Publications

Lighthall NR, Huettel S, Cabeza R. (2014). Functional compensation in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex improves memory-dependent decisions in older adults. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(47), 15648-15657. PDF

Lighthall NR, Gorlick MA, Schoeke A, Frank MJ, Mather M. (2013). Stress modulates reinforcement learning in younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 28(1), 35-46. PDF

Mather M, Lighthall NR. (2012). Risk and reward are processed differently in decisions made under stress. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 36-41. PDF

Mather M, Mazar N, Gorlick MA, Lighthall NR, Burgeno J, Schoeke A, Ariely D. (2012). Risk preferences and aging: The “Certainty Effect” in older adults’ decision making. Psychology and Aging, 27(4), 801-816. PDF

Lighthall NR, Sakaki M, Vasunilashorn F, Nga L, Somayajula S, Chen EY, Samii N, Mather M. (2012). Gender differences in reward-related decision processing under stress. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7(4), 476-484. PDF

Mather M, Lighthall NR, Nga L, Gorlick MA. (2010). Sex differences in how stress affects brain activity during face viewing. NeuroReport, 21, 933-937. PDF

Lighthall NR, Mather M, Gorlick MA. (2009). Acute stress increases sex differences in risk seeking in the Balloon Analogue Risk Task. PLoS ONE, 4(7), e6002. PDF

Mather M, Gorlick MA, Lighthall NR. (2009). To brake or accelerate when the light turns yellow? Stress reduces older adults’ risk taking in a driving game. Psychological Science, 20, 174-176. PDF

Kryla-Lighthall N, Mather M. (2009). The role of cognitive control in older adults’ emotional well-being. In V. Bengtson, M. Silverstein, N. Putney, and D. Gans (Eds.) Handbook on Theories of Aging (pp. 323-344). New York: Springer Press. PDF

O’Hara R, Schröder C, Kraemer H, Kryla N, Cao C, Miller E, Schatzberg A, Yesavage J, Murphy G. (2005). Nocturnal sleep apnea/hypopnea is associated with lower memory performance in APOE e4 allele carriers. Neurology, 64, 642-644. PDF