Peer Reviewed Publications

*Mobbs, D., *Hassabis, D. Yu, R., Chu, C., Rushworth, M., Boorman, E., Dalgleish, T. (In press).  Foraging under competition: The neural basis of input matching in humans. Journal of Neuroscience.  *Equal Authors

Schweizer, S., Grahn, J., Hampshire, A., Mobbs, D & Dalgleish, T. (2013).  The neural substrates underlying cognitive gains in working memory and transfer effects onto the cognitive control of emotions.  Journal of Neuroscience

FeldmanHall, O., Dalgleish, T. Thompson, R., Evans, D., Schweizer, S., Mobbs, D. (In Press). Differential Neural Circuitry and Self-Interest in Real versus Hypothetical Moral Decisions. Social, Cognitive and Affect Neuroscience

FeldmanHall, O.  Mobbs, D., Dalgleish, T. (2013). Deconstructing the Brain’s MoralNetwork: Dissociable Functionality between the Temporoparietal Junction and Ventro-Medial Prefrontal Cortex". Social, Cognitive and Affect Neuroscience.

FeldmanHall, O., Dalgleish, T. Mobbs, D. (2013). Alexithymia decreases altruism in real social decisions. Cortex

Feldmanhall, O., Mobbs, D. & Dalgleish, T. (2012). What we say and what we do: The relationship between real and hypothetical moral choices. Cognition.

Mobbs, D. & Watt, C. (2011).  There is nothing paranormal about near-death experiences: Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Persaud, N., Davidson, M., Maniscalco, B.,
Mobbs, D., Passingham, R.E., Cowey, A., Lau, H.C., (2011).  Awareness-related activity in prefrontal and parietal cortices reflects more than just superior visual performance capacity. Neuroimage.

Mobbs, D.,
McFarland, W. (2010).  The Neuroscience of Motivation.  Neuroleadership. 3; 43-52.  Summit highlights

D., Yu, R. Rowe, J.B., Eich, H., FeldmanHall, O., Dalgleish, T. (2010) Neural activity associated with monitoring the oscillating threat value of a Tarantula. Proc Natl Acad Sci. USA.
link Selected press:
LA Times, Telegraph, ABCNews, MSNBC, Discover, Reuters, Discovery Channel
The Economist
Yahoo news
USA Today  Business Week Cambridge News

Yu, R.,
Mobbs, D., Seymour, B., Calder, A.J. (2010).  Insula and Striatum Mediate the Default Bias
. Journal of Neuroscience. pdf

Kloppel, S., Stonnington, C., Petrovic, P.,  Mobbs, D., Tuscher, O., Craufurd, D., Tabrizi, S.J., Frackowiak, R.S.J. (2010). Irritability in pre-clinical Huntington’s disease. 48, 2; pp 549-557. Neuropsychologia. pdf

Mobbs, D., Petrovic, P., Marchant, J., Hassabis, D., Seymour, B., Gray, M., Tan, G., Petrovic, P.,  Dolan, R.J., and Frith, C.D., (2009).  From threat to fear:  The neural origanization of defensive fear systems in the human brain. 39, 12236-12243. Journal of Neuroscience. pdf 

Mobbs, D.,  Yu, R., Meyer, M., Passamonti, L., Seymour, B.J., Calder, A.J., Schweizer, S.,  Frith, C.D., Dalgleish, T.  (2009) A key role for similarity in vicarious reward. Science. 324, 900.  pdf  Mobbs_Supp_2009.pdf: nrn2680.pdf Science podcast

Takahashi, H., Kato, M., Matsuura, M.,  Mobbs, D., Suhara, T., Okubo, Y. (2009). When Your Gain Is My Pain and Your Pain is My Gain: Neural Correlates of Envy and Schandenfreude.  Science. .pdf  commentary by Lieberman and Eisenberger. Press: Hidi video,  ABC NewsWall Street Journal, 

Mobbs, D., Hassabis, D., Marchant, J.,  Seymour, B., Weiskopf, N., Dolan, R.J., Frith, C.D (2009). Choking on the money: Reward based performance decrements are associated with midbrain activity. Psychological Science. pdf. TrueSlant  LATimes  Teachertips  Macleans

