Mirella Dapretto
Mirella Dapretto, Ph.D.
• Professor - Department of Psy­chi­a­try and Biobe­hav­ioral Sciences
Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
660 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Dapretto is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Dapretto received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Neuroscience. She then acquired extensive expertise in neuroimaging methods as a postdoctoral fellow before joining the faculty of the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in 1999. Dr. Dapretto’s main research focus is on characterizing both typical and atypical brain development. Her work is consistently published in high-profile journals in the fields of neuroscience (e.g., Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, Science Translational Medicine, Journal of Neuroscience), psychiatry (e.g., JAMA Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), neuroimaging (e.g., Brain, Cerebral Cortex), psychology and developmental psychology (e.g., Psychological Science, Developmental Science, Child Development).

For almost 20 years, Dr. Dapretto has conducted cutting-edge work elucidating the neural correlates of core deficits in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including the first multimodal investigations of altered developmental trajectories in ASD relating brain function and connectivity to both behavioral phenotypes and genetic risk. Her autism research has been supported by numerous awards by private foundations as well as the National Institute of Health (NIH). Since 2007, as part of the NIH-funded Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) at UCLA, Dr. Dapretto has led the imaging projects in youth with ASD. These include an ongoing multimodal study in infants at high risk for ASD that aims to identify very early biomarkers of ASD and ultimately inform the earliest possible interventions. Her current research on autism is also supported by a large-scale NIH-funded multi-site ACE Network examining gender differences during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood in a large balanced sample of boys and girls with ASD, as well as by another NIH-funded study seeking to parse the incredible heterogeneity observed across individuals with an ASD diagnosis in order to guide more personalized and efficacious treatments.

In addition to her research on autism, Dr. Dapretto has long been interested in neurotypical development. As funded by NIH, some of her early work focused on characterizing the neural basis of language processing, including some pioneering studies that examined developmental changes in the neural networks subserving language learning from childhood through adulthood. Dr. Dapretto has also conducted many studies on the neural correlates of key issues in adolescence (e.g., social exclusion, self concept development, social media influence), including some of the very first neuroimaging studies to use a longitudinal approach and to examine the link between neural responsivity to emotional stimuli and behavioral outcome (e.g., onset of depressive symptomatology, resistance to peer pressure, risk taking, and prosocial behavior). Currently, Dr. Dapretto is involved in the NIH-funded Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, a large-scale multisite consortium on neurodevelopmental and behavioral predictors and consequences of substance abuse from late childhood through adolescence. Dr. Dapretto is also site PI on another NIH-funded multisite project – the Lifespan Human Connectome: Development (HCP-D) – a study that aims to characterize the development of functional brain networks and brain-behavior relationships from childhood to young adulthood, with particular emphasis on adolescence as a key developmental transition.

Dr. Dapretto is a dedicated mentor and educator who feels passionate about raising the next generation of neuroscientists. Her commitment is evidenced by the remarkable success of her trainees in securing prestigious pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as numerous dissertation awards. In 2018, Dr. Dapretto received the departmental Research Mentor Award in recognition of her outstanding mentoring record and dedication to her trainees. Dr. Dapretto has been affiliated with the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program for almost 20 years, serving on its Admission, Advising, and Curriculum Committees. For over a decade, Dr. Dapretto also played a key role in the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, a training program designed to forge new bridges between traditional separate disciplines (i.e., anthropology, neuroscience and psychology). Dr. Dapretto has also been a participating faculty member in the NIH-funded training programs in Advanced Neuroimaging and Neurobehavioral Genetics. Currently, together with Drs. Fuligni and Galvan, she directs another NIH-funded training program designed to train graduate students on brain and behavioral development during adolescence. At UCLA, Dr. Dapretto is also affiliated with the Brian Research Institute (BRI), the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), the UC Consortium on the Developmental Science of Adolescence, and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) for Translational Research in Neurodevelopment. Lastly, Dr. Dapretto is a member of the International Society for Autism Research, the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Flux Society.

