Peer Reviewed Publications (last 10 years)

2016 and in press

  • Gruss, L. F., Langaee, T., & Keil, A. (2016). The role of the COMT val158met polymorphism in mediating aversive learning in visual cortex. NeuroImage, 125, 633-642.
  • Schettino, A., Keil, A., Porcu, E., & Müller, M. M. (2016). Shedding light on emotional perception: Interaction of brightness and semantic content in extrastriate visual cortex. NeuroImage. 133, 341-353.
  • Sibille, K. T., Bartsch, F., Reddy, D., Fillingim, R. B., & Keil, A. (2016). Increasing Neuroplasticity to Bolster Chronic Pain Treatment: A Role for Intermittent Fasting and Glucose Administration? The Journal of Pain, 17, 275–281.
  • Deweese, M.M., Müller, M. M., & Keil, A. (2016). Extent and Time Course of Competition in Visual Cortex between Emotionally Arousing Distractors and a Concurrent Task. European Journal of Neuroscience. 43, 961–970.
  • Thigpen, N. N., Kappenman, E. S., Keil, A. ( in press). Assessing the internal consistency of the event-related potential: An example analysis. Psychophysiology


  • McTeague, L. M., Gruss, L. F., & Keil, A. (2015). Aversive learning shapes neuronal orientation tuning in human visual cortex. Nature Communications, 6.
  • Smith, D. W., & Keil, A. (2015). The Biological Role of the Medial Olivocochlear Efferents in Hearing: Separating Evolved Function from Exaptation. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 9(12).
  • Miskovic, V., Martinovic, J., Wieser, M. J., Petro, N. M., Bradley, M. M., & Keil, A. (2015). Electrocortical amplification for emotionally arousing natural scenes: The contribution of luminance and chromatic visual channels. Biological Psychology, 106, 11-17.
  • Miskovic , V., & Keil, A. (2015). Reliability of event-related EEG functional connectivity during visual entrainment: Magnitude squared coherence and phase synchrony estimates. Psychophysiology, 52 (1), 81-89.
  • Bartsch, F., Hamuni, G., Miskovic, V., Lang, P. J., & Keil, A. (2015). Oscillatory brain activity in the alpha range is modulated by the content of word-prompted mental imagery. Psychophysiology, 52 (6), 727–735.
  • Ben-Simon, E., Oren, N., Sharon, H., Kirschner, A., Goldway, N., Okon-Singer, H., Deweese, M. M., Keil, A., Hendler, T. (2015). Losing Neutrality: The Neural Basis of Impaired Emotional Control without Sleep. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(38), 13194–13205.
  • Hazrati, M., Miskovic, V., Principe, J., & Keil, A. (2015). Functional Connectivity in Frequency-Tagged Cortical Networks During Active Harm Avoidance. Brain Connectivity. 5(5): 292-302.
  • Petro, N. M., & Keil, A. (2015). Pre-target oscillatory brain activity and the attentional blink. Experimental Brain Research, 233 (12), 3583-3595.


  • Wieser, M. J. & Keil, A. (2014). Fearful faces heighten the cortical representation of contextual threat. Neuroimage, 86, 317-325.
  • Keil, A., Debener, S., Gratton, G., Junghofer, M., Kappenman, E. S., Luck, S. J., Luu, P., Miller, G. A., Yee, C. M. (2014). Committee report: Publication guidelines and recommendations for studies using electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography. Psychophysiology, 51(1), 1–21.
  • Miskovic, V., & Keil, A. (2014). Escape from Harm: Linking Affective Vision and Motor Responses During Active Avoidance. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 9 (12), 1993-2000.
  • Srinivasan, S., Keil, A., Stratis, K., Osborne, A. F., Cerwonka, C., Wong, J., Rieger, B.L., Polcz, V., Smith, D.W. (2014). Interaural attention modulates outer hair cell function. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40, 3785-3792
  • Wieser, M. J., Miskovic, V., Rausch, S., & Keil, A. (2014). Different time course of visuocortical signal changes to fear-conditioned faces with direct or averted gaze: a ssVEP study with single-trial analysis. Neuropsychologia, 62, 101-110.
  • Song, I., & Keil, A. (2014). Differential classical conditioning selectively heightens response gain of neural population activity in human visual cortex. Psychophysiology, 51, 1185-1194.
  • Weymar , M., Keil, A., & Hamm, A. O. (2014). Timing the fearful brain: unspecific hypervigilance and spatial attention in early visual perception. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 723-729.
  • Deweese, M. M., Bradley, M. M., Lang, P. J., Andersen, S. K., Muller, M. M., & Keil, A. (2014). Snake fearfulness is associated with sustained competitive biases to visual snake features: hypervigilance without avoidance. Psychiatry Research, 219, 329-335.
  • Ji, H., Chen, B., Yuan, Z., Zheng, N., Keil, A., PrÌncipe, J.C., 2014. Online Nonlinear Granger Causality Detection by Quantized Kernel Least Mean Square. Neural Information Processing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8835, 68-75.


