Michael Scott Esterman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Michael Esterman
857.364.4362
150 S Huntington Avenue

Biography

In our laboratory, we study the cognitive and neural mechanisms of attention as well as the potential for enhancing attention abilities through cognitive training. To gain insights from multiple perspectives, we perform behavioral, neuroimaging (functional MRI), brain stimulation (TMS, tCS) and cognitive training experiments in healthy subjects and disordered populations (i.e., hemispatial neglect, TBI/PTSD, prosopagnosia).

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA

Publications

  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Rothlein D, DeGutis J, Germine L, Wilmer J, McGlinchey R, Esterman M. Sensitivity to stimulus similarity is associated with greater sustained attention ability. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2018 Aug; 80(6):1390-1408. PMID: 29651755.

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  • Published on 7/13/2018

    Rothlein D, DeGutis J, Esterman M. Attentional Fluctuations Influence the Neural Fidelity and Connectivity of Stimulus Representations. J Cogn Neurosci. 2018 Sep; 30(9):1209-1228. PMID: 30004852.

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  • Published on 1/4/2018

    Fortenbaugh FC, Rothlein D, McGlinchey R, DeGutis J, Esterman M. Tracking behavioral and neural fluctuations during sustained attention: A robust replication and extension. Neuroimage. 2018 May 01; 171:148-164. PMID: 29307606.

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  • Published on 11/9/2017

    Jor'dan AJ, Poole VN, Iloputaife I, Milberg W, Manor B, Esterman M, Lipsitz LA. Executive Network Activation is Linked to Walking Speed in Older Adults: Functional MRI and TCD Ultrasound Evidence From the MOBILIZE Boston Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Nov 09; 72(12):1669-1675. PMID: 28449077.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Liverant GI, Amick MM, Black SK, Esterman M, Wisco BE, Gibian MC, Marx BP, McGlinchey RE. Associations Among Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Substance Use, and Affective Attentional Processing in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2017 Sep; 205(9):725-731. PMID: 28661934.

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  • Published on 8/1/2017

    Esterman M, Poole V, Liu G, DeGutis J. Modulating Reward Induces Differential Neurocognitive Approaches to Sustained Attention. Cereb Cortex. 2017 Aug 01; 27(8):4022-4032. PMID: 27473320.

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  • Published on 7/13/2017

    Kucyi A, Esterman M, Valera EM. Reply to Csifcsák and Mittner: Fitting data to neural models of mind-wandering. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 07 25; 114(30):E6033. PMID: 28705871.

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  • Published on 6/16/2017

    Riley E, Esterman M, Fortenbaugh FC, DeGutis J. Time-of-day variation in sustained attentional control. Chronobiol Int. 2017; 34(7):993-1001. PMID: 28622051.

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  • Published on 5/8/2017

    Esterman M, Thai M, Okabe H, DeGutis J, Saad E, Laganiere SE, Halko MA. Network-targeted cerebellar transcranial magnetic stimulation improves attentional control. Neuroimage. 2017 Aug 01; 156:190-198. PMID: 28495634.

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  • Published on 4/26/2017

    List A, Rosenberg MD, Sherman A, Esterman M. Pattern classification of EEG signals reveals perceptual and attentional states. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0176349. PMID: 28445551.

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