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Dixon, M.L. & Dweck, C.S. (2022). The amygdala and the prefrontal cortex: the co-construction of intelligent decision-making. Psychological Review. 


Goldin, P.R., Thurston, M., Allende, S., Moodie, C., Dixon, M.L., Heimberg, R.G. & Gross, J.J. (2021). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Mindfulness Meditation Related Brain Changes During Reappraisal and Acceptance for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry

Dixon, M.L., Girn, M., & Christoff, K. (under review). Characterizing brain network organization during mindful acceptance of emotions. 

Dixon, M.L., & Gross, J.J. (2021). Dynamic network organization of the self: implications for affective experience. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 39, 1-9. 

Talmon, A., Dixon, M.L., Goldin, P.R., Heimberg, R.G. & Gross, J.J. (2021). Neurocognitive Heterogeneity in Social Anxiety Disorder: The Role of Self-Referential Processing and Childhood Maltreatment. Clinical Psychological Science

Dixon, M.L., Moodie, C.A, Goldin, P.R., Farb, N., Heimberg, R.G. & Gross, J.J. (2021). Frontoparietal and default mode network contributions to self-referential processing in social anxiety disorder. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience


Dixon, M.L., Moodie, C.A, Goldin, P.R., Farb, N., Heimberg, R.G. & Gross, J.J. (2020). Emotion regulation in social anxiety disorder: reappraisal and acceptance of negative self-beliefs. Biological Psychiatry: CNNI 


Dixon, M.L., De La Vega, A., Mills, C., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Spreng, R.N., Cole, M.W., & Christoff, K. (2018). Heterogeneity within the frontoparietal control network and its relationship to the default and dorsal attention networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 115 (7) E1598-E1607.

Fox, K.C.R., Andrews-Hanna, J.A., Mills, C., Dixon, M.L., Markovic, J., Thompson, E., & Christoff, K. (2018). Affective neuroscience of self-generated thought. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1426(1), 25-51.

Parro, C., Dixon, M.L., & Christoff, K. (2018). The neural basis of motivational influences on cognitive control: an ALE meta-analysis. Human Brain Mapping, 1-15.


Dixon, M.L., Thiruchselvam, R., Todd, R., & Christoff, K. (2017). Emotion and the prefrontal cortex: An integrative review. Psychological Bulletin, 143(10), 1033-1081.

Dixon, M.L., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Spreng, R.N., Irving, Z. Mills, C., Girn, M., & Christoff, K. (2017). Interactions between the default network and dorsal attention network vary across default subsystems, time, and cognitive states. Neuroimage, 147, 632–649. 

Dixon, M.L., Girn, M., & Christoff, K. (2017). Hierarchical organization of frontoparietal control networks underlying goal-directed behavior. Invited chapter for: M. Watanabe (editor). The prefrontal cortex as an executive, emotional, and social brain. Springer. 133-148. 



Ellamil, M., Fox, K.C.R., Dixon, M.L., Pritchard, S., Todd, R.M., Thompson, E., & Christoff, K. (2016). Dynamics of neural recruitment surrounding the spontaneous arising of thoughts in experienced mindfulness practitioners. Neuroimage,136, 186-196. 

Fox, K.C.R., Dixon, M.L., Nijeboer, S., Lifshitz, M., Girn, M., Floman, J.L., & Christoff, K. (2016). Functional neuroanatomy of meditation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 78 functional neuroimaging investigations. Neuroscience and BioBehavioral Reviews, 65, 208-228. 


Dixon, M.L. (2015). Cognitive control, emotional value, and the lateral prefrontal cortex. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:758. 


Dixon, M.L. & Christoff, K. (2014). The lateral prefrontal cortex and complex value-based learning and decision making. Neuroscience and BioBehavioral Reviews, 45, 9-18. 

Dixon, M.L., Fox, K., & Christoff, K. (2014). Evidence for rostro-caudal functional organization in multiple brain areas related to goal-directed behavior. Brain Research. 1572, 26-39.  

Dixon, M.L., Fox, K., & Christoff, K. (2014). A framework for understanding the relationship between externally and internally directed cognition. Neuropsychologia, 62, 321-330.  

Fox, K.C.R., Nijeboer, S., Dixon, M.L., Floman, J.L., Ellamil, M., Rumak, S., Sedlmeier, P., & Christoff, K. (2014). Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of morphometric neuroimaging in meditation practitioners. Neuroscience and BioBehavioral Reviews, 43, 48-73.  

Schmitz, T.W., Dixon, M.L., Anderson, A.K., & De Rosa, E. (2014). Distinguishing attentional gain and tuning in young and older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 35 (11), 2514-2525.  


Dixon, M.L. & Christoff, K. (2012).  The decision to engage cognitive control is driven by expected reward-value: neural and behavioural evidence. PLoS One, 7(12), 1-12. 

Fox, K., Zakarauskas, P., Dixon, M.L., Ellamil, M., Thompson, E., & Christoff, K. (2012).  Meditation experience predicts introspective accuracy.  PLoS One, 7(9), 1-9.   



McCaig, R.G.,  Dixon, M.L.,  Keramatian, K, Liu, I., & Christoff, K. (2011). Improved modulation of rostrolateral prefrontal cortex using real-time fMRI training and meta-cognitive awareness. Neuroimage, 55(3), 1298-1305.   



Dixon, M.L. (2010).Uncovering the neural basis of resisting immediate gratification while pursuing long-term goals. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(18), 6178-6179.  

Dixon, M.L., Zelazo, P.D., & De Rosa, E. (2010). Intact memory-guided attention in school-aged children. Developmental Science, 13(1), 161-169. 



Dixon, M.L., Ruppel, J., Pratt, J., & De Rosa, E. (2009). Learning to ignore: acquisition of sustained attentional suppression.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(2), 418-23.  

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