• Liaw, G.J., Chia, T.T.Y., Obana, T., & Asplund, C.L. (preprint). Do temporal information processing limitations share cognitive causes? A correlational study of different attentional forms and modalities. Manuscript available on PsyArXiv:

  • Obana, T., Lim, S.W.H., & Asplund, C.L. (preprint). Surprise-induced deafness: Unexpected auditory stimuli capture attention to the detriment of subsequent detection. Manuscript available on PsyArXiv:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

*Undergraduate student author


  • Chen, J., Tam, A., Kebets, V., Orban, C., Ooi, L.Q.R., Asplund, C.L., Marek, S., Dosenbach, N.U.F., Eickhoff, S., Bzdok, D., Holmes, A., & Yeo, B.T.T. (Accepted In Principle). Shared and unique brain network features predict cognition, personality and mental health in childhood. Nature Communications.

  • *Wong, T.Y.Q., Yap, M.J., Obana, T., Asplund, C.L., & Teh, E.J. (In Press). Brief report: Emotional picture and language processing in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


  • Asplund, C.L., *Kannangath, A., *Long, V.J.E., & Derbyshire, S.W.G. (2021). Offset analgesia is reduced on the palm and increases with stimulus duration. European Journal of Pain, 25(4): 790-800. (PDF)


  • Asplund, C.L., Obana, T., *Bhatnagar, P., *Koh, X.Q., & Perrault, S.T. (2020). It's all in the timing: Principles of transient distraction illustrated with vibrotactile tasks. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 27(3): 17, 1-29.

  • Wu, E.X.W., Liaw, G.J., *Goh, R.Z., Chia, T.T.Y., *Chee, A.M.J., Obana, T., Rosenberg, M.D., Yeo, B.T.T., & Asplund, C.L. (2020). Overlapping attentional networks yield divergent behavioral predictions across tasks: Neuromarkers for diffuse and focused attention? NeuroImage, 209: 116535, 1-28.


  • Kee, T., Weiyan, C., Blasiak, A., *Wang, P., Chong, J.K., *Chen, J., Yeo, B.T.T., Ho, D., & Asplund, C.L. (2019). Harnessing CURATE.AI as a digital therapeutics platform by identifying N-of-1 learning trajectory profiles. Advanced Therapeutics, 9(2): 1900023, 1-11. (PDF)

  • Derbyshire, S.W.G., *Long, V.J.E., & Asplund, C.L. (2019). Stepwise increasing sequential offsets cannot be used to deliver high thermal intensities with little or no perception of pain. Journal of Neurophysiology, 122(2): 729-736. (PDF, Supplementary materials)


  • Tamber-Rosenau, B.J., Asplund, C.L., & Marois, R. (2018). Functional dissociation of the inferior frontal junction from the dorsal attention network in top-down attentional control. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120(5): 2498-2512.


  • Kong, D., Asplund, C.L., Ling, A., & Chee, M.W.L. (2015). Increased automaticity and altered temporal preparation following sleep deprivation. Sleep, 38(8): 1219-1227.

  • Yeo, B.T.T., Krienen, F.M., Eickhoff, S.B., Yaakub, S.N., Fox, P.T., Buckner, R.L., Asplund, C.L., & Chee, M.W.L. (2015). Functional specialization and flexibility in human association cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 25(10): 3654-3672. (Interactive ontology - NUS or MIT)


  • Treadway, M.T., Buckholtz, J.W., Martin, J.W., Jan, K., Asplund, C.L., Ginther, M.R., Jones, O.D., & Marois, R. (2014). Corticolimbic gating of emotion-driven punishment. Nature Neuroscience, 17(9): 1270-1275. (PDF)

  • Kong, D., Asplund, C.L., & Chee, M.W.L. (2014). Sleep deprivation reduces the rate of rapid picture processing. NeuroImage, 91: 169-176.

  • Asplund, C.L., Fougnie, D., Zughni, S., Martin, J.W., & Marois, R. (2014). The attentional blink reveals the probabilistic nature of discrete conscious perception. Psychological Science, 25(3): 824-831. (PDF)


  • Ong, J.L., Asplund, C.L., Chia, T.T.Y., & Chee, M.W.L. (2013). Now you hear me, now you don't: Eyelid closures as an indicator of auditory task disengagement. Sleep, 36(12): 1867-1874.

