Selected Published Articles

Rothschild, A.J., Benes, F., Hebben, N., Woods, B., Luciana, M., Bakanas, E., Samson, J., & Schatzberg, A.J. (1989). Relationship between brain CT scan findings and cortisol in psychotic and nonpsychotic depressed patients. Biological Psychiatry, 26, 565-575. DOI:

Schatzberg, A.F., Samson, J.A., Rothschild, A.J., Luciana, M., Bruno, R., & Bond, T.C. (1990). Depression secondary to anxiety: findings from the McLean Hospital Depression Research Facility.   Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 13(4), 633-649.

Luciana, M., Depue, R.A., Arbisi, P.A., & Leon, A. (1992). Facilitation of working memory in humans by a D2 dopamine receptor agonist. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 4(1), 58-68. DOI: 10.1162/jocn.1992.4.1.58

Rothschild, J.A., Sampson, J.A., Bond, T.C., Luciana, M., Schatzberg, A. (1993). Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and 1-year outcome in depression. Biological Psychiatry, 34(6), 392-400.

Depue, R.A., Luciana, M., Arbisi, P.A., Collins, P.F., & Leon, A. (1994).  Dopamine and the structure of personality:  relation of agonist-induced dopamine activity to positive emotionality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67(3), 485-498.

Luciana, M. & Collins, P.F. (1997). Dopaminergic modulation of working memory for spatial but not object cues in normal humans. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 9(3), 330-367DOI: 10.1162/jocn.1997.9.3.330

Luciana, M., Collins, P.F., & Depue, R.A.  (1998) Opposing roles for dopamine and serotonin in the modulation of spatial working memory functions of human prefrontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 8, 218-226.

Luciana, M. & Nelson, C.A. (1998) The functional emergence of prefrontally-guided working memory systems in four-to-eight year-old children. Neuropsychologia, vol. 36(3), 273-293. DOI:

Luciana, M., Lindeke, L., Georgieff, M., Mills, M. & Nelson, C.A.  (1999) Neurobehavioral evidence for working memory deficits in school-aged children with histories of prematurityDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 41(8), 521-33.

DeUngria, M., Rao, R., Wobken, J.D., Luciana, M., Nelson, C.A., & Georgieff, M.K. (2000). Perinatal iron deficiency decreases cytochrome c Oxidase (CytOx) activity in selective regions of neonatal rat brain, Pediatric Research, 48, 169-76DOI: 10.1203/00006450-200008000-00009

Luciana, M., Sullivan, J., & Nelson, C.A.  (2001) Associations between phenylalanine-to-tyrosine ratios and performance on tests of neuropsychological function in adolescents treated early and continuously for PKU. Child Development, 72(6), 1637-1652

Luciana, M., Burgund, ED., Berman, M., & Hanson, KL (2001). Effects of tryptophan loading on working memory for spatial, verbal, and affective stimuli in healthy humans. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 15(4), 219-230DOI: 10.1177/026988110101500410

Luciana, M. & Nelson, C.A. (2002) Assessment of neuropsychological function in children using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery (CANTAB):  Performance in 4 to 12 year-olds.  Developmental Neuropsychology, 22(3),595-623. DOI:

Burgund, ED, Marsolek, CJ, & Luciana, M. (2003) Serotonin levels influence patterns of implicit memory, Neuropsychology, 17(1), 161-170.

Luciana, M.  (2003) Practitioner Review:  Computerised assessment of neuro-psychological function in children: clinical and research applications of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Testing Automated Battery (CANTAB).  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 44(0), 1-15.

Luciana, M. (2003). Cognitive development in children born preterm: Implications for theories of brain plasticity following early injury. Development and Psychopathology, 15, 1017-1047.

Hanson, K. and Luciana, M (2004). Neurocognitive function in recreational use of MDMA: The importance of clinically-significant patterns of use. Psychological Medicine. 34, 229-246.

Luciana, M., Hanson, KL and Whitley, C (2004).  A preliminary report on dopamine system reactivity in PKU: Acute effects of haloperidol on neuropsychological, physiological, and neuroendocrine functions. Psychopharmacology. 175, 18-25DOI: 10.1007/s00213-004-1775-0

Hooper, C., Luciana, M., Conklin, H.M., Yarger, R. (2004). Adolescents' performance on the Iowa Gambling Task:  Implications for the development of decision-making and ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Developmental Psychology. 40(6), 1148-1158. DOI: 10.1037/0012-1649.40.6.1148

Luciana, M., Conklin, H., Hooper, C., & Yarger, R. (2005). The development of nonverbal working memory processes in adolescents: Different maturational trajectories for recall versus executive control. Child Development. 76(3), 697-712.

