Michael Esterman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, University of California, Berkeley



In our laboratory, we study the cognitive and neural mechanisms of attention as well as the potential for enhancing attention abilities through cognitive training. To gain insights from multiple perspectives, we perform behavioral, neuroimaging (functional MRI), brain stimulation (TMS, tCS) and cognitive training experiments in healthy subjects and disordered populations (i.e., hemispatial neglect, TBI/PTSD, prosopagnosia).

VA Boston Healthcare System



2018 Boston University: Spivack Emerging Leader


Neuroimaging and Neuropsychological Biomarkers of Vascular Risk Factors
09/30/2014 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
President & Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of Harvard Medical School NIH NINDS
5R01NS086882-03

Dose-Dependant Response of Cerebellar Network Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NIMH
1R01MH111868-01

Cerebrovascular Mechanisms of Slow Gait and Falls
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center For Aged, Inc. NIH NIA
4R01AG041785-04

Characterizing training-related neuroplasticity in developmental prosopagnosia
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
President & Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of Harvard Medical School NIH NEI
1R01EY026057-01

Cerebrovascular Mechanisms of Slow Gait and Falls
09/15/2013 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center For Aged, Inc. NIH NIA
5R01AG041785-02



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Rothlein D, DeGutis J, Germine L, Wilmer J, McGlinchey R, Esterman M. Sensitivity to stimulus similarity is associated with greater sustained attention ability. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2018 Apr 12. PMID: 29651755.
     
  2. Fortenbaugh FC, Rothlein D, McGlinchey R, DeGutis J, Esterman M. Tracking behavioral and neural fluctuations during sustained attention: A robust replication and extension. Neuroimage. 2018 May 01; 171:148-164. PMID: 29307606.
     
  3. Jor''dan AJ, Poole VN, Iloputaife I, Milberg W, Manor B, Esterman M, Lipsitz LA. Executive Network Activation is Linked to Walking Speed in Older Adults: Functional MRI and TCD Ultrasound Evidence From the MOBILIZE Boston Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Nov 09; 72(12):1669-1675.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28449077.
     
  4. Liverant GI, Amick MM, Black SK, Esterman M, Wisco BE, Gibian MC, Marx BP, McGlinchey RE. Associations Among Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Substance Use, and Affective Attentional Processing in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2017 Sep; 205(9):725-731.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28661934.
     
  5. Esterman M, Poole V, Liu G, DeGutis J. Modulating Reward Induces Differential Neurocognitive Approaches to Sustained Attention. Cereb Cortex. 2017 Aug 01; 27(8):4022-4032. PMID: 27473320.
     
  6. Kucyi A, Esterman M, Valera EM. Reply to Csifcsák and Mittner: Fitting data to neural models of mind-wandering. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 25; 114(30):E6033. PMID: 28705871.
     
  7. Riley E, Esterman M, Fortenbaugh FC, DeGutis J. Time-of-day variation in sustained attentional control. Chronobiol Int. 2017; 34(7):993-1001.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28622051.
     
  8. Esterman M, Thai M, Okabe H, DeGutis J, Saad E, Laganiere SE, Halko MA. Network-targeted cerebellar transcranial magnetic stimulation improves attentional control. Neuroimage. 2017 Aug 01; 156:190-198. PMID: 28495634.
     
  9. List A, Rosenberg MD, Sherman A, Esterman M. Pattern classification of EEG signals reveals perceptual and attentional states. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0176349. PMID: 28445551.
     
  10. Fortenbaugh FC, Corbo V, Poole V, McGlinchey R, Milberg W, Salat D, DeGutis J, Esterman M. Interpersonal early-life trauma alters amygdala connectivity and sustained attention performance. Brain Behav. 2017 May; 7(5):e00684.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28523226.
     
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