Area(s) of Expertise

Using several neuroimaging techniques (functional MRI, and, more recently, structural MRI and event related potentials, ERP), Dr. Dapretto’s research seeks to (i) delineate how brain maturation and the development of language and social communication co-occur in the typically developing brain, (ii) qualify the patterns of brain dysfunction in developmental disorders such as autism and childhood onset schizophrenia, (iii) examine the neural basis of linguistic and communicative functions in the adult brain since data on adults provide a normative developmental endpoint for developmental studies and can also address issues of brain plasticity, (iv) examine the role that fMRI may play as both a marker of change and a predictor of outcome following behavioral or pharmacological interventions, and (v) identify early markers of autism in high-risk infant siblings of children with an autism diagnosis.


Distinct Patterns of Neural Habituation and Generalization in Children and Adolescents With Autism With Low and High Sensory Overresponsivity.
Green SA; Hernandez L; Lawrence KE; Liu J; Tsang T; Yeargin J; Cummings K; Laugeson E; Dapretto M; Bookheimer SY;
The American journal of psychiatry. 2019-Jun-24;(appiajp201918121333)
PMID: 31230465    DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2019.18121333   
Affective reactivity during adolescence: Associations with age, puberty and testosterone.
Vijayakumar N; Pfeifer JH; Flournoy JC; Hernandez LM; Dapretto M;
Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior. 2019-May-17;117(336-350)
PMID: 31200127    DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2019.04.024   
Altered lateralization of dorsal language tracts in 6-week-old infants at risk for autism.
Liu J; Tsang T; Jackson L; Ponting C; Jeste SS; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Developmental science. 2019-May;22(e12768):3
PMID: 30372577    DOI: 10.1111/desc.12768   
Social complexity and the early social environment affect visual social attention to faces.
Tsang T; Johnson S; Jeste S; Dapretto M;
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 2019-Mar;12(445-457):3
PMID: 30632286    DOI: 10.1002/aur.2060   
Atypical longitudinal development of functional connectivity in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
Lawrence KE; Hernandez LM; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 2019-Jan;12(53-65):1
PMID: 30375176    DOI: 10.1002/aur.1971   
Broadening the Impact of Developmental Neuroscience on the Study of Adolescence.
Fuligni AJ; Dapretto M; Galván A;
Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence. 2018-Mar;28(150-153):1
PMID: 29460356    DOI: 10.1111/jora.12373   
What the brain 'Likes': neural correlates of providing feedback on social media.
Sherman LE; Hernandez LM; Greenfield PM; Dapretto M;
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2018-Dec-4;13(699-707):7
PMID: 29982823    DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsy051   
Extending the Human Connectome Project across ages: Imaging protocols for the Lifespan Development and Aging projects.
Harms MP; Somerville LH; Ances BM; Andersson J; Barch DM; Bastiani M; Bookheimer SY; Brown TB; Buckner RL; Burgess GC; Coalson TS; Chappell MA; Dapretto M; Douaud G; Fischl B; Glasser MF; Greve DN; Hodge C; Jamison KW; Jbabdi S; Kandala S; Li X; Mair RW; Mangia S; Marcus D; Mascali D; Moeller S; Nichols TE; Robinson EC; Salat DH; Smith SM; Sotiropoulos SN; Terpstra M; Thomas KM; Tisdall MD; Ugurbil K; van der Kouwe A; Woods RP; Zöllei L; Van Essen DC; Yacoub E;
NeuroImage. 2018-Dec;183(972-984)
PMID: 30261308    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.09.060   
The Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development: A large-scale study of brain connectivity development in 5-21 year olds.
Somerville LH; Bookheimer SY; Buckner RL; Burgess GC; Curtiss SW; Dapretto M; Elam JS; Gaffrey MS; Harms MP; Hodge C; Kandala S; Kastman EK; Nichols TE; Schlaggar BL; Smith SM; Thomas KM; Yacoub E; Van Essen DC; Barch DM;
NeuroImage. 2018-Dec;183(456-468)
PMID: 30142446    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.08.050   
Imbalance of Functional Connectivity and Temporal Entropy in Resting-State Networks in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Machine Learning Approach.
