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 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
President & Fellows of Harvard College o NIH NINDS

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

Characterizing training-related neuroplasticity in developmental prosopagnosia
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
President & Fellows of Harvard College o NIH NEI

Dose-Dependant Response of Cerebellar Network Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, In NIH NIMH

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

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. 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 Jan 04; 171:148-164. PMID: 29307606.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Fortenbaugh FC, DeGutis J, Esterman M. Recent theoretical, neural, and clinical advances in sustained attention research. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2017 May; 1396(1):70-91. PMID: 28260249; DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13318;.
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