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Molly Erickson, PhD

In the Memory and Perception in Schizophrenia (MAPS) Laboratory, we are interested in understanding the neural mechanisms that give rise to sensory and low-level cognitive impairment in people with schizophrenia, with a larger aim to understand how these abnormalities impact cognitive domains that are important for functional outcome and overall quality of life. In pursuit of these aims, our program of research involves the use of electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioral testing paradigms to understand the neural and psychological processes associated with visual attention and working memory impairment in this patient population.

Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
Catonsville, MD
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Experimental Psychopathology
2015

VA Maryland Health Care System
Baltimore, MD
Internship - Clinical Psychology
2013

Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology & Neuroscience
2013

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
B.S. - Psychology
2007

Alpha-band desynchronization reflects memory-specific processes during visual change detection.
Erickson MA, Smith D, Albrecht MA, Silverstein S. Alpha-band desynchronization reflects memory-specific processes during visual change detection. Psychophysiology. 2019 11; 56(11):e13442.
PMID: 31318065

FRONTAL ALPHA ASYMMETRY IN YOUTH AT CLINICAL HIGH-RISK FOR PSYCHOSIS.
Bartolomeo LA, Erickson MA, Arnold LE, Strauss GP. FRONTAL ALPHA ASYMMETRY IN YOUTH AT CLINICAL HIGH-RISK FOR PSYCHOSIS. Curr Behav Neurosci Rep. 2019 Jun; 6(2):21-26.
PMID: 31857941

Time and frequency dependent changes in resting state EEG functional connectivity following lipopolysaccharide challenge in rats.
Albrecht MA, Vaughn CN, Erickson MA, Clark SM, Tonelli LH. Time and frequency dependent changes in resting state EEG functional connectivity following lipopolysaccharide challenge in rats. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0206985.
PMID: 30418990

Can Inexperienced Listeners Hear Who Is Singing? The Role of Onset Cues.
Erickson ML. Can Inexperienced Listeners Hear Who Is Singing? The Role of Onset Cues. J Voice. 2018 Jul; 32(4):466-473.
PMID: 29853284

Can Listeners Hear Who Is Singing? The Development of Voice Category Perception.
Erickson ML, Burchard J, Phillips P. Can Listeners Hear Who Is Singing? The Development of Voice Category Perception. J Voice. 2018 Jul; 32(4):459-465.
PMID: 29503102

High Temporal Resolution Measurement of Cognitive and Affective Processes in Psychopathology: What Electroencephalography and Magnetoencephalography Can Tell Us About Mental Illness.
Erickson MA, Kappenman ES, Luck SJ. High Temporal Resolution Measurement of Cognitive and Affective Processes in Psychopathology: What Electroencephalography and Magnetoencephalography Can Tell Us About Mental Illness. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2018 01; 3(1):4-6.
PMID: 29397077

No association between symptom severity and MMN impairment in schizophrenia: A meta-analytic approach.
Erickson MA, Albrecht M, Ruffle A, Fleming L, Corlett P, Gold J. No association between symptom severity and MMN impairment in schizophrenia: A meta-analytic approach. Schizophr Res Cogn. 2017 Sep; 9:13-17.
PMID: 28740829

Impaired suppression of delay-period alpha and beta is associated with impaired working memory in schizophrenia.
Erickson MA, Albrecht MA, Robinson B, Luck SJ, Gold JM. Impaired suppression of delay-period alpha and beta is associated with impaired working memory in schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2017 Apr; 2(3):272-279.
PMID: 28670630

Cognitive manipulation of brain electric microstates.
Seitzman BA, Abell M, Bartley SC, Erickson MA, Bolbecker AR, Hetrick WP. Cognitive manipulation of brain electric microstates. Neuroimage. 2017 02 01; 146:533-543.
PMID: 27742598

A Meta-Analysis of Mismatch Negativity in Schizophrenia: From Clinical Risk to Disease Specificity and Progression.
Erickson MA, Ruffle A, Gold JM. A Meta-Analysis of Mismatch Negativity in Schizophrenia: From Clinical Risk to Disease Specificity and Progression. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 06 15; 79(12):980-7.
PMID: 26444073

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