Publications

Lighthall NR. (2020). Neural mechanisms of decision making in aging. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 11(1), e1519.

Fernandez KN, Lighthall NR. (2019). Reward responsiveness and inhibition traits differentially predict economic biases in gain and loss contexts. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(1948), 1-14.

Farahani FV, Karwowski W, Lighthall NR. (2019). Application of graph theory for identifying connectivity patterns in human brain networks: A systematic review. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13(585), 1-27.

Frazier I, Lighthall NR, Horta M, Perez E, Ebner NC. (2019). CISDA: Changes in integration for social decisions in aging. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 10(3), e1490.

Lighthall NR, Conner LB, Giovanello KS. (2019). Learning and memory in the aging brain: The function of declarative and nondeclarative memory over the lifespan. In G Samanez-Larkin (Ed.) The Aging Brain. Washington: DC: APA Books.

Lighthall NR, Pearson JM, Huettel, SA, Cabeza, R. (2018). Feedback-based learning in aging: Contributions and trajectories of change in striatal and hippocampal systems. Journal of Neuroscience, 

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.

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.

Mather M, Lighthall NR. (2012). Risk and reward are processed differently in decisions made under stress. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21(2), 36-41.

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.

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.

Mather M, Lighthall NR, Nga L, Gorlick MA. (2010). Sex differences in how stress affects brain activity during face viewing. NeuroReport, 21(14), 933-937.

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.

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(2), 174-176.

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.

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, 65(4), 642-644.

Conference Presentations

Wan X, Lighthall NR. (2019). Age and working memory effects on learning from experience in economic decision making. Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience. Durham, NC.

Wan X, Lighthall N. (2019). Age effect on learning from experience in economic decision making. UCF Graduate Research Forum. Orlando, FL. (Recipient of Exemplary Oral Presentation Award)

Lighthall NR, Conner LB, Ebner NC. (2018). Dissociation in neural components of memory-dependent value judgments is maintained in healthy aging. Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA.

Conner L, Ebner N, Lighthall N. (2018). Encoding and retrieval of value: Unique and common contributions from the valuation network during phases of memory. Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience. Ann Arbor, MI.

Fernandez K, Schmidt J, Kuhnen C, Nichole Lighthall N. (2018). Attentional differences and estimation frame incongruence predict bias in economic judgments. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Boston, MA.

Fernandez K, Schmidt J, Kuhnen C, Nichole Lighthall N. (2018). Predictors of bias: Roles of attention and estimation frame incongruence. Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC. (Recipient of SEPA Graduate Student Research Award)

Fernandez K, Merz M, Kuhnen C, Schmidt J, Lighthall N. (2017). Gain/loss framing effects on learning in economic decision making investigated with eye tracking. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.

Conner L, Dalton I, Horta M, Gulliford D, Frazier I, Ebner N, Lighthall N. (2017). Information integration in economic value judgments: Shift from affective to deliberative decision network regions. Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium. Tampa, FL.

Conner L, Dalton I, Horta M, Gulliford D, Frazier I, Ebner N, Lighthall N. (2017). Information integration in economic value judgments: Shift from affective to deliberative decision network regions. UCF Graduate Research Forum. Orlando, FL. (Recipient of First Place Award in Social Science Category, Qualified for Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium)

Conner L, Dalton I, Horta M, Gulliford D, Frazier I, Ebner N, Lighthall N. (2017). Information integration in economic value judgments: Shift from affective to deliberative decision network regions. Meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society. Los Angeles, CA.

Fernandez K, Merz M, Ross J, Kuhnen C, Lighthall N. (2016). Asymmetry in attention and memory while learning in gain versus loss domains. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. New York, NY.

Lighthall NR, Pearson JM, Huettel, SA, Cabeza, R. (2015). The impact of feedback timing on value learning in aging. Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Lighthall NR, Pearson JM, Huettel, SA, Cabeza, R. (2015). Feedback-based learning in aging: Specific contributions of striatal and hippocampal systems. Society for Neuroeconomics Annual Meeting. Miami, FL.