Science Journalism and Lay Audience Articles

Luis Suárez's World Cup Bite Was Really Dangerous. Here's Why. Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Jun 27, 2014 MotherJones.com

Baby Catapulting and Other Batshit Hypotheses That Teach You How Science Works Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Jun 27, 2014 MotherJones.com

Designer Butterflies, See-Through Frogs, Giant Neural Networks…and Other Works of Modern Art Indre Viskontas - Jul 12, 2014 MotherJones.com

Jared Diamond: We Could Be Living in a New Stone Age by 2114 Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Apr 18, 2014 MotherJones.com

Neuroscience Explains Why This "Game of Thrones" Character Can Only Say One Word Indre Viskontas - Jun 19, 2014 MotherJones.com

How Chemistry Can Save You From the Zombie Apocalypse Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Jun 6, 2014 MotherJones.com

No, GMOs Won't Harm Your Health Indre Viskontas - Feb 14, 2014, 2014 MotherJones.com

The Woman Who Forgot the Names of Animals Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Jun 13, 2014 MotherJones.com

The Science of Your Racist Brain Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - May 9, 2014 MotherJones.com

Can Kittens Cure Constipation? Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Apr 25, 2014 MotherJones.com

Math: Your Secret Weapon Against Wall Street and the NSA Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Feb 28, 2014 MotherJones.com

We All Start Out As Scientists, But Some of Us Forget Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Nov 8, 2013 MotherJones.com

MythBusters' Kari Byron Explains How to Safely Blow Stuff Up When You're Pregnant Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Jan 31, 2014 MotherJones.com

Scenes from the Postdocalypse Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Mar 28, 2014 MotherJones.com

8 Scary Facts About Antibiotic Resistance Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Dec 6, 2013 MotherJones.com

Just After It All Began, the Universe Sent Us a Text Message. We Just Decoded It. Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Mar 21, 2014 MotherJones.com

Mark Ruffalo Wants You to Imagine a 100 Percent Clean Energy Future Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Jan 3, 2014 MotherJones.com

Could This 2013 Nobel Laureate Afford College Today? Chris Mooney & Indre Viskontas - Oct 10, 2013 MotherJones.com

How the Simpsons Have Secretly Been Teaching You Math Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Nov 22, 2013 MotherJones.com

Why Most of What You've Heard About Cancer Is Wrong Indre Viskontas & Chris Mooney - Nov 1, 2013 MotherJones.com

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Viskontas, I.V., Knowlton, B.J., & Fried, I. (2016) Responses of Neurons in the Medial Temporal Lobe During Encoding and Recognition of Face-Scene Pairs. Neuropsychologia.

Marlow, C. A., 
Viskontas, I. V., Matlin, A., Boydston, C., Boxer, A., & Taylor, R. P. (2015). Temporal Structure of Human Gaze Dynamics Is Invariant During Free Viewing. PloS one10(9), e0139379. 

Kapur, N., Cole, J., Manly, T.,
Viskontas, I.V., Ninteman, A., Hasher, L., & Pascual-Leone, A. (2013) Positive Clinical Neuroscience – Explorations in Positive Neurology. The Neuroscientist, 31 pages.

Howard, M.W,
Viskontas, I.V., Shankar, K.H., & Fried, I. (2012) Ensembles of human MTL neurons ‘jump back in time’ in response to a repeated stimulus. Hippocampus, 22(9): 1833-47.

Viskontas, I.V., Boxer, A.L., Fesenko, J., Matlin, A., Heuer, H.W., Mirsky, J., & Miller, B.L. (2011) Visual search patterns in semantic dementia show paradoxical facilitation of binding processes. Neuropsychologia, 49(3): 468-78.

Miller, B.L., &
Viskontas, I.V. (2011) Introduction: elucidating the neural basis of the self. Neurocase, 17(3): 189.

Mirsky, J.B., Heuer, H.W., Jafari, A., Kramer, J.H., Schenk, A.K.,
Viskontas, I.V., Miller, B.L., & Boxer, A.L. (2011) Anti-saccade performance predicts executive function and brain structure in normal elders. Cognitive Behavior and Neurology, 24(2): 50-8.

Greenberg, D. L., Ogar, J. M.,
Viskontas, I.V., Gorno Tempini, M.L., Miller, B., & Knowlton, B.J. (2010) Multimodal cuing of autobiographical memory in semantic dementia. Neuropsychology, 25(1): 98-104.

Viskontas, I.V.,
Quiroga, R.Q., & Fried, I. (2009) Human medial temporal lobe neurons respond preferentially to personally relevant images, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(50):21329-34.

Viskontas, I.V., Carr V.A., Engel S.A., & Knowlton B.J. (2009) The neural correlates of recollection: hippocampal activation declines as episodic memory fades.Hippocampus,19(3):265-72.

Viskontas, I.V.,
Carr, V.A., Engel, S.A., & Knowlton, B.J. (2009) Neural Activity in the Hippocampus and Perirhinal Cortex during Encoding Is Associated with the Durability of Episodic Memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(11): 2652-62.


Viskontas, I.V
., Papatriantyfallou, J., Papageorgiou, S., Miller, B.L., Pavlic, D., Bingol, A., & Yener, G. (2009) Difficulties in detecting behavioral symptoms of frontotemporal lobar degeneration across cultures. Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders, 23(1):77-81.

Viskontas, I.V.
(2008) Advances in memory research: single-neuron recordings from the human medial temporal lobe aid our understanding of declarative memory. Current Opinion in Neurology, 21(6):662-8.

