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Prakash, R.S., Fountain-Zaragoza, S., Wegman, C. (Under Review). Mindfulness and attention:

        Current state-of-affairs and future directions. Mindfulness.

Whitmoyer, P., Fountain-Zaragoza, S., Londeree, A. Prakash, R. S. (Under Review). Mindfulness    

        training and attentional control in older adults: Results of a single-blind, placebo-controlled

        randomized controlled trial. Psychology and Aging.

Sharp, P. B., Sutton, B. P., Paul, E. J. Sherepa , N., Hillman, C. H., Cohen, N. J., Kramer, A. F.,    

        Prakash, R. S., Heller, W., Telzer, E., & Barbey, A. K. (Under Review). Mindfulness training

        induces structural connectome changes in mechanisms of interoception. Human Brain Mapping.


Fountain-Zaragoza, S. & Prakash, R.S. (2017). Mindfulness training for healthy aging: Implications for      

        attention, well-being, and inflammation. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Prakash, R.S., Schirda, B., Aldao, A., Whitmoyer, P. (2017). Mindfulness and emotion regulation in       

        older and younger adults. Aging and Mental Health, 21(1), 77-87.


Fountain-Zaragoza, S., Londeree, A., Whitmoyer, P., Prakash, R.S. (2016). Dispositional mindfulness    
        and the wandering mind: Implications for attention control in older adults. Consciousness and
, 44, 193-204. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2016.08.003 (pdf)   


Schirda, B., Valentine, T., Aldao, A., Prakash, R.S. (2016). Age-Related Differences in Emotion
        Regulation Strategies: Examining the Role of Contextual Factors. Developmental Psychology,
        52(9), 1370-1380. doi: (pdf)

Oberlin, L. E., Versytnen, T., Burzynska, A., Voss, M. W., Prakash, R. S., Chaddock-Heyman, L.,

        Wong, C., Fanning, J., Awick, N., Gothe, N., White, S., Mailey, E., Ehlers, D., Olson, E., Wojcicki,

        T., McAuley, W., Kramer, A. F., Erickson, K. I. (2016). White matter integrity mediates the

        relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and spatial working memory in older adults.    

        Neuroimage, 131, 91-101.

Schmalbrock, P., Prakash, R.S., Schirda, B., Janssen, A., Yang, G.K., Russell, M., Knopp, M.V.,

        Boster, A., Nicholas, J.A., Racke, M., Pitt, D. (2016). Basal Ganglia Iron in Multiple Sclerosis

        Patients Measured with 7T Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) Correlates with Inhibitory        

        Control Task. American Journal of Neuroradiology. (pdf)


Wong, C., Chaddock-Heyman, L., Voss, M.W., Burzynska, A.Z., Basak, C., Erickson, K.I., Prakash,    

        R.S., Szabo, A.S., Phillips, S.M., Wojcicki, T., Mailey, E.L., McAuley, E., & Kramer, A.F. (2015).
        Brain activation during dual-task processing is associated with cardiorespiratory fitness

        and performance in older adults.Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Schirda, B., Nicholas, J., Prakash, R.S. (2015) Examining the link between

        mindfulness, emotion dysregulation, and quality of life in multiple sclerosis. Health Psychology,        

        34(11), 1107-15. (pdf)

Janseen, A., Boster, A., Lee, H., Patterson, B. A., & Prakash, R. S. (2015). The effects of video-                   

        game training on broad cognitive transfer in multiple sclerosis: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

        Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37(3), 285-302. doi:    

        10.1080/13803395.2015.1009366 (pdf)

Prakash, R. S., Hussain, M. A., & Schirda, B. (2015). The role of emotion regulation and cognitive

        control in the association between mindfulness disposition and stress. Psychology and Aging,

        30(1), 160-171. (pdf)

Erickson, K. I., Leckie, R. L., Weinstein, A. M., Radchenkova, P, Sutton, B. P., Prakash, R. S., Voss,

        M. W., Chaddock, L., McAuley, E., & Kramer, A. F. (2015). Education mitigates age-related

        decline in N-Acetylaspartate levels. Brain and Behavior, 5(3), 1-8. doi: 10.1002/brb3.311 (pdf)

Prakash, R. S., Voss, M. W., Erickson, K. I., & Kramer, A. F. (2015). Physical Activity and Cognitive

        Vitality. Annual Review of Psychology, 66, 769-797.(pdf)

Lee, H., Boot, W. R., Baniqued, P. L., Voss, M. W., Prakash, R. S., Basak, C., & Kramer, A. F. (2015).

