Finnegan J Calabro, PhD
Education & Training
- Tervo-Clemmens B, Quach A, Calabro FJ, Luna B. Adolescent Development ofInhibitory Control and Substance Use Vulnerability: A longitudinal neuroimaging study, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. (In press)
- Larsen B, Olafsson V, Calabro FJ, Laymon C, Tervo-Clemmens B, Campbell E, Minhas D, Montez D, Price J, Luna B. Maturation of the human striatal dopamine system revealed by PET and quantitative MRI, Nature Communications. (In press)
- Calabro FJ, Murty VP, Jalbrzikowski M, Tervo-Clemmens B, Luna B. Development of hippocampal prefrontal cortex interactions through adolescence. Cereb Cortex. 2019, Oct 31;bhz186. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz186. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31670797.
Now in Nature Communications: New Findings on the Maturation of the Striatal Dopamine System Using Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Adolescence can be marked by heightened reward drive and sensation-seeking behaviors, which engage the reward system. These behaviors are thought to be caused by a developmental peak in dopamine processing in the nucleus accumbens, part of the striatal reward system. However, a better understanding of the relationship between these behaviors and dopamine has been difficult to achieve because the standard techniques...
New Research in Functional Coupling between the VTA and the Nucleus Accumbens Extends Prior Models of Neurodevelopment
Why do adolescents engage in risky behavior? Scientists believe that the reason may stem from brain changes that occur during this period, including increased activity in certain regions of the mesolimbic dopamine system. The mesolimbic system connects the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and the nucleus accumbens, forming a reward pathway that enhances motivation in adolescents. In adolescent rodents and humans...
Hot Publication - Jalbrzikowski et al.
Development of White Matter Microstructure and Intrinsic Functional Connectivity between the Amygdala and Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex: Associations with Anxiety and DepressionJalbrzikowski M, Larsen B, Hallquist MN, Forana W, Calabro F and Luna BBiological Psychiatry, Published Online 2017Connectivity between the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) is compromised in multiple psychiatric disorders...