CBrA Lab Publications

2014
DeRamus, T.P., & Kana, R.K. (in press). Anatomical likelihood estimation meta-analysis of grey and white matter anomalies in autism spectrum disorders. Neuroimage Clinical.

Libero, L.E., Maximo, J.O., Deshpande, H.D., Klinger, L.G., Klinger, M.R., & Kana, R.K. (2014). The role of mirroring and mentalizing networks in mediating action intentions in autism. Molecular Autism, 5: 50.

Travers, B.G., Klinger, M.R., Klinger, L.G., Klein, C.K., & Kana, R.K. (2014). Motor learning in persons with autism spectrum disorder: Group differences in superior parietal lobule related to learning and repetitive behaviors. Autism Research, doi: 10.1002/aur.1403. [Epub ahead of print]


DeRamus, T.P., Black, B.C., Pennick, M.R., & Kana, R.K. (2014). Enhanced parietal cortex activation during location detection in children with autism. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 6(1):37.


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.

2013
Just, M.A., Keller, T.A., & Kana, R.K. (2013). A theory of autism based on frontal-posterior underconnectivity. In Just M.A., & Pelphrey, K. (Eds.). "Development and Brain Systems in Autism." Psychology Press.

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.

Wolfe, K.R., Madan‐Swain, A., Hunter, G.R., Reddy, A.T., Baños, J., & Kana, R.K. (2013). 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., & Doss, C. (2013). Cortical language areas in autism. 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. (2013). Neural representations of self versus other: Lessons from autism.  Invited Chapter in Just M.A., & Pelphrey, K. (Eds.). “Development & Brain Systems in Autism”.

Kana, R.K. (2013). Auditory cortex. In Volkmar, F. E. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

2012
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.

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.

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.


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.K., & 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.

2011
Kana, R.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.

2010
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.