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Molly Erickson

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience-Research
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    In the Memory and Perception in Schizophrenia (MAPS) Laboratory, we are interested in understanding the neural mechanisms that give rise to sensory and low-level cognitive impairment in people with schizophrenia, with a larger aim to understand how these abnormalities impact cognitive domains that are important for functional outcome and overall quality of life. In pursuit of these aims, our program of research involves the use of electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioral testing paradigms to understand the neural and psychological processes associated with visual attention and working memory impairment in this patient population.

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    Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Catonsville, MDPostdoctoral Fellowship09/2015Experimental Psychopathology
    VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MDInternship06/2013Clinical Psychology
    Indiana University, Bloomington, INPh.D.06/2013Clinical Psychology & Neuroscience
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IAB.S.05/2007Psychology

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    1. Culbreth AJ, Moran EK, Mahaphanit W, Erickson MA, Boudewyn MA, Frank MJ, Barch DM, MacDonald AW, Luck SJ, Silverstein SM, Carter CS, Gold JM, Ragland JD. A Transdiagnostic Study of Effort-Cost Decision-Making in Psychotic and Mood Disorders. Schizophr Bull. 2024 Mar 07; 50(2):339-348. PMID: 37901911; PMCID: PMC10919776.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Gold JM, Corlett PR, Erickson M, Waltz JA, August S, Dutterer J, Bansal S. Phenomenological and Cognitive Features Associated With Auditory Hallucinations in Clinical and Nonclinical Voice Hearers. Schizophr Bull. 2023 11 29; 49(6):1591-1601. PMID: 37350507; PMCID: PMC10686332.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Boudewyn MA, Erickson MA, Winsler K, Ragland JD, Yonelinas A, Frank M, Silverstein SM, Gold J, MacDonald AW, Carter CS, Barch DM, Luck SJ. Managing EEG studies: How to prepare and what to do once data collection has begun. Psychophysiology. 2023 Nov; 60(11):e14365. PMID: 37314113.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    4. Barch DM, Boudewyn MA, Carter CC, Erickson M, Frank MJ, Gold JM, Luck SJ, MacDonald AW, Ragland JD, Ranganath C, Silverstein SM, Yonelinas A. Cognitive [Computational] Neuroscience Test Reliability and Clinical Applications for Serious Mental Illness (CNTRaCS) Consortium: Progress and Future Directions. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2023; 63:19-60. PMID: 36173600.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    5. Erickson MA, Robinson B, Gold JM, Luck SJ, Lopez-Calderon J. Gamma-band entrainment abnormalities in schizophrenia: Modality-specific or cortex-wide impairment? J Psychopathol Clin Sci. 2022 Nov; 131(8):895-905. PMID: 36326630; PMCID: PMC9641553.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Papaioannou O, Crespo LP, Clark K, Ogbuagu NN, Alliende LM, Silverstein SM, Erickson MA. Is Cortical Theta-Gamma Phase-Amplitude Coupling Memory-Specific? Brain Sci. 2022 Aug 25; 12(9). PMID: 36138867; PMCID: PMC9496728.
    7. Leptourgos P, Bansal S, Dutterer J, Culbreth A, Powers A, Suthaharan P, Kenney J, Erickson M, Waltz J, Wijtenburg SA, Gaston F, Rowland LM, Gold J, Corlett P. Relating Glutamate, Conditioned, and Clinical Hallucinations via 1H-MR Spectroscopy. Schizophr Bull. 2022 06 21; 48(4):912-920. PMID: 35199836; PMCID: PMC9212089.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Bansal S, Bae GY, Robinson BM, Hahn B, Waltz J, Erickson M, Leptourgos P, Corlett P, Luck SJ, Gold JM. Association Between Failures in Perceptual Updating and the Severity of Psychosis in Schizophrenia. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 02 01; 79(2):169-177. PMID: 34851373; PMCID: PMC8811632.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Erickson MA, Hahn B, Kiat JE, Alliende LM, Luck SJ, Gold JM. Neural basis of the visual working memory deficit in schizophrenia: Merging evidence from fMRI and EEG. Schizophr Res. 2021 10; 236:61-68. PMID: 34399233; PMCID: PMC8464530.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Fradkin SI, Erickson MA, Demmin DL, Silverstein SM. Absence of Excess Intra-Individual Variability in Retinal Function in People With Schizophrenia. Front Psychiatry. 2020; 11:543963. PMID: 33329084; PMCID: PMC7714716.
      Citations: 4     
    11. Erickson MA, Smith D, Albrecht MA, Silverstein S. Alpha-band desynchronization reflects memory-specific processes during visual change detection. Psychophysiology. 2019 11; 56(11):e13442. PMID: 31318065.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Bartolomeo LA, Erickson MA, Arnold LE, Strauss GP. FRONTAL ALPHA ASYMMETRY IN YOUTH AT CLINICAL HIGH-RISK FOR PSYCHOSIS. Curr Behav Neurosci Rep. 2019 Jun; 6(2):21-26. PMID: 31857941; PMCID: PMC6922025.
      Citations: 3     
