brindha EV, Altundag A, Macchi A, Nunez-Parra A, Patel ZM, Fiorucci S, Philpott CM, Smith BC, Lundström JN, Mucignat C, Parker JK, van den Brink M, Schmuker M, Fischmeister FPS, Heinbockel T, Shields VDC, Faraji F, Santamaría E, Fredborg WEA, Morini G, Olofsson JK, Jalessi M, Karni N, D’Errico A, Alizadeh R, Pellegrino R, Meyer P, Huart C, Chen B, Soler GM, Alwashahi MK, Welge-Lüssen A, Freiherr J, de Groot JHB, Klein H, Okamoto M, Singh PB, Hsieh JW; GCCR Group Author, Reed DR, Hummel T, Munger SD, Hayes JE. More Than Smell-COVID-19 Is Associated With Severe Impairment of Smell, Taste, and Chemesthesis. Chem Senses. 2020 Oct 9;45(7):609-622. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjaa041. PMID: 32564071; PMCID: PMC7337664.