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Linton, S., & Levita, L. (2021). Potentiated Perceptual Neural Responses to Learned Threat during Pavlovian Fear Acquisition and Extinction in Adolescents. Developmental Science, accepted for publication.

Gyurkovics, M., & Levita, L. (2021). Dynamic Adjustments of Midfrontal Control Signals in Adults and Adolescents. Cerebral Cortex, 31(2), 795-808. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhaa258

Aytemur, A., & Levita, L. (2021). A reduction in the implicit sense of agency during adolescence compared to childhood and adulthood. Conscious Cogn, 87, 103060. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2020.103060


Williams, I. A., Reuber, M., & Levita, L. (2020). Interoception and stress in patients with Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder. Cogn Neuropsychiatry, 1-20. doi:10.1080/13546805.2020.1865895

Murphy, J., Vallieres, F., Bentall, R. P., Shevlin, M., McBride, O., Hartman, T. K., . . . Hyland, P. (2021). Psychological characteristics associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and resistance in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Nature Communications, 12(1), 29. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20226-9

Shevlin, M., Nolan, E., Owczarek, M., McBride, O., Murphy, J., Miller, J. G., . . . Bentall, R. P. (2020). COVID-19-related anxiety predicts somatic symptoms in the UK population. British Journal of Health Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjhp.12430

Shevlin, M., McBride, O., Murphy, J., Miller, J. G., Hartman, T. K., Levita, L., . . . Bentall, R. P. (2020). Anxiety, depression, traumatic stress and COVID-19-related anxiety in the UK general population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bjpsych Open, 6(6), e125. doi:10.1192/bjo.2020.109

Miller, J. G., Hartman, T. K., Levita, L., Martinez, A. P., Mason, L., McBride, O., . . . Bentall, R. P. (2020). Capability, opportunity, and motivation to enact hygienic practices in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom. British Journal of Health Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjhp.12426

Whitfield, A., Walsh, S., Levita, L., & Reuber, M. (2020). Catastrophising and repetitive negative thinking tendencies in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures or epilepsy. Seizure, 83, 57-62. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2020.09.034

Levita, L., Mayberry, E., Mehmood, A., & Reuber, M. (2020). Evaluation of LiNES: A New Measure of Trauma, Negative Affect, and Relationship Insecurity Over the Life Span in Persons With FND. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci, 32(1), 43-49. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19050121

Gyurkovics, M., Stafford, T., & Levita, L. (2020). Cognitive control across adolescence: Dynamic adjustments and mind-wandering. Journal of Experimental Psychology-General, 149(6), 1017-1031. doi:10.1037/xge0000698

2019 & Pre

Kirkham, E. J., & Levita, L. (2019). Early life stress is associated with reduced avoidance of threatening facial expressions. Development and Psychopathology, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S095457941900110X

Howsley, P., Levita, L. (2018). Developmental changes in the cortical sources of spontaneous alpha throughout adolescence. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133, 91-101. Link here.

Walsh, S., Levita, L., & Reuber, M. (2018). Comorbid depression and associated factors in PNES versus epilepsy: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Seizure, 60, 44-56. Link here.

Mcsweeney, M., Reuber, M., Hoggard, N., & Levita, L. (2018). Cortical thickness and gyrification patterns in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Neuroscience Letters, 678, 124-130. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2018.04.056. Link here.

Williams, I. A., Howlett, S., Levita, L., & Reuber, M. (2018). Changes in Emotion Processing following Brief Augmented Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy for Functional Neurological Symptoms. Behav Cogn Psychother, 1-17. doi:10.1017/S1352465717000807 Link here.

Fritz, T., Mueller, K., Guha, A., Gouws, A., Levita, L., Andrews, T. J., & Slocombe, K. E. (2018). Human Behavioural Discimination of Human, Chimpanzee and Macaque Affective Vocalisations Is Reflected by the Neural Response in the Superior Temporal Sulcus. Neuropsychologia. doi. 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.01.026. Link here.