Dalgleish, T., Dunn, B., and Mobbs, D. (2009).  Affective Neuroscience: Past, present and future.  Emotion Reviews. pdf

Reiss AL, Hoeft F, Tenforde AS, Chen W, Mobbs D, Mignot, E. (2008) Anomalous Hypothalamic Responses to Humor in Cataplexy. PLoS-ONE 3(5): e2225. pdf

Hagan, C.C., Hoeft, F., Mackay, A., Mobbs, D., Reiss, A.L (2008) Aberrant Neural Function during Emotion Attribution in Females with Fragile X Syndrome. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 47(12) 1443-1454. pdf

Mobbs, D., Petrovic, P., Marchant, J., Hassabis, D., Seymour, B., Weiskopf, N Dolan, R.J., Frith, C.D (2007). When Fear is Near: Threat Imminence Elicit Prefrontal - Periaqueductal Grey Shifts in Humans. Science. 24;317(5841):1079-83. Pdf.  Press: BBC News, Scientific American, MSNBC News, Telegraph, Daily Mail,  Guardian, UCL News, Richard Dawkins.comCommentary by Stephan MeranScience Podcast (24/08/07).

Mobbs, D., Lau, H.C., Jones, O.D., Frith, C.D. (2007). Law, Responsibility and the Brain.  PLoS-Biology. 5; E103 Pdf.  Press: Book link, Vanderbilt News,  

Reprinted in:

  • "Law, Mind, and Brain” Editor: Oliver Goodenough and Michael Freeman. Allgate Publishers.
  • “Downward causation and the neurobiology or free will”. Editors:  George F. R. Ellis, O' Conner, T. and Nancey Murphy.

Mobbs, D., Eckert M, Menon V, Mills D, Korenberg J, Galaburda A, Rose FE, Bellugi U, & Reiss AL (2007). Reduced visual and parietal activation during global processing in Williams syndrome. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology pdf

Mobbs, D., Eckert, M., Mills, D., Korenberg, J., Bellugi, U., Galaburda, A. Reiss, A.L. (2007). Frontostriatal dysfunction during response inhibition in Williams syndrome. Biological Psychiatry. pdf.

Mobbs, D., Weiskopf, N., Lau, H.C., Featherstone, E., Dolan, R.J., Frith, C.D. (2006). The Kuleshov Effect: The Influence of Contextual Framing on Emotional Attributions. Social Cognitive and Affect Neuroscience. 1: 95-106. Pdf. Blog: Cognitive DailyCommentary by Matt Lieberman

Azim, E., Mobbs, D., Booil, Jo., Menon, V.,  Reiss, A.L. (2005). Sex differences in brain activation elicited by humor. Proc Natl Acad Sci. USA 102; 16496-16501. pdf  Press: BBC News, Iran Daily, ABC News, USA Today, Fox News, Vanity Fair (comment by Christopher Hitchens) Video, Stanford News inc.Video. Youtube

Mobbs, D., Hagan, C.C., Azim, E., Menon, V., Reiss, A.L. (2005).  Personality predicts activity in reward and emotional regions associated with humor. Proc Natl Acad Sci. USA.  102; 16502-16507. Pdf.

Mobbs, D & Hall, S.S. (2005). A reply to Uttal. Hypothetical high-level cognitive functions cannot be localized in the brain: Another argument for a revitalized behaviorism. The Behavior Analyst. 28 (1).

Mobbs, D., Garrett, A.S., Menon, V., Rose, F.E., Bellugi, U., Reiss, A.L. (2004). Anomalous brain activation during face and gaze processing in Williams syndrome. Neurology. 62; 2070-2076. pdf. Science Comment 

Piggot, J., Kwon, H., Mobbs, D., Blasey, C., Lotspeich, L., Menon, V., Bookheimer, S.Y., Reiss, A.L. (2004). Emotional attribution in high functioning individuals with autistic spectrum disorder: A functional imaging study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 43, 4; 473-480. pdf

Mobbs, D., Greicius, M., Azim, E., Menon, V., Reiss, A.L. (2003). Humor modulates the mesolimbic reward regions. Neuron, 40; 1041-1048. Pdf Press: NatureStanford, WedMD, Video, TICs Commentary by Greg Berns

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