Research Articles


Lee, K. M., Ferreira-Santos, F., & Satpute, A. B. (2021). Predictive Processing Models and Affective Neuroscience. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

Satpute, A. B., & Lindquist, K. L. (2021). At the neural intersection between language and emotion. Affective Science. DOI: 10.1007/s42761-021-00032-2.

Nord, C. L., Barrett, L. F., Lindquist, K. A., Ma, Y., Marwood, L., Satpute, A. B., & Dalgleish, T. (2021). Neural effects of antidepressant medication and psychological treatments: a quantitative synthesis across three meta-analyses. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1-5.


Azari, B., Westlin, C., Satpute, A. B., Hutchinson, J. B., Kragel, P. A., Hoemann, K., … & Barrett, L. F. (2020). Comparing supervised and unsupervised approaches to emotion categorization in the human brain, body, and subjective experience. Scientific reports, 10(1), 1-17.

Wake, S., Wormwood, J., & Satpute, A.B. (2020). The influence of fear on risk taking: a meta-analysis. Cognition and Emotion. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2020.1731428

Wang, Y.C., Bianciardi, M., Chanes, L., & Satpute, A. B. (2020). Ultra High Field fMRI of Human Superior Colliculi Activity during Affective Visual Processing. Scientific Reports 10:1331.


Satpute, A. B., & Lindquist, K. A. (2019). The Default Mode Network’s Role in Discrete Emotion. Trends in cognitive sciences.

Kragel, P. A., Bianciardi, M., Hartley, L., Matthewson, G., Choi, J. K., Quigley, K. S., Wald, L. L., Wager, T. D., Barrett, L. F., & Satpute, A. B. (2019). Functional involvement of human periaqueductal gray and other midbrain nuclei in cognitive control. Journal of Neuroscience, 2043-18.

Schweizer, S., Satpute, A. B., Atzil, S. Field, A., Barrett, L. F., & Dalgleish, T. (2019). Affective contexts: Do they help or hinder working memory? A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 6, 566-609.

Barrett, L. F., & Satpute, A. B. (2019). Historical pitfalls and new directions in the neuroscience of emotion. Neuroscience letters, 693, 9-18.


Satpute, A. B., Kragel, P. A., Barrett, L. F., Wager, T. D., & Bianciardi, M. (2018). Deconstructing arousal into wakeful, autonomic and affective varieties. Neuroscience Letters.


Ciric R, Nomi JS, Uddin LQ, Satpute AB (2017) Contextual connectivity: A framework for understanding the intrinsic dynamic architecture of large-scale functional brain networks. Scientific Reports 7:6537.

Brooks JA, Shablack H, Gendron M, Satpute AB, Parrish MH, Lindquist KA (2017) The role of language in the experience and perception of emotion: a neuroimaging meta-analysis. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 12:169–183.


Satpute, A. B., Hanington, L., & Barrett, L. F. (2016). Novel response patterns during repeated presentation of affective and neutral stimuli. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 11, 1919-1932.

Satpute AB, Nook EC, Narayanan S, Shu J, Weber J, Ochsner KN (2016) Emotions in “Black and White” or Shades of Gray? How We Think About Emotion Shapes Our Perception and Neural Representation of Emotion. Psychol Sci 27:1428–1442.

Lindquist KA, Satpute AB, Wager TD, Weber J, Barrett LF (2016) The Brain Basis of Positive and Negative Affect: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis of the Human Neuroimaging Literature. Cereb Cortex 26:1910–1922.


Satpute, A. B., Kang, J., Bickart, K., Wager, T. D., & Feldman Barrett, L. (2015). Involvement of sensory regions in affective experience: A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1860. Supplementary Materials

Wager, T. D., Kang, J., Johnson, T. D., Nichols, T. E., Satpute, A. B., & Barrett, L. F. (2015). A Bayesian model of category-specific emotional brain responses. PLOS One: Computational Biology.

Lindquist, K., Satpute, A. B., Gendron, M. (2015). Does language do more than communicate emotion? Current Directions in Psychological Science 

Satpute A.B., Wilson-Mendenhall C.D., Kleckner I.R. and Barrett L.F. Emotional Experience. In: Arthur W. Toga, editor. Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. Academic Press: Elsevier; 2015. pp. 65-72.


