Select Publications

  • Thomason, M.E. (2020) Development of Brain Networks in Utero: Relevance for Common Neural Disorders. Biological Psychiatry. 88(1):40-50. PDF


  • Turk, E., van den Heuvel, M.I., Benders, M.J., de Heus, R., Franx, A., Manning, J.H., Hect, J.L., Hernandez- Andrade, E., Hassan, S.S., Romero, R., Kahn, R.S., Thomason, M.E. *, van den Heuvel, M.P.* (2019). Functional connectome of the fetal brain. Journal of Neuroscience. 39(49):9716-9724. *shared last author PDF

  • van de Ven, M.C. J.*, van den Heuvel, M.I., Bhogal, A., Lewis, T., Thomason, M.E. (2019). Impact of maternal childhood trauma on child behavioral problems: The role of child frontal alpha asymmetry. Developmental Psychobiology. PDF

  • Boeve, J.L., Beeghly, M., Stacks, A.M, Manning, J.H., Thomason, M.E. (2019) Using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model to Assess Maternal and Infant Contributions to Mother-Infant Affective Exchanges during the Still-Face Paradigm. Infant Behavior and Development. 57:101351. PDF

  • Thomason, M.E., Hect, J.L., Rauh, V.A., Trentacosta, C., Wheelock, M.D., Eggebrecht, A.T., Espinoza-Heredia, C., Burt, S.A. (2019) Prenatal lead exposure impacts cross-hemispheric and long-range connectivity in the human fetal brain. Neuroimage. 191:186-192. PDF

  • Wheelock, M.D., Hect, J.L. ,Hernandez-Andrade, E., Hassan, S.S., Romero, R., Eggebrecht, A.T., Thomason, M.E. (2019) Sex differences in functional connectivity during fetal brain development. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. PDF

  • Thomason, M.E., Hect, J., Waller, R., Manning, J.H., Stacks, A.M., Beeghly, M., Boeve, J.L., Wong, K., vanden Heuvel, M.I., Hernandez-Andrade E., Hassan S.S., Romero R. (2018) Prenatal neural origins of infant motor development: Associations between fetal brain and infant motor development. Developmental Psychopathology. 30(3):763-772.

  • Hect, J., Daugherty, A.M., Hermez, K.M., Marusak, H.A., Thomason, M.E. (2018) Developmental variation in regional brain iron and its relation to cognitive functions in childhood. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • vanden Heuvel, M.I.,Turk, E., Manning, J.H., Hect, J., Hernandez-Andrade, E., Hassan, S.S., Romero,R., vanden Heuvel, M.P., Thomason, M.E. (2018). Hubs in the fetal brain network. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

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

  • 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. 2(2): 130-137.

  • 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. 7: 39286.

  • 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.

  • Thomason, M.E., Marusak, H.A., (2017) Toward understanding the impact of trauma on the early developing brain. Neuroscience. 342: 55-67.

  • vanden Heuvel, M.I. and Thomason, M.E. (2016) Functional Connectivity of the Human Brain in Utero.Trendsin Cognitive Science. 20(12): 931-939.

  • 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. 38(1): 97-108.

  • Marusak, H.A., Kuruvadi, N., Vila, A.M., Shattuck, D.W., Joshi, S., Joshi, A.A., Jella, P.K., 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.

  • 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 16 long-range connectivity in fetal functional neural connectivity networks in utero. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 11: 96-104.

  • 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). 11

  • Seshamani, S., Cheng, X., Fogtmann, M., Thomason, M.E., & Studholme, C.A. (2014) Method for handling intensity in homogenieties 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.

  • Anderson, A.L., &  Thomason, M.E. (2013) Functional plasticity before the cradle: Are view 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.)

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