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Associate Professor in Residence SDSU Neuropsychology / Behavioral Medicine
Address 619-594-1510 6505 Alvarado Rd. Suite 202 / San Diego, CA 92120

Research Description

The overall goal of the Spatio-Temporal Brain Imaging Lab is to examine the “where and when” characteristics of distributed neural circuits underlying cognitive and affective functions such as cognitive control, language, and face perception. Of particular interest are alcohol-related impairments of self-regulatory functions which may contribute to drinking as a function of family history and neurotransmitter genetic markers. We use multimodal functional imaging including magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), functional and structural MRI, and psychophysiological measures of autonomic functions. The synergistic approach based on complementary methods allows precise insight into on-line dynamics of these processes, with implications for individualized prevention strategies and pharmacogenetics.

Representative Publications
  • Marinkovic, K., Courtney, M. G., Witzel, T., Dale, A. M., & Halgren, E. (2014). Spatio-temporal dynamics and laterality effects of face inversion, feature presence and configuration, and face outline. Front Hum Neurosci, 8, 868.

  • Marinkovic, K., Dhond, R. P., Dale, A. M., Glessner, M., Carr, V., & Halgren, E. (2003). Spatiotemporal dynamics of modality-specific and supramodal word processing. Neuron, 38(3), 487-497.

  • Marinkovic, K., Rickenbacher, E., Azma, S., Artsy, E., & Lee, A. K. (2013). Effects of acute alcohol intoxication on saccadic conflict and error processing. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 230(3), 487-497.