Smith RX; Jann K; Dapretto M; Wang DJJ;
Frontiers in neuroscience. 2018-Dec;12(869)
PMID: 30542259    DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00869   
Peer Influence Via Instagram: Effects on Brain and Behavior in Adolescence and Young Adulthood.
Sherman LE; Greenfield PM; Hernandez LM; Dapretto M;
Child development. 2018-Dec;89(37-47):1
PMID: 28612930    DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12838   
Sensory over-responsivity and social cognition in ASD: Effects of aversive sensory stimuli and attentional modulation on neural responses to social cues.
Green SA; Hernandez LM; Bowman HC; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 2018-Dec;29(127-139)
PMID: 28284787    DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.02.005   
Reduced modulation of thalamocortical connectivity during exposure to sensory stimuli in ASD.
Green SA; Hernandez L; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 2017-May;10(801-809):5
PMID: 27896947    DOI: 10.1002/aur.1726   
Enhancing studies of the connectome in autism using the autism brain imaging data exchange II.
Di Martino A; O'Connor D; Chen B; Alaerts K; Anderson JS; Assaf M; Balsters JH; Baxter L; Beggiato A; Bernaerts S; Blanken LM; Bookheimer SY; Braden BB; Byrge L; Castellanos FX; Dapretto M; Delorme R; Fair DA; Fishman I; Fitzgerald J; Gallagher L; Keehn RJ; Kennedy DP; Lainhart JE; Luna B; Mostofsky SH; Müller RA; Nebel MB; Nigg JT; O'Hearn K; Solomon M; Toro R; Vaidya CJ; Wenderoth N; White T; Craddock RC; Lord C; Leventhal B; Milham MP;
Scientific data. 2017-Dec-14;4(170010)
PMID: 28291247    DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2017.10   
Additive effects of oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms on reward circuitry in youth with autism.
Hernandez LM; Krasileva K; Green SA; Sherman LE; Ponting C; McCarron R; Lowe JK; Geschwind DH; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Molecular psychiatry. 2017-Dec;22(1134-1139):8
PMID: 27843152    DOI: 10.1038/mp.2016.209   
Neural Reactivity to Emotional Faces May Mediate the Relationship Between Childhood Empathy and Adolescent Prosocial Behavior.
Flournoy JC; Pfeifer JH; Moore WE; Tackman AM; Masten CL; Mazziotta JC; Iacoboni M; Dapretto M;
Child development. 2016-Dec;87(1691-1702):6
PMID: 28262939    DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12630   
Intact recognition, but attenuated adaptation, for biological motion in youth with autism spectrum disorder.
van Boxtel JJ; Dapretto M; Lu H;
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 2016-Dec;9(1103-1113):10
PMID: 26808343    DOI: 10.1002/aur.1595   
Noise Reduction in Arterial Spin Labeling Based Functional Connectivity Using Nuisance Variables.
Jann K; Smith RX; Rios Piedra EA; Dapretto M; Wang DJ;
Frontiers in neuroscience. 2016-Dec;10(371)
PMID: 27601973    DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00371   
Salience Network Connectivity in Autism Is Related to Brain and Behavioral Markers of Sensory Overresponsivity.
Green SA; Hernandez L; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2016-Dec;55(618-626.e1):7
PMID: 27343889    DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2016.04.013   
The Power of the Like in Adolescence: Effects of Peer Influence on Neural and Behavioral Responses to Social Media.
Sherman LE; Payton AA; Hernandez LM; Greenfield PM; Dapretto M;
Psychological science. 2016-Dec;27(1027-35):7
PMID: 27247125    DOI: 10.1177/0956797616645673   
Neurobiology of Sensory Overresponsivity in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Green SA; Hernandez L; Tottenham N; Krasileva K; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
JAMA psychiatry. 2015-Aug;72(778-86):8
PMID: 26061819    DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.0737   
Time reproduction performance is associated with age and working memory in high-functioning youth with autism spectrum disorder.
Brenner LA; Shih VH; Colich NL; Sugar CA; Bearden CE; Dapretto M;
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 2015-Feb;8(29-37):1
PMID: 25078724    DOI: 10.1002/aur.1401   
Neural signatures of autism spectrum disorders: insights into brain network dynamics.
