Kable Lab - Publications

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      • Lee, S. & Kable, J. W. (2018). Simple but robust improvement in multivoxel pattern classification. PloS one, 13(11), e0207083. PDF

      • Jung, W. H., Lee, S., Lerman, C., Kable, J. (2018). Amygdala Functional and Structural Connectivity Predicts Individual Risk Tolerance. Neuron, 98: 1-11. PDF

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  • Glaze, C. M., Filipowicz, A. L., Kable, J. W., Balasubramanian, V., & Gold, J. I. (2018). A bias–variance trade-off governs individual differences in on-line learning in an unpredictable environment. Nature Human Behaviour, 1. PDF
    • Pehlivanova, M., Wolf, D. H., Sotiras, A., Kaczkurkin, A., Moore, T. M., Ciric, R., ... Kable, J.W. & Satterthwaite, T. (2018). Diminished cortical thickness is associated with impulsive choice in adolescence. Journal of neuroscience, 2200-17. PDF
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    • Fang, Z., Jung, W. H., Korczykowski, M. Luo, L., Prehn, K., Xu, S., Detre, J. A., Kable, J. W., Roberston, D., and Rao, H. (2017). Post-conventional moral reasoning is associated with increased ventral striatal activity at rest and during task. Scientific Reports. PDF

      • Sharma, A., Wolf, D. H., Ciric, R., Kable, J. W., Moore, T. M., Vandekar, L., Katchmar, N., Daldal, A., Ruparel, K., Davatzikos, C., Elliott, M. A., Calkins, M. E., Shinohara, R. T., Bassett, D. S., Satterthwaite, T. D. (2017). Common dimensional reward deficits across mood and psychotic disorders: A connectome-wide association study. American Journal of Psychiatry. PDF

    • Yu, L. Q., Lee, S., Katchmar, N., Satterthwaite, T. D., Kable J.W., & Wolf, D. H. (2017). Steeper discounting of delayed rewards in schizophrenia but not first-degree relatives. Psychiatry research, 252 303. PDF

    • Parthasarathi T., McConnell M., Luery J. and Kable J.W. (2017). The vivid present: Visualization abilities are associated with steep discounting of future rewards. Front. Psychol. 8:289. PDF

  • 2016
    • Halfmann, K., Hedgcock, W., Kable, J. W., and Denburg, N. (2016). Individual differences in the neural representation of subjective value among older adults. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11: 1111-20. PDF

    • Jung, W.H., Prehn, K., Fang, Z., Korczykowski, M., Kable, J. W., Rao, H., Robertson, D.C. Moral competence and brain connectivity: a resting-state fMRI study. Neuroimage. PDF

    • Siegler, J.E., Kable, J. W. Chatterjee, A. (2016). Resident Decision Making: Opioids in the Outpatient Setting. J Grad Med Educ, 8(2), 138-141. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-15-00186.1. PDF

    • Sharma, A., Satterthwaite, T. D., Vandekar, L., Katchmar, N., Daldal, A., Ruparel, K., Elliot, M. A., Baldassano, C., Thase, M. E., Gur, R. E., Kable, J. W., Wolf, D. H. (2016). Divergent relationship of depression severity to social reward responses among patients with bipolar versus unipolar depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 254, 18-25. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2016.06.003. PDF

    • Krastev, S., McGuire, J. T., McNeney, D., Kable, J. W., Stolle, D., Gidengil E., and Fellows, L. K. (2016). Do political and economic choices rely on common neural substrates? A systematic review of the emerging neuropolitics literature. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00264. PDF

    • Hershenberg, R., Satterthwaite, T. D., Daldal, A., Katchmar, N., Moore, T. M., Kable, J. W., and Wolf, D. H. (2016). Diminished effort on a progressive ratio task in both unipolar and bipolar depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 196, 97-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.02.003. PDF

  • 2015

  • Ashare, R. L. and Kable, J. W. (2015). Sex differences in time perception during smoking abstinence. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17(4), 449-454. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntu260. PDF

  • Glaze, C. M., Kable, J. W.,  and Gold, J. I. (2015). Normative evidence accumulation in unpredictable environments. eLife, 4. doi: 10.7554/eLife.08825. PDF

  • Halfmann, K., Hedgcock, W., Kable, J. W., and Denburg, N. (2015). Individual differences in the neural signature of subjective value among older adults. SCAN, 1-10. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv078. PDF

