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*You, Y., * Novak, L. R., *Clancy, K.J., & Li, W. (2022). Pattern separation and tuning shift in human sensory cortex underlie long-term threat memory. Current Biology.     

*You, Y., * Novak, L. R., *Clancy, K.J., & Li, W. (2021). Pattern separation and tuning shift in human sensory cortex underlie fear memory.

*Clancy, K.J., *Andrzejewski, J., *You, Y., Rosenberg, J., N., Ding, M., & Li, W. (2021). Transcranial stimulation of alpha oscillations upregulates the default mode network. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   

*Clancy, K.J., *Andrzejewski, J., Rosenberg, J., N., Ding, M., & Li, W. (2021). Transcranial stimulation of alpha oscillations upregulates the default mode network.

*You, Y., *Brown, J. & & Li, W. (2021). Human sensory cortical contribution to the long-term storage of aversive conditioning. Journal of Neuroscience. DOI:

Kong, J., Huang, Y.T., Liu, J. ... Li, W., & & Wang, C. (2021). Altered hypothalamus functional connectivity with limbic system in fibromyalgia and the modulation effect of intervention. Molecular Brain. 14, 17.

Zhao, W., Xu, Z., Li, W., & & Wu, W. (2020). Modeling and analyzing neural signals with phase variability using Fisher-Rao registration. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 346, 108954.

Ferdowsi, S., Ognibene, D., Foulsham, T., Abolghasemi, V., Li, W., & & Citi, L. (2020). Human chemosignals modulate interactions between social and emotional brain areas. IEEE BIBE-2020.

Yu, S., Li, W., Shen, W., ... & & Kong, J. (2020). Impaired mesocorticolimbic connectivity underlies increased pain sensitivity in chronic low back pain. Neuroimage. 218, 116969.

*Clancy, K.J., *Andrzejewski, J., *Simon, J., Schmidt, N.B., N., Ding, M., & & Li, W. (2020). Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with alpha dysrhythmia across the visual cortex and the default mode network. eNeuro, 7 doi:10.1523/eneuro.0053-20.2020.

*Arnold, T.C., *You, Y., Ding, M., Zuo, X.N., de Araujo, I., & & Li, W. (2020). Functional connectome analyses reveal the human olfactory network organization. eNeuro, 7, doi:10.1523/eneuro.0551-19.2020.

Dong, X.F., Gao, C.J., Guo, C.Y. +Li, W., & & Cui, L.X. (2020). Time course of attentional bias in social anxiety: the effects of spatial frequencies and individual threats. Psychophysiology. +: Co-senior/corresponding author.

*Meynadasy, M., *Clancy, K.J., Ke, Z., Simon, J., Wu, W., & & Li, W. (2020). Impaired early visual categorization of fear in social anxiety. Psychophysiology. 57 (3), e13509.

*Clancy, K.J., *Albizu, A., Schmidt, N.B., & & Li, W. (2020). Intrinsic sensory disinhibition contributes to intrusive re-experiencing in combat veterans. Scientific Reports, 10 (1), 1-11

Li, W. (2019). Perceptual mechanisms of anxiety and its disorders. In: Bunmi Olatunji (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders. Cambridge University Press.

*Clancy, K., *Baisley, S.K., *Albizu, A., *Kartvelishvili, N., Ding, M., & & Li, W. (2018). Lasting connectivity increase and anxiety reduction via transcranial alternating current stimulation. Social, Cognitive and Affective neuroscience, 13, 1305-1316. PMID: 30380131 [PDF]

*Zheng, Y., *You, Y., Farias, A., *Simon, J., Semin, G., Smeets, M., & & Li, W. (2018). Human chemosignals of disgust facilitate food judgment. Scientific Reports , 8(1):17006. PMID: 30451875 [PDF]

Han, M., Mao, X., *Kartvelishvili, N., & +Li, W., & Guo, C. (2018). Unitization mitigates interference by intrinsic negative emotion in familiarity and recollection of associative memory: Electrophysiological evidence. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 1259-1268. PMID: 27546075 [PDF] +: Co-senior/corresponding author.

Li, W. *Novak, L., & *You, Y. (2018). How are emotions communicated: Making sense of the senses in emotion communication. In: Fox, A.S., Lapate, R.C., Shackman, A.J. & Davidson, R.J. (Eds.), The Nature of Emotion: Fundamental Questions, Neurobiological Bases, and Implications for Health and Disease (2nd edition). New York: Oxford University Press.

