van den Heuvel, M.I., Turk, E., Manning, J.H., Hect, J., Hernandez-Andrade, E., Hassan, S.S., Romero, R., van den Heuvel, M.P., Thomason, M.E.(2018). Hubs in the Fetal Brain Network. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. PDF

Marshall, N.A., Marusak, H.A., Sala-Hamrick, K.J., Crespo, L.M., Rabinak, C.A., Thomason, M.E. (2018). Socioeconomic Disadvantage Alters Reward-Related Brain Circuitry in Metro-Area Youth. Human Brain Mapping.

Thomason, M.E. (2018) Structured spontaneity: building circuits in the human prenatal brain. Trends in Neuroscience. 41(1): 1-3. PDF


Marusak, H.A., Hatfield, J.R.B., Thomason, M.E., Rabinak, C.A. (2017). Reduced VTA-hippocampal connectivity in children and adolescents exposed to trauma. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

Thomason, M.E., Scheinost, D., Manning, J.H., Grove, L.E., Hect, J., Marshall, N., Hernandez-Andrade, E., Berman, S., Pappas, A., Yeo, L., Hassan, S.S., Constable, R.T., Ment, L.R., Romero, R. (2017) Weak functional connectivity in the human fetal brain prior to preterm birth. Scientific Reports.

Thomason, M.E. and Marusak, H.A. (2017) Within-subject neural reactivity to reward and threat is inverted in young adolescents. Psychological Medicine.

Iadipaolo, A.S., Marusak, H.A., Sala-Hamrick, K., Crespo, L.M., Thomason, M.E., Rabinak, C.A. (2017) Behavioral activation sensitivity and default mode network subgenual cingulate cortex connectivity in youth. Behavioral Brain Research.

Marusak, H.A., Thomason, M.E., Sala-Hamrick, K.A., Crespo, L., Rabinak, C.A. (2017) What’s parenting got to do with it: Emotional autonomy and brain and behavioral responses to emotional conflict in children and adolescents. Developmental Science.


Marusak, H.A., Thomason, M.E., Peters, C., Zundel, C., Li, A., Elrahal, F., Rabinak, C.A. (2016) You say prefrontal cortex, I say anterior cingulate: Meta-analysis of spatial overlap in amygdala to medial prefrontal connectivity and internalizing symptomology. Translational Psychiatry. 6(11).

van den Heuvel, M.I. and Thomason, M.E. (2016) Functional Connectivity of the Human Brain in Utero. Trends in Cognitive Science. PDF

Marusak, H.A., Zundel, C., Brown, S., Rabinak, C.A., Thomason, M.E. (2016) Is neutral really neutral? Convergent behavioral and corticolimbic connectivity evidence of a negativity bias in children and adolescents. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Marusak, H.A., Calhoun, V.D., Brown, S., Crespo, L.M., Sala-Hamrick, K., Gotlib, I.H., Thomason, M.E. (2016) Dynamic Functional Connectivity of Neurocognitive Networks in Children. Human Brain Mapping.

Thomason, M.E., Marusak, H.A., (2016) Impact of trauma on the early developing brain. Neuroscience.


Marusak, H.A., Furman, D.J., Kuruvadi, N., Shattuck, D.W., Joshi, S., Joshi, A.A., Etkin, A., Thomason, M.E. (2015) Amygdala responses to salient social cues vary with oxytocin receptor genotype in youth. Neuropsychologia. 79(Pt A): 1-9.

Marusak, H.A., Kuruvadi, N., Vila, A.M., Carroll, M.R., Shattuck, D.W., Joshi, S., Joshi, A.A., Thomason, M.E. (2015) BDNF Val66Met Genotype Modulates the Effect of Trauma on Brain Anatomical Development in Childhood. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 25(5): 509-518.

Hardy, J.L., Nelson, R.A., Thomason, M.E., Sternberg, D.A., Katovich, K., Farzin, F. and Scanlon, M. (2015) Enhancing Cognitive Abilities with Comprehensive Training: A Large, Online, Randomized, Active-Controlled Trial. PLOSONE.