Hernandez LM; Rudie JD; Green SA; Bookheimer S; Dapretto M;
Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015-Jan;40(171-89):1
PMID: 25011468    DOI: 10.1038/npp.2014.172   
Development of the default mode and central executive networks across early adolescence: a longitudinal study.
Sherman LE; Rudie JD; Pfeifer JH; Masten CL; McNealy K; Dapretto M;
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 2014-Oct;10(148-59)
PMID: 25282602    DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2014.08.002   
Convergent evidence of brain overconnectivity in children with autism?
Rudie JD; Dapretto M;
Cell reports. 2013-Nov-14;5(565-6):3
PMID: 24238089    DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.10.043   
Overreactive brain responses to sensory stimuli in youth with autism spectrum disorders.
Green SA; Rudie JD; Colich NL; Wood JJ; Shirinyan D; Hernandez L; Tottenham N; Dapretto M; Bookheimer SY;
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2013-Nov;52(1158-72):11
PMID: 24157390    DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.08.004    PMCID: NIHMS520401 [Available on 11/01/14]
Neural responses to witnessing peer rejection after being socially excluded: fMRI as a window into adolescents' emotional processing.
Masten CL; Eisenberger NI; Pfeifer JH; Dapretto M;
Developmental science. 2013-Sep;16(743-59):5
PMID: 24033579    DOI: 10.1111/desc.12056    PMCID: NIHMS446797 [Available on 09/01/14]
Associations among pubertal development, empathic ability, and neural responses while witnessing peer rejection in adolescence.
Masten CL; Eisenberger NI; Pfeifer JH; Colich NL; Dapretto M;
Child development. 2013-Jul-15;84(1338-54):4
PMID: 23379360    DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12056    PMCID: NIHMS423556 [Available on 07/01/14]
Neural processing of race during imitation: Self-Similarity Versus Social Status.
Losin EA; Cross KA; Iacoboni M; Dapretto M;
Human brain mapping. 2013-Jun-29;
PMID: 23813738    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22287   
The autism brain imaging data exchange: towards a large-scale evaluation of the intrinsic brain architecture in autism.
Di Martino A; Yan CG; Li Q; Denio E; Castellanos FX; Alaerts K; Anderson JS; Assaf M; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M; Deen B; Delmonte S; Dinstein I; Ertl-Wagner B; Fair DA; Gallagher L; Kennedy DP; Keown CL; Keysers C; Lainhart JE; Lord C; Luna B; Menon V; Minshew NJ; Monk CS; Mueller S; Müller RA; Nebel MB; Nigg JT; O'Hearn K; Pelphrey KA; Peltier SJ; Rudie JD; Sunaert S; Thioux M; Tyszka JM; Uddin LQ; Verhoeven JS; Wenderoth N; Wiggins JL; Mostofsky SH; Milham MP;
Molecular psychiatry. 2013-Jun-18;
PMID: 23774715    DOI: 10.1038/mp.2013.78   
Longitudinal change in the neural bases of adolescent social self-evaluations: effects of age and pubertal development.
Pfeifer JH; Kahn LE; Merchant JS; Peake SJ; Veroude K; Masten CL; Lieberman MD; Mazziotta JC; Dapretto M;
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2013-Apr-24;33(7415-9):17
PMID: 23616547    DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4074-12.2013    PMCID: NIHMS471958
Neural and behavioral responses during self-evaluative processes differ in youth with and without autism.
Pfeifer JH; Merchant JS; Colich NL; Hernandez LM; Rudie JD; Dapretto M;
Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 2013-Feb;43(272-85):2
PMID: 22760337    DOI: 10.1007/s10803-012-1563-3    PMCID: NIHMS392580 [Available on 02/01/14]
Own-gender imitation activates the brain's reward circuitry.
Losin EA; Iacoboni M; Martin A; Dapretto M;
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2012-Oct;7(804-10):7
PMID: 22383803    DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsr055    PMCID: PMC3475355
Autism-associated promoter variant in MET impacts functional and structural brain networks.