Scott, L, Luciana, M. & Nelson, CA. (2005) Electrophysiological correlates of facial self-recognition in young adults. In the official journal of the Romanian Association of Cognitive Sciences: Cognition, Brain, Behavior, special issue on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Luciana, M., Gunnar, M., Davis, E., Nelson, CA, & Donzella, B. (2005). Children's "catastrophic responses" to negative feedback on CANTAB's ID/ED Set-Shifting Task: Relation to indices of a  depressive temperamental style. In the official journal of the Romanian Association of Cognitive Sciences: Cognition, Brain, Behavior [English translation of journal title], special issue on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 343-361.

Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Wahlstrom, D.B., Benolkin, K., White, T. and Luciana, M. (2006). Affective bias and response modulation following tyrosine depletion in healthy adults. Neuropsychopharmacology, 31, 2523-2536. DOI: 10.1038/sj.npp.1301172

Conklin, H.M., Luciana, M., Hooper, C.J.,  & Yarger, R. (2007). Working memory performance in typically developing children and adolescents:  A closer look at behavioral indices of frontal lobe development. Developmental Neuropsychology, 31(1), 103-128.

Wahlstrom, D.B., White, T., Hooper, C.J., Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Oetting, W.S., Brott, M.J. and Luciana, M. (2007). Variations in the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase polymorphism and prefrontally-guided behaviors in adolescents. Biological Psychiatry, 61(5), 626-632. DOI:

Luciana, M. (Ed) (2007. Introduction to the Special issue on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Developmental Review, 27(3), 277-282.

Olson, E., Hooper, C.J., Collins, P.F., Luciana, M. (2007) Delay and probability discounting behavior in healthy adolescents: associations with age, personality style, and other measures of executive function. Personality and Individual Differences, 43(7), 1886-1897.

Hooper, CJ, Luciana, M., Conklin, H.M., Wahlstrom, D.B., Yarger, R. (2008). Iowa Gambling Task performance in healthy children and adolescence; associations with trait measures of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 44(3), 598-609. DOI:

Muetzel, R., Collins, P.F., Mueller, B., Lim, K., Luciana, M. (2008). The development of corpus callosum microstructure and associations with bimanual task performance in healthy adolescents. Neuroimage, 39(4), 1918-1925. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.10.018

Merchant, H., Luciana, M., Hooper, C.J., Majestic, S. & Tuite, P. (2008). Interval timing and Parkinson’s disease: Heterogeneity in temporal performance. Experimental Brain Research, 184(2), 233-238. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-007-1097-7

Karagulle Kendi, A.T., Lehericy, S., Luciana, M., Ugurbil, K., Tuite, P. (2008). Altered diffusion in the frontal lobe in Parkinson’s Disease, American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2008 January 17 (Epub ahead of print). DOI: 10.3174/ajnr.A0850

White, T., Cullen, K., Rohrer, L.M., Karatekin, C., Luciana, M., Schmidt, M., Hongwanishkul, D., Kumra, S., Charles Schulz, S. & Lim, K.O. (2008).  Limbic structures and networks in children and adolescents with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 34(1), 18-29. DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbm110

Hanson, K.L., Luciana, M., Sullwold, K. (2008). Reward-related decision-making deficits among MDMA and other drug users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 96(1), 99-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2008.02.003

Olson, E.A., Collins, P.F., Hooper, C.J., Muetzel, R., Lim, K.O., & Luciana, M. (2009). White matter integrity predicts delay discounting behavior in adolescents: a diffusion tensor imaging study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21 (7), 1406-1421DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2009.21107

Luciana, M., Collins, P.F., Olson, E.A., Schissel, A.M. (2009). Tower of London performance in healthy adolescents: The development of planning skills and associations with self-reported inattention and impulsivity. Developmental Neuropsychology, 34(4), 461-475. DOI: 10.1080/87565640902964540

Hanson, K.L. & Luciana, M. (2010). Neurocognitive impairments in MDMA and other drug users: MDMA alone may not be a cognitive risk factor. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  32(4):337-49. DOI: 10.1080/13803390903042361

Wahlstrom, D., Collins, P.F., White, T. & Luciana, M. (2010). Developmental changes in dopamine neurotransmission in adolescence: Behavioral implications and issues in assessment. Brain & Cognition, 72(1), 146-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2009.10.013