Bellgowan, J.F., Molfese, P., Marx, M., Thomason, M.E., Glen, D., Santiago, J., Gotlib, I.H., Drevets, W.C., Hamilton, J.P. (2015) A Neural Substrate for Behavioral Inhibition in the Risk for Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Marusak, H.A., Etkin, A., Thomason, M.E. (2015) Disrupted insula-based connectome organization and conflict interference in trauma-exposed youth. NeuroImage: Clinical. 10(8): 516-525.

Thomason, M.E., Marusak, H.A., Tocco, M.A., Vila, A.M., McGarragle, O., Rosenberg, D.R. (2015) Altered Amygdala Connectivity in Youth Exposed to Trauma. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 10(11):1460-1468.

Marusak, H.A., Martin, K.R., Etkin, A., Thomason, M.E. (2015) Childhood trauma exposure disrupts the automatic regulation of emotional processing. Neuropsychopharmacology. 40: 1250-1258.


Thomason, M.E., Grove, L.E., Lozon, T.A Jr., Vila, A.V., Ye, Y., Nye, M.J., Manning, J.H., Pappas, A., Hernandez-Andrade, E., Yeo, L., Mody, S., Berman, S., Hassan, S.S., Romero, R. (2014) Age-related Increases in long-range connectivity in fetal functional neural connectivity networks in utero. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 11: 96-104.

Di Martino, A., Fair, D.A., Kelly, C., Satterthwaite, T.D., Castellanos, F.X., Thomason, M.E., Craddock, R.C., Luna, B., Leventhal, B.L., Zuo, X., Milham, M.P. (2014) Unraveling the miswired connectome: a developmental perspective. Neuron. 11: 96-104.

Prilipko, O., Huynh, N., Thomason, M.E., Kushida, C.A., Guilleminault, C. (2014) An fMRI study of cerebrovascular reactivity and perfusion in obstructive sleep apnea patients before and after CPAP treatment. Sleep Medicine. 15(8): 892-898.

Thomason, M.E., Brown, J.A., Dassanayake, M.T., Shastri, R., Marusak, H.A., Hernandez-Andrade, E., Yeo, L., Mody, S., Berman, S., Hassan, S.S., & Romero, R. (2014) Intrinsic functional brain architecture derived from graph theoretical analysis in the human fetus. PLOSONE. 9(5).

Goetz, S.M.M.1, Tang, L.1, Thomason, M.E., Diamond, M.P., Hariri, A.R., & Carré, J.M. (2014) Exogenous testosterone rapidly increases neural reactivity to threat in healthy men: A novel two-step pharmaco-fMRI challenge paradigm. Biological Psychiatry. 76(4): 324-31.  1Joint First Authors

Neelavalli, J. Haacke, E.M., Mody, S., Yeo, L., Korzenieski, S.J., Saleem, S., Katkuri, Y., Jella, P., Bahado-Singh, R., Hassan, S.S., Romero, R., & Thomason, M.E. (2014) Measuring venous blood oxygenation in fetal brain using susceptibility-weighted imaging. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 39(4); 998-1006.

Seshamani, S., Cheng, X., Fogtmann, M., Thomason, M.E., & Studholme, C. A. (2014) Method for handling intensity inhomogenieties in fMRI sequences of moving anatomy of the early developing brain. Medical Image Analysis.18(2):285-300.

Neelavalli, J., Mody, S., Yeo, L., Korzenieski, S.J., Saleem, S., Katkuri, Y., Jella, P.K., Bahado-Singh, R.O., Hassan, S.S., Haacke, E.M., Romero, R., Thomason, M.E. (2014) MR venography of the fetal brain using susceptibility weighted imaging. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 40(4): 949-957.

Swartz, J.R., Carrasco, M., Wiggins, J.L., Thomason, M.E., & Monk, C.S. (2014). Age-related changes in the structure and function of prefrontal cortex-amygdala circuitry in children and adolescents: A multi-modal imaging approach. NeuroImage. 86: 212-220.