        The Relationship between Intelligence and Training Gains Is Moderated by Training

        Strategy. PloS One, 10(4), 1-9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123259 (pdf)


Leckie, L.R., Oberlin, L.E., Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S., Szabo-Reed, A., Chaddock-Heyman, L.,    

        Phillips, S.M., Gothe, N.P., Mailey, E., Vieira-Potter, V.J., Martin, S.A., Pence, B.D., Lin, M.,

        Parasuraman, R., Greenwood, P.M., Fryxell, K.J., Woods, J., McAuley, E., Kramer, A.F.,

        Erickson, K.I. (2014). BDNF mediates improvements in executive function following a 1-year

        exercise intervention. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(985). (pdf)

Jaremka, L.M., Derry, H.M., Bornstein, R.A, Prakash, R.S., Peng, J., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R., Malarkey,

        W.B., Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Omega-3 supplementation and loneliness-related memory

        problems: Secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine. 76(6), 


Prakash, R.S., De Leon, A., Patterson, B., Schirda, B., Janssen, A. (2014). Mindfulness and the

        aging brain: A proposed paradigm shift." Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6(120), 1-17. (pdf)

Prakash, R.S, Janssen, A.L., Derry, H. (2014). Neuropsychological Assessment in Health

        Psychology. In Benyamini, Y., Johnston, M., Karademas, V. (Eds.) Assessment in Health        

        Psychology. (pdf)


Prakash, R.S, De Leon, A., Klatt, M., Malarkey, W., Patterson, B. (2013). Mindfulness disposition

        and default-mode network connectivity in older adults. Social Cognitive and Affective    

        Neuroscience, 8, 112-117. (pdf)

Prakash, R.S, Voss, M.W., Kramer, A.F. (2013). Physical activity effects on behavior and brain. In D.

        Stuss & R. Knight (Eds.) Principles of Frontal Lobe Functioning (2nd Ed.). Oxford University


Janssen, A., Boster, A., Patterson, B., Abduljalil, A., Prakash, R.S. (2013). Resting-state functional

        connectivity in multiple sclerosis: An examination of group and individual differences.    

        Neuropsychologia. (pdf)

Voss, M.W., Wong, C., Baniqued, P., Burdette, J.H., Erickson, K.I., Prakash, R.S., McAuley, E.,

        Laurienti, P., Kramer, A.F. "Aging brain from a network science perspective: something to be

        positive about?". PLOS One. Vol. 8 (11), e78345. (pdf)

Voss, M.W., Heo, S., Prakash, R.S., Erickson, K.I., Alves, H., Chaddock, L., Szabo, A., Mailey, E.,

        Wójcicki, T., White, S.M., Gothe, N., McAuley, E., Sutton, B., Kramer, A.F. "The influence of

        aerobic fitness on cerebral white matter integrity and cognitive function in older adults: results of

        a one-year exercise intervention". Human Brain Mapping. Vol. 34, no.11: 2972-2985. (pdf)

Voss M.W., Erickson K.I., Prakash R.S., Chaddock, L., Kim, J.S., Alves, H., Szabo, A., Phillips, S.M.,

        Wójcicki, T.R., Mailey, E.L., Olson, E.A., Gothe, N., Vieira-Potter, V.V., Martin, S.A., Pence,

        B.D., Cook, M.D., Woods, J.A., McAuley, E.,  Kramer, A.F.  "Neurobiological markers of

        exercise-related brain plasticity in older adults". Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Vol. 28, 90-99.    



