Texas Tech University

Human Development and Family Studies

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Selected Publications

Singh, H. & O'Boyle, M.W. (2004). Differences in interhemispheric interaction during global/local processing in mathematically gifted adolescents, average ability youth and college students. Neuropsychology, 18, 371-377.

Silk, T., Vance, A., Rinehart, N., Egan, G., O'Boyle, M.W., Bradshaw, J.L., & Cunnington, R. (2005). Decreased frontal-parietal activation in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type (ADHD-CT): An fMRI study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 187, 282-283.

O'Boyle, M.W., Cunnington, R., Silk, T., Vaughan, D., Jackson, G., Syngeniotis, A., & Egan, G. (2005). Mathematically gifted male adolescents activate a unique brain network during mental rotation. Cognitive Brain Research, 25, 583-587.

Silk, T., Rinehart, N., Bradshaw, J.L., Tonge, B., Egan, G., O'Boyle, M.W., & Cunnington, R. (2006).
Visuospatial processing and the function of prefrontal-parietal networks in Autism Spectrum Disorder: a functional MRI study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 1440-1443.

Prescott, J., Gavrilescu, M., Cunnington, R, O'Boyle, M.W. & Egan, G.F. (2010). Enhanced intra-hemispheric
front-parietal connectivity in math gifted adolescents: An fMRI study of mental rotation. Cognitive Neuroscience, 1, 277-288

Li, Y. & O'Boyle, M.W. (2013). How sex and college major relate to mental rotation accuracy and preferred strategy: An electroencephalographic (EEG) investigation. The Psychological Record, 63, 27-42.

James, R. N., III & O'Boyle, M. W. (2014). Charitable estate planning as visualized autobiography: An fMRI study of its neural correlates. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 43, 355-373.

Pati, D., O'Boyle, M., Amor, C., Hou, R., Valipoor, S., Fang, D. (2014). Neural correlates of nature stimuli: An fMRI study. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 7, 9-28.

Li, Y., Wu, S., Zhu, J. & O'Boyle, M.W. (2014). Sex and ability differences in neural activation for disembedding figures: An EEG Investigation. Learning and Individual Differences, 35, 142-146.

Jai, C., Fang, D., & O'Boyle, M.W. (2014). Neural correlates of sensory enabling presentation: An fMRI study of rotation and zooming video effects on online apparel shopping. Journal of Consumer Behavior, 13, 342-350.

Li, Y., O'Boyle, M.W., Liu, L., Zeng, X., Zhu, J., & Miao, Y (2014). The influence of native acquisition of Chinese on mental rotation strategy preference: An EEG investigation. The Psychological Record, 64, 321-328.

Mutreja, R., Craig, C. & O'Boyle, M.W. (2015). Attentional deficits in children with autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, X, 1-9

Mutreja, R., Craig, C. & O'Boyle, M.W. (2015). Attentional deficits in children with autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 1, 1-9.

Hames, E., Murphy, B., Rajmohan, R., Anderson, R.C., Baker, M., Richman, D., Zupancic, S., & O'Boyle M. (2016). Visual, auditory, and cross modal sensory processing in adults with autism: An EEG power and BOLD fMRI investigation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 1-18.

Chang, H.J., O'Boyle, M.W., Anderson, R. A., & Suttikun, C. (2016). An fMRI study of advertising appeals and their relationship to product attractiveness and buying intentions. Journal of Consumer Behavior, DOI: 10.1002/cb.1591.

Kahathuduwa, C., Boyd, L., Davis, O'Boyle, M., & Binks, M. (2016). Brain regions involved in ingestive behavior and related psychological constructs in people undergoing calorie restriction. Appetite, 107, 348-361.

Gonzales, J., James, R., Yang, H., Jensen, D., Atkins, L., Thompson, B., Al-Khalil, K. & O'Boyle, M. (2016). Different cognitive functions discriminate gait speed in middle-age and older women. Gait and Posture, 50, 89-95.

Hames, E., Rajmohan, R., Baker, M., Fang, D., Anderson, R., Richman, D., & O'Boyle, M. (2016). Attentional networks in adolescents with high-functioning autism: An fMRI investigation. The Open Neuroimaging Journal, 3-11.

