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Paul D. Kieffaber, Ph.D.

meAssociate Professor
Department of Psychology

Faculty Affiliate
Neuroscience
Applied Science



pdkieffaber@wm.edu

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

The psychophysiology of attention & cognitive control and assessment of cognitive deficits in clinical populations.

PUBLICATIONS:

* indicates student author

BOOKS:

Dickter, C. & Kieffaber, P. D., (2013). EEG Methods in Psychological Science. Sage Publications, London.

PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH:

Kieffaber, P.D., Hershaw, J., Sredl, J., West, R. (In Press) Electrophysiological Correlates of Error Initiation and Response Correction. Neuroimage.

Kieffaber, P.D., Cunningham, E., & Hershaw, J., Okhravi, H. R.  (In Press) A brief neurometric battery for the assessment of age-related changes in cognitive function. Clinical Neurophysiology.

Brenner, C., Rumak, S. P., Burns, A., & Kieffaber, P. D. (2014) The Role of Encoding and Attention in Facial Emotion Memory: An EEG Investigation, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 93, 398-410. 

* Oleynick, V. C., Thrash, T. M., LeFew, M. C., Moldovan, E. G., Kieffaber, P. D. (2014) The scientific study of inspiration in the creative process: Challenges and opportunities, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(436), 1-8. 

West, R., Tiernan, B. N., Kieffaber, P. D., Bailey, K., & Anderson, S. (2014) The effects of age on the neural correlates of feedback processing in a naturalistic gambling game. Psychophysiology, 51(8), 734-745. 

West, R., Bailey, K., Anderson, S. Kieffaber, P. (2014) Beyond the FRN: A Spatio-temporal Analysis of the Neural Correlates of Feedback Processing in a Virtual Blackjack Game. Brain and Cognition, 86, 104-115. 

Dickter, C. L., Kieffaber, P. D., Kittel, J. A. & Forestell, C. A. (2013) Mu Suppression as an Indicator of Activation of the Perceptual-Motor System by Smoking-related Cues in Smokers, Psychophysiology, 50(7), 664-70

* Lindbergh, C. A., Kieffaber,P. D. (2013) The Neural Correlates of Temporal Judgments in the Duration Bisection Task. Neuropsychologia, 51(2), 191-196.

* Gayle, L. C., Gal, D., & Kieffaber, P. D. (2012) Measuring affective reactivity in individuals with autism spectrum personality traits using the visual mismatch negativity event-related brain potential. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6(334), 1-7.

Kieffaber,P. D., Kruschke, J. K., Walker,P. M., Cho, R. Y., & Hetrick, W. P.  (2012) Thecontributions of stimulus- and response-set to control and conflict in task-set switching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.  Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0029545 

Kieffaber, P. D., Cho, R. Y.  (2010) Induced cortical gamma-band oscillations reflect cognitive control elicited by implicit probability cues in the preparing to overcome prepotency  (POP) task. Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 431-440. 

 Brenner, C.A., Kieffaber, P. D., Johannesen, J.K., O’Donnell, B. F., Hetrick, W. P.  (2009) Event-related potential abnormalities in Schizophrenia: A failure to ’gate-in’ salient information?, Schizophrenia Research, 113  (2-3),332-338.

* Paytner, C., Kieffaber, P. D., Reder, L.M.  (2009) Knowing we know before we know: ERP correlates of initial feeling-of-knowing. Neuropsychologia, 47  (3), 796-803.

Reder, L. M., Park, H., & Kieffaber, P. D.  (2009) Memory systems do not divide on consciousness: Reinterpreting memory in terms of activation and binding.  Psychological Bulletin, 135  (1), 23-49.

Carroll, C., Kieffaber, P. D., Vohs, J.L., O’Donnell, B. F., Shekhar, A., Hetrick, W. P.  (2008) Contributions of Spectral Frequency Analyses to the Study of P50 ERP Amplitude and Suppression in Bipolar Disorder With or Without a History of Psychosis. Bipolar Disorders, 10  (7), 776-787

Vohs, J.L., Hetrick, W. P., Kieffaber, P. D., Bodkins, M., Bismark, A., Shekhar, A., & O’Donnell, B. F.  (2008), Visual event-related potentials in schizotypal personality disorder and schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117 (1), 119-131

Kieffaber, P. D., Marcoulides, G. A., White, M., & Harrington, D. E.,  (2007) Modeling the ecological validity of neurocognitive assessment in adults with acquired brain injury. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14 (3), 206-218

Kieffaber, P. D., O’Donnell, B. F., Shekhar, A., & Hetrick, W. P.,  (2007) Event-related brain potential evidence for preserved attentional set switching in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 93, 355-365.

Kieffaber, P. D., Kappenman, E., O’Donnell, B. F., Shekhar, A., Bodkins, M., & Hetrick, W. P.  (2006) Shifting and maintenance of task set in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 84 (2-3), 345-358.

Kieffaber, P. D. & Hetrick, W. P.  (2005). Event-related Potential Correlates of Task-switching and Switch Costs. Psychophysiology, 42, 56-71.

Johannesen, J. K., Kieffaber, P. D., O’Donnell, B. F., Shekhar, A., Evans, J. D., & Hetrick,, W. P. (2005).  Contributions of subtype and spectral frequency analysis to the study of P50 ERP amplitude and suppression in schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Research, 78, 269-284. 

Brown, S. M., Kieffaber, P. D, Vohs, J. L., Carroll, C. A., Tracy, J. A., Shekhar, A., O’Donnell, B. F., Steinmetz, J. E., & Hetrick, W. P.  (2005). Eye-blink conditioning deficits indicate timing and cerebellar abnormalities in schizophrenia. Brain and Cognition, 58, 94-108. 

Zirnheld, P. J., Carroll, C. A., Kieffaber, P. D., O’Donnell, B. F., Shekhar, S., & Hetrick, W. P.  (2004). Haloperidol Impairs Learning and Error-Related Negativity  (ERN) in Humans. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16 (6), 1098-1112.