Published work

Coutanche, M.N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (In press). Creating concepts from converging features in human cortex. Cerebral Cortex. [PDF]
Coutanche, M.N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (In press). Using Informational Connectivity to measure the synchronous emergence of fMRI multi-voxel information across time.

Coutanche, M. N. (2013). Distinguishing multi-voxel patterns and mean activation: Why, how, and what does it tell us? Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience, 13(3), 667–673. [PDF]

Coutanche, M.N., Gianessi, C.A., Chanales, A.J.H., Willison, K.W., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2013). The role of sleep in forming a memory representation of a two-dimensional space. Hippocampus, 23(12), 1189-1197. [PDF]

Coutanche, M.N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2013). Informational Connectivity: Identifying synchronized discriminability of multi-voxel patterns across the brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:15, 1-14. [PDF] / [Informational Connectivity Toolbox]

Coutanche, M.N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2012). Reversal without remapping: What we can (and cannot) conclude about learned associations from training-induced behavior changes. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(2), 118–134. [PDF] / [Observer magazine article]

Coutanche, M.N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2012). The advantage of brief fMRI acquisition runs for multi-voxel pattern detection across runs. NeuroImage, 61(4), 1113–1119. [PDF]

Coutanche, M.N., Thompson-Schill, S.L., & Schultz, R.T. (2011). Multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data predicts clinical symptom severity. NeuroImage, 57(1), 113123. [PDF]

Kylliäinen, A., Wallace, S., Coutanche, M.N., Leppänen, J. M., Cusack, J., Bailey, A. J., & Hietanen, J. K. (2012). Affective-motivational brain responses to direct gaze in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 53(7), 790–797.

Casey, J. P., Magalhaes, T., Conroy, J. M., Regan, R., Shah, N., Anney, R., Shields, D. C., et al. (2012). A novel approach of homozygous haplotype sharing identifies candidate genes in autism spectrum disorder. Human Genetics, 131(4), 565–579.

Anney, R. J. L., Kenny, E. M., O’Dushlaine, C., Yaspan, B. L., Parkhomenka, E., Buxbaum, J. D., Sutcliffe, J., et al. (2011). Gene-ontology enrichment analysis in two independent family-based samples highlights biologically plausible processes for autism spectrum disorders. European Journal of Human Genetics, 19(10), 1082–1089.

Invited talks

Coutanche, M.N. (2013, May). The Role of Sleep in Forming a Memory Representation of a Two-dimensional Space. Cognitive Science Guest Lecture, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
Coutanche, M.N. (2013, January). Synchronous decoding of multi-voxel patterns in visual object processing. Center for Cognitive Neuroscience 2013 Talk Series, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Coutanche, M.N. (2011, May). Decoding patterns in the active human brain. Presentation at the Art of Research Graduate Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Coutanche, M.N., & White, K.B. (2008, April). The broader autism phenotype. Presentation at the International Molecular Genetics Study of Autism Consortium 2008 Annual Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

Conference presentations

Coutanche, M.N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2013, May). Converging on a convergence zone: concurrent feature decoding predicts identity decoding for anticipated objects. Talk at Workshop on Concepts, Actions, and Objects: Functional and Neural Perspectives 2013, Rovereto, Italy.

Coutanche, M.N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2013, May). Functional activity patterns encoding the identity of anticipated objects are marked by converging shape and color decoding in early visual areas during preparatory visual attention. Talk at Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting 2013, Naples, FL.

Coutanche, M.N., Gianessi, C.A., Chanales, A.J.H., Willison, K.W., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2012, November). Sleep aids the consolidation of spatial relational memories. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN. [PDF]

Coutanche, M.N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2012, April). The advantage of brief functional magnetic resonance imaging acquisition runs for multi-voxel pattern detection. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL. [PDF]

Coutanche, M.N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2011, April). Informational Connectivity: a novel fMRI analysis method for identifying brain areas that share distributed coding principles. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting 2011, San Francisco, CA. [PDF]

Coutanche, M.N., Thompson-Schill, S.L., & Schultz, R.T. (2009, October). An application of multi-voxel pattern analysis to investigating patient groups: face classification in the autism fusiform face area. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2009, Chicago, IL. [PDF]

Coutanche, M.N., Wallace, S., White, K.B., Foley, S., Bailey, A., & I.M.G.S.A.C. (2008, May). Face and gaze processing in the broader autism phenotype: independent differences in ASD relatives. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research 2008, London, UK. [PDF]

White, K.B., Wallace, S., Parr, J., Coutanche, M.N., Foley, S., Bailey, A., & I.M.G.S.A.C. (2008, May). Social cognition in the broader autism phenotype. Poster presented at International Meeting For Autism Research 2008, London, UK.