Gilger, J., Bayda, M, Olulade, O.A., Altman, M, O'Boyle, M. (2017). Neuroanatomical differences among reading disabled, nonverbally gifted, and gifted-reading disabled college students. Developmental Neuropsychology, 42, 25-38.

Gonzales, J., James, R., Yang, H., Jensen, D., Atkins, L., Al-Khalil, K., & O'Boyle, M.W. (2017). Carotid flow pulsatility is higher in women with greater decrement in gait speed during multi-tasking. Gait and Posture, 54, 271-276.

Hou, J., Rajmohan, R., Fang, D., Kashfi, K., Khalil, K., Yang, J., Westney, W., Grund, C., & O'Boyle, M.W. (2017). Mirror neuron activation of musicians and non-musicians in response to motion captured piano performances. Brain and Cognition, 115, 47-55.

Rajmohan, R., Anderson, R., Fang., D., Meyer, A., Laengvejkal, P., Julayanont, P., Hannabas, G. Linton, K., Culberson, J., Khan, H., De Toledo, J., Reddy, P., & O'Boyle, M. (in press). White matter deterioration may foreshadow impairment of emotional valence determination in early-stage dementia of the Alzheimer type. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Gilger, J., et al., (in press). Beyond a reading disability: Comments on the need to examine the full spectrum of abilities/disabilities of the atypical dyslexic brain. Annals of Dyslexia.

Barrera-Valencia, M., Calderón-Delgado, L., Trejos-Castillo, M., & O'Boyle, M. (in press). Cognitive profiles of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in a sample of Colombian children and adolescents. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology.



Selected Research Grants

Project Project Title: South Plains Mathematics Scholars Project. Co-PI, National Science Foundation,
2007-12, $571,580.

Project Title: Neuropsychological and cognitive sequelae of binge drinking. Co-PI, Texas Tech University-Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Joint Initiative Grant, 2008-09, $253,342.

Project Title: Modeling of the human brain through synergistic neuroimaging. Co-PI, Texas Tech University Research Development Grant, 2008-10, $480,928.

Project Title: Integrated STEM Initiative on the South Plains. Senior Personnel, National Science Foundation, 2009-14, $977,962.

Project Title: Origins, mechanisms and early detection of autism. Co-PI, Autumn's Dawn Foundation, 2010-13, $500,000.

Project Title: RMR-TTU: Recruitment, mentoring, and research in mathematics and science at Texas Tech University, National Science Foundation, Senior Personnel 2010-15,

Project Title: The Neuroscience of Creativity (Dr. Rex Jung-PI), Templeton Foundation Grant, Consultant, 2011-16, $1,300,000.

Project Title: Examining the Physiological, Behavioral and Neural Response to Nature-Based Luminous Ceiling, Sky Factory, L.C., Co-PI, 2012-13, $49,999.

Project Title: An fMRI Study of Amygdala and Hippocampal Functioning in Abused and Non-Abused Children. Co-PI, Texas Tech University Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Grant, Co-PI, 2012-13, $34,000.

Project Title: East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, Co-PI, Promise Neighborhood Grant, U.S. Department of Education, 2013-17, $24,560,115.

Project Title: Impact of Reduced Arterial Stiffness on Peripheral Vascular Function and Mobility. Co-PI, American Heart Association, 2015-17, $136,076.

Project Title: Neural Correlates of a Nutritionally Balanced Total Meal Replacement and Three-Week Dietary Exposure: An fMRI Study. Co-PI, Nestle HealthCare Nutrition, 2015-16, $40,000.

Project Title: Assessment of Biomarkers for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder (Type 1) Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Co-PI, TTU Presidential Collaborative Research Award, 2015-16, $25,000.

Project Title: Influence of Age on the Effect of Preclinical Cognitive Decline on Mobility in Women. Co-PI, Laura Bush Women's Health Seed Grant, 2015-16, $10,300.

Project Title: Breaching barriers via Google Glass: An fMRI Report on Clinical Skill Acquisition. Co-PI, Laura Bush Women's Health Seed Grant, 2016-2018, $12,500.

Project Title: Neurological Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Evidence from Neuropsychological Assessment and a Neuroimaging Study (fMRI). Co-PI, Colombia National Science Foundation (Cociencias), 2015-17, $98,165.