Lee H., Boot, W.R., Basak, C., Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S., Neider, M., Erickson, K.I., Simons, D.J.,

        Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., Low, K.A., Kramer, A.F. (2012). Performance gains from directed

        training do not transfer to untrained tasks. Acta Psychologica, 139, 146-158. (pdf)

Lee, H., Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S., Boot, W., Vo, L.T.K., Basak, C., VanPatter, M., Gratton, G.,

        Fabiani, M., Kramer, A.F. (2012). Videogame Training Strategy-Induced Change in Brain

        Function During a Complex Visuomotor Task. Behavioral Brain Research, 232, 348-357. (pdf)

Weinstein, A.M., Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S., Chaddock L., Szabo, A., White, S.M., Wojcicki, T.R.,

        Mailey, E., McAuley, E., Kramer, A.F., Erickson, K.I. (2012). The association between aerobic

        fitness and executive function is mediated by prefrontal cortex volume. Brain, Behavior, and

        Immunity, 26, 811-819. (pdf)

Voss, M.W. Heo, S., Prakash, R.S., Erickson, K.I., Alves, H., Chaddock, L., Szabo, A., Mailey, E.,

        Wojcicki, T., White, S., Gothe, N., McAuley, E., Sutton, B., Kramer, A.F. (2012). The influence of

        aerobic fitness on cerebral white matter integrity and cognitive function in older adults: results of

        a one-year exercise intervention.  Human Brain Mapping. (pdf)

Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S., Erickson, K.I., Boot, W.R., Basak, C., Neider, M.B., Simons, D.J.,

        Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., & Kramer, A.F. (2012). Effects of training strategies implemented in a

        complex videogame on functional connectivity of attentional networks. NeuroImage, 59,

        138-148. (pdf)

Prakash, R.S., De Leon, A., Mourany, L., Lee, H., Voss, M.W., Boot, W., Basak, C., Kramer, A.F.

       (2012). Examining neural correlates of skill acquisition in a complex videogame

       training program. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (pdf)

Prakash, R.S., Heo, S., Voss, M.W., Patterson, B., Kramer, A.F. (2012). Age-related differences in

        cortical recruitment and suppression: Implications for cognitive performance. Behavioural Brain

        Research, 230, 192-200. (pdf)

Erickson, K.I., Weinstein, A.M, Sutton, B.P., Prakash, R.S., Voss, M.W., Chaddock, L., Szabo, A.,

        Mailey, E., White, S.M., Wojcicki, T.R., McAuley, E., Kramer, A.F. (2012). Beyond

        vascularization: aerobic fitness on nacetylaspartate and memory. Brain and Behavior, 2, 32-41.


Chaddock, L, Erickson, K.I., Prakash, R.S., Voss, M.W., VanPatter, M., Pontifex, M.B., Hillman C.H.,    

        Kramer, A.F. (2012). A functional MRI investigation of the association between childhood

        aerobic fitness and neurocognitive control. Biological Psychology, 89, 260-268. (pdf)


Prakash, R.S., Patterson, B., Janssen, A., Abduljalil, A., Boster, A. (2011). Physical activity

        associated with increased resting-state functional connectivity in multiple sclerosis. Journal of

        International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 1-12. (pdf)

Vo, L.T.K., Walther, D.B., Kramer, A.F., Erickson, K.I., Boot, W.R., Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S.,  Lee,

        H., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., Simons, D., Sutton, B.P., Wang, Y.M. (2011). Predicting individual’s

        learning success from patterns of pre-learning MRI activity. PLos One, 6, e16093. (pdf)

McAuley, E., Mullen, S.P., Szabo, A.N., White, S.M., Wójcicki, T.R., Mailey,E.L., Gothe, N.P., Olson,

        E.A., Voss, M., Erickson, K.I., Prakash, R.S., Kramer, A.F. (2011). Self-Regulatory Processes

        and Exercise Adherence in Older Adults Executive Function and Self-Efficacy Effects. American

        Journal of Preventative Medicine, 41, 284-290. (pdf)

Szabo, A.N., McAuley, E., Erickson, K.I., Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S., Mailey, E.L., Wojcicki, T.R.,

        White, S.M., Gothe, N., Olson, E.A., Kramer, A.F. (2011). Cardiorespiratory fitness, hippocampal

        volume, and frequency of forgetting in older adults. Neuropsychology, 25, 545-553. (pdf)

