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Meidenbauer, K. L., Schertz, K. E., Janey, E., Stier, A., Samtani, A. L., Gehrke, K., … Berman, M.G. (2023, October 31). Evidence for environmental influences on impulsivity and aggression.

Sahni, P.S., Rajyaguru, C., Narain, K., Meidenbauer, K. L., Jyoti, K., Schonert-Reichl, K. A. (2022, June 17). Neural Dynamics of Nature Empathy in Children: An EEG/ERP study.


Lyu, Y., Su, Z., Neumann, D., Meidenbauer, K. L., & Leong, Y. C. (2024) Hostile attribution bias shapes neural synchrony in the left ventromedial prefrontal cortex during ambiguous social narratives. Journal of Neuroscience, 4, e1252232024. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1252-23.2024


Schertz, K. E., Kotabe, H. P., Meidenbauer, K. L., Layden, E. A., Zhen, J., Bowman, J. E., Lakhtakia, T., Lyu, M., Paraschos, O. A., Janey, E. A., Samtani, A. L., Stier, A. J., Gehrke, K., Van Hedger, S. C., Vohs, K. D., & Berman, M. G. (2023). Nature’s path to thinking about others and the surrounding environment. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 89, 102046.

Meidenbauer, K. L., Choe, K., Bakkour, A., Inzlicht, M., Meidenbauer, M. L., & Berman, M. G. (2023). Characterizing the role of impulsivity in costly, reactive aggression using a novel paradigm. Behavior Research Methods.

Meidenbauer, K. L.*, Niu, T.*, Choe, K. W., Stier, A. J., & Berman, M. G. (2023). Mouse movements reflect personality traits and task attentiveness in online experiments. (*authors contributed equally) Journal of Personality, 91(1), 413-425.


Zhuang, C.*, Meidenbauer, K. L.*, Kardan, O., Stier, A. J., Choe, K. W., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Huppert, T. J., & Berman, M. G. (2022). Scale Invariance in fNIRS as a Measurement of Cognitive Load. (*authors contributed equally), Cortex, 154, 62-76.

Talen, E., Choe, K. W., Akcelik, G. N., Berman, M. G., & Meidenbauer, K. L. (2022). Street design preference: an on-line survey. Journal of Urban Design, 1–24.


Meidenbauer, K. L., Choe, K. W., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Huppert, T.J., & Berman, M. G. (2021) Load-dependent relationships between frontal fNIRS activity and performance: A data-driven PLS approach. NeuroImage. 117795.

Berman, M. G., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., & Meidenbauer, K. L. (2021) An Environmental Neuroscience Perspective on the Benefits of Nature. Proceedings from the 67th Nebraska Symposium on Motivation–Nature and Psychology.

Schertz, K. E.*, Meidenbauer, K. L.*, & Berman, M. G. (2021) Understanding the Affective Benefits of Interacting with Nature. In E. Brymer, M. Rogerson, & J. Barton (Ed.) Nature, Physical Activity and Health. London, UK: Routledge. [*Authors contributed equally]

Berman, M.G., Stenfors, C.U.D., Schertz, K.E., & Meidenbauer, K.L. (2021). Response to “Conceptual replication study and meta-analysis suggest simulated nature does not reliably restore pure executive attention measured by the Attention Network Task.” Journal of Environmental Psychology, 78, 101719.


Meidenbauer, K. L., Stenfors, C. U. D., Bratman, G. N., Gross, J. J., Schertz, K. E., Choe, K. W., & Berman, M. G. (2020). The affective benefits of nature exposure: What’s nature got to do with it? Journal of Environmental Psychology, 72.  


Meidenbauer, K. L., Stenfors, C. U. D., Ingram, M. P., & Berman, M. G. (2019). A tablet-based task for assessing environmental preferences in children and adults. MethodsX, 6, 1901-1906.

Meidenbauer, K. L., Stenfors, C., Young, J., Layden, E. A., Schertz, K. E., Kardan, O., Decety, J., & Berman, M. G. (2019). The gradual development of the preference for natural environments. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 65.

2018 and earlier

Meidenbauer, K. L., Cowell, J. M., & Decety, J. (2018). Children’s neural processing of moral scenarios provides insight into the formation and reduction of in-group biases. Developmental Science., e12676.

Decety, J., Meidenbauer, K. L., & Cowell, J. M. (2017). The development of cognitive empathy and concern in preschool children: A behavioral neuroscience investigation. Developmental Science, e12570.

Meidenbauer, K. L., Cowell, J. M., Killen, M., & Decety, J. (2016) A developmental neuroscience study of moral decision-making regarding resource allocation. Child Development, 89, 1177-1192.

Decety, J., Lewis (Meidenbauer), K. L., & Cowell, J. M. (2015). Specific electrophysiological components distinguish affective sharing and empathic concern in psychopathy. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(1), 493-504.

Lewis (Meidenbauer), K. L., Taubitz, L. E., Duke, M. W., Steuer, E. L., & Larson, C. L. (2015) State rumination enhances elaborative processing of negative material as evidenced by the late positive potential. Emotion, 15(6), 687-693.

Humphries, C., Sabri, M., Lewis (Meidenbauer), K. L., & Liebenthal, E. (2014). Hierarchical organization of auditory cortex in speech perception. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8:406.