Rebecca M. Jones   Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry

My research is based at the Sackler Institute in Manhattan, NY as well as the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain in White Plains, NY. I study the development of the social brain and how and why this differs in those with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing individuals. I use a variety of technologies in my research including functional MRI, wearable devices and eye tracking in order to examine the neural systems in the brain that drive social behavior and how these systems change across age.

Recent Publications:

Jones, R.M., Carberry, C., Hamo, A. & Lord, C. (in press). Placebo-like response in absence of treatment in children with autism. Autism Research.

Jones, R.M., Southerland, A., Hamo, A., Carberry, C., Bridges, C., Nay, S., Stubbs, E., Komarow, E., Washington, C., Rehg, J.M., Lord, C. & Rozga, A. (2017). Increased eye contact during conversation compared to play in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 607-614.

Publications

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  • How interview questions are placed in time influences caregiver description of social communication symptoms on the ADI-R.  Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines2015 Academic Article GET IT
    Times cited: 3
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  • Adolescent-specific patterns of behavior and neural activity during social reinforcement learning.  Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience2014 Academic Article GET IT
    Times cited: 21
  • New strategies and findings for behavioral interventions in autism spectrum disorders.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences2013 Academic Article GET IT
    Times cited: 4
  • Diagnosing autism in neurobiological research studies.  Behavioural brain research. 2013 Information Resource GET IT
    Times cited: 13
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  • The medial prefrontal cortex and the emergence of self-conscious emotion in adolescence.  Psychological science2013 Academic Article GET IT
    Times cited: 47
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  • Detecting symmetry and faces: separating the tasks and identifying their interactions.  Attention, perception & psychophysics2012 Academic Article GET IT
    Times cited: 6
  • Annual research review: re-thinking the classification of autism spectrum disorders.  Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines. 2012 Information Resource GET IT
    Times cited: 90
  • Brief report: female-to-male transsexual people and autistic traits.  Journal of autism and developmental disorders2012 Academic Article GET IT
    Times cited: 25
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  • Behavioral and neural properties of social reinforcement learning.  The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience2011 Academic Article GET IT
    Times cited: 52
  • Braking and Accelerating of the Adolescent Brain.  Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence. 2011 Information Resource GET IT
    Times cited: 152
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  • Neurobiology of the adolescent brain and behavior: implications for substance use disorders.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2010 Information Resource GET IT
    Times cited: 200
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  • The storm and stress of adolescence: insights from human imaging and mouse genetics.  Developmental psychobiology. 2010 Information Resource GET IT
    Times cited: 122
  • A genetic variant BDNF polymorphism alters extinction learning in both mouse and human.  Science (New York, N.Y.)2010 Academic Article GET IT
    Times cited: 293
  • A time of change: behavioral and neural correlates of adolescent sensitivity to appetitive and aversive environmental cues.  Brain and cognition. 2010 Information Resource GET IT
    Times cited: 295
  • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor as a model system for examining gene by environment interactions across development.  Neuroscience. 2009 Information Resource GET IT
    Times cited: 79
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  • The adolescent brain.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2008 Information Resource GET IT
    Times cited: 568
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Contact

Primary Email

  • rej2004@med.cornell.edu

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Primary Affiliation

  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University