  • Keil, A., Miskovic, V., Gray, M. J., & Martinovic, J. (2013). Luminance, but not chromatic visual pathways, mediate amplification of conditioned danger signals in human visual cortex. European Journal of Neuroscience, 38(9), 3356-3362.
  • Miskovic, V. & Keil, A. (2013). Perceiving Threat In the Face of Safety: Excitation and Inhibition of Conditioned Fear in Human Visual Cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 72-78.
  • Fadlallah. B., Chen. A., Keil. A, Principe. J. (2013). Weighted-permutation entropy: A complexity measure for time series incorporating amplitude information. Physical review E. 87: 022911.
  • Sabatinelli D., Keil A., Frank D.W., Lang P.J. (2013). Emotional perception: Correspondence of early and late event-related potentials with cortical and subcortical functional MRI. Biological Psychology, 92, 513-519.
  • Hajcak, G., Macnamara, A.,Foti, D., Ferri, J., Keil, A. (2013). The dynamic allocation of attention to emotion: Simultaneous and independent evidence from the late positive potential and steady state visual evoked potentials. Biological Psychology, 92, 447-455.
  • Freund, A.M., Keil, A. (2013). Out of mind, out of heart: Attention affects duration of emotional experience. Cognition and Emotion. 27: 549-557.
  • Heim, S., Keil, A., Choudhury, N., Thomas Friedman, J., & Benasich, A. A. (2013). Early gamma oscillations during rapid auditory processing in children with a language-learning impairment: Changes in neural mass activity after training. Neuropsychologia, 51(5), 990-1001.
  • Kaan, E., Wayland, R., & Keil, A. (2013). Changes in Oscillatory Brain Networks After Lexical Tone Training. Brain Sciences, 3, 757-780
  • Ihssen, N., & Keil, A. (2013). Accelerative and Decelerative Effects of Hedonic Valence and Emotional Arousal During Visual Scene Processing. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1276-1301.
  • Heim, S., Ihssen, N., Hasselhorn, M., & Keil, A. (2013). Early adolescents show sustained susceptibility to cognitive interference by emotional distractors. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 696-706.
  • Miskovic, V., & Keil, A. (2013). Visuocortical Changes During Delay and Trace Aversive Conditioning: Evidence From Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials. Emotion, 13, 554-561.
  • Song, I., & Keil, A. (2013). Affective Engagement and Subsequent Visual Processing: Effects of Contrast and Spatial Frequency. Emotion, 13, 748-757.
  • Heim, S, Benasich AA, Keil A (2013) Distraction by emotion in early adolescence: affective facilitation and interference during the attentional blink. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 4:580.
  • Heim, S., Tallal, P., & Keil, A (2013). Early electrocortical indices of selective attention in ADHD: temporal dynamics of stimulus competition. Cognitive Sciences, 7, 1.


