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Most recent publications:

The neural signature of impaired inhibitory control in individuals with heroin use disorder. Journal of Neuroscience 2023. Ahmet O. Ceceli, Sarah G. King, Natalie McClain, Nelly Alia-Klein, and Rita Z. Goldstein.

Prefrontal-habenular microstructural impairments in human cocaine and heroin addiction. Neuron 2022. Sarah G. King, Pierre-Olivier Gaudreault, Pias Malaker, Joo-Won Kim, Nelly Alia-Klein, Junqian Xu, Rita Z. Goldstein.  

Whole-brain white matter abnormalities in human cocaine and heroin use disorders: association with craving, recency, and cumulative use. Molecular Psychiatry 2022. Pierre-Olivier Gaudreault, Sarah G. King, Pias Malaker, Nelly Alia-Klein, Rita Z. Goldstein.

Common and distinct fronto-striatal volumetric changes in cocaine and heroin use disorder. Brain 2022. Ahmet O. Ceceli, Yuefeng Huang, Greg Kronberg, Pias Malaker, Pazia Miller, Pierre-Olivier Gaudreault, Natalie McClain, Lily Gabay, Devarshi Vasa, Jeffrey H. Newcorn, Defne Ekin, Nelly Alia-Klein, Rita Z. Goldstein.

A double-blind sham-controlled phase 1 clinical trial of tDCS of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in cocaine inpatients: Craving, sleepiness, and contemplation to change. The European journal of neuroscience 2021. Pierre-Olivier Gaudreault, Akarsh Sharma, Abhishek Datta, Ester M. Nakamura-Palacios, Sarah King, Pias Malaker, Ariella Wagner, Devarshi Vasa, Muhammad A. Parvaz, Lucas C. Parra, Nelly Alia-Klein, Rita Z. Goldstein.

Featured publications:

Drug addiction and its underlying neurobiological basis: neuroimaging evidence for the involvement of the frontal cortex. The American journal of psychiatry 2002. Rita Z Goldstein and Nora D. Volkow.

Dysfunction of the prefrontal cortex in addiction: neuroimaging findings and clinical implications. Nature Review Neuroscience 2011. Rita Z Goldstein and Nora D Volkow.

Role of dopamine, the frontal cortex and memory circuits in drug addiction: insight from imaging studies. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 2002. Nora D. Volkow, Joanna S. Fowler, Gene-Jack Wang, Rita Z. Goldstein.

The neurocircuitry of impaired insight in drug addiction. Trends in cognitive sciences 2009. Rita Z. Goldstein, A.D. Bud Craig, Antoine Bechara, Hugh Garavan, Anna Rose Childress, Martin P. Paulus, Nora D. Volkow.

High levels of dopamine D2 receptors in unaffected members of alcoholic families. Archives of general psychiatry 2006. Nora D. Volkow, Gene-Jack Wang, Henri Begleiter, Bernice Porjesz, Joanna S. Fowler, Frank Telang, Christopher Wong, Yeming Ma, Jean Logan, Rita Goldstein, David Alexoff, Peter K. Thanos.

Incubation of cue-induced craving in adults addicted to cocaine measured by electroencephalography. JAMA Psychiatry 2016. Muhammad A. Parvaz, Scott J. Moeller, Rita Z. Goldstein.

Anterior cingulate cortex hypoactivations to an emotionally salient task in cocaine addiction. PNAS 2009. Rita Z. Goldstein, Nelly Alia-Klein, Dardo Tomasi, Jean Honorio Carrillo, Thomas Maloney, Patricia A. Woicik, Ruiliang Wang, Frank Telang, Nora D. Volkow.

Oral methylphenidate normalizes cingulate activity in cocaine addiction during a salient cognitive task. PNAS 2010. Rita Z. Goldstein, Patricia A. Woicik, Thomas Maloney, Dardo Tomasi, Nelly Alia-Klein, Juntian Shan, Jean Honorio, Dimitris Samaras, Ruiliang Wang, Frank Telang, Gene-Jack Wang, Nora D. Volkow.

Attention bias modification in drug addiction: Enhancing control of subsequent habits. PNAS 2021. Muhammad A. Parvaz, Pias Malaker, Anna Zilverstand, Scott J. Moeller, Nelly Alia-Klein, and Rita Z. Goldstein.

Human Cognitive Ability Is Modulated by Aromatase Availability in the Brain in a Sex-Specific Manner. Frontiers in Neuroscience 2020. Nelly Alia-Klein, Rebecca N. Preston-Campbell, Sun Won Kim, Deborah Pareto, Jean Logan, Gene-Jack Wang, Scott J. Moeller, Joanna S. Fowler, Anat Biegon.

The feeling of anger: From brain networks to linguistic expressions. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews 2020. Nelly Alia-Klein, Gabriela Gan, Gadi Gilam, Jessica Bezek, Antonio Bruno, Thomas F. Denson, Talma Hendler, Leroy Lowe, Veronica Mariotti, Maria R. Muscatello, Sara Palumbo, Silvia Pellegrini, Pietro Pietrini, Amelia Rizzo, Edelyn Verona.

Habenula-prefrontal resting-state connectivity in reactive aggressive men - A pilot study. Neuropharmacology 2019. G. Gan, A. Zilverstand, M.A. Parvaz, R.N. Preston-Campbell, F. d’Oleire Uquillas, S.J. Moeller, D.Tomasi, R.Z.Goldstein, N. Alia-Klein.

Neuroimaging Impaired Response Inhibition and Salience Attribution in Human Drug Addiction: A Systematic Review. Neuron 2018. Anna Zilverstand, Anna S. Huang, Nelly Alia-Klein, Rita Z. Goldstein.

Reactions to Media Violence: It’s in the Brain of the Beholder. PLoS one 2014. Nelly Alia-Klein, Gene-Jack Wang, Rebecca N. Preston-Campbell, Scott J. Moeller, Muhammad A. Parvaz, Wei Zhu, Millard C. Jayne, Chris Wong, Dardo Tomasi, Rita Z. Goldstein, Joanna S. Fowler, Nora D. Volkow.

Gene x disease interaction on orbitofrontal gray matter in cocaine addiction. Archives of general psychiatry 2011. Nelly Alia-Klein, Muhammad A. Parvaz, Patricia A. Woicik, Anna B. Konova, Thomas Maloney, Elena Shumay, Ruiliang Wang, Frank Telang, Anat Biegon, Gene-Jack Wang, Joanna S. Fowler, Dardo Tomasi, Nora D. Volkow, Rita Z. Goldstein.