Adam’s publications on Google Scholar | Climate Crisis journal articles are in green | Climate Crisis interviews, documentaries and journalistic pieces are in purple | The symbol shows the article was peer-reviewed
2022 and in press
Castiglione A, Brick C, Holden S, Miles-Urdan E, Aron AR (in press, pre-registered report). Discovering the psychological building blocks underlying climate action – a longitudinal study of real-world activism. Royal Society – Open Science.
Muralhidaran V, Aron AR, Schmidt R (in press). Transient beta modulates decision thresholds during human action-stopping. Neuroimage
Hannah R, Muralhidaran V, Aron AR (2022). Motor cortex oscillates at its intrinsic post-movement beta rhythm following real (but not sham) single pulse, rhythmic and arrhythmic transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neuroimage Open Access
Salehian A, Montejo C (2021). Documentary: Coming Clean – A Demand For a Fossil Free UC. Produced by Aron AR, YouTube
Aron AR (2021). How I quit neuroscience to focus on preventing climate breakdown. The Times of Higher Education
Jana S & Aron AR (in press). Mind-wandering impedes response inhibition by affecting the triggering of the inhibitory process. Psychological Science.
Hannah R and Aron AR (2021). Towards real-world generalizability of a circuit for action-stopping. Nature Reviews Neuroscience.
Aron AR (2021). Change doesn’t happen without disruption: an interview with Masada Disenhouse. CounterPunch.
Aron AR (2021). The Climate Crisis: An Interview with Social Psychologist Kelly Fielding. Resilience.
Gere C and Aron AR (2021). UC says it’ll meet 2025 carbon neutral goal, yet remains a massive California polluter. Sacramento Bee
Open Access Version
Aron AR (2021). Climate justice and movement building: an interview with Brian Tokar. CounterPunch.
Aron AR (2021). Interview with Mark Jacobson on the clean energy transition. Resilience.
Muralhidaran V and Aron AR (2021). Behavioral induction of a high beta state in sensorimotor cortex leads to movement slowing. Journal Cognitive Neuroscience. open access data.
Sundby K, Jana S, Aron AR (2020). Double blind disruption of right inferior frontal cortex with TMS reduces right frontal beta power for action-stopping. Journal of Neurophysiology. PubMed Open Access Coming
Castiglione A, Aron AR (2020). Unwanted memory intrusions recruit broad motor suppression. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. PubMed Open Access Coming
Gere C & Aron AR (2020). Carbon Neutrality At The University of California Is a Form of Climate Change Denial. Remaking the University Blog
Visser R, Anderson MC, Aron AR, Banich MT, Brady JT, Huys QJM, Monfils MH, Schiller D, Schlagenhauf F, Schooler JW, and Robbins TW (2020). Neuropsychological Mechanisms of Intrusive Thinking. In Intrusive Thinking: From Molecules to Free Will by Kaliva P and Paulus (Eds). MIT Press.
Heston J, Friedman A, Baqai M, Bavafa N, Aron AR, and Hnasko T (2020) Activation of subthalamic nucleus stop circuit disrupts cognitive performance. eNeuro. Open Access
Aron AR, Pezolli K, Baird A, Kehler A, Oegema K, Teranes J, Corr M (2020). Task Force on the Climate Crisis Report – endorsed. UCSD Academic Senate. REPORT.
Hannah R, Muralhidaran V, Sundby K, Aron AR (2020). Temporally-precise disruption of prefrontal cortex informed by the timing of beta bursts impairs human action-stopping. Neuroimage. Open Access
Aron AR, Nelson M (2020). Climate Action by the University of California is more Spin than Substance. ZNET open access.
Jana S, Hannah R, Muralhidaran V, Aron AR (2020). Temporal cascade of frontal, motor and muscle processes underlying human action-stopping. eLife. PDF [open access]
Aron AR, Ivry RB, Jeffery KJ, Poldrack RA, Schmidt R, Summerfield C, Urai AE (2020). How can neuroscientists respond to the climate emergency? Neuron, Open Access PDF.