Rudie JD; Hernandez LM; Brown JA; Beck-Pancer D; Colich NL; Gorrindo P; Thompson PM; Geschwind DH; Bookheimer SY; Levitt P; Dapretto M;
Neuron. 2012-Sep-6;75(904-15):5
PMID: 22958829    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.07.010    PMCID: NIHMS403140
Altered integration of speech and gesture in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Hubbard AL; McNealy K; Scott-Van Zeeland AA; Callan DE; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Brain and behavior. 2012-Sep;2(606-19):5
PMID: 23139906    DOI: 10.1002/brb3.81    PMCID: PMC3489813
Infants' pre-empathic behaviors are associated with language skills.
Hutman T; Rozga A; DeLaurentis A; Sigman M; Dapretto M;
Infant behavior & development. 2012-Jun;35(561-9):3
PMID: 22728336    DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2012.05.007    PMCID: NIHMS388649
Reduced functional integration and segregation of distributed neural systems underlying social and emotional information processing in autism spectrum disorders.
Rudie JD; Shehzad Z; Hernandez LM; Colich NL; Bookheimer SY; Iacoboni M; Dapretto M;
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991). 2012-May;22(1025-37):5
PMID: 21784971    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhr171    PMCID: PMC3328339
Social status modulates neural activity in the mentalizing network.
Muscatell KA; Morelli SA; Falk EB; Way BM; Pfeifer JH; Galinsky AD; Lieberman MD; Dapretto M; Eisenberger NI;
NeuroImage. 2012-Apr-15;60(1771-7):3
PMID: 22289808    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.01.080   
Race modulates neural activity during imitation.
Losin EA; Iacoboni M; Martin A; Cross KA; Dapretto M;
NeuroImage. 2012-Feb-15;59(3594-603):4
PMID: 22062193    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.10.074   
Facing puberty: associations between pubertal development and neural responses to affective facial displays.
Moore WE; Pfeifer JH; Masten CL; Mazziotta JC; Iacoboni M; Dapretto M;
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2012-Jan;7(35-43):1
PMID: 22228752    DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsr066    PMCID: PMC3252633
Altered functional and structural brain network organization in autism.
Rudie JD; Brown JA; Beck-Pancer D; Hernandez LM; Dennis EL; Thompson PM; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
NeuroImage. Clinical. 2012-Dec;2(79-94)
PMID: 24179761    DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2012.11.006    PMCID: PMC3777708
Abnormal social reward processing in autism as indexed by pupillary responses to happy faces.
Sepeta L; Tsuchiya N; Davies MS; Sigman M; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders. 2012-Dec;4(17):1
PMID: 22958650    DOI: 10.1186/1866-1955-4-17    PMCID: PMC3461481
Atypical Neural Processing of Ironic and Sincere Remarks in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Colich NL; Wang AT; Rudie JD; Hernandez LM; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Metaphor and symbol. 2012-Dec;27(70-92):1
PMID: 24497750    DOI: 10.1080/10926488.2012.638856   
Age and experience shape developmental changes in the neural basis of language-related learning.
McNealy K; Mazziotta JC; Dapretto M;
Developmental science. 2011-Nov;14(1261-82):6
PMID: 22010887    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2011.01075.x    PMCID: NIHMS488182
Neural bases of gaze and emotion processing in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Davies MS; Dapretto M; Sigman M; Sepeta L; Bookheimer SY;
Brain and behavior. 2011-Sep;1(1-11):1
PMID: 22398976    DOI: 10.1002/brb3.6    PMCID: PMC3217668
An fMRI investigation of responses to peer rejection in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
Masten CL; Colich NL; Rudie JD; Bookheimer SY; Eisenberger NI; Dapretto M;
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 2011-Jul;1(260-70):3
PMID: 22318914    DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2011.01.004    PMCID: NIHMS334048
fMRI of syntactic processing in typically developing children: structural correlates in the inferior frontal gyrus.
Nuñez SC; Dapretto M; Katzir T; Starr A; Bramen J; Kan E; Bookheimer S; Sowell ER;
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 2011-Jul;1(313-23):3
PMID: 21743820    DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2011.02.004    PMCID: NIHMS285674
Atypical neural networks for social orienting in autism spectrum disorders.