  • Yaakub, S.N., Dorairaj, K., Poh, J.S., Asplund, C.L., Krishnan, R., Lee, J., Keefe, R.S.E., Adcock, R.A., Wood, S.J., & Chee, M.W.L. (2013). Preserved working memory and altered brain activation in persons at risk for psychosis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(11): 1297-1307.

  • Asplund, C.L. & Chee, M.W.L. (2013). Time-on-task and sleep deprivation effects are evidenced in overlapping brain areas. NeuroImage, 82: 326-335. (PDF)

  • Wong, P., Peebles, J.K., Asplund, C.L., Collins, C.E., Herculano-Houzel, S., & Kaas, J.H. (2013). Faster scaling of auditory neurons in cortical areas relative to subcortical structures in primate brains. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 81(4): 209-218. (PDF)

  • Wee, N., Asplund, C.L., & Chee, M.W.L. (2013). Sleep deprivation accelerates delay-related loss of visual short-term memories without affecting precision. Sleep, 36(6): 849-856.

  • Tamber-Rosenau, B.J., Dux, P.E., Tombu, M.N., Asplund, C.L., & Marois, R. (2013). Amodal processing in human prefrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(28): 11573-11587.


  • Tombu, M.N, Asplund, C.L., Dux, P.E., Godwin, D., Martin, J.W., & Marois, R. (2011). A unified attentional bottleneck in the human brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(33): 13426-31.

  • Jepma, M., Deinum, J., Asplund, C.L., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., Tamsma, J.T., Tjeerdema, N., Spapé, M.M., Garland, E.M., Robertson, D., Lenders, J.W.M., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2011). Neurocognitive function in dopamine-β-hydroxylase deficiency. Neuropsychopharmacology, 36(8): 1608-19.


  • Asplund, C.L., Todd, J.J., Snyder, A.P., Gilbert, C.M., & Marois, R. (2010). Surprise-induced blindness: A stimulus-driven attentional limit to conscious perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 36(6): 1372-81. (PDF)

  • Fougnie, D., Asplund, C.L., & Marois, R. (2010). What are the units of storage in visual working memory? Journal of Vision, 10(12):27, 1-11.

  • Rogers, B.P., Katwal, S.B., Morgan, V.L., Asplund, C.L., & Gore, J.C. (2010). Functional MRI and multivariate autoregressive models. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 28(8): 1058-65. (PDF)

  • Asplund, C.L., Todd, J.J., Snyder, A.P., & Marois, R. (2010). A central role for the lateral prefrontal cortex in goal-directed and stimulus-driven attention. Nature Neuroscience, 13(4): 507-12. (PDF)


  • Dux, P.E., Asplund, C.L., & Marois, R. (2009). Both exogenous and endogenous target salience manipulations support resource depletion accounts of the attentional blink: A reply to Olivers et al. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(1): 219-24.


  • Buckholtz, J.W., Asplund, C.L., Dux, P.E., Zald, D.H., Gore, J.C., Jones, O.D., & Marois, R. (2008). The neural correlates of third-party punishment. Neuron, 60(5): 930-40.

  • Dux, P.E., Asplund, C.L., & Marois, R. (2008). An attentional blink for sequentially presented targets: Evidence in favor of resource depletion accounts. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15(4): 809-13.


Book Chapters, Educational Publications, & Relevant Popular Articles

  • Asplund, C.L. & *Venkatesan, T.L. (2013). Communicating Science. (Interview edited by Lim, R.) Asia Pacific Biotech News, 17(10-11): 25-28. (Online article)

  • Chee, M.W.L. & Asplund, C.L. (2013). Neuroimaging of attention and alteration of processing capacity in sleep-deprived persons. In Neuroimaging of Sleep and Sleep Disorders (E. Nofzinger, P. Maquet, & M.J. Thorpy, eds.), Cambridge University Press: 137-144.

  • *Pang, S.J., *Tan, Q.A., *Chong, C., & Asplund, C.L. (2013). Neurobiology of Attention. In The Brain Book 2 (Lim, K.-L. & Tuck, W.S., eds.), Department of Physiology, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Singapore): 5-8.

  • Buckholtz, J.W., Asplund, C.L., Dux, P.E., Zald, D.H., Gore, J.C., Jones, O.D., & Marois, R. (2011). The neural correlates of third-party punishment. In Law and neuroscience: current legal issues (Michael Freeman, ed.), Oxford University Press (Oxford, United Kingdom): 115-139.

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