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Nancy Lee Etcoff, Ph.D.


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  1. R29DC000565 (ETCOFF, NANCY L) Dec 1, 1988 - Nov 30, 1994
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Galkin F, Kochetov K, Keller M, Zhavoronkov A, Etcoff N. Optimizing future well-being with artificial intelligence: self-organizing maps (SOMs) for the identification of islands of emotional stability. Aging (Albany NY). 2022 06 20; 14(12):4935-4958. PMID: 35723468; PMCID: PMC9271294.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Etcoff N, Stock S, Krumhuber EG, Reed LI. A Novel Test of the Duchenne Marker: Smiles After Botulinum Toxin Treatment for Crow's Feet Wrinkles. Front Psychol. 2020; 11:612654. PMID: 33510690.
    Citations: 3     
  3. Lomas T, Etcoff N, Van Gordon W, Shonin E. Zen and the Art of Living Mindfully: The Health-Enhancing Potential of Zen Aesthetics. J Relig Health. 2017 Oct; 56(5):1720-1739. PMID: 28718052.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Etcoff NL, Stock S, Haley LE, Vickery SA, House DM. Cosmetics as a feature of the extended human phenotype: modulation of the perception of biologically important facial signals. PLoS One. 2011; 6(10):e25656. PMID: 21991328.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Buhlmann U, Etcoff NL, Wilhelm S. Facial attractiveness ratings and perfectionism in body dysmorphic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. J Anxiety Disord. 2008; 22(3):540-7. PMID: 17624717.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Buhlmann U, Etcoff NL, Wilhelm S. Emotion recognition bias for contempt and anger in body dysmorphic disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2006 Mar; 40(2):105-11. PMID: 15904932.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Buhlmann U, McNally RJ, Etcoff NL, Tuschen-Caffier B, Wilhelm S. Emotion recognition deficits in body dysmorphic disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2004 Mar-Apr; 38(2):201-6. PMID: 14757335.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Aharon I, Etcoff N, Ariely D, Chabris CF, O'Connor E, Breiter HC. Beautiful faces have variable reward value: fMRI and behavioral evidence. Neuron. 2001 Nov 08; 32(3):537-51. PMID: 11709163.
    Citations: 297     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Etcoff NL, Ekman P, Magee JJ, Frank MG. Lie detection and language comprehension. Nature. 2000 May 11; 405(6783):139. PMID: 10821259.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Whalen PJ, Rauch SL, Etcoff NL, McInerney SC, Lee MB, Jenike MA. Masked presentations of emotional facial expressions modulate amygdala activity without explicit knowledge. J Neurosci. 1998 Jan 01; 18(1):411-8. PMID: 9412517; PMCID: PMC6793390.
    Citations: 537     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Young AW, Rowland D, Calder AJ, Etcoff NL, Seth A, Perrett DI. Facial expression megamix: tests of dimensional and category accounts of emotion recognition. Cognition. 1997 Jun; 63(3):271-313. PMID: 9265872.
    Citations: 126     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Breiter HC, Etcoff NL, Whalen PJ, Kennedy WA, Rauch SL, Buckner RL, Strauss MM, Hyman SE, Rosen BR. Response and habituation of the human amygdala during visual processing of facial expression. Neuron. 1996 Nov; 17(5):875-87. PMID: 8938120.
    Citations: 425     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Etcoff NL. Psychology. Beauty and the beholder. Nature. 1994 Mar 17; 368(6468):186-7. PMID: 8145814.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Etcoff NL, Magee JJ. Categorical perception of facial expressions. Cognition. 1992 Sep; 44(3):227-40. PMID: 1424493.
    Citations: 86     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Etcoff NL, Freeman R, Cave KR. Can we lose memories of faces? Content specificity and awareness in a prosopagnosic. J Cogn Neurosci. 1991; 3(1):25-41. PMID: 23964803.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    
  16. Etcoff NL. Perceptual and conceptual organization of facial emotions: hemispheric differences. Brain Cogn. 1984 Oct; 3(4):385-412. PMID: 6085678.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Etcoff NL. Selective attention to facial identity and facial emotion. Neuropsychologia. 1984; 22(3):281-95. PMID: 6462422.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.