Satpute AB, Wager TD, Cohen-Adad J, Bianciardi M, Choi J-K, Buhle JT, Wald LL, Barrett LF (2013) Identification of discrete functional subregions of the human periaqueductal gray. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110:17101–17106.

Satpute, A. B., Badre, D., & Ochsner, K. N. (2013). Distinct regions of prefrontal cortex are associated with the controlled retrieval and selection of social information. Cereb Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhs408

Creswell, J. D., Bursley, J. K., & Satpute, A. B. (2013). Neural reactivation links unconscious thought to decision-making performance. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. doi: 10.1093/scan/nst004

Barrett, L. F., & Satpute, A. B. (2013). Large-scale brain networks in affective and social neuroscience: towards an integrative functional architecture of the brain. Curr Opin Neurobiol, 23, 361-372. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2012.12.012


Satpute, A. B., Shu, J., Weber, J., Roy, M., & Ochsner, K. N. (2012). The Functional Neural Architecture of Self-Reports of Affective Experience. Biol Psychiatry, 73, 631-638. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.10.001

Satpute, A. B., Mumford, J. A., Naliboff, B. D., & Poldrack, R. A. (2012). Human anterior and posterior hippocampus respond distinctly to state and trait anxiety. Emotion, 12(1), 58-68. doi: 10.1037/a0026517

Satpute, A. B., Badre, D., & Ochsner, K. N. (2012). The Neuroscience of Goal-Directed Behavior. In H. Aarts & A. Elliot (Eds.), Goal-directed Behavior (Frontiers of Social Psychology) (pp. 49-84). London, UK: Psychology Press.


Spunt, R. P., Satpute, A. B., & Lieberman, M. D. (2011). Identifying the what, why, and how of an observed action: an fMRI study of mentalizing and mechanizing during action observation. J Cogn Neurosci, 23(1), 63-74. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2010.21446


Rameson, L. T., Satpute, A. B., & Lieberman, M. D. (2010). The neural correlates of implicit and explicit self-relevant processing. Neuroimage, 50(2), 701-708. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.12.098


Tabibnia, G., Satpute, A. B., & Lieberman, M. D. (2008). The sunny side of fairness: preference for fairness activates reward circuitry (and disregarding unfairness activates self-control circuitry). Psychological Science, 19(4), 339-347. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02091.x


Satpute, A. B., & Lieberman, M. D. (2006). Integrating automatic and controlled processes into neurocognitive models of social cognition. Brain Res, 1079(1), 86-97. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2006.01.005


Satpute, A. B., Fenker, D. B., Waldmann, M. R., Tabibnia, G., Holyoak, K. J., & Lieberman, M. D. (2005). An fMRI study of causal judgments. Eur J Neurosci, 22(5), 1233-1238. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.04292.x

Eisenberger, N. I., Lieberman, M. D., & Satpute, A. B. (2005). Personality from a controlled processing perspective: an fMRI study of neuroticism, extraversion, and self-consciousness. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, 5(2), 169-181. 

Braver, T. S., Satpute, A. B., Rush, B. K., Racine, C. A., & Barch, D. M. (2005). Context processing and context maintenance in healthy aging and early stage dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Psychol Aging, 20(1), 33-46. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.20.1.33


Lieberman, M. D., Jarcho, J. M., & Satpute, A. B. (2004). Evidence-based and intuition-based self-knowledge: an FMRI study. J Pers Soc Psychol, 87(4), 421-435. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.87.4.421

Recent Conference Abstracts (for Unpublished Manuscripts)

Lee, S. K., & Satpute, A. B. (2015). The Role of Language in Mentalization: Developing a Procedure to Knock Out Mind Perception. Poster presentation at Pomona College’s Intensive Summer Experience Poster Conference, Claremont, CA.

Cakar, M. E. & Satpute, A. B. (2015). The Role of Verb Tenses in Reconsolidation of Autobiographical Memories. Poster presentation at Intensive Summer Experience Poster Conference, Claremont, CA.

Lee, A. S., Garcia, M. S., Carrillo, V. L., & Satpute, A. B. (2015). Lust is Pleasant, but does that Make it Good? Examining the Relationship between Evaluative and Hedonic Judgments of Emotion. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Emotion Pre-Conference, Long Beach, CA.