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Typical Development

Studies of Infants and Children

  • Schmidt, L.A., Fox, N.A., Perez-Edgar, K., & Hamer, D.H. (2009). Linking gene, brain, and behavior: DRD4, frontal asymmetry, and temperament. Psychological Science, 20, 831-837.

  • Schmidt, L.A. (2008). Patterns of second-by-second resting frontal brain (EEG) asymmetry and their relation to heart rate and temperament in 9-month-old human infants. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 216-225.

  • Brunet, P.M., Mondloch, C.J., & Schmidt, L.A. (2010). Shy children are less sensitive to some cues to facial recognition. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 41, 1-14.

  • Brunet, P.M., Heisz, J., Mondloch, C., Shore, D., & Schmidt, L.A. (2009). Shyness and face scanning in children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 909-914.

Studies of Adults

  • Beaton, E.A., Schmidt, L.A., Schulkin, J., & Hall, G.B. (2010). Neural correlates of implicit processing of facial emotions in shy adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 755-761.
  • Beaton, E.A., Schmidt, L.A., Schulkin, J., Antony, M.M., Swinson, R.P., & Hall, G.B. (2009). Different fusiform activity to stranger and personally familiar faces in shy and social adults. Social Neuroscience, 4, 308-316.

  • Beaton, E.A., Schmidt, L.A., Schulkin, J., Antony, M.M., Swinson, R.P., & Hall, G.B. (2008). Different neural responses to stranger and personally familiar faces in shy and bold adults. Behavioral Neuroscience, 122, 704-709.

  • Jetha, M.K., Zheng, X., Schmidt, L.A., & Segalowitz, S.J. (Revised and re-submitted). Shyness and the first 100 milliseconds of emotional face processing.
  • Mathewson, K.J., Jetha, M.K., Drmic, I.E., Bryson, S.E., Goldberg, J.O., Hall, G.B., Santesso, D.L., Segalowitz, S.J. & Schmidt, L.A. (2010). Autonomic predictors of Stroop performance in young and middle-aged adults. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 76, 123-129.

  • Miskovic, V., & Schmidt, L.A. (In press). Early information processing biases in social anxiety. Cognition and Emotion.

  • Miskovic, V., & Schmidt, L.A. (2010). Cross-regional cortical synchronization during affect image viewing. Brain Research, 1362, 102-111.

  • Miskovic, V., & Schmidt, L.A. (2009). Frontal brain oscillatory coupling among men who vary in salivary testosterone levels. Neuroscience Letters, 464, 239-242.
  • Miskovic, V., & Schmidt, L.A. (2010). Frontal brain asymmetry and cardiac vagal tone predict biased attention to social threat. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 75, 332-338.
  • Miskovic, V., Ashbaugh, A.R. Santesso, D.L., McCabe, R.E., Antony, M.M., & Schmidt, L.A. (2010). Frontal brain oscillations and social anxiety: A cross-frequency spectral analysis during baseline and speech anticipation. Biological Psychology, 83, 125-132.
  • Santesso, D.L., Segalowitz, S.J., Ashbaugh, A.R., Antony, M.M, McCabe, R.E., & Schmidt, L.A. (2008). Frontal EEG asymmetry and sensation seeking in young adults. Biological Psychology, 78, 164-172.

Atypical Development

Adults and Children Exposed to Adverse Early Life Events

Extremely Low Birth Weight (< 1000 grams):

  • Boyle, M.H., Miskovic, V., Van Lieshout, R., Duncan, L., Schmidt, L.A., Pinelli, J., Hoult, L., Paneth, N., & Saigal, S. (In press). Psychopathology in young adults born at extremely low birth weight. Psychological Medicine.

  • Schmidt, L.A., Miskovic, V., Boyle, M., & Saigal, S. (2010). Frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry, salivary cortisol, and internalizing behavior problems in young adults who were born at extremely low birth weight. Child Development, 81, 183-199.
  • Miskovic, V., Schmidt, L.A., Boyle, M., & Saigal, S. (2009). Regional electroencephalogram (EEG) spectral power and hemispheric coherence in young adults born at extremely low birth weight. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120, 231-238.
  • Schmidt, L.A., Miskovic, V., Boyle, M., & Saigal, S. (2008). Shyness and timidity in young adults who were born at extremely low birth weight. Pediatrics, 122, e181-e187.