  • Smith, D. W., Aouad, R., & Keil, A. (2012). Cognitive task demands modulate the sensitivity of the human cochlea. Frontiers in auditory cognitive neuroscience, 3(30), 1-8.
  • Liu, Y., Huang, H., McGinnis, E. M., Keil, A., & Ding, M. (2012). Neural substrate of the late positive potential in emotional processing. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 14563-14572.
  • Liu, Y., Keil, A., & Ding, M. (2012). Effects of emotional conditioning on early visual processing: Temporal dynamics revealed by ERP single-trial analysis. Human Brain Mapping. 33, 909-919
  • Miskovic , V., & Keil, A. (2012). Acquired fears reflected in cortical sensory processing: A review of conditioning. Psychophysiology, 49(9), 1230-1241.
  • Heim, S., & Keil, A. (2012). Developmental trajectories of regulating attentional selection over time. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 277.
  • Wieser , M. J. McTeague, M.M., & Keil, A. (2012). Competition effects of threatening faces in social anxiety. Emotion, 12, 1050-1060.
  • Srinivasan, S., Keil, A., Stratis, K., Woodruff Carr, K. L., & Smith, D. W. (2012). Effects of cross-modal selective attention on the sensory periphery: Cochlear sensitivity is altered by selective attention. Neuroscience, 223, 325-332.
  • Fadlallah (2012). Quantifying Cognitive State from EEG using Dependence Measures. IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering, 59, 2773-2781.
  • Blessing, A., Keil, A., Gruss, L. F., Zöllig, J., & Martin, M. (2012). Affective learning and psychophysiological reactivity in dementia patients. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2012, 672927, 1-9
  • Keil, A., Costa, V., Smith, J. C., Sabatinelli, D., McGinnis, E. M., Bradley, M. M., & Lang, P.J. (2012). Tagging cortical networks in emotion: A topographical analysis. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2920-2931.
  • Bradley,M.M., Keil, A., Lang, P.J. (2012). Orienting and emotional perception: Facilitation, attenuation, and interference. Frontiers in Emotion Science, 3, 493 1-6.
  • Gruss, L.F., Wieser, M.J., Schweinberger, S., Keil, A. (2012) Face-evoked steady-state visual potentials: effects of presentation rate and face inversion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 316 1-10.


  • McTeague, L. M., Shumen, J. R., Wieser, M. J., Lang, P. J., & Keil, A. (2011). Social vision: sustained perceptual enhancement of affective facial cues in social anxiety. Neuroimage, 54(2), 1615-1624.
  • Wieser, M. J., & Keil, A. (2011). Temporal Trade-Off Effects in Sustained Attention: Dynamics in Visual Cortex Predict the Target Detection Performance during Distraction. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(21), 7784-7790.
  • Heim, S., Wirth, N., & Keil, A. (2011). Competition for cognitive resources during rapid serial processing: changes across childhood. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. 2 (9). doi: 10.3389/ fpsyg.2011.00009
  • David, I. A., Volchan, E., Vila, J., Keil, A., de Oliveira, L., Faria-Junior, A. J., et al. (2011). Stroop matching task: role of feature selection and temporal modulation. Experimental Brain Research, 208(4), 595-605.
  • McGinnis, E. M., & Keil, A. (2011). Selective processing of multiple features in the human brain: Effects of feature type and salience. PLOS One. (2): e16824.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016824
  • Wieser, M., McTeague, L. M., & Keil, A (2011). Sustained preferential processing of social threat cues – bias without competition? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 1973–1986.
  • von Leupoldt, A., Keil, A., & Davenport, P. W. (2011). Respiratory-related evoked potential measurements using high-density electroencephalography. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(4), 815-818.
  • Heim, S., Thomas Friedman, J., Keil, A., & Benasich, A. A. (2011). Reduced Sensory Oscillatory Activity during Rapid Auditory Processing as a Correlate of Language-Learning Impairment. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 24(5), 538-555.
  • Ethridge, L., Moratti, S., Gao, Y., Keil, A., & Clementz, B. A. (2011). Sustained Versus Transient Brain Responses in Schizophrenia: The Role of Intrinsic Neural Activity. Schizophrenia Research. 133, 106-111


  • Keil, A., & Müller, M. M. Feature selection in the human brain: Electrophysiological correlates of sensory enhancement and feature integration. Brain Research.2010 , 1313, 172-184.
  • Keil, A., Bradley, M. M., Ihssen, N., Heim, S., Vila, J., Guerra, P.,&   Lang, P.J. Defensive engagement and perceptual enhancement. Neuropsychologia. 2010, 48, 3580-3584.
  • Von Leupoldt, A., Keil, A., Chan, P.-Y., Bradley, M. M., Lang, P. J., & Davenport, P. W. (2010). Cortical sources of the respiratory-related evoked potential. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2010: 170, 198-201.
  • Von Leupoldt, A., Vovk, A., Bradley, M.M., Keil, A., Lang, P.J., Davenport, P.W. The impact of emotion on respiratory-related evoked potentials. Psychophysiology. 2010, 47, 579-586.
  • Schweiger-Gallo, I., Keil, A., Blanco, A., de Miguel, J., Alvaro, J. L., & Garrido, A. Prospects and dilemmas in emotion psychology. Psychologia. 2010, 53(3), 139-150.