Luciana M. (2010). Adolescent brain development: Current themes and future directions Introduction to the special issue. Brain & Cognition. 72(1). (Luciana organized and edited this special issue). DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2009.11.002

Wahlstrom, D., White, T. & Luciana, M.(2010). Neurobehavioral evidence for changes in dopamine system activity during adolescence. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34(5):631-48DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2009.12.007

Hansen, J. C., Sullivan, B. A., & Luciana, M. (2011). A social neuroscientific model of vocational behavior, Journal of Career Assessment, 19(3), 216-227. DOI: 10.1177/1069072710395529

Porter, J., Collins, P.F., Muetzel, R.L., Lim, K.O. & Luciana, M. (2011). Associations between cortical thickness and verbal fluency in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. NeuroImage, 55(4):1865-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.01.018

Yzer, M.C., Vohs, K.D., Luciana, M., Cuthbert, B.N., & MacDonald, A.W.  (2011) Affective antecedents of the perceived effectiveness of antidrug advertisements: An analysis of adolescents' momentary and retrospective evaluations. Prevention Science. DOI: 10.1007/s11121-011-0212-y

Schissel, A., Olson, E.A., Collins, P.F. & Luciana, M., (2011). Age-independent effects of pubertal status on behavioral constraint in healthy adolescents. Personality and Individual Difference, 58(1), 975-80.

Urosevic, S., Collins, P.F., Muetzel, R., & Luciana, M. (2012). Longitudinal changes in adolescent behavioral approach system and behavioral inhibition system sensitivities: associations with OFC and nucleus accumbens volumes. Developmental Psychology, 48(5), 1488-1500. DOI: 10.1037/a0028203.

Luciana, M., Wahlstrom, D., Collins, P.F. & Porter, J.N. (2012). Dopaminergic modulation of incentive motivation in adolescence: age-related changes in signaling, individual differences, and implications for the development of self-regulation. Developmental Psychology, 48(3), 844-861. DOI: 10.1037/a0027432.

Luciana, M. & Collins, P.F. (2012). Incentive motivation, cognitive control, and the adolescent brain: Is it time for a paradigm shift? Child Development Perspectives. 6(4), 392-399. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-8606.2012.00252.x.

Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Wahlstrom, D., White, T., Luciana, M. (2013). The effect of acute tyrosine phenylalanine depletion on emotion-based decision-making in healthy adults. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 105, 51-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.pbb.2013.01.013

Muetzel, R., Marjańska, M,  Collins, P.F., Petrosko, M., Valabrègue, P., Auerbach, E.J., Lim, K.O., Luciana, M. (2013). In Vivo 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy in young-adult daily marijuana users.  Neuroimage-Clinical, 2, 581-589DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2013.04.011

Menary, K., Porter, J.N., Muetzel, R., Collins, P.F., Olson, E.A., Lim, K.O., & Luciana, M. (2013). Associations between cortical thickness and fluid versus crystallized intelligence in children, adolescents, and young adults. Intelligence, 41(5), 597-606. DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2013.07.010

Luciana, M., Collins, P.F., Muetzel, R., & Lim K.O. (2013). Effects of alcohol use initiation on brain structure in typically developing adolescents. American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 39(6), 345-355. DOI: 10.3109/00952990.2013.837057

Ramsay, I.S., Yzer, M.C., Luciana, M., Vohs, K.D., & MacDonald, A.W. (2013). Affective and executive network processing associated with persuasive antidrug messages. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(7), 1136-1147. DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_00391

Luciana, M. (2013). Adolescent brain development in normality and psychopathology. Development & Psychopathology, 25, 25th anniversary special issue, 1325-1345. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579413000643

Porter, J.N., Roy, A.K., Benson, B., Carlisi, C., Collins, P.F., Leibenluft, E.,  Pine,D., Luciana, M. & Ernst, M. (2014)  Age-related changes in the intrinsic functional connectivity of the human ventral versus dorsal striatum from childhood to middle age. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 11, 83 95. DOI:

Becker, M.P., Collins, P.F., & Luciana, M.  (2014). Neurocognition in college-aged daily marijuana users.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36 (4), 379-398. Selected as one of the journal’s top-dowloaded papers for 2014. DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2014.893996