Pflanz P, Charquero-Ballester M, Majid A, Winkler A, Vallee E, Aron A.R. Jenkinson M, Douaud G (2019). One-year changes in brain microstructure differentiate preclinical Huntington’s disease stages. Neuroimage: Clinical. Open Access.
Aron AR (2019). The climate crisis needs attention from cognitive scientists. Trends in Cognitive Science Elsevier OSF
Schmidt R, Herrojo Ruiz M, Kilavik BE, Lundqvist M, Starr P, Aron AR (2019) Beta Oscillations in Working Memory, Executive Control of Movement and Thought, and Sensorimotor Function. Journal of Neuroscience. PubMed
Sundby K, Wagner J, Aron AR (2019). The functional role of response suppression during an urge to relieve pain. J Cognitive Neuroscience. PubMed [pre-registration on OSF]
Verbruggen, Aron, Band and 33 others (2019). Capturing the ability to inhibit actions and impulsive behavior: A consensus guide to the stop signal task. eLife. PubMed [OSF data].
Castiglione A, Wagner J, Anderson MC, Aron AR (2019). Preventing a thought from coming to mind elicits increased right frontal beta just as stopping action does. Cerebral Cortex. Open Access [all data and scripts on OSF].
Muralhidaran V, Cohen MX, Yu Y, Aron AR (2019). Preparing to stop action increases beta band power in contralateral sensorimotor cortex. J Cognitive Neuroscience. PubMed [all data and scripts on OSF], PDF document
Ghahremani A, Aron AR, Udupa K, Saha U, Reddy D, Hutchison W, Kalia S, Hodaie M, Lozano A, Chen R (2018) Event-related stimulation of subthalamic nucleus affects conflict processing Annals of Neurology PubMed. [data and scripts at OSF]
Moore B, Aron AR, Tandon N (2018) Closed-loop intracranial stimulation alters movement timing in humans. Brain Stimulation PubMed
Ghahremani A, Wessel JR, Udupa K, Neagu B, Zhuang P, Saha U, Kalia SJ, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Aron AR, Chen R (2018). Stopping and slowing manual and spoken responses: similar oscillatory signatures recorded from the subthalamic nucleus. Brain and Language PubMed
Bartoli E, Aron AR, Tandon N (2018). Topography and timing of right inferior frontal and anterior insular activity in the stopping of movement. Human Brain Mapping PubMed
Wagner J, Wessel JR, Ghahremani A, Aron AR (201 8). Establishing a right frontal beta signature for stopping action in scalp EEG: implications for testing inhibitory control in other task contexts. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience PubMed OSF data and scripts
Fife KH, Gutierrez-Reed NA, Zell V, Bailly J, Lewis CM, Aron AR, Hnasko TS (2017). Causal role for the subthalamic nucleus in interrupting behavior. eLife PDF
Finzi D, Postle B, Brady T, Aron AR (2017). Unexpected events disrupt visuomotor working memory and increase guessing. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review PDF NOTE: this paper has been retracted.
Wessel JR, Aron AR (2017). On the globality of motor suppression: unexpected events and their influence on behavior and cognition. Neuron PDF
Aron AR, Herz DM, Brown P, Forstmann B, Zaghloul K (2016). Fronto-Subthalamic Circuits for Control of Action and Cognition. Journal of Neuroscience PubMed
Wessel JR, Ghahremani A, Udupa K, Saha U, Kalia SK, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Aron AR, Chen R (2016) Stop-related subthalamic beta activity indexes global motor suppression in Parkinson’s Disease. Movement Disorders. Pubmed
Freeman S, Itthipuripat S, Aron AR (2016). High working memory load increases intracortical inhibition in primary motor cortex and diminishes the motor affordance effect. Journal of Neuroscience. Pubmed Data on Github
Wessel JR, Jenkinson N, Brittain JS, Voets SE, Aziz T, Aron AR (2016). Surprise disrupts cognition via a fronto-basal ganglia supressive mechanism. Nature Communications PDF UCSD Press Release
Swann, N.C., C. de Hemptinne, A.R. Aron, J.L. Ostrem, R.T. Knight, and P.A. Starr, Elevated synchrony in Parkinson disease detected with electroencephalography. Annals of Neurology, 2015. Pubmed
Majid, D.A., C. Lewis, and A.R. Aron, Training voluntary motor suppression with real-time feedback of motor evoked potentials. J Neurophysiol, 2015: Pubmed
Freeman, S.M. and A.R. Aron, Withholding a Reward-driven Action: Studies of the Rise and Fall of Motor Activation and the Effect of Cognitive Depletion. J Cogn Neurosci, 2015: Pubmed
Freeman, S.M., D. Alvernaz, A. Tonnesen, D. Linderman, and A.R. Aron, Suppressing a motivationally-triggered action tendency engages a response control mechanism that prevents future provocation. Neuropsychologia, 2015. 68C: p. 218-231.
