Dodell-Feder, D., Saxena, A,. Rutter, L.A., & Germine, L. (in press). The network structure of schizotypal personality traits in a populated-based sampleSchizophrenia Research.

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“Outcomes for people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (SSDs) are generally poor, making it important to understand risk states and illness transition. Here, we present a network analysis of schizotypal personality traits using an international sample. We analyzed data from 9505 participants between the ages of 14–70 who completed the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire-Brief on TestMyBrain.org. […] Together, these findings demonstrate the utility of using network approaches to understand SSD risk states as well as the replicability of network findings on schizotypal personality traits and related SSD risk concepts.”


Germine, L., Reinecke, K., & Chaytor, N.S. (2019). Digital neuropsychology: Challenges and opportunities at the intersection of science and softwareThe Clinical Neuropsychologist.

This article “identifies three major barriers associated with digital neuropsychology, which affect both the interpretation of test scores and test norms: (1) variability in the perceptual, motor and cognitive demands of the same test across digital device classes (e.g. personal computer, tablet and smartphone); (2) hardware and software variability between devices within the same class that affect stimulus presentation and measurement and (3) rapid changes over time in hardware, software and device ownership, which can lead to rapid obsolescence of particular tests and test norms. We offer specific recommendations to address these barriers and outline new opportunities to understand and measure neuropsychological functioning over time and in everyday environments.”

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“Understanding how and when cognitive change occurs over the life span is a prerequisite for understanding normal and abnormal development and aging. Most studies of cognitive change are constrained, however, in their ability to detect subtle, but theoretically informative life-span changes, as they rely on either comparing broad age groups or sparse sampling across the age range. Here, we present convergent evidence from 48,537 online participants and a comprehensive analysis of normative data from standardized IQ and memory tests. Our results reveal considerable heterogeneity in when cognitive abilities peak [...] These findings motivate a nuanced theory of maturation and age-related decline, in which multiple, dissociable factors differentially affect different domains of cognition.”



  1. Rutter, L. A., Dodell-Feder, D., Vahia, I. V., Forester, B. P., Ressler, K. J., Wilmer, J. B., & Germine, L. (in press). Emotion sensitivity across the lifespan: Mapping clinical risk periods to sensitivity to facial emotion intensity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 

  2. Chaytor, N., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Ryan, C., Germine, L., Hirsch, I., & Weinstock, R. (2019). Clinically significant cognitive impairment in older adults with Type 1 Diabetes.  Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 33(1):91-97. 

  3. Dodell-Feder, D., & Germine, L. (2018). Common social cognitive impairments do not mean common causes: A commentary on Cotter et al. (2018).  Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.  92 : 150-151.                      

  4. Rothlein, D., DeGutis, J., Germine, L., Wilmer, J., McGlinchey, R., & Esterman, M. (2018). Sensitivity to stimulus similarity is associated with greater sustained attention ability.  Attention, Perception & Psychophysics80 (6): 1390-1408.

  5. Becker, K.R., Plessow, F., Coniglio, K.A., Tabri, N., Franko, D.L., Zayas, L.V., Germine, L., Thomas, J.J., & Eddy, K.T. (2017).  Global/local processing style: Explaining the relationship between trait anxiety and binge eating.  International Journal of Eating Disorders50(11):1264-1272.                               

  6. Macdonald, K., Germine, L., Anderson, A., Christodoulou, J., & McGrath, L.M. (2017).  Dispelling the myth: Training in education or neuroscience decreases but does not eliminate beliefs in Neuromyths.  Frontiers in Psychology, 8,:1314.

  7. Riley, E., Okabe, H., Germine, L., Wilmer, J., Esterman, M., & DeGutis, J. (2016). Gender differences in sustained attentional control relate to gender inequality across countries. PLoS ONE, 11(11): e0165100.                                  

  8. Germine, L., Robinson, E., Smoller, J.W., Calkins, M.E., Moore, T.M., Hakonarson, H., Daly, M., Lee, P.H., Holmes, A.J., Buckner, R.L., Gur, R.C., & Gur, R.E. (2016).  Association between polygenic risk for schizophrenia, neurocognition, and social cognition across development.  Translational Psychiatry, 6: e294. 

  9. Hartshorne, J., & Germine, L. (2015) When does cognitive functioning peak? The asynchronous rise and fall of different cognitive abilities across the lifespan. Psychological Science, 26(4): 433-443.                                                             

  10. Germine, L., Russell, R., Bronstad, P.M., Blokland, G.A.M., Smoller, J.W., Kwok, H., Anthony, S.E., Nakayama, K., Rhodes, G., & Wilmer, J.B. (2015). Individual aesthetic preferences for faces are shaped mostly by environments, not genes. Current Biology, 25(20): 2684-2689.