Malone, S.M., Luciana, M., Wilson, S., Sparks, J.C., Hunt, R.H., Thomas, K.M. (2014). Adolescent drinking and motivated decision-making: a co-twin-control investigation with monozygotic twins. Behavior Genetics, 44 (4), 407-418. DOI: 10.1007/s10519-014-9651-0

Luciana, M., Segalowitz, S.J. (2014). Some challenges for the triadic model for the study of adolescent motivated behavior. Brain and cognition, 89, 118-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2014.05.004

Urošević, S., Collins, P., Muetzel, R., Schissel, A., Lim, K.O., & Luciana, M. (2014). Effects of reward sensitivity and regional brain volumes on substance use initiation in adolescence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10 (1), 106-113. DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsu022

Urošević, S., Collins, P., Muetzel, R., Lim, K.O., & Luciana, M. (2014). Pubertal status associations with reward and threat sensitivities and subcortical brain volumes during adolescence. Brain and Cognition, 89, 15-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2014.01.007

Beeler, J.A., Cools, R., Luciana, M. Ostlund, S.B., & Petzinger,G.(Eds) (2014). Dopamine and behavioral flexibility: the problem of modifying established behavior. Frontiers E-books.

Beeler, J.A., Cools, R., Luciana, M. Ostlund, S.B., & Petzinger,G.(Eds) (2014). A kinder gentler dopamine…highlighting dopamine’s role in behavioral flexibility. Frontiers in neuroscience, 8. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00004

Segalowitz, S.J. & Luciana, M. (2014). Introduction to a special issue on reward and regulatory processes in adolescence. Brain and Cognition, 89, 1. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2014.05.006

Ernst, M. & Luciana, M. (2015). Neuroimaging of the dopamine/reward system in adolescent drug use CNS spectrums. 20 (04), 427-441. DOI: 10.1017/S1092852915000395

Silverman, MH, Jedd, K., Luciana, M. (2015). Neural networks involved in adolescent reward processing: An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies. NeuroImage 122, 427-439. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.07.083

Becker, MP,  Collins, PF,  Lim, KO, Muetzel, RL., Luciana, M. (2015). Longitudinal changes in white matter microstructure after heavy cannabis use. Developmental cognitive neuroscience, 16, 23-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2015.10.004

Luciana, M., Ewing, S.W.F. (2015). Introduction to the special issue: Substance use and the adolescent brain: Developmental impacts, interventions, and longitudinal outcomes. Developmental cognitive neuroscience 16, 1-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2015.10.005

Urošević, S., Youngstrom, EA., Collins, PF, Jensen, JB, Luciana, M. (2016). Associations of age with reward delay discounting and response inhibition in adolescents with bipolar disorders. Journal of affective disorders 190, 649-656. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.11.005

Luciana, M. (2016). Executive function in adolescence: A Commentary on regulatory control and depression in adolescents: Findings from neuroimaging and neuropsychological research. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 45 (1), 84-89. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1123638

Urošević, S., Luciana, M., Jensen, J.B., Youngstrom, EA., Thomas, K. (2016). Age associations with neural processing of reward anticipation in adolescents with bipolar disorders, NeuroImage Clinical, 190, 649-656. DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2016.03.013

Kennedy, J., Collins, P.F., Luciana, M. (2016). Higher adolescent body mass index is associated with lower regional gray and white matter volumes and lower levels of positive emotionality. Frontiers in Neuroscience, DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00413

Books and Special Issues

Nelson, C.A. & Luciana, M. (Eds): (2001) Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.  MIT Press. Winner of the 2001 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition in the category of Single Volume Reference: Science, presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. 685 pages.

Luciana, M. (Ed): (September 2007). Special Issue on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Review, 27 (3), pp. 277-282.

Nelson, CA & Luciana, M.  (2008) Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd Edition.  MIT Press. 54 chapters; 901 pages.

Luciana, M. (Ed):  February 2010. Special issue on Adolescent Brain Development, Brain & Cognition. Vol. 72(1). (14 papers, 1 commentary).

Segalowitz, S. & Luciana, M. (Eds) (2014). Special Issue: Reward and regulatory processes in adolescence. Brain & Cognition.

Luciana, M. & Feldstein Ewing, S. (Eds): (2015). Special issue:  Substance Use and the Adolescent Brain: Developmental Impacts, Interventions, and Longitudinal Outcomes, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, vol 16.

Feldstein Ewing, S. & Luciana, M. (Eds): (in preparation). Special issue: Overview of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD), Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 22 papers and 2 commentaries.