Wessel JR, Tonnesen A, Aron AR. Stimulus devaluation induced by action stopping is greater for explicit value representations. Front Psychol, 2015. Oct 28;6:1640
Aron, A.R., W. Cai, D. Badre, and T.W. Robbins, Evidence Supports Specific Braking Function for Inferior PFC. Trends Cogn Sci, 2015. Commentary here.
Wessel, J. R., and A.R. Aron, It’s not too late: The onset of the frontocentral P3 indexes successful response inhibition in the stop‐signal paradigm. Psychophysiology, 2015. 52(4), 472-480.
Wessel, J.R., J.P. O’Doherty, M.M. Berkebile, D. Linderman, and A.R. Aron, Stimulus devaluation induced by stopping action. J Exp Psychol Gen, 2014. 143(6): p. 2316-29.
Wessel, J.R. and A.R. Aron, Inhibitory motor control based on complex stopping goals relies on the same brain network as simple stopping. Neuroimage, 2014.
Freeman, S.M., I. Razhas, and A.R. Aron, Top-down response suppression mitigates action tendencies triggered by a motivating stimulus. Curr Biol, 2014. 24(2): p. 212-6.
Chiu, Y.C., R. Cools, and A.R. Aron, Opposing Effects of Appetitive and Aversive Cues on Go/No-go Behavior and Motor Excitability. J Cogn Neurosci, 2014.
Chiu, Y.C. and A.R. Aron, Unconsciously triggered response inhibition requires an executive setting. J Exp Psychol Gen, 2014. 143(1): p. 56-61.
Aron, A. R., T.W. Robbins, and R.A. Poldrack, Right inferior frontal cortex: addressing the rebuttals. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2014. 8. Response to this commentary.
Aron, A.R., T.W. Robbins, and R.A. Poldrack, Inhibition and the right inferior frontal cortex: one decade on. Trends Cogn Sci, 2014. 18(4): p. 177-85.
Wessel, J.R., H.S. Reynoso, and A.R. Aron, Saccade suppression exerts global effects on the motor system. Journal of Neurophysiology, 2013.
Wessel, J.R., C.R. Conner, A.R. Aron, and N. Tandon, Chronometric electrical stimulation of right inferior frontal cortex increases motor braking. Journal of Neuroscience, 2013. 33(50): p. 19611-9. Commentary here.
Swann, N.C., N. Tandon, T.A. Pieters, and A.R. Aron, Intracranial Electroencephalography Reveals Different Temporal Profiles for Dorsal- and Ventro-lateral Prefrontal Cortex in Preparing to Stop Action. Cerebral Cortex, 2013.
Majid, D.S., W. Cai, J. Corey-Bloom, and A.R. Aron, Proactive Selective Response Suppression Is Implemented via the Basal Ganglia. The Journal of neuroscience 2013. 33(33): p. 13259-69.
Itthipuripat, S., J.R. Wessel, and A.R. Aron, Frontal theta is a signature of successful working memory manipulation. Experimental brain research. Experimental Brain Research, 2013. 224(2): p. 255-62.
Greenhouse, I., S. Gould, M. Houser, and A.R. Aron, Stimulation of contacts in ventral but not dorsal subthalamic nucleus normalizes response switching in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 2013. 51(7): p. 1302-1309.
George, J.S., J. Strunk, R. Mak-McCully, M. Houser, H. Poizner, and A.R. Aron, Dopaminergic therapy in Parkinson’s disease decreases cortical beta band coherence in the resting state and increases cortical beta band power during executive control. Neuroimage Clinical, 2013. 3: p. 261-70.
Cai, W., C.L. Oldenkamp, and A.R. Aron, A proactive mechanism for selective suppression of response tendencies. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2011. 31(16), 5965-5969.
Wessel, J. R., and A.R. Aron, Unexpected events induce motor slowing via a brain mechanism for action-stopping with global suppressive effects. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2013. 33(47), 18481-18491.
Swann NC, W. Cai, C.R. Conner, T.A. Pieters, M.P. Claffey, J.S. George, A.R. Aron, and N. Tandon, Roles for the pre-supplementary motor area and the right inferior frontal gyrus in stopping action: electrophysiological responses and functional and structural connectivity. Neuroimage, 2012. 59(3): p. 2860-70.
Majid, D.S., W. Cai, J.S. George, F. Verbruggen, and A.R. Aron, Transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals dissociable mechanisms for global versus selective corticomotor suppression underlying the stopping of action. Cerebral Cortex, 2012. 22(2): p. 363-71.
Greenhouse, I., C.L. Oldenkamp, and A.R. Aron, Stopping a response has global or nonglobal effects on the motor system depending on preparation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 2012. 107(1): p. 384-92.
Ghahremani DG, B.Lee, C.L Robertson, G. Tabibnia, A.T. Morgan, N. De Shetler, A.K. Brown, J.R. Monterosso, A.R. Aron, M.A. Mandelkern, R.A. Poldrack, and E.D. London, Striatal Dopamine D2/D3 Receptors Mediate Response Inhibition and Related Activity in Frontostriatal Neural Circuitry in Humans. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2012. 32(21): p. 7316-7324.
Chiu, Y.C., A.R. Aron, and F. Verbruggen, Response Suppression by Automatic Retrieval of Stimulus-Stop Association: Evidence from Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2012.
Cai, W., C.L. Oldenkamp, and A.R. Aron, Stopping speech suppresses the task-irrelevant hand. Brain and language, 2012. 120(3): p. 412-5.
Cai, W., J.S. George, F. Verbruggen, C.D. Chambers, and A.R. Aron, The role of the right pre-supplementary motor area in stopping action: two studies with event-related transcranial magnetic stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 2012.
Cai, W., J.S. George, C.D. Chambers, M.G. Stokes, F. Verbruggen, and A.R. Aron, Stimulating deep cortical structures with the batwing coil: how to determine the intensity for transcranial magnetic stimulation using coil-cortex distance. Journal of Neuroscience methods, 2012. 204(2): p. 238-41.
Seibert, T. M., D.S. Majid, A.R. Aron, J. Corey-Boom, and J.B. Brewer, Stability of resting fMRI interregional correlations analyzed in subject-native space: a one-year longitudinal study in healthy adults and premanifest Huntington’s disease. Neuroimage, 2012. 59(3), 2452-2463
Aron, A. R., and J. Obeso, Is executive control used to compensate for involuntary movements in levodopa‐induced dyskinesia? Movement Disorders, 2012. 27(3), 339-340.
Tabibnia G., J.R. Monterosso, K. Baicy. A.R. Aron, R.A. Poldrack, S. Chakrapani, B. Lee, and E.D. London, Different forms of self-control share a neurocognitive substrate. Journal of Neuroscience, 2011. 31(13): p. 4805-10.
Swann N., H. Poizner, M. Houser, S. Gould, I. Greenhouse, W. Cai, J. Strunk, J. George, and A.R. Aron, Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus alters the cortical profile of response inhibition in the beta frequency band: a scalp EEG study in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neuroscience, 2011. 31(15): p. 5721-9.
Rizk-Jackson, A., et al., Evaluating imaging biomarkers for neurodegeneration in pre-symptomatic Huntington’s disease using machine learning techniques. Neuroimage, 2011. 56(2): p. 788-96.
