Ashley Demarco

M.A. (2014) University of Kansas
B.A. (2007) Emory University
Primary office:


Research Lab: Atchley Lab
Advisor: Dr. Ruth Ann Atchley
Research interests: Depression; autobiographical memory and narratives; post-traumatic stress disorder; mindfulness; healthy psychology; neuropsychology; traumatic brain injury.


Publications:

Feng, C., DeMarco, A. C., Haroon, E., & Rilling, J. K. (2015). Neuroticism modulates the effects of intranasal vasopressin treatment on the neural response to positive and negative social interactions. Neuropsychologia, 73, 108–115.

Chen, X., Hackett, P. D., DeMarco, A. C., Feng, C., Stair, S., Haroon, E., Ditzen, B., Pagnoni, G., Rilling, J. K. (2015). Effects of oxytocin and vasopressin on the neural response to unreciprocated cooperation within brain regions involved in stress and anxiety in men and women. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 1–13.

Feng, C., Hackett, P. D., DeMarco, A. C., Chen, X., Stair, S., Haroon, E., Ditzen, B., Pagnoni, G., Rilling, J. K. (2014). Oxytocin and vasopressin effects on the neural response to social cooperation are modulated by sex in humans. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 1–11. doi:10.1007/s11682-014-9333-9

Rilling, J. K., DeMarco, A. C., Hackett, P. D., Chen, X., Gautam, P., Stair, S., Haroon, E., Thompson, R., Ditzen, B., Patel, R., & Pagnoni, G. (2014). Sex differences in the neural and behavioral response to intranasal oxytocin and vasopressin during human social interaction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 39, 237-248. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.09.022

Rilling, J. K., DeMarco, A. C., Hackett, P. D., Thompson, R., Ditzen, B., Patel, R., & Pagnoni, G. (2012). Effects of intranasal oxytocin and vasopressin on cooperative behavior and associated brain activity in men. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37(4), 447–461. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.07.013
 

Presentations:

Pan, T. Y. DeMarco, A. C., Atchley, R. A., Martin, L. E., & Savage, C.R. (November 2014). Cognitive and Neural Processing of Facial Size and Valence in Comorbid Depression and Obesity. Poster session presented at Society for Neuroscience, Washing, DC.

Chen, X., Hackett, P., DeMarco, A., Feng, C., & Rilling, J. (November 2014). Lateralized and opposing effects of vasopressin on the anterior insula response to positive and negative social interactions among human males. Poster session presented at Society for Neuroscience, Washing, DC.

Feng, C., Chen, X., Hackett, P., DeMarco, A., & Rilling, J. (November 2014). Poster session presented at Society for Neuroscience, Washing, DC.

Pan, T. Y. DeMarco, A. C., Atchley, R. A., Martin, L. E., & Savage, C.R. (October 2014). Eating-Related Cognitive Distortion in Comorbid Depression and Obesity. Poster session presented at Eating Disorders Research Society, San Diego, CA.

DeMarco, A. C., Pan, T. Y., Atchley, R. A., Savage, C. S., Martin, L. E. (August 2014). Relationship between severity of depression and dysfunctional attitudes in obese women who are healthy or clinically depressed.  Poster session presented at Association for Psychological Science convention, San Francisco, CA.


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