Greene DJ; Colich N; Iacoboni M; Zaidel E; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
NeuroImage. 2011-May-1;56(354-62):1
PMID: 21334443    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.02.031    PMCID: NIHMS275793
Entering adolescence: resistance to peer influence, risky behavior, and neural changes in emotion reactivity.
Pfeifer JH; Masten CL; Moore WE; Oswald TM; Mazziotta JC; Iacoboni M; Dapretto M;
Neuron. 2011-Mar-10;69(1029-36):5
PMID: 21382560    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.02.019    PMCID: NIHMS507042
Behavioral profiles of affected and unaffected siblings of children with autism: contribution of measures of mother-infant interaction and nonverbal communication.
Rozga A; Hutman T; Young GS; Rogers SJ; Ozonoff S; Dapretto M; Sigman M;
Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 2011-Mar;41(287-301):3
PMID: 20568002    DOI: 10.1007/s10803-010-1051-6    PMCID: PMC3044086
Subgenual anterior cingulate responses to peer rejection: a marker of adolescents' risk for depression.
Masten CL; Eisenberger NI; Borofsky LA; McNealy K; Pfeifer JH; Dapretto M;
Development and psychopathology. 2011-Feb;23(283-92):1
PMID: 21262054    DOI: 10.1017/S0954579410000799    PMCID: NIHMS334045
Altered structural brain connectivity in healthy carriers of the autism risk gene, CNTNAP2.
Dennis EL; Jahanshad N; Rudie JD; Brown JA; Johnson K; McMahon KL; de Zubicaray GI; Montgomery G; Martin NG; Wright MJ; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M; Toga AW; Thompson PM;
Brain connectivity. 2011-Dec;1(447-59):6
PMID: 22500773    DOI: 10.1089/brain.2011.0064    PMCID: NIHMS392946
Relationships between Cerebral Blood Flow and IQ in Typically Developing Children and Adolescents.
Kilroy E; Liu CY; Yan L; Kim YC; Dapretto M; Mendez MF; Wang DJ;
Journal of cognitive science. 2011-Dec;12(151-170):2
PMID: 23976891    DOI: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2010.09.011   
Altered functional connectivity in frontal lobe circuits is associated with variation in the autism risk gene CNTNAP2.
Scott-Van Zeeland AA; Abrahams BS; Alvarez-Retuerto AI; Sonnenblick LI; Rudie JD; Ghahremani D; Mumford JA; Poldrack RA; Dapretto M; Geschwind DH; Bookheimer SY;
Science translational medicine. 2010-Nov-3;2(56ra80):56
PMID: 21048216    DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001344    PMCID: NIHMS282442
No neural evidence of statistical learning during exposure to artificial languages in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Scott-Van Zeeland AA; McNealy K; Wang AT; Sigman M; Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M;
Biological psychiatry. 2010-Aug-15;68(345-51):4
PMID: 20303070    DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.01.011    PMCID: NIHMS333591
Culture and neuroscience: additive or synergistic?
Losin EA; Dapretto M; Iacoboni M;
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2010-Jun;5(148-58):2-3
PMID: 20083533    DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsp058    PMCID: PMC2894662
Semantic Processing and Thought Disorder in Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: Insights from fMRI.
Borofsky LA; McNealy K; Siddarth P; Wu KN; Dapretto M; Caplan R;
Journal of neurolinguistics. 2010-May;23(204-222):3
PMID: 22147958    DOI: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2009.07.004   
Reward processing in autism.
Scott-Van Zeeland AA; Dapretto M; Ghahremani DG; Poldrack RA; Bookheimer SY;
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. 2010-Apr;3(53-67):2
PMID: 20437601    DOI: 10.1002/aur.122    PMCID: NIHMS282448
The neural basis of speech parsing in children and adults.
McNealy K; Mazziotta JC; Dapretto M;
Developmental science. 2010-Mar;13(385-406):2
PMID: 20136936    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2009.00895.x    PMCID: NIHMS141718
Language network dysfunction as a predictor of outcome in youth at clinical high risk for psychosis.
