By Category


Park, J., Park, D.C., & Polk, T.A. (2012). Investigating unique environmental contributions to the neural representation of written words: A monozygotic twin study. PLoS ONE, 7(2): e31512. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Park, J., Shedden, K.,&  Polk, T.A. (2012). Correlation and heritability in neuroimaging datasets: A spatial decomposition approach with application to an fMRI study of twins. Neuroimage, 59(2), 1132-1142. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Park, J., Newman, L.I., & Polk, T.A. (2009). Face processing: The interplay of nature and nurture. The Neuroscientist, 15(5), 445-449. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Park, J., Smith, M.R., & Park, D.C. (2007). Nature vs. nurture in ventral visual cortex: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of twins. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(51), 13921-13925. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Hamilton, J.P., Mirkin, M., Polk, T.A. (2006). Category-level contributions to the alphanumeric category effect in visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13(6), 1074-1077. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Stallcup, M., Aguirre, G. K., Alsop, D.C., D’Esposito, M., Detre, J.A., Farah, M.J. (2002). Neural specialization for letter recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14(2), 145-159. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Reed, C.L., Keenan, J.M., Hogarth, P. Anderson, C.A. (2001). A dissociation between symbolic number knowledge and analogue magnitude information. Brain and Cognition, 47, 545-563. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

 Polk, T.A., Farah, M.J. (1998). The neural development and organization of letter recognition: Evidence from functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and behavioral studies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95(3), 847-852. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Farah, M.J. (1995). Brain localization for arbitrary stimulus categories: A simple account based on Hebbian learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 92(26), 12370-12373. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Farah, M.J. (1995). Late experience alters vision. Nature, 376(6542), 648-649. ACP_PDF 2_file_document


Polk, T.A. (2016). The Aging Brain. 12-lecture course on DVD for The Great Courses. 

Schuck, N.W., Doeller, C.F., Polk, T.A., Lindenberger, U., & Li, S.C. (2015). Human aging alters the neural computation and representation of space. Neuroimage, 117, 141-150. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Park, J., Carp, J., Kennedy, K.M., Rodrigue, K.M., Bischof, G.N., Huang, C.M.. Rieck, J.R., Polk, T.A., & Park, D.C. (2012). Neural broadening or neural attenuation? Investigating age-related dedifferentiation in the face network in a large lifespan sample. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(6), 2154-2158. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Huang, C.M., Polk, T.A., Goh, J.O., & Park, D.C. (2012). Both left and right parietal activations contribute to compensatory processes in normal aging. Neuropsychologia, 50(1), 55-66. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Carp, J., Park, J., Hebrank, A., Park, D.C., & Polk, T.A. (2011). Age-related neural dedifferentiation in the motor system. PLoS One, 6(12): e29411. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Carp, J.M., Polk, T.A., Park, J., & Park, D.C. (2011). Age differences in neural distinctiveness revealed by multi-voxel pattern analysis. Neuroimage, 56(2), 736-743. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Park, J., Carp, J., Hebrank, A.C., Park, D.C., & Polk, T.A. (2010). Neural specificity predicts fluid processing ability in older adults. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(27), 9253-9259. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Park, D.C., Polk, T.A., Hebrank, A.C., & Jenkins, L. (2010). Age differences in default mode activity on easy and difficult spatial judgment tasks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, doi:10.3389/neuro.09.075.2009. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Park, D.C., Polk, T.A., Park, R., Minnear, M., Savage, A., & Smith, M.R. (2004). Aging reduces neural specialization in ventral visual cortex. PNAS, 101(35), 13091-13095. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Park, D.C., Welsh, R.C., Marhshuetz, C., Gutchess, A.H., Mikels, J., Polk, T.A., Noll, D.C., & Taylor, S.F. (2003). Working memory for complex scenes: Age differences in frontal and hippocampal activations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15(8), 1122-1134. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Park, D.C., Polk, T.A., Mikels, J., Marhsuetz, C., & Taylor, S. (2001). Cerebral aging: The integration of behavioral and neurobiological models of cognitive function. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 3(3), 151-165. ACP_PDF 2_file_document