McSweeney, M., Reuber, M., & Levita, L. (2017). Neuroimaging studies in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: A systematic meta-review. NeuroImage: Clinical, 16, 210-221. doi:

Howsley, P., & Levita, L. (2017) Anticipatory representations of reward and threat in perceptual areas from preadolescence to late adolescence. Dev Cogn Neurosci. doi:

Levita, L., Salas Duhne, P. G., Girling, C., & Waller, G. (2016). Facets of clinicians’ anxiety and the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 157-161. doi:

Levita, L., Howsley, P., Jordan, J., & Johnston, P. (2015). Potentiation of the early visual response to learned danger signals in adults and adolescents. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 269-277. link.

McFetridge, M. A., Milner, R., Gavin, V., & Levita, L. (2015). Borderline personality disorder: patterns of self-harm, reported childhood trauma and clinical outcome. British Journal of Psychiatry Open, 1(1), 18-20.

West, K., Turner, R., & Levita, L. (2015). Applying imagined contact to improve physiological responses in anticipation of intergroup interactions and the perceived quality of these interactions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45(8), 425-436. link.

Bois, C., Ronan, L., Levita, L., Whalley, H. C., Giles, S., McIntosh, A. M., Fletcher, P. C., Owens, D. C., Johnstone, E. C., & Lawrie, S. M. (2015). Cortical Surface Area Differentiates Familial High Risk Individuals Who Go on to Develop Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 78(6), 413-20. link.

Bois, C., Levita, L., Ripp, I., Owens, D. C., Johnstone, E. C., Whalley, H. C., & Lawrie, S. S. (2015). Hippocampal, amygdala and nucleus accumbens volume in first-episode schizophrenia patients and individuals at high familial risk: A cross-sectional comparison. Schizophrenia Research, 165(1), 45–51. link.

Levita, L., Bois, C., Healey, A., Smyllie, E., Papakonstantinou, E., Hartley, T., & Lever, C. (2014). The Behavioural Inhibition System, anxiety and hippocampal volume in a non-clinical population. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 4:4. link.

Bois, C., Levita, L., Ripp, I., Owens, D.C.G., Johnstone, E.C., Whalley, H.C., & Lawrie, S.M. (2014). Longitudinal changes in hippocampal volume in the Edinburgh High Risk Study of Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. [Epub ahead of print – link].

Slocombe, K. E., Alvarez, I., Branigan, H. P., Jellema, T., Burnett, H. G., Fischer, A., . . . Levita, L. (2013). Linguistic Alignment in Adults with and Without Asperger’s Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(6), 1423-1436. doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1698-2 link.

Campion, M., & Levita, L. (2014). Enhancing positive affect and divergent thinking abilities: Play some music and dance. Journal of Positive Psychology, 9(2),137-145. link.

Earlier work

Levita, L., Hoskin, R., & Champi, S. (2012). Avoidance of harm and anxiety: a role for the nucleus accumbens. Neuroimage, 62(1), 189-198. link.

Romaniuk, L., Honey, G. D., King, J. R., Whalley, H. C., McIntosh, A. M., Levita, L., Hughes, M., Johnstone, E. C., Day, M., Lawrie, S. M., & Hall, J. (2010). Midbrain activation during Pavlovian conditioning and delusional symptoms in schizophrenia. Archive of General Psychiatry, 67(12), 1246-1254. link.

Levita, L., & Muzzio, I. A. (2010). Role of the hippocampus in goal-oriented tasks requiring retrieval of spatial versus non-spatial information. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 93(4), 581-588. link.

Casey, B. J., Jones, R. M., Levita, L., Libby, V., Pattwell, S. S., Ruberry, E. J., Soliman, F., & Somerville, L. H. (2010). The storm and stress of adolescence: insights from human imaging and mouse genetics. Developmental Psychobiology, 52(3), 225-235. link.

Soliman, F., Glatt, C. E., Bath, K. G., Levita, L., Jones, R. M., Pattwell, S. S., Jing, D., Tottenham, N., Amso, D., Somerville, L. H., Voss, H. U., Glover, G., Ballon, D. J., Liston, C., Teslovich, T., Van Kempen, T., Lee, F.S., & Casey, B.J. (2010). A genetic variant BDNF polymorphism alters extinction learning in both mouse and human. Science, 327(5967), 863-866. link.

Casey, B. J., Glatt, C. E., Tottenham, N., Soliman, F., Bath, K., Amso, D., Altemus, M., Pattwell, S., Jones, R., Levita, L., McEwen, B., