Research Interests: 

As director of the Cognitive and Affective Psychophysiology (CAP) Lab at Saint Louis University,
Dr. Kaufman has research interests in cognitive flexibility and the ways in which flexible allocation of attention is associated with emotion and psychiatric dysfunction.  Previous research efforts have focused on neuropsychological and neurophysiological measures of cognitive control in clinical populations.  Ongoing projects study the nature of cognitive-emotional interactions in both healthy and neurological populations, using event-related potentials to examine brain mechanisms underlying apathy, distraction, empathy, and creativity. 

Recent Publications:

1.     Kaufman, D.A.S., Boxer, O., & Bilder, R.M.  (in press).  Evidence based science and practice in neuropsychology: A review.  In S. Koffler, S. Morgan, I.S. Baron, & M. Freiffenstein (Eds), Neuropsychology Science and Practice, Volume I.

2.     Sozda, C.N., Larson, M.J., Kaufman, D.A.S., Schmalfuss, I.M., & Perlstein, W.M.  (2011).  Error-related processing following severe traumatic brain injury: An event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study.  International Journal of Psychophysiology, 82, 97-106.

3.     Larson, M.J., Kaufman, D.A.S., & Perlstein, W.M. (2009).  Conflict adaptation and cognitive control adjustments following traumatic brain injury.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, 927-937.

4.     Larson, M.J., Kaufman, D.A.S., Kellison, I.L., Schmalfuss, I.M. & Perlstein, W. M. (2009).  Double jeopardy!  The additive consequences of negative affect on performance-monitoring decrements following traumatic brain injury.  Neuropsychology, 23, 433-444.

5.     Larson, M.J., Kaufman, D.A.S., & Perlstein, W.M. (2009).  Neural time course of conflict adaptation effects: Event-related potentials and the Stroop Task.  Neuropsychologia, 47, 663-670.

6.     Larson, M.J., Kaufman, D.A.S., Schmalfuss, I.M., & Perlstein, W.M.  (2007).  Performance monitoring, error processing, and evaluative control following severe TBI.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13, 961-971.

7.     Howe, L.L.S., Anderson, A.M., Kaufman, D.A.S., Sachs, B.C., & Loring, D.W.  (2007).  Characterization of the Medical Symptom Validity Test in evaluation of clinically referred memory disorders clinic patients.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, 753-761.