PCNC related Publications, Media Coverage, and Quotes

Kristina Rewin Ciesielski, PhD

Ciesielski K.T.R, Bouchard C, Solis I, Coffman BA, Tofighi D, Pesko JC. (2021). Posterior brain sensorimotor recruitment for inhibition of delayed responses in children. Experimental Brain Research. 239: 3221 -3242.

Solis I., Serna L., Stephen JM, Ciesielski KTR. (2022). Early Behavioral Markers of Anxiety and Reduced Frontal Brain Alpha Predict High Risk for Bullying Victimization. Child Psychiatry & Human Development (In Press).

Solis I, Janowich J, Candelaria-Cook F, Collishaw W, Wang YP, Wilson TW, Calhoun VD,

Ciesielski KTR, Stephen JM. (2021). Frontoparietal network and neuropsychological measures in typically. developing children. Neuropsychologia. Aug 20;159:107914.

Ciesielski, K.T.R., Stern, E.M., Diamond, A., Sheraz, K., Busa E.A., Goldsmith, T.E., van der Kouwe A., Fischl, B., Rosen, B.R. (2019). Maturational Changes in Human Dorsal and Ventral Visual Networks. Cerebral Cortex, 30 March, 5131-5149.

Ciesielski K.T.R., Stephen J.M. (2019). Brain Dynamics in Pediatric MEG. In: Supek S. (Ed). Magnetoencephalography. pp. 1-36 SPRINGER Nature Switzerland, pp. 1-36, 1-DOI:Org/10.1007/978-3-319-62657- 4_88 -1.

Ciesielski, K.T.R., Rauch, S.L., Ahlfors, S.P., Vangel, M.E., Wilhelm, S., Rosen, B.R., Hämäläinen, M.S. (2012). Role of Medial Cortical Networks for Anticipatory Processing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Human Brain Mapping, 33: 2125-2134.

Ciesielski KTR, Rosen BR, Kenet T, Van Dijk KRA, Khan S., Stufflebeam S, Hämäläinen M. (2014). Developmental Connectivity among nodes of Dorsal & Ventral Visual Networks as reflected in Resting State MEG alpha oscillatory synchronization. Proceedings of Brain Connectivity Symposium, Cambridge Publishers, 57.

Ciesielski K.T.R., Rowland L.M., Harris,R.J., Kerwin, A.A., Reeve, A., Knight, J.E. (2011). Increased anterior brain activation to correct responses on high-conflict Stroop task in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122, pp.107-113.

Ciesielski KT, Ahlfors, SP, Bedrick, EJ, Kerwin AA, Hämäläinen MS. (2010). Top-down control of MEG alpha activity in children performing Categorical N-Back Task. Neuropsychologia, 48: 3573–79.

Ciesielski K.T., Hämäläinen, S.M., Geller, D.A., Wilhelm, S., Goldsmith, T.E., Ahlfors, S.P. (2007). Dissociation between MEG alpha modulation and performance accuracy on Visual Working Memory Task in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Human Brain Mapping, 28: 1401-1414, 2007.

Ciesielski KT, Lesnik PG, Savoy RL, Grant EP, Ahlfors SP. (2006). Developmental Neural Networks in Children Performing a Categorical N-Back Task. NeuroImage, 33: 980-990.


Vincent Clark, PhD

Lucero, M. (2021). UNM study seeking participants will look at increasing learning and memory in older adults.  UNM Newsroom, Dec. 27. http://news.unm.edu/news/unm-study-seeking-participants-will-look-at-increasing-learning-and-memory-in-older-adults

Hu, E. (2019).  The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried It. Future You with Elise Hu, National Public Radio, Oct22. https://www.npr.org/2019/10/22/769403296

Gruenig, S. (2019). Brain Matters and Healing Science. STEM Southwest Podcast, May 25. https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/stem-southwest/025-brain-matters-and-7DmYL92J41N/

Guglielmi, G. (2019).  Zapping elderly brains with electricity improves short-term memory—for almost an hour.  Science, April 8. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/zapping-elderly-brains-electricity-improves-short-term-memory-almost-hour

Phillips, N. (2019).  Brain-stimulation trials get personal to lift depression.  Nature, April 4. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03864-4

Smith, D.G. (2018). Too impatient to meditate? A mild shock to the scalp could help. Popular Science, Dec. 18.  https://www.popsci.com/meditation-mindfulness-brain-stimulation

Dwyer, E. (2018). Making waves in ultrasound technology: Why this common imaging tool may be the future of neurological treatments. UNM Newsroom, Dec 4. https://news.unm.edu/news/making-waves-in-ultrasound-technology

Closed-loop electrical brain stimulation during sleep improves memory retention. Sleep Review Magazine, Aug 23.  http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2018/08/closed-loop-electrical-brain-stimulation-sleep-improves-memory-retention/

Morris, A. (2018).  Can We All Benefit from Electric Shocks to Our Brains? Forbes, July 23. https://www.forbes.com/sites/andreamorris/2018/07/23/can-we-all-benefit-from-electric-shocks-to-our-brains/#2e814a41614c

Yuhas, D. (2018). Students are zapping their brains to get ahead in school — but evidence for the practice is limited, The Hechinger Report, Feb 21. http://hechingerreport.org/students-zapping-brains-get-ahead-school-evidence-practice-limited

Sutherland, B. (2017). How to make soldiers’ brains better at noticing threats, The Economist, July 27. https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21725543-target-recognition-warfare-how-make-soldiers-brains-better-noticing