Erickson, K.I., Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S., Basak, C., Szabo, A., Chaddock, L., Kim, J.J., Heo, S.,

        Alves, H., White, S.M., Wojcicki, T.R., Mailey, E., Vieira, V.J., Martin, S.A., Pence, B.P., Woods,

        J.A., McAuley, E., Kramer, A.F. (2011). Exercise training increases size of hippocampus and

        improves memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 3017-3022. (pdf)

Prakash, R.S., Voss, M.W., Erickson, K.I., Lewis, L., Chaddock, L., Malkowski, E., Alves, H., Kim,

        J.S., Szabo, A., White, S., Wojcicki, T. , Kramer, A.F., Mailey, E.L., McAuley, E. (2011).

        Cardiorespiratory fitness and attentional control in the aging brain. Frontiers in Human    

        Neuroscience, 4, 1-12. (pdf)


Prakash, R.S., Snook, E.M., Motl, R.W., Kramer, A.F. (2010). Aerobic Fitness is Associated with

        Gray Matter Volume and White Matter Integrity in Multiple Sclerosis. Brain Research, 1341,

        41-51. (pdf)

Prakash, R.S., Snook, E.M., Motl, R.W., Kramer, A.F. (2010). Physical activity and cognitive

        functioning – the subjective connection. International Journal of International MS Care, 12, 1-5.



Boot, W.R., Basak, C., Erickson, K.I., Neider, M., Simons, D.J., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., Voss, M.W.,

        Prakash, R.S., Lee, H., Low, K.A., Kramer, A.F. (2010). Transfer of skill engendered by

        complex task training under conditions of variable priority. Acta Psychologica, 135(3), 349-357. 


Chaddock, L., Erickson, K.I., Prakash, R.S., Kramer, A.F. et al. (2010). A neuroimaging investigation

        of the association between aerobic fitness, hippocampal volume and memory performance in    

        preadolescent children. Brain Research, 1358, 172-183. (pdf)

Chaddock, L., Erickson, K.I., Prakash, R.S., Kramer, A.F. (2010). Basal ganglia volume is associated

        with aerobic fitness in preadolescent children. Developmental Neuroscience, 32, 249-256. (pdf)

Erickson, K.I., Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S., Chaddock, L., Kramer, A.F. (2010). A cross-sectional

        study of hormone treatment and hippocampal volume in postmenopausal women: evidence for a

        limited window of opportunity. Neuropsychology, 24, 68-76. (pdf)

Voss, M.W., Kramer, A.F., Basak, C., Prakash, R.S., Roberts, B. (2009). Are expert athletes “expert”

        in the cognitive laboratory? A meta-analytic review of basic attention and perception and sport
        expertise. Applied Cognitive Psychology. (pdf)

Voss, M.W., Prakash, R.S., Erickson, K.I., Kramer, A.F. et al. (2010). Plasticity of brain networks in a

        randomized intervention trial of exercise training in older adults. Frontiers in Aging

        Neuroscience, 2, 32. (pdf)

Erickson, K.I., Prakash, R.S., Voss, M., Chaddock, L., Heo, S. McLaren,, M., Pence, B.D., Martin,

        S.A., Vieira, V.J., Woods, J.A., McAuley, E., Kramer, A.K. (2010). Brain-Derived Neurotrophic

        Factor Is Associated with Age-Related Decline in Hippocampal Volume. Journal of

        Neuroscience, 30(15), 5368-5375. (pdf)

Heo, S., Prakash, R.S., Voss, M.W., Erickson, K.I., Ouyang, C., Sutton, B., Kramer, A.F. (2010).

        Resting hippocampal blood flow, spatial memory, and aging. Brain Research, 1315, 119-127. 


