*indicates student/trainee author in my lab

Self & Social Cognition 

Broom, T.W., Chavez, R.S., & Wagner, D.D. (in press). Becoming the king in the north: Identification with fictional characters is associate with greater self-other neural overlap. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.  [PDF]

*Tovar D.T. & Chavez R.S. (in press). Large-scale functional coactivation patterns reflect the structural connectivity of the medial prefrontal cortex. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.  [PDF]  [GitHub]

Chavez, R.S. & Wagner, D.D. (2020). The neural representation of self is recapitulated in the brains of friends: A round-robin fMRI study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(3), 407-416.. [PDF]  [OSF]

Chavez, R.S. (in press). Tangled representations of self and others in the medial prefrontal cortex. In Ochsner, K. & Gilead, M. (Eds.), The Neural Bases of Mentalizing. Springer Press. [PDF]

Wagner, D. D., Chavez, R. S., & Broom, T. W. (2019). Decoding the neural representation of self and person knowledge with multivariate pattern analysis and data‐driven approaches.Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science10(1), e1482. [PDF]

Chavez, R.S., Heatherton, T.F., & Wagner, D.D. (2017). Neural population decoding reveals the intrinsic positivity of the self. Cerebral Cortex, 11(1), 5222-5229. [PDF]

Chavez, R.S. & Heatherton, T.F. (2017). Structural integrity of frontostriatal connections predicts longitudinal changes in self-esteem. Social Neuroscience, 12(3), 280-286. [PDF]

Powers, K.E., Chavez, R.S., & Heatherton, T.F. (2016). Individual differences in response of dorsomedial prefrontal cortex predict daily social behavior. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(1), 121-126. [PDF]

Chavez, R.S. & Heatherton, T.F. (2015). Multimodal frontostriatal connectivity underlies individual differences in self-esteem. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(3), pp. 364-370. [PDF]

Chavez, R.S. & Heatherton, T.F. (2015), Representational similarity of social and valence information in the medial pFC. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(1), pp. 73-82. [PDF]

 Personality, Creativity, & Intelligence 

Grazioplene, R., Chavez, R.S., Rustichini, A., & DeYoung, C.G. (2016). White matter correlates of psychosis-linked traits support continuity between personality and psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(8), 1135-1145. [PDF]

Arden, R., Chavez, R.S., Grazioplene, R., Jung, R.E. (2010) Neuroimaging creativity: A psychometric view. Behavioural Brain Research, 214(2), 143-156. [PDF]

Jung, R.E., Segall, J.M., Bockholt, H.J., Flores, R.A., Smith, S.M., Chavez, R.S., & Haier, R.J. (2010). Neuroanatomy of creativity. Human Brain Mapping, 31(3), 398-409. [PDF]

Jung, R.E., Grazioplene, R.G., Caprihan, A., Chavez, R.S., & Haier, R.J. (2010). White matter integrity, creativity, and psychopathology: Disentangling constructs with diffusion tensor imaging. PLoS ONE, 5(3). [PDF]

Jung, R.E., Gasparovic, C., Chavez, R.S., Barrow, R.A., Smith, S.M., Caprihan, A., & Yeo, R.A. (2009). Biochemical support for the “threshold” theory of creativity: A magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(16), 5319-5325. [PDF]

Jung, R.E., Gasparovic, C., Chavez, R.S., Caprihan, A., Barrow, R., & Yeo, R.A. (2009). Imaging intelligence with proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Intelligence, 37(2), 192-198. [PDF]

Health & Addiction

Voelker P., Weible A.P., Niell C.M., Chavez R.S., *Tovar D.T., Rothbart M.K., & Posner M.I. (2021).Evaluating an approach to improving attention networks by theta stimulation. Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 3(1), 17-22. [PDF]

Chen, P.H.A., Chavez, R.S., & Heatherton, T.F. (2017). Structural integrity between executive control and reward regions of the brain predicts body fat percentage in chronic dieters. Cognitive Neuroscience, 8(3), 162-166. [PDF]

Jung, R.E., Chavez, R.S., Flores, R.A., Qualls, C.R., Sibbitt, W., & Roldan, C.A. (2012). White matter correlates of neuropsychological dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus. PLoS ONE, 7(1). [PDF]

Jung, R.E., Caprihan, A., Chavez, R.S., Flores, R.A., Sharrar, J., Qualls, C.R., Sibbitt, W., & Roldan, C.A. (2010). Diffusion tensor imaging in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus, BMC Neurology, 10(65), 1-9. [PDF]

Filbey, F.M., Schacht, J.P., Myers, U.S., Chavez, R.S., & Hutchison, K.E. (2010). Individual and additive effects of the CNR1 and FAAH genes on brain response to marijuana cues. Neuropsychopharmacology, 35, 967-975. [PDF]

Filbey, F.M., Schacht, J.P., Myers, U.S., Chavez, R.S., & Hutchison, K.E. (2009). Marijuana craving in the brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(41), 13016-13021. [PDF]