Sabb FW; van Erp TG; Hardt ME; Dapretto M; Caplan R; Cannon TD; Bearden CE;
Schizophrenia research. 2010-Feb;116(173-83):2-3
PMID: 19861234    DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2009.09.042    PMCID: NIHMS151850
Witnessing peer rejection during early adolescence: neural correlates of empathy for experiences of social exclusion.
Masten CL; Eisenberger NI; Pfeifer JH; Dapretto M;
Social neuroscience. 2010-Dec;5(496-507):5-6
PMID: 20602283    DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2010.490673    PMCID: NIHMS204416
Relationships between brain activation and brain structure in normally developing children.
Lu LH; Dapretto M; O'Hare ED; Kan E; McCourt ST; Thompson PM; Toga AW; Bookheimer SY; Sowell ER;
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991). 2009-Nov;19(2595-604):11
PMID: 19240138    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhp011    PMCID: PMC2758677
Neural correlates of direct and reflected self-appraisals in adolescents and adults: when social perspective-taking informs self-perception.
Pfeifer JH; Masten CL; Borofsky LA; Dapretto M; Fuligni AJ; Lieberman MD;
Child development. 2009-Jul-27;80(1016-38):4
PMID: 19630891    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01314.x    PMCID: NIHMS334041
Neural correlates of social exclusion during adolescence: understanding the distress of peer rejection.
Masten CL; Eisenberger NI; Borofsky LA; Pfeifer JH; McNealy K; Mazziotta JC; Dapretto M;
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2009-Jun;4(143-57):2
PMID: 19470528    DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsp007    PMCID: PMC2686232
Giving speech a hand: gesture modulates activity in auditory cortex during speech perception.
Hubbard AL; Wilson SM; Callan DE; Dapretto M;
Human brain mapping. 2009-Mar;30(1028-37):3
PMID: 18412134    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.20565    PMCID: NIHMS69175
Culture in the mind's mirror: how anthropology and neuroscience can inform a model of the neural substrate for cultural imitative learning.
Losin EA; Dapretto M; Iacoboni M;
Progress in brain research. 2009-Dec;178(175-90)
PMID: 19874969    DOI: 10.1016/S0079-6123(09)17812-3   
Frontal contributions to face processing differences in autism: evidence from fMRI of inverted face processing.
Bookheimer SY; Wang AT; Scott A; Sigman M; Dapretto M;
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 2008-Nov;14(922-32):6
PMID: 18954473    DOI: 10.1017/S135561770808140X    PMCID: NIHMS275724
Mirroring others' emotions relates to empathy and interpersonal competence in children.
Pfeifer JH; Iacoboni M; Mazziotta JC; Dapretto M;
NeuroImage. 2008-Feb-15;39(2076-85):4
PMID: 18082427    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.10.032    PMCID: NIHMS507038
Neural basis of self and other representation in autism: an FMRI study of self-face recognition.
Uddin LQ; Davies MS; Scott AA; Zaidel E; Bookheimer SY; Iacoboni M; Dapretto M;
PloS one. 2008-Dec;3(e3526):10
PMID: 18958161    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003526    PMCID: PMC2568959
"I know you are but what am I?!": neural bases of self- and social knowledge retrieval in children and adults.
Pfeifer JH; Lieberman MD; Dapretto M;
Journal of cognitive neuroscience. 2007-Aug;19(1323-37):8
PMID: 17651006    DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2007.19.8.1323    PMCID: NIHMS383071
Reading affect in the face and voice: neural correlates of interpreting communicative intent in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
Wang AT; Lee SS; Sigman M; Dapretto M;
Archives of general psychiatry. 2007-Jun;64(698-708):6
PMID: 17548751    DOI: 10.1001/archpsyc.64.6.698    PMCID: NIHMS474782
The mirror neuron system and the consequences of its dysfunction.
Iacoboni M; Dapretto M;
Nature reviews. Neuroscience. 2006-Dec;7(942-51):12
PMID: 17115076    DOI: 10.1038/nrn2024   
Developmental changes in the neural basis of interpreting communicative intent.
Wang AT; Lee SS; Sigman M; Dapretto M;
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2006-Sep;1(107-21):2
PMID: 18985123    DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsl018   
Cracking the language code: neural mechanisms underlying speech parsing.
