Peer-Reviewed Publications

Harp, N. R., Brown, C. C., & Neta, M. (in press). Spring break or heart break? Extending the valence bias to emotional words. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Neta, M., Harp, N. R., Henley, D. J., Beckford, S. E., & Koehler, K. (2019). One step at a time: Physical activity is linked to positive interpretations of ambiguity. PloS one, 14 (11): e0225106.

Petro, N. M., Tong, T. T., Henley, D. J., & Neta, M. (2018). Individual differences in valence bias: fMRI evidence of the initial negativity hypothesis. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 13 (7), 687-698.

Neta, M. & Dodd, M. D. (2018). Through the eyes of the beholder: Simulated Eye-movement Experience ("SEE") modulates valence bias in response to emotional ambiguity. Emotion. doi:10.1037/emo0000421.

Neta, M., Tong, T. T., & Henley, D. J. (2018). It’s a matter of time (perspectives): Shifting valence responses to emotional ambiguity. Motivation & Emotion, 42, 258-266. doi:10.1007/s11031-018-9665-7.

+Brown, C. C., +Raio, C. M., & Neta, M. (2017). Cortisol response enhance negative valence perception for ambiguous facial expressions. Nature: Scientific Reports, 7, article number: 15107. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14846-3 (+co-first authors)

Neta, M., Cantelon, J., Mahoney, C. R., Taylor, H. A., & Davis, F. C. (2017). The impact of uncertain threat on affective bias: Individual differences in response to ambiguity. Emotion, 17(8):1137-1143. doi: 10.1037/emo0000349.

Neta, M., Tong, T. T., Rosen, M. L., Enersen, A., Kim, M. J., & Dodd, M. D. (2017). All in the first glance: First fixation predicts individual differences in valence bias. Cognition & Emotion, 31(4), 772-780. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2016.1152231.

Neta, M., Nelson, S. M., & Petersen, S. E. (2017). Dorsal anterior cingulate, medial superior frontal cortex, and anterior insula show performance reporting-related late task control signals. Cerebral Cortex, 27(3), 2154-2165. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw053.

Gratton, C., Neta, M., Sun, H., Ploran, E. J., Schlaggar, B.L., Wheeler, M. E., Petersen, S. E., & Nelson, S. M. (2017). Distinct stages of moment-to-moment processing in the cinguloopercular and frontoparietal networks. Cerebral Cortex, 27(3), 2403-2417. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw092.

Neta, M. & Tong, T. T. (2016). Don't like what you see? Give it time: Longer reaction times associated with increased positive affect. Emotion, 16(5), 730-739. doi: 10.1037/emo0000181.

Davis, F. C., Neta, M., Kim, M. J., Moran, J. M., & Whalen, P. J. (2016). Interpreting ambiguous social cues in unpredictable contexts. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 11(5):775-82. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw003.

Neta, M., Schlaggar, B. L., & Petersen, S. E. (2014). Separable responses to error, ambiguity, and reaction time in cingulo-opercular task control regions. NeuroImage, 99, 59 - 68.

Greene, D. J., Laumann, T. O., Dubis, J. W., Ihnen, S. K., Neta, M., Power, J. D., Pruett, J. R., Black, K. J., & Schlaggar, B. L. (2014). Developmental changes in the organization of functional connections between the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(17), 5842-5854.

Neta, M., Kelley, W. M., & Whalen, P. J. (2013). Neural responses to ambiguity involve domain-general and specific emotion processing systems. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(4), 547-557.

Neta, M., Davis, F. C., & Whalen, P. J. (2011). Valence resolution of facial expressions using an emotional oddball task. Emotion, 11(6), 1425-1433.

Neta, M. & Whalen, P. J. (2011). Individual differences in neural activity during a facial expression vs. identity working memory task. NeuroImage, 56(3), 1685-1692.

Neta, M., & Whalen, P. J. (2010). The primacy of negative interpretations when resolving the valence of ambiguous facial expressions. Psychological Science, 21(7), 901-907.

Kim, M. J., Loucks, R. A., Neta, M., Davis, F. C., Oler, J. A., Mazzulla, E. C., & Whalen, P. J. (2010). Behind the mask: The influence of mask-type on amygdala response to fearful faces. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5(4): 363-368.

Neta, M.,
Norris, C. J., & Whalen, P. J. (2009). Corrugator muscle responses to surprised facial expressions are associated with individual differences in positivity-negativity bias. Emotion, 9(5), 640-648.

Bar, M. & Neta, M. (2008). The proactive brain: Using little information to make predictive judgments. Journal of Consumer Behavior, 7(4-5), 319-330.

Gronau, N., Neta, M., & Bar, M. (2008). Integrated contextual representation for objects’ identities and their locations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience20(3), 371-388.

Greene, D.J., Barnea, A., Herzberg, K., Rassis, A., Neta, M., Raz, A., & Zaidel, E. (2007). Measuring attention in the hemispheres: The Lateralized Attention Network Test (LANT). Brain & Cognition, 66(1), 21-31.

Bar, M. & Neta, M. (2007). Visual elements of subjective preference modulate amygdala activation. Neuropsychologia, 45, 2191-2200.

Bar, M. & Neta, M. (2006). Humans prefer curved visual objects. Psychological Science, 17(8), 645-648

Bar, M., Neta, M., & Linz, H. (2006). Very first impressions. Emotion, 6, 269-278.

Manuscripts in preparation or review

Neta, M., Berkebile, M., & Freeman, J. B. (revise-resubmit). The dynamic process of ambiguous emotion perception.

Neta, M. & Brock, R. L. (revise-resubmit). Social connectedness predicts individual differences in valence bias: Identifying the mechanisms that drive responses to ambiguity.

Petro, N. M., Tottenham, N., & Neta, M. (revise-resubmit). Exploring valence bias as a metric for fronto-amygdalar connectivity and depressive symptoms in childhood.

Petro, N. M., *Basyouni, R., & Neta, M. (revise-resubmit). Positivity effect in aging: Evidence for the primacy of positive responses toward emotional ambiguity.

Dworetsky, A., Seitzman, B. A., Adeyemo, B., Neta, M., Coalson, R. S., Petersen, S. E., & Gratton, C. (revise-resubmit). Probabilistic mapping of human functional brain networks identifies regions of high group consensus.

Raio, C. M., Brown, C. C., & Neta, M. (under review). Propensity to reappraise promotes resilience to stress-induced negativity bias.

Puccetti, N. A., Villano, W. J., Stamatis, C. A., Torres, V. F., Neta, M., Timpano, K. R., Heller, A. S. (under review). Daily emotion as a pathway between task-based negativity bias and variability in depressive symptoms.

Neta, M., Tong, T. T., Brown, C. C., Clinchard, C. J., Dunne, A., & Davis, F. C. (in preparation). Think again: Reappraisal promotes positivity in the ‘face’ of uncertainty.

Basyouni, R., Harp, N. R., Haas, I. J., & Neta, M. (in preparation). Perceived political threat predicts negative perceptions of outgroup facial expressions.

Brock, R. L., Harp, N. R., & Neta, M. (in preparation). Social support moderates the relationship between trait negativity and valence bias.

Harp, N. R., Dodd, M. D., & Neta, M. (in preparation). Emotional working memory load selectively increases negativity bias.

Harp, N. R., Brock, R. L., & Neta, M. (in preparation). Feeling fast and slow: Reaction times moderate the relationship between emotional empathy and valence bias.

Harp, N. R., Freeman, J. B., & Neta, M. (in preparation). Mindfulness training promotes long-lasting changes toward a more positive valence bias.