  • Kable, J. W. and Levy, I. (2015). Neural markers of individual differences in decision-making. Current Opinion at Behavioral Sciences, 5, 100-107. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2015.08.004. PDF

  • McGuire, J. T. and Kable, J. W. (2015). Medial prefrontal cortical activity reflects dynamic re-evaluation during voluntary persistence. Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3994. PDF

  • Pegors, T., Kable, J. W., Chatterjee, A., and Epstein, R. A. (2015). Common and unique representations in prefrontal cortex for face and place attractiveness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(5), 959-973. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00777. PDF
  • Satterthwaite, T. D., Kable, J. W., Vandekar, L., Katchmar, N., Bassett, D. S., Baldassano, C. F., Ruparel, K., Elliott, M. A., Sheline, Y. I., Gur, R. C., Gur, R. E., Davatzikos, C., Leibenluft, E., Thase, M. E., and Wolf, D. (2015). Common and dissociable dysfunction of the value system in bipolar and unipolar depression. Neuropsychopharmacology. doi:10.1038/npp.2015.75. PDF
  • Cox, K. and Kable, J. W. (2014). BOLD subjective value signals exhibit robust range adaptation. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(49), 16533-16543. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3927-14.2014. PDF

  • Gilaie-Dotan, S., Tymula, A., Cooper, N., Kable, J. W., Glimcher, P. W., Levy, I. (2014). Neuroanatomy predicts individual risk attitudes. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(37): 12394-12401. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1600-14.2014. PDF

  • McGuire, J. T.,* Nassar, M. R.,* Gold, J. I. and Kable, J. W. (2014). Functionally dissociable influences on learning rate in a dynamic environment. Neuron, 84, 870-881. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.10.013. (* = equal contribution). PDF

  • Mukherjee, D. and Kable, J. W. (2014). Value-based decision making in mental illness: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(6), 767-782. doi: 10.1177/2167702614531580. PDF

  • Smidts, A., Hsu, M., Sanfey, A. G., Boksem, M. A. S., Ebstein, R. B., Huettel, S. A., Kable, J. W., Karmarkar, U., Kitayama, S., Knutson, B., Liberzon, I., Lohrenz, T., Stallen, M., Yoon, C. (2014). Advancing consumer neuroscience. Marketing Letters, 25, 257-267. doi: 10.1007/s11002-014-9306-1. PDF

  • Vo, K., Rutledge, R., Chatterjee, A., and Kable, J. W. (2014). Striatum is necessary for stimulus-value but not action-value learning in humans. Brain, 137, 3129-3135. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu77. PDF


  • Bartra, O., McGuire, J. T., and Kable, J. W. (2013). The valuation system: A coordinate-based meta-analysis of BOLD fMRI experiments examining neural correlates of subjective value. NeuroImage, 76, 412-427. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.02.063. PMID: 23507394.  PDF

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  • Cooper, N., Kable, J. W., Kim, B. K., and Zauberman, G. (2013). Brain activity in valuation regions while thinking about the future predicts individual discount rates. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 13150-13156. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0400-13.2013. PDF

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  • Kable, J. W. (2013). Valuation, intertemporal choice and self-control. In Neuroeconomics, 2nd edition (Paul Glimcher & Ernst Fehr, eds.). PDF

  • Kurzban, R., Duckworth, A., Kable, J. W., and Myers, J. (2013). An opportunity cost model of subjective effort and task performance. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 661-679. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12003196. PDF

  • McGuire, J. T. and Kable, J. W. (2013). Rational temporal predictions can underlie apparent failures to delay gratification. Psychological Review, 120, 395-410. doi: 10.1037/a0031910. PMID: 23458085. PDF

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  • Kable, J. W. (2012). Neuroeconomics: an example of how neuroscience can inform the social sciences. In Grounding Social Sciences in Cognitive Sciences (Ron Sun, ed.).