McNealy K; Mazziotta JC; Dapretto M;
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2006-Jul-19;26(7629-39):29
PMID: 16855090    DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5501-05.2006    PMCID: NIHMS476369
Neural basis of irony comprehension in children with autism: the role of prosody and context.
Wang AT; Lee SS; Sigman M; Dapretto M;
Brain : a journal of neurology. 2006-Apr;129(932-43):Pt 4
PMID: 16481375    DOI: 10.1093/brain/awl032    PMCID: NIHMS474781
Metaphorical vs. literal word meanings: fMRI evidence against a selective role of the right hemisphere.
Lee SS; Dapretto M;
NeuroImage. 2006-Jan-15;29(536-44):2
PMID: 16165371    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.08.003   
Understanding emotions in others: mirror neuron dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Dapretto M; Davies MS; Pfeifer JH; Scott AA; Sigman M; Bookheimer SY; Iacoboni M;
Nature neuroscience. 2006-Jan;9(28-30):1
PMID: 16327784    DOI: 10.1038/nn1611    PMCID: NIHMS474787
A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of discourse coherence in typically developing children.
Dapretto M; Lee SS; Caplan R;
Neuroreport. 2005-Oct-17;16(1661-5):15
PMID: 16189473    DOI: 10.1038/nn1611   
The pediatric template of brain perfusion.
Avants BB; Duda JT; Kilroy E; Krasileva K; Jann K; Kandel BT; Tustison NJ; Yan L; Jog M; Smith R; Wang Y; Dapretto M; Wang DJ;
Scientific data. 2015; 2:150003.
PMID: 25977810    PMCID: PMC4413243
The neural correlates of grammatical gender decisions in Spanish.
Hernandez AE; Kotz SA; Hofmann J; Valentin VV; Dapretto M; Bookheimer SY;
Neuroreport. 2004-Apr-9;15(863-6):5
PMID: 15073532    DOI: 10.1038/nn1611   
Neural correlates of facial affect processing in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
Wang AT; Dapretto M; Hariri AR; Sigman M; Bookheimer SY;
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2004-Apr;43(481-90):4
PMID: 15187809    DOI: 10.1097/00004583-200404000-00015   
Making sense during conversation: an fMRI study.
Caplan R; Dapretto M;
Neuroreport. 2001-Nov-16;12(3625-32):16
PMID: 11733724    DOI: 10.1097/00004583-200404000-00015   
Language switching and language representation in Spanish-English bilinguals: an fMRI study.
Hernandez AE; Dapretto M; Mazziotta J; Bookheimer S;
NeuroImage. 2001-Aug;14(510-20):2
PMID: 11467923    DOI: 10.1006/nimg.2001.0810   
The development of word retrieval abilities in the second year and its relation to early vocabulary growth.
Dapretto M; Bjork EL;
Child development. 2000-Dec-27;71(635-48):3
PMID: 10953930    DOI: 10.1006/nimg.2001.0810   
Functional MRI in children with epilepsy.
Bookheimer SY; Dapretto M; Karmarkar U;
Developmental neuroscience. 1999-Nov;21(191-9):3-5
PMID: 10575242    DOI: 17398   
Form and content: dissociating syntax and semantics in sentence comprehension.
Dapretto M; Bookheimer SY;
Neuron. 1999-Oct;24(427-32):2
PMID: 10571235    DOI: 17398   
Creation and use of a Talairach-compatible atlas for accurate, automated, nonlinear intersubject registration, and analysis of functional imaging data.
Woods RP; Dapretto M; Sicotte NL; Toga AW; Mazziotta JC;
Human brain mapping. 1999-Dec;8(73-9):2-3
PMID: 10524595    DOI: 10.1080/713754339   
Altered resting perfusion and functional connectivity of default mode network in youth with autism spectrum disorder.
Jann K; Hernandez LM; Beck-Pancer D; McCarron R; Smith RX; Dapretto M; Wang DJ;
Brain and behavior. 2015; 5(9):e00358.
PMID: 26445698    PMCID: PMC4589806