Our Publications

* Equal contribution | ° A. O. Cohen trainee


Luo, X., Rechardt, A., Sun G., Nejad, K. K., Yáñez, F., Yilmaz, B.,…&Love, B.C. (2024). Large language models surpass human experts in predicting neuroscience results.

Cohen, A. O., & Insel, C. (2023). More than just a phase: adolescence as a window into how the brain generates behavior.

Weigard, A. S., Suzuki, T., Skalaban, L. J., Conley, M., Cohen, A. O., Garavan, H.,… Heathcote, A. (2023). Dissociable contributions of goal-relevant evidence and goal-irrelevant familiarity to n-back performance in youth.


Rubien-Thomas, E., Berrian, N., Rapuano, K.M., Skalaban, L. J., Cervera, A., Nardos, B., Cohen, A.O., Lowrey, A., Daumeyer, N.M., Watts, R., Camp, N.P., Hughes, B.L., Eberhardt, J.L., Taylor-Thompson, K.A., Fair, D.A., Richeson, J.A., Casey, B.J. (2023). Uncertain threat is associated with greater impulsive actions and neural dissimilarity to Black versus White faces. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience [PDF]


Cohen, A.O.*, Phaneuf, C.V.˚*, Rosenbaum, G.M., Glover, M.M.˚, Avallone, K.N.˚, Shen, X.˚, & Hartley, C.A. (2022). Reward-motivated memories influence new learning across development. Learning & Memory, 29(10), 421-429. [PDF] [GitHub]

Saragosa-Harris, N.M. ̊, Cohen, A.O., Reneau, T.R., Villano, W.J., Heller, A.S., & Hartley, C.A (2022). Real-world exploration increases across adolescence and relates to affect, risk-taking, and social connectivity. Psychological Science. [PDF]

Skalaban, L. J., Cohen, A.O., Conley, M.I., Lin, Q., Schwartz, G.N., Ruiz-Huidobro, N.A.M., Cannonier, T., Martinez, S.A., & Casey, B.J. (2022). Adolescent-specific memory effects: evidence from working memory, immediate and long-term recognition memory performance in 8-30 yr olds. Learning & Memory, 29(8), 223-233. [PDF]

Cohen, A.O., Glover, M.M.˚, Shen, X.˚, Phaneuf, C.V.˚, Avallone, K.N.˚, Davachi, L., & Hartley, C.A. (2022). Reward enhances memory via age-varying online and offline neural mechanisms across development. Journal of Neuroscience, 42 (33) 6424-6434. [PDF] [OSF]


Hartley, C.A., Nussenbaum, K., & Cohen, A.O. (2021). Interactive development of adaptive learning and memory. Annual Review of Developmental Psychology, 3, 59-85. [PDF]

Rubien-Thomas, E., Berrian, N., Cervera, A., Nardos, B., Cohen, A.O., Lowrey, A., Daumeyer, N.M., Camp, N.P., Hughes, B.L., Eberhardt, J.L., Taylor-Thompson, K.A., Fair, D.A., Richeson, J.A, & Casey, B.J. (2021). Processing of Task-Irrelevant Race Information is Associated with Diminished Cognitive Control in Black and White Individuals. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. [PDF]

Saragosa-Harris, N.M.˚*, Cohen, A.O.*, Shen, X.˚, Sardar, H.˚, Alberini, C.M., & Hartley, C.A. (2021). Associative memory persistence in three- to five-year-olds. Developmental Science, e13105. [PDF]


Cohen, A.O. & Meyer, H.C. (2020). Ventral hippocampus projections to prelimbic cortex support contextual fear memory. The Journal of Neuroscience. 40(44), 8410–8412 [PDF]

Cohen, A.O.*, Nussenbaum, K.*, Dorfman, H.M., Gershman, S.J., & Hartley, C.A. (2020). The rational use of causal inference to guide reinforcement learning strengthens with age. npj Science of Learning. 5(16), 1-9. [PDF] [OSF]

Nussenbaum, K.*, Cohen, A.O.*, Davis, Z.J., Halpern, D., Gureckis, T.M., & Hartley C.A. (2020). Causal information-seeking strategies change across childhood and adolescence. Cognitive Science. 44(9), 1-24. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12888 [PDF] [OSF]

Rosenberg, M.D., Martinez, S.A., Rapuano, K.M., Conley, M.I.˚, Cohen, A.O., Cornejo, M.D., Hagler, D.J., Anderson, K.M., Wager, T.D., Feczko, E., Earl, E., Fair, D.A., Barch, D.M., Watts, R., Casey, B.J. (2020). Behavioral and neural signatures of working memory in childhood. The Journal of Neuroscience, 40(26), 5090-5104. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2841-19.2020. [PDF]


Cohen, A.O., Matese, N.G.˚, Filimontseva, A.˚, Shen, X.˚, Shi, T.C., Livne, E., & Hartley, C.A. (2019). Aversive learning strengthens episodic memory in adolescents & adults. Learning & Memory, 26(7), 272-279. doi: 10.1101/lm.048413.118 [PDF] [OSF]

Casey, B.J., Heller, A.S., Gee, D.G., and Cohen, A.O. (2019). Development of the emotional brain. Neuroscience Letters, 693, 29-34. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.11.055 [PDF]