Erickson, K.I., Boot, W.R., Basak, C., Neider, M.B., Prakash, R.S., Voss, M.W., Graybiel, A.M.,

        Simons, D.J., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., Kramer, A.F. (2010). Striatal Volume Predicts Level of    

        Video Game Skill Acquisition. Cerebral Cortex, 20, 2522-2530. (pdf)

Voss, M.W., Erickson, K.I., Prakash, R.S. et al. (2010). Functional Connectivity: a source of variance

        in the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and cognition. Neuropsychologia, 48(5),

        1394-1406. (pdf)


Prakash, R.S., Erickson, K.I., Colcombe, S.J., Kramer, A.F. (2009). Age-related differences in the

        involvement of the prefrontal cortex in attentional control. Brain and Cognition, 71(3), 328-335. 


Erickson, K.I., Prakash, R.S. et al. (2009). Aerobic fitness is associated with hippocampal volume in

        elderly humans. Hippocampus, 19(10), 1030-1039. (pdf)

Erickson, K.I., Prakash, R.S., Kim, J.S., Sutton, B.P., Colcombe, S.J., Kramer, A.F. (2009).  Top-

        down attentional control in spatially coincident stimuli enhances activity in both task-relevant and

        task-irrelevant regions of cortex.  Behavioral Brain Research, 197(1), 186-197 (pdf)


Prakash, R.S., Erickson, K.I., Snook, E.M., Colcombe, S.J., Motl, R.W., Kramer, A.F. (2008). Cortical

        recruitment during selective attention in Multiple Sclerosis: An fMRI investigation of individual

        differences. Neuropsychologia, 46(12), 2888-95. (pdf)

Prakash, R.S., Snook, E.M., Lewis, J., Motl, R.W., Kramer, A.F. (2008). Cognitive impairments in        

        relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis: A meta-analysis. Multiple Sclerosis, 14 (9), 1250-1261. 


Erickson, K.I., Suever, B., Prakash, R.S., Colcombe, S.J.,  Kramer, A.F. (2008). Greater intake of

        vitamins B6 and B12 is related to spared gray matter in the elderly: a voxel-based morphometry

        study. Brain Research, 1199, 20-6. (pdf)

Voss, M.W., Erickson, K.I., Chaddock, L., Prakash, R.S., Colcombe, S.J., Morris, K.S., Doerksen, S.,

        Hu, L., McAuley, E., and Kramer, A.F. (2008). Dedifferentiation in the visual cortex: an fMRI

        investigation of individual differences in older adults. Brain Research, 1244, 121-131. (pdf)

2007 and Before

Prakash, R.S., Snook, E.M., Erickson, K.I., Colcombe, S.J., Webb, M.L., Motl, R.W., Kramer, A.F.

        (2007). Cardiorespiratory Fitness: A Predictor of Cortical Plasticity in Multiple Sclerosis.

        NeuroImage, 34, 1238-1244.  (pdf)

Erickson, K.I., Colcombe, S.J., Wadhwa, R., Bherer, L., Peterson, M., Scalf, P., Kramer, A.F. (2007).

        Training-induced plasticity in older adults: effects of training on hemispheric asymmetry.

        Neurobiology of Aging, 28, 272-283. (pdf)

Erickson, K.I., Colcombe, S.J, Wadhwa, R., Bherer, L., Peterson, M., Scalf, P., Kramer, AF. (2007).

        Training-induced functional activation changes in dual-task processing: An fMRI study. Cerebral

        Cortex, 17, 192-204. (pdf)

Scalf, P.E., Colcombe, S.J., McCarley, J.S., Erickson, K.I., Alvarado, M., Kim, J.S., Wadhwa, R.,

        Kramer, A.F. (2007). The neural correlates of an expanded functional field of view.  Journals of

        Gerontology Series B:  Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  62(1): 32-44.  (pdf)

Colcombe, S.J., Erickson, K.I., Scalf, P.E., Kim, J.S., Prakash, R.S., McAuley, E., Kramer, A.F.

        (2006).  Aerobic exercise training increases brain volume in aging humans.  Journal of

        Gerontology, 61A, 1166-1170. (pdf)

Erickson, K.I., Colcombe, S.J., Wadhwa, R., Bherer, L., Peterson, M., Scalf, P., Kramer, A.F. (2005).  

        Neural correlates of dual-task performance after minimizing task-preparation. NeuroImage, 28,

        967-979. (pdf)