Rizk-Jackson A., D. Stoffers, S. Sheldon, J. Kuperman, A. Dale, J. Goldstein, J. Corey-Bloom, R.A. Podrack, A.R. Aron, Automated structural imaging analysis detects premanifest Huntington’s disease neurodegeneration within 1 year. Movement Disorders, 2011.
Majid D.S., A.R. Aron, W. Thompson, S. Sheldon, S. Hamza, D. Stoffers, D. Holland, J. Goldstin, J. Corey-Bloom, and A.M. Dale, Basal ganglia atrophy in prodromal Huntington’s disease is detectable over one year using automated segmentation. Movement disorders: 2011.
Gupta, N. and A.R. Aron, Urges for food and money spill over into motor system excitability before action is taken. Eur J Neurosci, 2011. 33(1): p. 183-8. Commentary here.
Greenhouse, I., S. Gould, M. Houser, G. Hicks, J. Gross, and A.R. Aron, Stimulation at dorsal and ventral electrode contacts targeted at the subthalamic nucleus has different effects on motor and emotion functions in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 2011. 49(3): p. 528-34.
Aron, A. R., From reactive to proactive and selective control: developing a richer model for stopping inappropriate responses. Biological psychiatry, 2011. 69(12), e55-e68.
Cai, W., C.L. Oldenkamp, and A.R. Aron, A proactive mechanism for selective suppression of response tendencies. Journal of Neuroscience, 2011.31(16), 5965-5969.
Congdon, E., J.A. Mumford, J.R. Cohen, A. Galvan, A.R. Aron, G. Xue, E. Miller and R.A. Poldrack, Engagement of large-scale networks is related to individual differences in inhibitory control. Neuroimage, 2010. 53(2), 653-663.
Stoffers, D., S. Sheldon, J.M. Kuperman, J. Goldstein, J. Corey-Bloom, and A.R. Aron, Contrasting gray and white matter changes in preclinical Huntington disease: an MRI study. Neurology, 2010. 74(15): p. 1208-16.
Verbruggen, F., A.R. Aron, M.A. Stevens and C.D. Chambers, Theta burst stimulation dissociates attention and action updating in human inferior frontal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010. 107(31), 13966-13971.
Jahfari, S., C.M Stinear, M. Claffey, F. Verbruggen, and A.R. Aron, Responding with restraint: what are the neurocognitive mechanisms?. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 2010. 22(7), 1479-1492.
Claffey, M. P., Sheldon, S., Stinear, C. M., Verbruggen, F., & Aron, A. R. (2010). Having a goal to stop action is associated with advance control of specific motor representations. Neuropsychologia, 48(2), 541-548.
Aron, A. R., D. Shohamy, J. Clark, C. Myers, M.A. Gluck, and R.A. Poldrack, Human Midbrain Sensitivity to Cognitive Feedback. Journal of Neurophysiology, 2010. 30(1), 47-55.
Swann, N., et al., Intracranial EEG reveals a time- and frequency-specific role for the right inferior frontal gyrus and primary motor cortex in stopping initiated responses. J Neurosci, 2009. 29(40): p. 12675-85.
Huddy, V.C., A.R. Aron, M. Harrison, T.R. Barnes, T.W. Robbins, and E.M. Joyce, Impaired conscious and preserved unconscious inhibitory processing in recent onset schizophrenia. Psychol Med, 2009. 39(6): p. 907-16.
Xue, G., A.R. Aron, and R.A. Poldrack, Common Neural Substrates for Inhibition of Spoken and Manual Responses. Cereb Cortex, 2008.
Tohka, J., K. Foerde, A.R. Aron, S.M. Tom, A.W. Toga, and R.A. Poldrack, Automatic independent component labeling for artifact removal in fMRI. Neuroimage, 2008. 39(3): p. 1227-45.
Aron, A.R. and F. Verbruggen, Stop the presses: dissociating a selective from a global mechanism for stopping. Psychol Sci, 2008. 19(11): p. 1146-53.
Aron, A.R., Progress in Executive Function Research: From tasks to functions to regions to networks. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2008.
Clark, L., et al., Association between response inhibition and working memory in adult ADHD: a link to right frontal cortex pathology? Biol Psychiatry, 2007. 61(12): p. 1395-401.
