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.  Lordo, D.N., Bertolin, M., Sudikoff, E.L., Keith, C., Braddock, B., & Kaufman, D.A.S.  (2017). Parents perceive improvements in socio-emotional functioning in adolescents with ASD following social skills treatment. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 203-214.

2.   Kaufman, D.A.S., Bowers, D., Okun, M.S., Van Patten, R., & Perlstein, W.M. (2016). Apathy, novelty processing, and the P3 potential in Parkinson’s disease. Frontiers in Neurology, 7:95.

3.   Kaufman, D.A.S., Keith, C.M., & Perlstein, W.M. (2016). Orbitofrontal cortex and the early processing of visual novelty in healthy aging. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8:101. 

4.   Kaufman, D.A.S., Sozda, C.N., Dotson, V., & Perlstein, W.M. (2016). An event-related potential investigation of the effects of age on alerting, orienting, and executive function. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8:99.

5.   Sudikoff E.L., Bertolin M., Lordo D.N., & Kaufman D.A.S. (2015). Relationships between executive function and emotional regulation in healthy children. Journal of Neurology and Psychology, S(2):8.

6.   Van Patten R., Kaufman D.A.S., Mitchell S., Sachs B., Loring D.W. (2015). Perseverative error subtypes in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Neurology and Psychology, S(2):9.

7.   Kaufman, D.A.S., Boxer, O., & Bilder, R.M.  (2013).  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.

8.   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.

9.   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.

10.   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.

11.  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.

12.   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.

13.   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.