Falk, E.B. 1, Hyde, L.W. 1, Mitchell, C. 1, Faul, J., Gonzalez, R., Heitzeg, M.M., Keating, D.P., Langa, K., Martz, M.E., Maslowsky, J., Morrison, F.J., Noll, D.C., Patrick, M., Pfeffer, F.T., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., Thomason, M.E., Davis-Kean, P. 2, Monk, C.S. 2, Schulenberg, J. 2 (2013) Neuroscience meets population science: What is a representative brain?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 110(44): 17615-22. 1Joint First Authors, 2Senior Authors

Marusak, H.A., Carré, J.M., & Thomason, M.E. (2013) The stimuli drive the response: an fMRI study of youth processing adult or child emotional face stimuli. NeuroImage. 83: 679-689.

Thomason, M.E., Tocco, M.A., Quednau, K.A., Bedway, A.R. & Carré, J.M. (2013) Idle behaviors of the hippocampus reflect endogenous cortisol levels in youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 52(6): 642-652.

Anderson, A.L., & Thomason, M.E. (2013) Functional plasticity before the cradle: A review of neural functional imaging in the human fetus. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 37(9): 2220-2232.

Thomason, M.E., Dassanayake, M.T., Shen, S., Katkuri, Y., Alexis, M., Anderson, A.L., Yeo, L., Mody, S., Hernandez-Andrade, E., Hassan, S.S., Studholme, C., Jeong, J.W., & Romero, R. (2013) Cross-hemispheric functional connectivity in the human fetal brain. Science Translational Medicine. 5(173):17324. (Article figure featured on cover.)

Torrisi, S.J., Moody, T.D., Vizueta, N., Thomason, M.E., Townsend, J.D., Bookheimer, S.Y., & Altshuler, L.L. (2013) Differences in resting corticolimbic functional connectivity in bipolar I euthymia. Bipolar Disorders. 15:156-166.

Monje, M.1, Thomason, M.E.1, Rigolo, B.S., Wang, Y., Waber, D.P., Sallan, S.E., & Golby, A.J. (2013) Functional and structural differences in the hippocampus associated with memory deficits in adult survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 60(2):293-300. 1Joint First Authors


Welsh, R., Nemec, U., & Thomason, M.E. (2011) Fetal magnetic resonance imaging at 3Tesla. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 22:119-131.

Dennis, E., Gotlib, I.H., & Thomason, M.E. (2011) Anxiety modulates insula recruitment in resting-state fMRI in youth and adults. Brain Connectivity. 1(3):245-54.

Chen, G., Glen, D.R., Saad, Z.S., Hamilton, J.P., Thomason, M.E., Gotlib, I.H., & Cox, R.W. (2011) Vector autoregression, structural equation modeling, and their synthesis in neuroimaging data analysis.  Computers in Biology and Medicine. 41(12):1142-55.

Thomason, M.E., Hamilton, J.P., & Gotlib, I.H. (2011) Stress-induced activation of the HPA axis predicts connectivity between subgenual cingulate and salience network during rest in adolescents. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 52(10):1026-34.

Joshi, A., Joshi, S., Thomason, M.E., Dinov, I., & Toga, A. (2011) Evaluation of connectivity measures and anatomical features for statistical brain networks. Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2011. 55(1): 165-75.

Hamilton, J.P., Furman, D.J., Chang, C., Thomason, M.E., Dennis, E., & Gotlib I.H. (2011) Default-mode and task-positive network activity in major depressive disorder: Implications for adaptive and maladaptive rumination. Biological Psychiatry. 70(4): 327-33.

Thomason, M.E., Dennis, E., Joshi, A.A., Joshi, S.H., Dinov, I.D., Chang, C., Henry, M.L., Johnson, R.F., Thompson, P.M., Toga, A.W., Glover, G.H., Van Horn, J.D., & Gotlib, I.H. (2011) Resting-state fMRI can reliably map neural networks in children. NeuroImage. 55(1): 165-75.


Thomason, M.E., Henry, M.L., Hamilton, J.P., Joormann, J., Pine, D.S., Ernst, M., Goldman, D., Mogg, K., Bradley, B.P., Britton, J.C., Lindstrom, K.M., Monk, C.S., Sankin, L.S., Louro, H.M., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010) Neural and behavioral responses to threatening emotion faces in children as a function of the short allele of the serotonin transporter gene. Biological Psychology. Sep; 85(1): 38-44.