Casey, B.J., Cannonier, T., Conley, M.I. ̊, Cohen, A.O., Barch, D.M., Heitzeg, M.M., Soules, M.E., Teslovich, T., Dellarco, D.V. ̊, Garavan, H., Orr, C.A., Wager, T.D., Banich, M.T., Speer, N.K., Sutherland, M.T., Riedel, M.C., Dick, A.S., Bjork, J.M., Thomas, K.M., Charaani, B., Mejia, M.H., Hagler, D.J., Cornejo, D., Sicat, C.S., Harms, M., Dosenbach, N.U.F., Rosenberg, M., Earl, E., Bartsch, H., Watts, R., Polimeni, J.R., Kuperman, J.M., Fair, D.A., Dale, A.M., and the ABCD Imaging Acquisition Workgroup. (2018). The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study: Imaging acquisition across 21 sites. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. pii: S1878- 9293(17)30121-4. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2018.03.001 [PDF]

Conley, M.I. ̊*, Dellarco, D.V. ̊*, Rubien-Thomas, E., Cohen, A.O., Cervera, A., Tottenham, N., & Casey, B.J. (2018). The Racially Diverse Affective Expression (RADIATE) Face Stimulus Set. Psychiatry Research. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.04.066 [PDF]

Breiner, K., Li, A., Cohen, A.O., Steinberg, L., Bonnie, R.J., Scott, E.S., Taylor-Thompson, K., Rudolph, M.D., Chein, J., Richeson, J.A., Dellarco, D.V. ̊, Fair, D.A., Casey, B.J., Galvan, A. (2018). Combined effects of peer presence, social cues, and rewards on cognitive control in adolescents. Developmental Psychobiology. doi: 10.1002/dev.21599. [PDF]


Dreyfuss, M.F.W., Riegel, M., Pedersen, G., Cohen, A.O., Silverman, M.R. ̊, Dyke, J.P., Mayer, L.E.S., Walsh, B.T., Casey, B.J., and Broft, A.I. (2017). Patients with bulimia nervosa fail to show typical neurodevelopment of cognitive control under emotional influences. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 266, 59-65. [PDF]

Rudolph, M.D., Miranda-Dominguez, O., Cohen, A.O., Breiner, K., Steinberg, L., Bonnie, R.J., Scott, E.S., Taylor-Thompson, K.A., Chein, J., Fettich, K.C., Richeson, J.A, Dellarco, D.V. ̊, Galvan, A., Casey, B.J., and Fair, D.A. (2017). At risk of being risky: the relationship between “brain age” under emotional states and risky behavior. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 93-106. [PDF]

Cohen, A.O. and Casey, B.J. (2017). The Neurobiology of Adolescent Self Control. In T. Egner (Ed.) The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control. [PDF]


Heller, A.S., Cohen, A.O., Dreyfuss, M., and Casey, B.J. (2016). Changes in cortico-subcortical and subcortico-subcortical connectivity impact cognitive control to emotional cues across development. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. pii: nsw097. [PDF]

Cohen, A.O., Bonnie, R.J., Taylor-Thompson, K., and Casey, B.J. (2016). When does a juvenile become an adult? Implications for law and policy. Temple Law Review, 88, 769-943. [PDF]

Gee*, D.G., Fetcho*, R.N., Jing*, D., Li*, A., Glatt, C.E., Drysdale, A.T., Cohen, A.O., Dellarco, D.V.˚, Yang, R., Dale, A.M., Jernigan, T.L., Lee, F.S., Casey, B.J., and the PING Consortium. (2016). FAAH genotypic differences in frontolimbic circuitry and anxiety emerge during adolescence in human and mouse. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(16), 4500 – 4505. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1600013113 [PDF]

Cohen, A.O., Breiner, K., Steinberg, L., Bonnie, R.J., Scott, E.S., Taylor-Thompson, K.A., Rudolph, M.D., Chein, J., Richeson, J.A, Heller, A.S., Silverman, M.R., Dellarco, D.V. ̊, Fair, D.A., Galvan, A., and Casey, B.J. (2016). When is an adolescent an adult? Assessing cognitive control in emotional and non-emotional contexts. Psychological Science, 27(4), 549 – 562. [PDF]

Cohen, A.O., Dellarco, D.V. ̊, Breiner, K., Helion, C., Heller, A.S., Rahdar., A., Pedersen, G., Chein, J., Dyke, J.P., Galvan, A., and Casey, B.J. (2016). The impact of emotional states on cognitive control circuitry and function. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(3), 446-459. [PDF]


Cohen, A.O. and Casey, B.J. (2014). Rewiring juvenile justice: the intersection of developmental neuroscience and legal policy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(2), 63 – 65. [PDF]

Dreyfuss, M., Caudle, K., Drysdale, A.T., Johnston, N.E., Cohen, A.O., Somerville, S.H., Galvan, A., Tottenham, N., Hare, T.A., and Casey, B.J. (2014). Teens impulsively react rather than retreat from threat. Developmental Neuroscience, 36(3-4), 220 – 7. [PDF]

Harris, L.T., Lee, V.K., Capestany, B.H., and Cohen, A.O. (2014). Assigning economic value to people results in dehumanization brain response. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 7(3), 151 – 63. [PDF]


Kim, K.Y., Stevens, M.V., Akter, M.H., Rusk, S.E., Huang, R.J., Cohen, A., Noguchi, A., Springer, D., Bocharov, A.V., Eggerman, T.L., Suen, D., Youle, R.J., Amar, M., Remaley, A.T., and Sack, M.N. (2011). Parkin is a lipid-responsive regulator of fat uptake in mice and mutant human cells. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 121(9), 3701-12. doi: 10.1172/JCI44736 [PDF]