Adam Aron


I am interested in how we stop and otherwise control our response tendencies. We mostly study humans using experimental psychology behavioral paradigms along with the techniques of functional MRI, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and electrophysiology. We also study neurological patients, including those with Parkinson’s disease. In a collaborative effort at UCSD, we are now studying response control in mice, in which the fully panoply of modern genetic, recording and stimulation methods can be brought to bear.
  • Wessel JR, O'Doherty JP, Berkebile MM, Linderman D, Aron AR (2013). Stimulus devaluation induced by stopping action. J Exp Psychol Gen.
  • Freeman SM, Razhas I, Aron AR (2014). Top-down response suppression mitigates action tendencies triggered by a motivating stimulus. Current Biology.
  • Swann NC, Tandon N, Pieters TA, Aron AR (2013). Intracranial electroencephalography reveals different temporal profiles for dorsal- and ventro-lateral prefrontal cortex in preparing to stop action. Cerebral Cortex.
  • Aron AR (2008). Progress in Executive Function Research: From tasks to functions to regions to networks. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
  • Aron AR, Poldrack RA (2006). Cortical and subcortical contributions to Stop signal response inhibition: role of the subthalamic nucleus. J Neuroscience.
  • Aron AR, Dowson JH, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW (2003). Methylphenidate improves response inhibition in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biological Psychiatry

Updated Jan 2015