  • Kim, B. E., Seligman, D., & Kable, J. W. (2012). Preference reversals in risky decision-making are accompanied by changes in attention to different attributes. Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 6(109). doi: 10.3389/fnins.2012.00109. PMCID: PMC3400145. PDF

  • McGuire, J. T. and Kable, J. W. (2012). Decision makers calibrate behavioral persistence on the basis of time-interval experience. Cognition, 124, 216-226. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2012.03.008. PMCID: PMC3503451. PDF

  • Senecal, N., Wang, T., Thompson, E., and Kable, J. W. (2012). Normative arguments from experts and peers reduce delay discounting. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 566-589. PMCID: PMC3626281. PDF
  • Yoon, C., Gonzalez, R., Bechara A., Berns, G. S., Dagher, A. A., Dubé, L., Huettel, S. A., Kable, J. W., Liberzon, I., Plassmann, H., Smidts, A., and Spence, C. (2012). Decision neuroscience and consumer decision making. Marketing Letters, 23, 473-485. doi: 10.1007/s11002-012-9188-z. PDF


  • Camille, N., Griffiths, C. A., Vo, K., Fellows, L. K., Kable, J. W. (2011). Ventromedial frontal lobe damage disrupts value maximization in humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 7527–7532. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6527-10.2011. PMCID: PMC3122333. PDF

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  • Kable, J. W. (2011). The cognitive neuroscience toolkit for the neuroeconomist: A functional overview. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics, 4, 63-84. PMCID: PMC3142554. PDF

  • Kable, J. W. (2011). Social influences on "self"-control. Decision making for a social world. Webconference at cognitionandculture.net.

  • McGuire, J. T. and Kable, J.W. (2011). Time interval statistics adaptively modulate decision makers' willingness to wait for delayed outcomes. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society 33rd Annual Conference.


  • Kable, J. W., and Glimcher, P. W. (2010). An “as soon as possible” effect in human inter-temporal decision making: Behavioral evidence and neural mechanisms. Journal of Neurophysiology, 103, 2513-2531. doi: 10.1152/jn.00177.2009. PMCID: PMC2867580. PDF Supplementary Information

  • Kable, J. W. (2010). Just a little (lateral prefrontal) patience. Nature Neuroscience, 13, 523-524. PDF


  • Kable, J. W., and Glimcher, P.W. (2009). The neurobiology of decision: Consensus and controversy. Neuron, 63, 733-745. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2009.09.003. PMCID: PMC2765926. PDF


  • Glimcher, P. W, Kable, J. W., and Louie, K. (2007). Neuroeconomic studies of impulsivity: Now or just as soon as possible? American Economic Review, 97, 142-147. doi: 10.1257/aer.97.2.142. PDF

  • Kable, J. W., and Glimcher, P. W. (2007). The neural correlates of subjective value during intertemporal choice. Nature Neuroscience, 10, 1625-1633. doi: 10.1038/nn2007. PMCID: PMC2845395. PDF Supplementary Information

2006 and earlier

  • Kable, J. W. and Chatterjee, A. (2006). Specificity of action representations in the lateral occipitotemporal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 1498-1517. doi:10.1162/jocn.2006.18.91498. PDF

  • Kan, I. P., Kable, J. W., Van Scoyoc, A., Chatterjee, A., and Thompson-Schill, S. (2006). Fractionating the left frontal response to tools: Dissociable effects of motor experience and lexical competition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 267-77. doi:10.1162/jocn.2006.18.2.267. PDF

  • Kable, J. W., Kan, I. P., Wilson, A., Thompson-Schill, S. L., and Chatterjee, A. (2005). Conceptual representations of action in lateral temporal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 855-870. doi:10.1162/089892905775008625. PDF

  • Kable, J. W., Lease-Spellmeyer, J., and Chatterjee, A. (2002). Neural substrates of action event knowledge. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14, 795-805. doi:101162/08989290260138681. PDF

  • Kable, J. W., Murrin, L. C. and Bylund, D. B. (2000). In Vivo gene modification elucidates subtype-specific functions of alpha-2 adrenergic receptors. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 293, 1-7. PDF

  • Burgess, K. S. D., Kable, J. W., and Justice, J. B. (1999). Rotating disk electrode voltammetry applied to the kinetics of uptake and efflux in wild-type and mutant catecholamine transporters. Electroanalysis, 11, 337-343. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-4109(199905)11:5<337::AID-ELAN337>3.0.CO;2-C. PDF

  • Justice, J. B., Danek, K. S., Kable, J. W., Barker, E. L., and Blakely, R. D. (1998). Voltammetric approaches to kinetics and mechanism of the norepinephrine transporter. Advances in Pharmacology, 42, 191-194.