Publications

Self-regulation of appetitive and addictive behaviors

Lopez, R.B., Heatherton, T.F., & Wagner, D.D. (2019). Media multitasking is associated with higher risk for obesity and increased responsiveness to rewarding food stimuli. Brain Imaging and Behavior. [pdf] [press]

Lopez, R.B.,* Courtney, A.L.,* & Wagner, D.D. (2019). Recruitment of cognitive control regions during effortful self-control is associated with altered brain activity in control and reward systems in dieters during subsequent exposure to food commercials. PeerJ–Brain and Cognition, 7:e6550. [full text online; pdf] *denotes equal contribution

Reader, S.W., Lopez, R.B., & Denny, B.T. (2018). Cognitive reappraisal of low-calorie food predicts real-world craving and consumption of high- and low-calorie foods in daily life. Appetite, 131, 44-52. [pdf]

Chen, P.-H.A., Kelley, W.M., Lopez, R.B., & Heatherton, T. F. (2018). Reducing reward responsivity and daily food desires in female dieters through domain-specific training. Social Neuroscience, 14, 470-83. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Stillman, P.E., Heatherton, T.F., & Freeman, J.B. (2018). Minding one's reach (to eat): the promise of computer mouse-tracking in studying self-regulation of eating. Frontiers in Nutrition, 5, 1-6. [full text online; pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Chen, P.-H.A., Huckins, J.F., Hofmann, W., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T. F. (2017). A balance of activity in brain control and reward systems predicts self-regulatory outcomes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(5), 832-38. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Milyavskaya, M., Hofmann, W., & Heatherton, T. F. (2016). Motivational and neural correlates of self-control of eating: A combined neuroimaging and experience sampling study in dieting female college students. Appetite, 103, 192-199. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Onyemekwu, C.O., Hart, C.L., Ochsner, K.N., & Kober, H. (2015). Boundary conditions of methamphetamine craving. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23(6), 436-44. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Wagner, D.D., & Heatherton, T.F. (2015). The neuroscience of desire regulation. In W. Hofmann & L.F. Nordgren (Eds.), The Psychology of Desire. New York: Guilford Press. [pdf]

Heatherton, T.F., Lopez, R.B., & Wagner, D.D. (2015). Self-regulation and self-regulation failure. In A. W. Toga & M. D. Lieberman (Eds.), Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. Oxford: Elsevier. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Wagner, D.D., Vohs, K.D., & Heatherton, T.F. (2015). Self-regulatory strength: neural mechanisms and implications for training. In Gendolla, Tops & Koole (Eds.), Biobehavioral Foundations of Self-regulation. New York: Springer. [pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Hofmann, W., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2014). Neural predictors of giving in to temptation in daily life. Psychological Science, 25(7), 1337-44. [pdf] [press]

Emotions and health

Huckins, J.F., daSilva, A.W., Wang, R., Wang, W., Hedlund, E.L., Murphy, E.I., Lopez, R.B., Rogers, C., Holtzheimer, P.E., Kelley, W.M., Heatherton, T.F., Wagner, D.D., Haxby, J.V., & Campbell, A.T. (2019). Fusing mobile phone sensing and brain imaging to assess depression in college students. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, 1-15. [full text online; pdf]

Lopez, R.B., Denny, B.T., & Fagundes, C.P. (2018). Neural mechanisms of emotion regulation and their role in endocrine and immune functioning: A review with implications for treatment of affective disorders. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 95, 508-14. [pdf]

Shahane, A.D.,* Lopez, R.B.,* & Denny, B.T. (2018). Implicit reappraisal as an emotional buffer: Reappraisal-related neural activity moderates the relationship between inattention and perceived stress during exposure to negative stimuli. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 19(2), 355-65. [pdf] *denotes equal contribution

Buhle, J., Silvers, J.A., Wager, T.D., Lopez, R.B., Onyemekwu, C., Kober, H., Weber, J., & Ochsner, K.N. (2014). Cognitive reappraisal of emotion: A meta-analysis of human neuroimaging studies. Cerebral Cortex, 24(11), 2981-90. [pdf]

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