Aron, A.R., S. Durston, D.M. Eagle, G.D. Logan, C.M. Stinear, and V. Stuphorn, Converging evidence for a fronto-basal-ganglia network for inhibitory control of action and cognition. J Neurosci, 2007. 27(44): p. 11860-4.
Aron, A.R., T.E. Behrens, S. Smith, M.J. Frank, and R.A. Poldrack, Triangulating a cognitive control network using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI. J Neurosci, 2007. 27(14): p. 3743-52.
Aron, A.R., The neural basis of inhibition in cognitive control. Neuroscientist, 2007. 13(3): p. 214-28.
Rodriguez, P.F., A.R. Aron, and R.A. Poldrack, Ventral-striatal/nucleus-accumbens sensitivity to prediction errors during classification learning. Hum Brain Mapp, 2006. 27(4): p. 306-13.
Aron, A.R. and R.A. Poldrack, Cortical and subcortical contributions to Stop signal response inhibition: role of the subthalamic nucleus. J Neurosci, 2006. 26(9): p. 2424-33.
Aron, A.R., M.A. Gluck, and R.A. Poldrack, Long-term test-retest reliability of functional MRI in a classification learning task. Neuroimage, 2006. 29(3): p. 1000-6.
Monterosso, J.R., A.R. Aron, X. Cordova, J. Xu, and E.D. London, Deficits in response inhibition associated with chronic methamphetamine abuse. Drug Alcohol Depend, 2005.
Aron, A.R. and R.A. Poldrack, The cognitive neuroscience of response inhibition: relevance for genetic research in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biol Psychiatry, 2005. 57(11): p. 1285-92.
Aron, A.R., D. Shohamy, J. Clark, C. Myers, M.A. Gluck, and R.A. Poldrack, Human midbrain sensitivity to cognitive feedback and uncertainty during classification learning. J Neurophysiol, 2004. 10: p. 10.
Aron, A.R., T.W. Robbins, and R.A. Poldrack, Inhibition and the right inferior frontal cortex. Trends Cogn Sci, 2004. 8(4): p. 170-177.
Aron, A.R., S. Monsell, B.J. Sahakian, and T.W. Robbins, A componential analysis of task-switching deficits associated with lesions of left and right frontal cortex. Brain, 2004. 127(7Using Smart Source Parsing Apr): p. 1561-73.
Turner, D.C., T.W. Robbins, L. Clark, A.R. Aron, J. Dowson, and B.J. Sahakian, Relative lack of cognitive effects of methylphenidate in elderly male volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 2003. 168(4): p. 455-64.
Aron, A.R., L. Watkins, B.J. Sahakian, S. Monsell, R.A. Barker, and T.W. Robbins, Task-set switching deficits in early-stage Huntington’s disease: implications for basal ganglia function. J Cogn Neurosci, 2003. 15(5): p. 629-42.
Aron, A.R., et al., Inhibition of subliminally primed responses is mediated by the caudate and thalamus: evidence from functional MRI and Huntington’s disease. Brain, 2003. 126(Pt 30): p. 713-723.
Aron, A.R., B.J. Sahakian, and T.W. Robbins, Distractibility during selection-for-action: differential deficits in Huntington’s disease and following frontal lobe damage. Neuropsychologia, 2003. 41(922639095): p. 1137-47.
Aron, A.R., P.C. Fletcher, E.T. Bullmore, B.J. Sahakian, and T.W. Robbins, Stop-signal inhibition disrupted by damage to right inferior frontal gyrus in humans. Nat Neurosci, 2003. 6(20): p. 115-116.
Aron, A.R., J. Dowson, B.J. Sahakian, and T.W. Robbins, Methylphenidate improves response inhibition in adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Biol Psych, 2003. 54: p. 1465-1468.
Turner, D.C., T.W. Robbins, L. Clark, A.R. Aron, J. Dowson, and B.J.
Sahakian, Cognitive enhancing effects of modafinil in healthy volunteers. Psychopharm, 2002. 165(3): p. 260-9.