Krawczyk, D.C, Morrison, R.G.,
Viskontas, I.V., Holyoak, K.J., Chow, T.W., Mendez, M.F., Miller, B.L., & Knowlton, B.J. (2008) Distraction during relational reasoning: The role of prefrontal cortex in interference control. Neuropsychologia, 46: 2020-32.

Viskontas, I. V., Possin, K. L., & Miller, B. L. (2007). Symptoms of frontotemporal dementia provide insights into orbitofrontal cortex function and social behavior. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1121: 528-49.

Carr, V., &
Viskontas, I.V. (2007) A unique role for the hippocampus in recollecting the past and remembering the future. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 30(3): 319-320.

Ekstrom, A.D.,
Viskontas, I.V., Kahana, M.J., Jacobs, J., Upchurch, K., Bookheimer, S. and Fried, I. (2007) Contrasting roles of neural firing and local field potentials in human memory. Hippocampus, 17(8): 606-17.

Viskontas, I.V
., Ekstrom, A.D., Wilson, C.L., & Fried, I. (2007) Characterizing interneuron and pyramidal cells in the human medial temporal lobe in vivo. Hippocampus, 17(1): 49-57.

Viskontas, I.V
., Knowlton, B.J., Steinmetz, P.N. & Fried, I. (2006) Differences in Mnemonic Processing by Neurons in the Human Hippocampus and Parahippocampal Region. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(10): 1654-62.

Viskontas, I.V.,
& Holyoak, K.J. (2006) Mechanisms of fluid cognition: Relational integration and inhibition. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 2: 141.

Sha, S.J., Hou, C.,
Viskontas, I.V., & Miller, B.L. (2006) Are frontotemporal lobar degeneration, progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasal degeneration distinct diseases? Nature Reviews: Clinical Practice Neurology, 2(12): 658-65.

Viskontas, I.V., Holyoak, K.J., & Knowlton, B.J. (2005) Relational integration in older Adults. Thinking & Reasoning, 11(4): 390-410.

Viskontas, I.V., Morrison, R.G., Holyoak, K.J., Hummel, J.E., & Knowlton, B.J. (2004) Relational Integration, Inhibition and Reasoning in Older Adults. Psychology & Aging, 19(4): 1-11.

Knowlton, B.J., Viskontas, I.V. (2003) Retention systems of the brain: Evidence from neuropsychological patients. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 26 (6): 743-744.

Viskontas, I.V., McAndrews, MP., Moscovitch, M. (2002) Memory for famous people in patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy and excisions. Neuropsychology, 16(4): 472-480.

Viskontas, I.V
., McAndrews, MP., Moscovitch, M. (2000) Remote episodic memory deficits in patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy and excisions. The Journal of Neuroscience, 20(15): 5853-5857.


BOOK CHAPTERS
Viskontas, I.V. (forthcoming in 2017) Training to be Creative: Mindset, Motivation and Deliberate Practice. In Cambridge Handbook of the Neuroscience of Creativity (Vartanian and Jung, eds), Cambridge University Press.

Viskontas, I.V.
(forthcoming in 2017) The Challenges of Changing Minds: Why Pseudoscience Persists. In Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science (Kaufmann & Kaufmann, eds), MIT Press.

Viskontas, I.V.,
& Lee, S. E. (2015) The Creation of Art in the Setting of Dementia. In Art, Aesthetics and the Brain (Huston, Nadal et al., eds), Oxford University Press.

Viskontas, I.V.,
& Miller, B.L. (2013) Art and Dementia: how degeneration of some brain regions can lead to new creative impulses. In The Neuroscience of Creativity (A. Bristol, O. Vartanian & J. Kaufmann, eds), MIT Press.

Viskontas, I.V.
(2012) Mapping memories in the medial temporal lobe: contributions from single-neuron recordings in patients with epilepsy. Proceedings of the Epilepsy and Memory: the State of the Art Meeting in Dartington, 2009. Oxford University Press.

Viskontas, I.V.,
& Miller, B.L. (2011) Paradoxical creativity and adjustment in neurological conditions. In The Paradoxical Brain (N. Kapur, ed), Cambridge University Press, pp. 221-233.

Viskontas, I.V. & Miller, B.L. (2009) Frontotemporal dementia. In Behavioral Neurology of Dementia (B.L. Miller & B. Boeve, eds), Cambridge Press, pp. 45-55.

Miller, B.L., &
Viskontas, I.V. (2009) Memory loss. In Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine(S.L. Hauser ed), McGraw Hill Press, online.

Geschwind, M.A., Haman, A., &
Viskontas, I.V. (2009) Frontotemporal dementia. In Behavioral Neurology of Dementia (B.L. Miller & B. Boeve, eds), Cambridge Press, pp. 345-66.

Rosen, H., &
Viskontas, I.V. (2008) Cortical neuroanatomy and cognition. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Neuropsychology and Behavior (B.L. Miller & G. Goldenberg eds), Elsevier, 88:41-60.

Viskontas, I.V.
, & Fried, I. (2008) Imaging techniques: Human depth electrodes. In New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Squire, L.R. ed), Elsevier, online.

Viskontas, I.V
., & Miller, B.L. (2007) Frontotemporal dementia, in Continuum: Dementia, American Academy of Neurology, April Issue.

Bristol, A.S., &
Viskontas, I.V. (2006) Dynamic Processes within Associative Memory Stores: Piecing together the Neural Basis of Creative Cognition. In Creativity, Knowledge and Reason (J.C. Kaufman, & J. Baer, eds) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 60-80.


Viskontas, I.V
. & Knowlton, B.J. (2003) Procedural learning in humans. In Learning and Memory, Second Edition (J.H. Byrne, ed) Macmillan Reference, Farmington Hills, MI.