Hamilton, J.P., Chen, G., Thomason, M.E., Schwartz, M.E., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010) Investigating neural primacy in Major Depressive Disorder: Multivariate granger causality analysis of resting-state fMRI time-series data. Molecular Psychiatry. 16(7): 763-72.

Thomason, M.E., Dougherty, R.F.,, Colich, N.L., Perry, L.M., Rykhlevskaia, E.I., Louro, H.M., Hallmayer, J.F., Waugh, C.E., Bammer, R., Glover, G.H., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010) COMT genotype affects prefrontal brain white matter pathways in children. NeuroImage. Nov 15; 53(3): 926-34.


Thomason, M.E., Yoo, D.J., Glover, G.H., & Gotlib, I.H. (2009) BDNF genotype modulates resting functional connectivity in children. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 3:55.

Thomason, M.E., Waugh, C.E., Glover G.H., & Gotlib, I.H. (2009) COMT genotype and resting brain perfusion in children. NeuroImage. 48(1): 217-22.

Thomason, M.E. (2009) Children in non-clinical fMRI studies give the scan experience a ‘thumbs up’. The American Journal of Bioethics – Neuroscience. 9(1): 25-27.


Chang, C., Thomason, M.E., & Glover, G.H. (2008) Mapping and correction of vascular hemodynamic latency in the BOLD signal. NeuroImage. 43(1): 90-102.

Thomason, M.E., Race, E., Burrows, B., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Glover, G.H., & Gabrieli, J.D. (2008) Development of spatial and verbal working memory capacity in the human brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 21(2): 316-32.

Thomason, M.E., Chang, C.E., Glover, G.H., Gabrieli, J.D., Greicius, M.D., & Gotlib, I.H. (2008) Default-mode function and task-induced deactivation have overlapping brain substrates in children. NeuroImage. 41(4): 1493-503.

Thomason, M.E. & Glover, G.H. (2008) Controlled inspiration depth reduces variance in breath-holding induced BOLD signal. NeuroImage. 39(1): 206-214.


Thomason, M.E., Foland, L.C., & Glover, G.H. (2007) Calibration of BOLD fMRI using breath-holding reduces group variance during a cognitive task. Human Brain Mapping. 28: 59-68.


Canli, T., Cooney. R.E., Goldin, P., Shah, M., Sivers, H., Thomason, M.E., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Gabrieli, J.D., & Gotlib, I.H. (2005) Amygdala reactivity to emotional faces predicts improvement in major depression. Neuroreport. 16(12): 1267-70.

Thomason, M.E., Burrows, B.E., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Glover, G.H. (2005) Breath holding reveals differences in fMRI BOLD signal in children and adults. NeuroImage. 25(3): 824-37. (Article figure featured on cover.)


Canli T., Sivers, H., Thomason, M.E., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Gotlib, I.H. (2004) Brain activation to emotional words in depressed vs healthy subjects. Neuroreport. 15(17): 2585-8.

Glover, G.H., & Thomason, M.E. (2004) Improved combination of spiral-in/out images for BOLD fMRI.  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 51(4): 863-868.

Preston, A.R., Thomason, M.E., Ochsner, K.N., Cooper, J.C., & Glover, G.H. (2004) Comparison of spiral-in/out and spiral-out BOLD fMRI at 1.5T and 3T. NeuroImage. 21(1): 291-301.


Bunge, S.A., Dudukovic, N.M., Thomason, M.E., Vaidya, C.J., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2002) Development of frontal lobe contributions to cognitive control in children: Evidence from fMRI. Neuron. 32(9): 301-311.


Sobel, N., Thomason, M.E., Stappen, I., Tanner, C.M., Tetrud, J.W., Bower, J.M., Sullivan, E.V., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2001) An impairment in sniffing contributes to the olfactory impairment in Parkinson’s disease. PNAS. 98(7): 4154-4159.