Here is what our lab has been working on:


Mosconi, M.W., Mohanty, S., Greene, R.K., Cook, E.H., Vaillancourt, D.E., Sweeney, J.A. Feedforward and feedback motor control abnormalities implicate cerebellar dysfunctions in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of neuroscience, (in press).

Wang, Z., Magnon, G.C., White, S.P., Greene, R.K., Vaillancourt, D.E., Mosconi, M.W. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show abnormalities during initial and subsequent phases of precision gripping. Journal of neurophysiology, (in press).


Miller, H.L., Ragozzino, M.E., Cook, E.H., Sweeney, J.A., Mosconi, M.W. Cognitive set shifting deficits and their relationship to repetitive behaviors in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, (2014).

Schmitt, L., Cook, E.H., Sweeney, J.A., Mosconi, M.W. Saccadic eye movement abnormalities in autism spectrum disorder indicate dysfunctions in both cerebellum and brainstem. Molecular autism 5, 1, (2014).

Wang, Z., Ko, J.H., Challis, J.H., Newell, K.M. The degrees of freedom problem in human standing posture: collective and component dynamics. PloS one 9, e85414, (2014).

Wang, Z. & Newell, K. M. Inter-foot coordination dynamics of quiet standing postures. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews 47C, 194-202, (2014).


D'Cruz, A.M., Ragozzino, M.E., Mosconi, M.W., Shrestha, S., Cook, E.H., Sweeney, J.A. Reduced behavioral flexibility in autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychology 27, 152-160, (2013). 

Mosconi, M.W., Luna, B., Kay-Stacey, M., Nowinski, C.V., Rubin, L.H., Scudder, C., Minshew, N., Sweeney, J.A. Saccade adaptation abnormalities implicate dysfunction of cerebellar-dependent learning mechanisms in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). PloS one 8, (2013).

Wang, J., Barstein, J., Ethridge, L.E., Mosconi, M.W., Takarae, Y., Sweeney, J.A. Resting state EEG abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders 5, 24, (2013).


Davis, L. K., Maltman, N., Mosconi, M.W., Macmilan, C., Schmitt, L., Moore, K., Francis, S.M., Jacob, S., Sweeney, J.A., Cook., E.H. Rare inherited A2BP1 deletion in a proband with autism and developmental hemiparesis. American journal of medical genetics. Part A 158A, 1654-1661, (2012).

Fatemi, S.H., Mosconi, M.W., Sweeney, J.A., et al. Consensus paper: pathological role of the cerebellum in autism. Cerebellum 11, 777-807, (2012).

Maltbie, E., Bhatt, K., Paniagua, B., Smith, R.G., Graves, M.M., Mosconi, M.W., Peterson, S., Blocher, J., El-Sayed, M., Hazlett, H.C., Styner, M.A. Asymmetric bias in user guided segmentations of brain structures. Neuroimage 59, 2, 1315-1323, (2012).


D’Cruz, A.M., Ragozzino, M.E., Mosconi, M.W., Pavuluri, M.N., Sweeney, J.A. Human reversal learning under conditions of certain versus uncertain outcomes. Neuroimage 56, 1, 315-322, (2011).

Mosconi, M.W., Takarae, Y.,& Sweeney, J.A. in Autism Spectrum Disorders (eds D. G. Amaral, G. Dawson, & D. Geschwind) Ch. 22, 355-380 (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Select Prior Publications

Mosconi, M.W., Kay, M., D’Cruz, A.M., Guter, S., Kapur, K., Macmillan, C., Stanford, L.D., Sweeney, J.A. Neurobehavioral abnormalities in first-degree relatives of individuals with autism. Archives of general psychiatry 67, 830-840, (2010).

D'Cruz, A.M., Mosconi, M.W., Steele, S., Rubin, L.H., Luna, B., Minshew, N., Sweeney, J.A. Lateralized response timing deficits in autism. Biological psychiatry 66, 393-397, (2009).

Mosconi, M.W., Cody-Hazlett, H., Poe, M.D., Gerig, G., Gimpel-Smith, R., Piven, J. Longitudinal study of amygdala volume and joint attention in 2- to 4-year-old children with autism. Archives of general psychiatry 66, 509-516, (2009).

Mosconi, M.W., Kay, M., D’Cruz, A.M., Seidenfeld, A., Guter, S., Stanford, L.D., Sweeney, J.A. Impaired inhibitory control is associated with higher-order repetitive behaviors in autism spectrum disorders. Psychological medicine 39, 1559-1566, (2009).

Mosconi, M.W., Steven Reznick, J., Mesibov, G. & Piven, J. The Social Orienting Continuum and Response Scale (SOC-RS): a dimensional measure for preschool-aged children. Journal of autism and developmental disorders 39, 242-250, doi:10.1007/s10803-008-0620-4 (2009).

Mosconi, M.W., Mack, P.B., McCarthy, G. & Pelphrey, K.A. Taking an "intentional stance" on eye-gaze shifts: a functional neuroimaging study of social perception in children. Neuroimage 27, 247-252, (2005).

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