Child Maltreatment:

  • Miskovic, V., Schmidt, L.A., Georgiades, K., Boyle, M., & MacMillan, H. L. (2010). Adolescent females exposed to child maltreatment exhibit atypical EEG coherence and psychiatric impairment: Linking early adversity, brain, and psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 22, 419-432.
  • Miskovic, V., Schmidt, L.A., Georgiades, K., Boyle, M., & MacMillan, H. L. (2009). Stability of resting frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry and cardiac vagal tone in adolescent females exposed to child maltreatment. Developmental Psychobiology, 51, 474-487.
  • MacMillan, H., Georgiades, K., Duku, E.K., Shea, A., Steiner, M., Niec, A., Tanaka, M., Gensey, S., Spree, S., Vella, E., Walsh, C., DeBellis, M., Van der Meulen, J., Boyle, M.H., & Schmidt, L.A. (2009). Cortisol response to stress in female adolescents exposed to child maltreatment: Results of the Youth Mood Project. Biological Psychiatry, 66, 62-68.

Special Populations

Social Anxiety Disorder in Adults and Children:

  • Miskovic, V. Moscovitch, D.A., Santesso, D.L., McCabe, R.E., Antony, M.M., & Schmidt, L.A. (In press). Changes in EEG cross-frequency coupling during cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder. Psychological Science.

  • Miskovic, V., Campbell, M.J., Santesso, D.L., Van Ameringen, M., Mancini, C.L., & Schmidt, L.A. (2011). Frontal brain oscillatory coupling in children of parents with social phobia: A pilot study. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 23, 111-114.

  • Moscovitch, D.A., Santesso, D.L., Miskovic, V., McCabe, R.E., Antony, M.M., & Schmidt, L.A. (Revised and resubmitted). Frontal EEG asymmetry and symptom response to cognitive behavioral therapy in patients with social anxiety disorder.
  • Carbone, D., Schmidt, L.A., Cunningham, C., McHolm, A.E., Edison, S., Pierre, J., & Boyle, M.H. (2010). Behavioral and socio-emotional functioning in children with selective mutism: A comparison with anxious and typically developing children across multiple informants. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 1057-1067.

  • Edison, S.C., Evans, M.E., McHolm, A.E., Cunningham, C.E., Nowakowski, M.E., Boyle, M., & Schmidt, L.A. (In press). An investigation of control among parents of selectively mute, anxious, and non-anxious children. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

  • Nowakowski, M.E., Tasker, S.L.,Cunningham, C.E., McHolm, A.E., Edison, S., St. Pierre, J. Boyle, M.H., & Schmidt, L.A. (2011). Joint attention in parent-child dyads involving children with selective mutism: A comparison between anxious and typically developing children. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 42, 78-92.
  • Nowakowski, M.E., Cunningham, C., McHolm, A.E., Evans, M.A., Edison, S., St. Pierre, J., Boyle, M.H. & Schmidt, L.A. (2009). Language and academic abilities in children with selective mutism. [Special Issue on Shyness and Language]. Infant and Child Development, 18, 271-290.

Congenital Deafness:

  • Nowakowski, M.E., Tasker, S.L., & Schmidt, L.A. (2009). Establishment of joint attention in dyads involving hearing mothers of deaf and hearing children, and its relation to adaptive social behavior. American Annals of the Deaf, 154, 15-29.

  • Tasker, S.L., Nowakowski, M.E., & Schmidt, L.A. (2010). Joint attention and social competence in deaf children with cochlear implants. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 22, 509-532.

Autism and Schizophrenia:

  • Mathewson, K.J., Drmic, I.E., Jetha, M.K., Bryson, S.E., Goldberg, J.O., Hall, G.B., Santesso, D.L., Segalowitz, S.J., & Schmidt, L.A. (In press). Behavioral and cardiac responses to emotional Stroop in adults with autism spectrum disorders: Influence of medication. Autism Research.
  • Santesso, D.L. Drmic, I.E., Jetha, M.K., Bryson, S.E., Goldberg, J.O., Hall, G.B., Mathewson, K.J., Segalowitz, S.J., & Schmidt, L.A. (2011). An event-related source localization study of response monitoring and social impairments in autism spectrum disorder. Psychophysiology, 48, 241-251.

  • Jetha, M.K., Schmidt, L.A., & Goldberg, J.O. (2009). Long-term stability of resting frontal EEG alpha asymmetry and power in a sample of stable community outpatients with schizophrenia. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 72, 228-233.