Park, J., Hebrank, A., Polk, T.A., & Park, D.C. (2012). Neural dissociation of number from letter recognition and its relationship to parietal numerical processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(1), 39-50. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Lacey, H.P., Nelson, J.K., Demiralp, E., Newman, L.I., Krauss, D., Raheja, A., & Farah, M.J. (2009). The development of abstract letter representations for reading: Evidence for the role of context. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26(1), 70-90. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Drake, R.M., Jonides, J.J., Smith, M.R., Smith, E.E. (2008). Attention enhances the neural processing of relevant features and suppresses the processing of irrelevant features in humans: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of the stroop task. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(51), 13786-13792. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Vannest, J., Polk, T.A., & Lewis, R.L. (2005). Dual-route processing of complex words: New fMRI evidence from derivational suffix. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 5(1), 67-76. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Farah, M.J. (2002). Functional MRI evidence for an abstract, not perceptual, word-form area. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 131(1), 65-72. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Stallcup, M., Aguirre, G., Alsop, D., D’Esposito, M., Detre, J., & Farah, M.J. (2002). Neural specialization for letter recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14(2), 145-159. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., & Farah, M. (1998). The neural development and organization of letter recognition: Evidence from functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and behavioral studies. PNAS, 95, 847-852.  ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Farah, M.J. (1997). A simple common contexts explanation for the development of abstract letter identities. Neural Computation, 9(6), 1277-1289. ACP_PDF 2_file_document


Simen, P., & Polk, T.A. (2010). A symbolic/subsymbolic interface protocol for cognitive modeling. Logic Journal of IGPL, 18(5), 705-761. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Newman, L.I., & Polk, T.A. (2008). The computational cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory: Principles and models. In Guadagnoli, M., Benjamin, A., DeBelle, S., Etnyre, B., & Polk, T.A. (eds.) Human Learning: Biology, Brain, and Neuroscience. Elsevier Science, 77-99. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Newman, L.I., Polk, T.A. (2007). The emergence of semantic topography in a neurally-inspired computational model. Proceedings of ICCM, Eighth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, 103-108. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Lewis, R.L., Polk, T.A., Laird, J.E. (eds.) (2007). The Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.

 Peltier, S.J., Polk, T.A., Noll, D.C. (2003). Detecting low-frequency functional connectivity in fMRI using a self-organizing map (SOM) algorithm. Human Brain Mapping, 20(4), 220-226. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Simen, P., Lewis, R.L., & Freedman, E. (2002). A computational approach to control in complex cognition. Cognitive Brain Research, 15, 71-83. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Jones, M., Polk, T.A. (2002). An attractor network model of serial recall. Cognitive Systems Research, 3(1), 45-55. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., Behensky, C., Gonzalez, R., Smith, E.E. (2002). Rating the similarity of simple perceptual stimuli: Asymmetries induced by manipulating exposure frequency. Cognition, 82(3), B75-88. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Polk, T.A., & Seifert, C. (eds.) (2002). Cognitive Modeling. MIT Press.


Polk, T.A. (2015). The Addictive Brain. 12-lecture course on DVD for The Great Courses. 

Jasinska, A.J., Yasuda, M., Rhodes, R.E., Wang, C., & Polk, T.A. (2012). Task difficulty modulates the impact of emotional stimuli on neural response in cognitive-control regions. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(345). ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Jasinska, A.J., Ho, S.S., Taylor, S.F., Burmeister, M., Villafuerte, S., & Polk, T.A. (2012). Influence of threat and serotonin transporter genotype on interference effects. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:139. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Jasinska, A.J., Lowry, C.A., & Burmeister, M. (2012). Serotonin transporter gene, stress, and raphe-raphe interactions: A molecular mechanism of depression. Trends in Neurosciences, 35(7), 395-402. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Jasinska, A.J., Chua, H.F., Ho, S., Polk, T.A., Rozek, L.S., & Stretcher, V.J. (2012). Amygdala response to smoking-cessation messages mediates the effects of serotonin transporter gene variation on quitting. Neuroimage, 60, 766-773. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Chua, H.F., Ho, S.H., Jasinska, A.J., Welsh, R.C., Polk, T.A., Liberzon, I., & Stretcher, V.J. (2011). Self-related processing of tailored smoking-cessation messages predicts successful quitting. Nature Neuroscience, 14(4), 426-427. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Jasinska, A.J., Ramamoorthy, A., & Crew, C.M. (2011). Toward a neurobiological model of cue-induced self-control in decision making: relevance to addiction and obesity. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(45), 16139-16141. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Resnicow, K., Stretcher, V., Couper, M., Chua, H., Little, R., Nair, V., Polk, T.A., & Atienza, A.A. (2010). Methodological and design issues in patient-centered e-Health research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(1), 98-102. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Chua, H.F., Polk, T., Welsh, R., Liberzon, I., & Stretcher, V. (2009). Neural responses to elements of a web-based smoking cessation program. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 144, 174-178. ACP_PDF 2_file_document

Yoon, C., Gutchess, A.H., Feinberg, F., Polk, T.A. (2006). A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of neural dissociations between brand and person judgments. Journal of Consumer Research, 33(1), 31-40. ACP_PDF 2_file_document