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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Office

51 Fulton Street, Room 138

Email

Phone

(845) 575-2080

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Meghan Davis Caulfield

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Bio

Dr. Caulfield is a Cognitive Neuroscientist with a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Prior to coming to Marist, Dr. Caulfield completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kessler Foundation using neuroimaging and clinical neuropsychological techniques to study spatial cognition after stroke, and completed a teaching and research fellowship at Villanova University. Dr. Caulfield's research uses human neuroscience methods (including behavioral tasks and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)) to study the brain regions underlying learning and cognition differences in risk for anxiety.


Education

PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, 2014
MS, Experimental Psychology, Villanova University, 2009
BA, Psychology, Lafayette College, 2006


Research Interests / Areas of Focus

  • Learning and memory
  • Attention
  • Individual differences
  • Temperament
  • Brain-behavior interactions

Selected Publications

Chrysikou, E. G., Caulfield, M. D., & Kan, I. P. (2022). Large-scale network connectivity as a predictor of age: Evidence across the adult lifespan from the Cam-CAN data set. Psychology and Aging, 37(5), 557–574.

Caulfield, M. D., Vogel, A. L., Coutinho, M. R., & Kan, I. P. (2020).  Mnemonic discrimination is associated with individual differences in anxiety vulnerability. Behavioural Brain Research, 401, 113056.

Barrett, A.M., Abdou, A., Caulfield, M.D. (2019). The Cingulate Cortex and Spatial Neglect. In B.A. Vogt (Ed.), Cingulate Cortex, Elsevier.

Caulfield M.D., Myers, C.E. (2018). Post-traumatic stress symptoms are associated with better performance on a delayed match-to-position task. PeerJ 6:e4701

Caulfield, M.D., Chen, P., Barry, M. M., & Barrett, A. M. (2017). Which perseverative behaviors are symptoms of spatial neglect? Brain and Cognition, 113, 93-101.

Caulfield, M.D., McAuley, J.D., Zhu, D.C., & Servatius, R.J. (2016). Individual differences in resting state functional connectivity of those at risk for anxiety disorders. Brain Structure and Function, 221, 3081-3093

Caulfield, M.D., Zhu, D. C., McAuley, J. D., & Servatius, R. J. (2016). Cerebellar response to familiar and novel stimuli: An fMRI study. Behavioral Neuroscience, 130, 585-592.

Chen, P., Caulfield, M.D., Hartman, A. J., O’Rourke, J., & Toglia, J. (2016). Assessing viewer-centered and stimulus-centered spatial bias: The 3s spreadsheet test version 1. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 24, 532-539.

Caulfield, M.D., VanMeenen, K.M., & Servatius, R.J. (2015). Facilitated acquisition of standard but not long delay classical eyeblink conditioning in behaviorally inhibited adolescents. Behavioural Brain Research, 278, 476-481.

Caulfield, M.D., McAuley, J.D., & Servatius, R.J. (2013). Facilitated acquisition of eyeblink conditioning in those at risk for anxiety disorders. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 348.

Caulfield, M.D. & Servatius, R.J (2013). Focusing on the Possible Role of the Cerebellum in Anxiety Disorders. In F. Durbano (Ed.), New Insights into Anxiety Disorders, InTech.


Selected Presentations

Caulfield, M.D., Intraub, H., Gonzalez*, A.S., Hubeny*, T.J., Kan, I.P. (2022, Nov). Reduced boundary extension in people with behaviorally inhibited temperament. Oral presentation at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting, Boston, MA.  

Flynn*, A.J., Caulfield, M.D., Jeung*, J., Polk*, J., & Kan, I.P. (2021, Nov). Emotional bias in semantic retrieval during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LO.

Caulfield, M.D., & Kan, I.P. (2020, Nov). Individual differences in subjective ratings of pictures and words is modulated by behavioral inhibition. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting, Austin, TX. (Virtual due to Covid-19).

Caulfield, M.D., Kan, I.P., Chrysikou, E.G. (2020, Oct).Predicting age From large-Scale brain networks: Evidence from the Cam-CAN Dataset across the lifespan. Poster Presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Philadelphia, PA. (Virtual due to Covid-19).

Joshi* N., Caulfield, M.D., Barrett, A.M. (2020, May). Utilizing brain hemispheric asymmetries on MRI to assess neurologic dysfunction. Poster presented at the American Society for Neuroradiology, Las Vegas, NV. (Virtual due to Covid-19).

Caulfield, M.D., Kan, I.P., Chrysikou E.G. (2020, May). Large-scale network connectivity as a predictor of age: Evidence across the lifespan from the Cam-CAN Dataset. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, Boston, MA. (Virtual due to Covid-19).

Flynn*, A.J., Kan, I.P., Caulfield, M.D. (2019, November). Discrimination of neutral and negative stimuli in healthy adults at-risk for anxiety. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Shuter*, M., Kan, I.P., Caulfield, M.D. (2019, November). Go/NoGo task demonstrates individual differences in behaviorally inhibited temperament. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Caulfield, M.D., Vogel*, A.L., Coutinho*, C.E., Kan, I.P. (2018, November). Individual differences in pattern separation is associated with risk for anxiety. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Waldman*, S.A., Chen, P., Caulfield, M.D. (2017, March). Same underlying neural mechanisms for spatial neglect and anosognosia for functional disability. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, Boston, MA.

Coutinho*, M.R., Vogel*, A.L., Caulfield, M.D. (2017, March). Generalization in a pattern separation task implicates hippocampal processes in anxiety vulnerability. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Luethke*, M., Caulfield, M.D. (2017, March). Decision making and anxiety vulnerability in a spatial discrimination task. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Vogel*, A.L., Coutinho*, M.R., Caulfield, M.D. (2017, March). Individual differences in spatial pattern separation performance is associated with anxiety. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Wensel*, M. Herwig*, K., Caulfield, M.D. (2017, March). Why are you angry? Gender and risk for anxiety mediating interpretive bias. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Philadelphia PA.

Caulfield, M.D., Chen, P., Barrett, A.M. (2016, November). Improved functional connectivity in the dorsal attentional network is specific to spatial neglect improvement following prism adaptation therapy. Poster presented at the American Society of NeuroRehabilitation annual meeting, San Diego, CA.


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