*Clancy, K., Ding, M., Bernat, E., Schmidt, N.B., & Li, W. (2017). Restless ‘rest’: intrinsic sensory hyperactivity and disinhibition in post-traumatic stress disorder. Brain 2017. 140(7): 1-10. doi: 10.1093/brain/awx116 [PDF]

*Forscher, E., *Zheng, Y., *Ke, Z., Folstein, J., & Li, W. (2016). Decomposing fear perception: A combination of psychophysics and neurometric modeling of fear perception. Neuropsychologia, 91:254-261. PMID: 27546075 [PDF]
*You, Y., & Li, W. (2016). Parallel processing of general and specific threat during early stages of perception. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11:395-404. PMID: 26412811 [PDF]
*Novak, L.R., Gitelman, D.R., Schuyler, B, & Li, W. (2015). Olfactory-visual integration facilitates perception of subthreshold negative emotion. Neuropsychologia, 77:288-297. [PDF]
Mao, X.R., *You, Y., Li, W., & Guo, Q.Y. (2015). Emotion impairs extrinsic source memory-An ERP study. Biological Psychology, 110:182-189. PMID: 26213124 doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.07.005. [PDF]
Li, W. (2014). Learning to smell danger: Acquired associative representation of threat in the olfactory cortex. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8(98):1-8. [PDF]
*Krusemark, E.A., *Novak, L., Gitelman, D., & Li, W. (2013). When the sense of smell meets emotion: Anxiety-state--dependent olfactory processing and neural circuitry adaptation. Journal of Neuroscience, 33:15324-15332.[PDF]
*Krusemark, E.A. & Li, W. (2013).From Early sensory specialization to later perceptual generalization: Dynamic temporal progression in perceiving individual threats. Journal of Neuroscience, 33:587-94.[PDF]
*Forscher, E.C. & Li, W. (2012). Hemispheric asymmetry and visuo-olfactory integration in perceiving subthreshold(micro) fearful expressions.Journal of Neuroscience, 32:2159-2165. [PDF]
*Krusemark, E.A. & Li, W. (2012). Enhanced olfactory sensory perception of threat in anxiety: An event-related fMRI study. Chemosensory Perception, 5:37-45.  [PDF]
Baskin-Sommers, A., Curtin, J.J., Li, W., & Newman, J.P. (2012). Psychopathy-related differences in selections in selective attention are captured by an early event related potential. Persoanlity Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment, 3:370-378.[PDF]
Lake, A.J., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Li, W., Curtin, J.J., & Newman, J.P. (2011) Evidence for unique threat-processing mechanisms in psychopathic and anxious individuals. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 11:451-462 [PDF]
*Krusemark, E.A. & Li, W. (2011). Do all threats work the same way? Divergent effects of fear and disgust on sensoryperception and attention. Journal of Neuroscience, 31:3429-34. [PDF]
Li, W., Howard, J. D. & Gottfried, J.A. (2010). Disruption of odor quality coding in piriform cortex mediates olfactory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease. Brain, 133:2714-26. PMID: 20724290. [PDF]
Li, W., Lopez, L., Osher, J., Howard, J. D., Parrish, T., & Gottfried, J.A. (2010). Right Orbitofrontal Cortex Mediates Conscious Olfactory Perception. Psychological Science, 21:1454-63. PMID: 20817780.[PDF]
Chen, J.C.C., Li, W., Liu, M., & Paller, K.A. (2009). Left-frontal brain potentials index conceptual implicit memory for words initially viewed subliminally. Brain Research, 1285:135-47. PMID: 19505447.[PDF]
Li, W., Howard, J. D., Parrish, T., & Gottfried, J.A. (2008). Aversive learning enhances perceptual and cortical discrimination of indiscriminable odor cues. Science, 319:1842-1845. [Highlighted in Nature, 452, 506 (2008).][PDF]

Li, W., Zinbarg, R.E., Boehm, S.G., & Paller, K.A. (2008). Neural and behavioral evidence for affective priming from unconsciously perceived emotional facial expressions and the influence of trait anxiety. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20(1):95-107. PMID: 17919076 [PDF]
Li, W., Paller, K.A., & Zinbarg, R.E. (2008). Conscious intrusion of threat information via unconscious priming in anxiety. Cognition and Emotion, 22(1):44-62. doi: 10.1080/02699930701273823 [PDF]
Li, W., Moallem, I., Paller, K.A., & Gottfried, J.A. (2007). Subliminal smells can guide social preferences. Psychological Science, 18(12):1044-1049. PMID: 18031410
Li, W., Zinbarg, R.E., & Paller, K.A. (2007). Trait anxiety modulates both supraliminal and subliminal threat: Brain potential evidence for both early and late processing. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 7:25-36.
Li, W. & Zinbarg, R.E. (2007). Anxiety sensitivity and panic—A one-year longitudinal study. Behavior Modification, 31(2):145-161. doi: 10.1177/0145445506296969
Li, W., Luxenberg, E., Parrish, T., & Gottfried, J.A. (2006). Learning to smell the roses: experience-dependent plasticity in human piriform and orbitofrontal cortices. Neuron, 52:1097-1108. [Featured in college textbook—“Psychology,” by D. Schacter, D. Gilbert & D. Wegner, Worth Publishers, 2007.]
Chen, J.C.C., Li, W., Westerberg, C.E., and Tzeng, O.J.L. (2008). Test-item sequence affects false memory formation: An event-related potential study. Neuroscience Letters, 431:51-56.
Guo, C., Duan, L., Li, W., & Paller, K.A. (2006). Distinguishing source memory and item memory: brain potentials at encoding and retrieval. Brain Research, 1118:142-154.
Zinbarg, R.E., Revelle, W., Yovel, I., & Li, W. (2005). The relations among alpha, beta, omega and reliability. Psychometrika, 70, 123-133.



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