  • Keil, A., & Heim, S. Prolongedreduction of electrocortical activity predicts correct performance during rapid serial visual processing. Psychophysiology. 2009: 46, 718-725.
  • Keil, A., & Freund, A. M. Changes in the sensitivity to appetitive and aversive arousal across adulthood. Psychology and Aging. 2009: 24(3), 668-680.
  • Keil, A., Sabatinelli, D., Ding, M., Lang, P. J., Ihssen, N., & Heim, S. Re-entrant projections modulate visual cortex in affective perception: Directional evidence from Granger causality analysis. Human Brain Mapping. 2009,30, 532-540.
  • Peyk, P., Schupp, H., Keil, A., Elbert, T., & Junghoefer, M. Parallel processing of affective visual stimuli. Psychophysiology. 2009,46:200-208.
  • Schweiger-Gallo, I., Keil, A., Mc Culloch, K. C., Rockstroh, B., & Gollwitzer, P. Strategic automation of emotion regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2009,:96, 11-31.
  • Li, R., Keil, A., & Principe, J. Single-trial P300 estimation with a spatiotemporal filtering method.
    Journal of Neuroscience Methods.
    2009, 177, 488-496.
  • Ihssen N., & Keil, A. The Costs and Benefits of Attending to Emotional Stimuli during Rapid Serial Visual Presentation. Cognition and Emotion. 2009: 23, 296-326.
  • Moratti, S., & Keil, A. style=”mso-spacerun:yes”>  Not what you expect: Experience but not expectancy predicts conditioned responses in human visual and supplementary cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 2009. 19, 2803-2809.
  • Sabatinelli, Bradley, M.M., D., Lang, P.J., Costa., V.D., Keil, A. The timing of emotional discrimination in human amygdala, inferotemporal, and occipital cortex.
    Journal of Neuroscience.
    2009 . 25, 14864-14868.


  • Keil, A., Smith, J. C., Wangelin, B., Sabatinelli, D., Bradley, M. M., & Lang, P. J. Electrocortical and electrodermal responses co-vary as a function of emotional arousal: A single-trial analysis. Psychophysiology. 2008; 45:516-523.
  • Moratti S., Rubio, G., Campo, P., Keil, A., & Ortiz, T. Hypofunction of right temporoparietal cortex during emotional arousal in depression. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2008; 65:1-10.
  • Kissler, J., & Keil, A. Look – don’t look! How emotional picturesaffect pro- and anti-saccades. Experimental Brain Research. 2008; 188:215-222.
  • Müller, M. M., Andersen, S., & Keil, A. Time course of competition for visual processing resources between emotional pictures and a foreground task. Cerebral Cortex. 2008; 18, 1892-1899.
  • Snyder, K. A., & Keil, A. (2008). Repetition suppression of induced gamma activity predicts enhanced orienting toward a novel stimulus in 6-month-old infants. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 2137-2152.
  • Clementz, B. A., Wang, J., & Keil, A. (2008). Normal electrocortical facilitation but abnormal target identification during visual sustained attention in schizophrenia. Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 13411-13418.


  • Keil, A., Stolarova, M., Moratti, S., & Ray, W. J. Adaptation in visual cortex as a mechanism for rapid discrimination of aversive stimuli. NeuroImage. 2007; 36:472-479.
  • Keil, A., Bradley, M. M., Junghöfer, M., Russmann, T., Lowenthal, W., & Lang, P. J. Cross-modal attention capture by affective stimuli: Evidence from event-related potentials.
    Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience
    . 2007; 7:18-24.
  • Wang, J., Clementz, B., & Keil, A. The neural correlates of feature-based selective attention when viewing spatially and temporally overlapping images. Neuropsychologia. 2007; 45:1393-1399.
  • Sabatinelli, D., Lang, P. J., Keil, A., &Bradley, M. M. Emotional perception: Correlation offunctional MRI and event related potentials. 17:1066-1073.
  • Moratti S., Clementz, B., Ortiz, T., & Keil, A. Neural mechanisms of evoked oscillations: Stability and interaction with transient events. Human Brain Mapping. 2007; 28:1318-1333.
  • Ihssen N., Heim, S., & Keil, A. The costs of emotional attention: Affective processing inhibits subsequent lexico-semantic analysis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 2007; 19:1932-1949.
  • Schweinberger S. R., Kaufmann, J. M., Moratti, S., Keil, A., Burton, A. M. Brain Responses to Repetitions of Human and Animal Faces, Inverted Faces, and Objects – An MEG study. Brain Research. 2007; 1184:226-233.