    13. Albrecht MA, Vaughn CN, Erickson MA, Clark SM, Tonelli LH. Time and frequency dependent changes in resting state EEG functional connectivity following lipopolysaccharide challenge in rats. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0206985. PMID: 30418990; PMCID: PMC6231634.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    14. Erickson ML, Phillips P. Can Listeners Hear Who Is Singing? The Role of Listener Experience in Singer Discrimination Across Pitch. J Voice. 2020 Mar; 34(2):231-242. PMID: 30309769.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Erickson ML. Can Inexperienced Listeners Hear Who Is Singing? The Role of Onset Cues. J Voice. 2018 Jul; 32(4):466-473. PMID: 29853284.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Erickson ML, Burchard J, Phillips P. Can Listeners Hear Who Is Singing? The Development of Voice Category Perception. J Voice. 2018 Jul; 32(4):459-465. PMID: 29503102.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Erickson MA, Kappenman ES, Luck SJ. High Temporal Resolution Measurement of Cognitive and Affective Processes in Psychopathology: What Electroencephalography and Magnetoencephalography Can Tell Us About Mental Illness. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2018 01; 3(1):4-6. PMID: 29397077.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Erickson MA, Albrecht M, Ruffle A, Fleming L, Corlett P, Gold J. No association between symptom severity and MMN impairment in schizophrenia: A meta-analytic approach. Schizophr Res Cogn. 2017 Sep; 9:13-17. PMID: 28740829; PMCID: PMC5514390.
      Citations: 13     
    19. Erickson MA, Albrecht MA, Robinson B, Luck SJ, Gold JM. Impaired suppression of delay-period alpha and beta is associated with impaired working memory in schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2017 Apr; 2(3):272-279. PMID: 28670630; PMCID: PMC5487003.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    
    20. Seitzman BA, Abell M, Bartley SC, Erickson MA, Bolbecker AR, Hetrick WP. Cognitive manipulation of brain electric microstates. Neuroimage. 2017 02 01; 146:533-543. PMID: 27742598; PMCID: PMC5321823.
      Citations: 84     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Erickson MA, Ruffle A, Gold JM. A Meta-Analysis of Mismatch Negativity in Schizophrenia: From Clinical Risk to Disease Specificity and Progression. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 06 15; 79(12):980-7. PMID: 26444073; PMCID: PMC4775447.
      Citations: 125     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Erickson M, Hahn B, Leonard C, Robinson B, Luck S, Gold J. Enhanced vulnerability to distraction does not account for working memory capacity reduction in people with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res Cogn. 2014 Sep 01; 1(3):149-154. PMID: 25705590; PMCID: PMC4331011.
      Citations: 9     
    23. Erickson MA, Hahn B, Leonard CJ, Robinson B, Gray B, Luck SJ, Gold J. Impaired working memory capacity is not caused by failures of selective attention in schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2015 Mar; 41(2):366-73. PMID: 25031223; PMCID: PMC4332943.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Motz BA, Erickson MA, Hetrick WP. To the beat of your own drum: cortical regularization of non-integer ratio rhythms toward metrical patterns. Brain Cogn. 2013 Apr; 81(3):329-36. PMID: 23434916; PMCID: PMC3683872.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Betzel RF, Erickson MA, Abell M, O'Donnell BF, Hetrick WP, Sporns O. Synchronization dynamics and evidence for a repertoire of network states in resting EEG. Front Comput Neurosci. 2012; 6:74. PMID: 23060785; PMCID: PMC3460532.
      Citations: 41     
    26. Erickson ML, Gaskill CS. Can listeners hear how many singers are singing? The effect of listener's experience, vibrato, onset, and formant frequency on the perception of number of simultaneous singers. J Voice. 2012 Nov; 26(6):817.e1-13. PMID: 22921292.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Erickson MA, Lysaker PH. Self-esteem and insight as predictors of symptom change in schizophrenia: a longitudinal study. Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses. 2012 Jul; 6(2):69-75. PMID: 22776633.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Erickson ML. The Traditional/Acoustic Music Project: a study of vocal demands and vocal health. J Voice. 2012 Sep; 26(5):664.e7-23. PMID: 22209060.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Steinmetz AB, Edwards CR, Vollmer JM, Erickson MA, O'Donnell BF, Hetrick WP, Skosnik PD. Examining the effects of former cannabis use on cerebellum-dependent eyeblink conditioning in humans. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 May; 221(1):133-41. PMID: 22134474; PMCID: PMC3517929.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Erickson ML. Can listeners hear who is singing? What is the pitch bandwidth of singer discrimination in untrained listeners? J Voice. 2012 May; 26(3):322-9. PMID: 21889302.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Erickson M, Jaafari N, Lysaker P. Insight and negative symptoms as predictors of functioning in a work setting in patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2011 Sep 30; 189(2):161-5. PMID: 21813183.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Lysaker PH, Erickson M, Ringer J, Buck KD, Semerari A, Carcione A, Dimaggio G. Metacognition in schizophrenia: the relationship of mastery to coping, insight, self-esteem, social anxiety, and various facets of neurocognition. Br J Clin Psychol. 2011 Nov; 50(4):412-24. PMID: 22003950.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Lysaker PH, Erickson MA, Buck B, Buck KD, Olesek K, Grant ML, Salvatore G, Popolo R, Dimaggio G. Metacognition and social function in schizophrenia: associations over a period of five months. Cogn Neuropsychiatry. 2011 May; 16(3):241-55. PMID: 21154067.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Hetrick WP, Erickson MA, Smith DA. Phenomenological dimensions of sensory gating. Schizophr Bull. 2012 Jan; 38(1):178-91. PMID: 20525773; PMCID: PMC3245584.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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