Select Publications

Below is a list of select publications. If you'd like to know more about my papers and scholarship you can check out my Google Scholar page or on PubMed.

N.B. – underlined names are of mentored trainees (Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, and Undergraduate Students) in which case last author denotes the senior author position.


  • Jiang, X., Greening, S. G. (In Press).  Psychophysiological Evidence for Fear Extinction Learning via Mental Imagery. Psychophysiology.

  • Jiang, X., Burleigh, L., Greening, S. G. (2021). Complete the triangulation: Quantifying differential fear conditioning with a noninterfering and sensitive behavioral measure along with self‐report and physiological measures. Psychophysiology. 58(8). e13831

  • Mousavian, M., Chen, J., Traylor, Z., Greening, S. (2021). Depression detection from sMRI and rs-fMRI images using machine learning. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems.

  • Grégoire, L., Greening, S.G. (2020). Fear of the known: Semantic generalization of fear conditioning across languages in bilinguals. Cognition and Emotion.34(2):352-358.

  • Greening, S.G., Mennie, K., Lane, S.M. (2020). Information technology impacts the experience and regulation of emotion. In Lane, S.M., Atchley, P (Eds.) Human Capacity in the Attention Economy. American Psychological Association

  • Roye, S., Castagna, P.J., Calamia, M., De Vito, A.N., Lee, T.H., Greening, S.G. (In Press). Relationships Between Multiple Dimensions of Executive Functioning and Resting-State Networks in Adults. Neuropsychologia.

  • Moen, K.C., Beck, M.R., Saltzmann, S.M., Cowan, T.M., Burleigh, L.M., Butler, L.G., Ramanujam, J., Cohen, A.S., Greening, S.G. (2020). Strengthening spatial reasoning: Elucidating the attentional and neural mechanisms associated with mental rotation skill development. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications.

  • Grégoire, L., Greening, S.G. (2019). Opening the reconsolidation window using the mind's eye: Extinction training during reconsolidation disrupts fear memory expression following mental imagery reactivation. Cognition. 183: 277-281.

  • Lee, T.H., Greening, S.G., Ueno, T., Ponzio, A., Clewett, D., Sakaki, M., Mather, M. (2018). Arousal is associated with greater neural gain in younger adults but not in older adults. Nature: Human Behavior. 2: 356-366.

  • Greening, S.G., Mitchell, D.G.V., Smith, F.W. (2018). Spatially generalizable representations of facial expressions: Decoding across partial face samples. Cortex. 101:31-43.

  • Castagna, P.J., Roye, S, Calamia, M., Owens-French, J., Davis III, T.E., Greening, S.G. (2018). Parsing the neural correlates of anxious apprehension and anxious arousal in development: an examination of cortical thickness in youth. Brain Imaging and Behavior. 12(4): 1084-1098.

  • Greening, S.G., Lee, T.H., Mather, M. (2016). Individual Differences in Anticipatory Somatosensory Cortex Activity for Shock is Positively Related with Trait Anxiety and Multisensory Integration. Brain Sciences. 6:2.

  • Greening, S.G., Mitchell, D.G.V. (2015). A network of amygdala connections predict individual differences in trait anxiety. Human Brain Mapping. 36(12): 4819-30.

  • Greening, S.G., Mather, M. (2015). How arousal influences neural competition: What dual competition does not explain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 38:e77.

  • Kaplan, J., Man, K., Greening, S.G. (2015). Multivariate Cross-Classification: Applying machine learning techniques to characterize abstraction in neural representations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9:151.

  • Greening, S.G., Osuch, E., Williamson, P.C., Mitchell, D.G.V. (2014). The neural correlates of regulating positive and negative emotions in medication-free major depression. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 9(5):628-37.

  • Greening, S.G., Lee, T.H., Mather, M. (2014). A dual process for the cognitive control of emotional significance: Implications for emotion regulation and disorders of emotion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8: 253.

  • Greening, S.G., Norton, L., Virani, K., Ty, A., Mitchell, D.G.V., Finger, E.C. (2014). Individual differences in the anterior insula associated with the likelihood of helping versus harming others. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. 14(1):266-77.

  • Greening, S.G., Osuch, E., Williamson, P.C., Mitchell, D.G.V. (2013). Emotion-related brain activity to conflicting socio-emotional cues in unmedicated depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. 150(3): 1136-41.

  • Mitchell, D.G.V., Greening, S.G. (2012). Conscious perception of emotional stimuli: Brain mechanisms. The Neuroscientist. 18(4): 386-398.

  • Greening, S.G., Finger, E.C., Mitchell, D.G.V. (2011). Parsing decision making processes in prefrontal cortex: Response inhibition, overcoming learned avoidance, and reversal learning. NeuroImage. 54(2): 1432-41.

  • Amting, J.M.*, Greening, S.G.*, Mitchell, DGV (2010). Multiple mechanisms of consciousness: The neural correlates of emotional awareness. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(30): 10039-47. *Co-first authors