Brian A Coffman, PhD

Brian A Coffman, PhD

Research Instructor in Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of New Mexico, Arts and Sciences Experimental Psychology
University of New Mexico, Arts and Sciences Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePsychiatry

Professional Affiliations

Board Member and Membership Committee Member, EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society
Member, Schizophrenia International Research Society

Selected Honors & Awards

Young Investigator Award, EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society
Strick Prize for Best Research Paper, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research Interests

Attention; Perception; Working memory
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Trumbo MC, Matzen LE, Coffman BA, Hunter MA, Jones AP, Robinson CS, Clark VP. Enhanced working memory performance via transcranial direct current stimulation: The possibility of nearand far transfer, Neuropsychologia, 2016, 93, 85-96doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.10.011
  2. Coffman BA, Clark VP, Parasuraman R. Battery powered thought: Enhancement of attention, learning, and memory in healthy adults usingtranscranial direct current stimulation, NeuroImage 2014 85:3, 895-908doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.07.083
  3. Clark VP, Coffman BA, Mayer AR, Weisend MP, Lane TDR, Calhoun VD, Raybourn EM, Garcia CM,Wassermann EM. TDCS guided using fMRI significantly accelerates learning to identify concealed objects, NeuroImage 2012 59:1, 117-128doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.11.036
  4. Coffman BA, Trumbo MC, Clark VP. Enhancement of object detection with transcranial direct current stimulation is associated with increased attention, BMC Neuroscience 2012 13, 108doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-13-108
  5. Coffman BA, Trumbo MC, Flores RA, Garcia CM, Van Der Merwe AJ, Wassermann EM, Weisend MP, Clark VP. Impact of TDCS on performance and learning of target detection: Interaction with stimulus characteristicsand experimental design, Neuropsychologia 2012 50:7, 1594-1602doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.03.012

Clinical Interests

Schizophrenia; Bipolar disorder; Psychosis
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Coffman BA, Kodituwakku P, Kodituwakku EL, Romero L, Sharadamma NM, Stone D, Stephen JM. Primary visual response (M100) delays in adolescents with FASD as measured with MEG, Human Brain Mapping 2013 34:11, 2852-2862, doi: 10.1002/hbm.22110
  2. Coffman BA, Candelaria-Cook FT, Stephen JM. Unisensory and multisensory responses in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Effects of spatial congruence, Neuroscience 2020 430, 34-46doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2020.01.013
  3. Bertocci M, Chase H, Graur S, Stiffler R, Edmiston E, Coffman B, Greenberg,B, Phillips M. The impact of targeted cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation on reward circuitry and affect in Bipolar Disorder, Molecular Psychiatry, In press, doi: 10.1038/s41380-019-0567-1
  4. Haigh SM, Coffman BA, Salisbury DF. Mismatch negativity in first-episode schizophrenia: A meta-analysis, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience 2017 48:1, 3-10doi: 10.1177/1550059416645980
  5. Coffman BA, Haigh SM, Murphy TK, Salisbury DF. Event-related potentials demonstrate deficits in acoustic segmentation in schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Research, 2016 173:1-2, 109-115doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.03.012

Education Interests

Neuroscience; Statistics
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Coffman BA & Salisbury DF, MEG Methods: A Primer of Basic MEG Analysis. In Neuroimaging in Schizophrenia (Kubicki M, Shenton ME,eds.) Springer International Publishing; 2020, 191-210doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-35206-6_11
  2. Clark VP, Coffman BA, Trumbo MC, Wegele AR. An Evolutionary Perspective on Attentional Processes. In Cognitive Electrophysiology of Attention, Signals ofMind, Academic Press (Elsevier) 2013