Mesirow, T. (2017). Headsets, implants and other ways of improving the brain, NPR, KCRW, April 28. http://curious.kcrw.com/2017/04/headsets-implants-and-other-ways-of-improving-the-brain

Sputnik News Agency (2017).  'TDCS is the cheapest form of brain stimulation that is currently available' - Vincent Clark, April 6th (webcast). https://sputniknews.com/voiceofrussia/interviews/


Landhuis, E. (2017).  Do DIY Brain-Booster Devices Work? Scientific American, Jan 10. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-diy-brain-booster-devices-work

Underwood, E. (2016). Cadaver study casts doubts on how zapping brain may boost mood, relieve pain.  Science,April 20, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf4149. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/cadaver-study-casts-doubts-how-zapping-brain-may-boost-mood-relieve-pain

Kohn, D.J. (2016). Can Small Doses of Electricity Make You Smarter? Bright, April 1.


Lawler, J. (2015). Electroceuticals. SmartDrugSmarts Podcast, Nov. 28 (webcast).


Larrsen, K. (2015). Strøm på hjernen (Power on the brain).  D2, Aug 6, Sweden.   http://www.dn.no/d2/2015/08/06/2125/Teknologi/strm-p-hjernen

Finkel, E.  (2015). The buzz around brain stimulation.  Cosmos Magazine.  May 11.  https://cosmosmagazine.com/life-sciences/buzz-around-brain-stimulation

Batuman, E. (2015). Electrified. Adventures in Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation.  The New Yorker. April 6. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/04/06/electrified

Katsnelson, A. (2015). Hopeful Currents. Psychology Today. Jan/Feb, pp. 38-40.  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201501/hopeful-currents

Wolfson, E. (2014).  I Want to Be Your Neuroscience Experiment.  Aljazeera America. Sep 27. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/27/i-want-to-be-yourneuroscienceexperiment.html

Stallmach, L.  (2014).  Das Gehirn unter Strom setzen (Put the Brain Under Current).  Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Sep 17.  http://www.nzz.ch/wissenschaft/medizin/das-gehirn-unter-strom-setzen-1.18384671

Madrigal, A.C. (2014).Prepare to Be Shocked. Four Predictions About How Brain Stimulation Will Make Us Smarter.  The Atlantic. Aug 13. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/09/prepare-to-be-shocked/375072/

Carr, S. (2014). Making People Smarter Through Brain Stimulation. UNM Newsroom,  July 15 (article and webcast).  http://news.unm.edu/news/making-people-smarter-through-brain-stimulation and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CptmRZzfd88

Jensen, T. (2014).  UNM Researcher: Battery Can Treat Brain Disorders. KRQE Evening News, June 27.

Young E.  (2014).  Low-Tech Pain Relief. Mosaic Science. June 3.  http://mosaicscience.com/extra/low-tech-pain-relief

Young, E.  (2014).  Can You Supercharge Your Brain? Mosaic Science.   June 3.  http://mosaicscience.com/story/can-you-supercharge-your-brain

Young, E.  (2014). Brain Stimulation and Me. Mosaic Science. June 3.  http://mosaicscience.com/extra/brain-stimulation-and-me

Standen, A.  (2014).  Hacking The Brain With Electricity: Don't Try This At Home. National Public Radio. May 19. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/05/19/312479753/hacking-the-brain-with-electricity-dont-try-this-at-home

Miller, G.  (2014). The Unfinished Science Behind the New Wave of Electrical Brain Stimulation. Wired.  May 5. http://www.wired.com/2014/05/brain-stimulation-science/

Standen, A. (2014). Is Brain Stimulation a Medicine of the Future? KQED Science.  March 3.

Hurley, D.  (2013).  Jumper Cables for the Mind. New York Times. Nov 1. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/magazine/jumper-cables-for-the-mind.html?_r=0

Sanides, S. (2013). Besser lernen unter Strom (Learn Better Under Current).  Focus Magazine, 10, April 3, Germany.


Hendrix, B. (2012).  UNM Professor’s Research Focus of TEDxABQ Talk. UNM Today. Sep 10. http://news.unm.edu/2012/09/vince-clark-feature

Menchén, J. (2012).  Military Use of Neuroscience Should Be Regulated, Report Warns. United Academics. Feb 7. 

Sample, I. (2012).  Neuroscience Could Mean Soldiers Controlling Weapons with Minds. Guardian, p.3. Feb 6. http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/feb/07/neuroscience-soldiers-control-weapons-mind

Walker, J.  (2011). Interview, BBC World Service Radio News.

Fox, D. (2011). Brain Buzz. April 14. Nature, doi:10.1038/472156a. http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110413/full/472156a.html

Jung, S.  (2011). DARPA Study Uses Video Game to Research tDCS.  medGadget. http://www.medgadget.com/2011/04/darpa_study_uses_video_game_to_research_tdcs_finds_more_amps_mean_more_frags.html

Yirka, B.  (2011).  DARPA takes new look at electrical brain stimulation to aid in learning. Medical Xpress.  April 21. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-04-darpa-electrical-brain-aid.html

Bromstein, E. (2011).  IQ test no-brainer: Boosting your intelligence quotient may be a mind game. NOW April 21. Magazine.

Connelly, C.  (2011). DARPA test finds running electrical currents through scalp improves video game skills. NEWS.COM.AU April 20.

Boyle, R. (2011) Hooking a 9-volt battery to your brain improves your video game skills, researcher finds. Popular Science. April 15.  http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-04/direct-current-brain-improves-video-game-skills-researcher-says