CBrA Lab Publications

DeRamus, T.P., Black, B.C., Pennick, M.R., & Kana, R.K. (in press). Enhanced Parietal Cortex Activation during Location Detection in Children with Autism. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Travers, B.G., Klinger, M.R., Klinger, L.G., Klein, C.K., & Kana, R.K. (in press). Motor Learning in Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Group Differences in Superior Parietal Lobule Related to Learning and Repetitive Behaviors. Autism Research.

Murdaugh, D. L., Nadendla, K. D., & Kana, R. K. (2014). Differential role of temporoparietal junction and medial prefrontal cortex in causal inference in autism: an independent component analysis. Neuroscience Letters, 568, 50-55.

Maximo, J. O., Cadena, E. J., & Kana, R. K. (2014). The implications of brain connectivity in the neuropsychology of autism. Neuropsychology Review, 24(1), 16-31.

Libero, L. E., Stevens, C. E., Jr., & Kana, R. K. (2014). Attribution of emotions to body postures: An independent component analysis study of functional connectivity in autism. Human Brain Mapping, doi: 10.1002/hbm.22544

Libero, L. E., DeRamus, T. P., Deshpande, H. D., & Kana, R. K. (2014). Surface-based morphometry of the cortical architecture of autism spectrum disorders: volume, thickness, area, and gyrification. Neuropsychologia, 62C, 1-10.

Kana, R. K., Uddin, L. Q., Kenet, T., Chugani, D., & Muller, R. A. (2014). Brain connectivity in autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 349.

Kana, R. K., Liu, Y., Williams, D. L., Keller, T. A., Schipul, S. E., Minshew, N. J., & Just, M. A. (2013). The local, global, and neural aspects of visuospatial processing in autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychologia, 51(14), 2995-3003.

Deshpande, G., Libero, L. E., Sreenivasan, K. R., Deshpande, H. D., & Kana, R. K. (2013). Identification of neural connectivity signatures of autism using machine learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 670.

Kana, R. K., Blum, E. R., Ladden, S. L., & Ver Hoef, L. W. (2012). "How to do things with words": role of motor cortex in semantic representation of action words. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3403-3409.

Murdaugh, D. L., Shinkareva, S. V., Deshpande, H. R., Wang, J., Pennick, M. R., & Kana, R. K. (2012). Differential Deactivation during Mentalizing and Classification of Autism Based on Default Mode Network Connectivity. PloS one, 7(11), e50064.

Wolfe, K. R., MadanSwain, A., Hunter, G. R., Reddy, A. T., Baños, J., & Kana, R. K. (2012). An fMRI investigation of working memory and its relationship with cardiorespiratory fitness in pediatric posterior fossa tumor survivors who received cranial radiation therapy. Pediatric blood & cancer.

Kana, R. K., Libero, L. E., Hu, C. P., Deshpande, H. D., & Colburn, J. S. (2012). Functional Brain Networks and White Matter Underlying Theory-of-Mind in Autism. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Wolfe, K. R., Hunter, G. R., Madan-Swain, A., Reddy, A. T., Baños, J., & Kana, R. K. (2012). Cardiorespiratory fitness in survivors of pediatric posterior fossa tumor. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 34(6), e222-e227.

Kana, R. K., Murdaugh, D. L., Wolfe, K. R., & Kumar, S. L. (2012). Brain responses mediating idiom comprehension: Gender and hemispheric differences. Brain research, 1467, 18-26.

Pennick, M. R., & Kana, R. K. (2012). Specialization and integration of brain responses to object recognition and location detection. Brain and behavior, 2(1), 6-14.

Kana, R. K., & Wadsworth, H. M. (2012). "The archeologist's career ended in ruins": Hemispheric differences in pun comprehension in autism. Neuroimage, 62(1), 77-86.


Kana, R., & Percy, A. (2012). Organization in Autism. Archives of Neurology, 69(7), 906-907.

Just, M. A., Keller, T. A., Malave, V. L., Kana, R. K., & Varma, S. (2012). Autism as a neural systems disorder: a theory of frontal-posterior underconnectivity. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(4), 1292-1313.

Wolfe, K. R., Madan-Swain, A., & Kana, R. K. (2012). Executive dysfunction in pediatric posterior fossa tumor survivors: a systematic literature review of neurocognitive deficits and interventions. Developmental Neuropsychology, 37(2), 153-175.

Rajesh K, K., Donna L, M., Lauren E, L., Mark R, P., Heather M, W., Rishi, D., & Christi P, H. (2011). Probing the brain in autism using fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (55).

Kana, R. K., Libero, L. E., & Moore, M. S. (2011). Disrupted cortical connectivity theory as an explanatory model for autism spectrum disorders. Physics of life reviews, 8(4), 410-437.

Kana, R.K., & Travers, B.G. (2011). Neural Substrates of Interpreting Actions and Emotions from Body Postures. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Kana, R.K., Murdaugh, D.L., Libero, L.E., Pennick, M.R., Wadsworth, H.M., Deshpande, H.R., & Hu, C.P. (2011). Probing the Brain in Autism using fMRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (55), e3178, DOI: 10.3791/3178.

Wadsworth, H.M., & Kana, R.K. (2011). Brain Mechanisms of Perceiving Tools and Imagining Tool Use Acts: a functional MRI Study. Neuropsychologia, 49(7):1863-9.

Kana, R.K., & Just, M.A. (2011). Autism as a disorder of functional brain connectivity. Invited Chapter in Amaral, D.G., Geschwind, D., & Dawson, G. (Eds.). “Handbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders”. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 981-9.

Kana, R.K., Wadsworth, H.W., & Travers, B.G. (2011). A Systems Level Analysis of the Mirror Neuron Hypothesis and Imitation Impairments in Autism. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 894-902.

Kana, R.K. (2011). Moral Judgments. In Goldstein, S., & Naglieri, J. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Springer.

Kana, R.K., & Doss, C. (in press). Cortical Language Areas in Autism. In Volkmar, F. E. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Kana, R.K. (in press). Auditory Cortex. In Volkmar, F. E. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Kana, R.K., Klein, C.K., Klinger, L.G., Travers, B.G., & Klinger, M.R. (in press). Neural Representations of Self versus Other: lessons from autism.  Invited Chapter in Just M.A., & Pelphrey, K. (Eds.). “Brain Systems in Autism”.


Damarla, S.R., Keller, T.A., Kana, R.K., Cherkassky, V.L., Williams, D.L., Minshew, N.J., & Just, M.A. (2010). Cortical underconnectivity coupled with preserved visuospatial cognition in autism: evidence from fMRI study of an embedded figures task. Autism Research,3(5), 273-9.

Kana, R.K., Keller, T.A., Cherkassky, V.L., Minshew, N.J., and Just. M.A. (2009). Atypical Frontal-Posterior Synchronization of Theory of Mind regions in autism during mental state attribution. Social Neuroscience, Jul 3, 1-18.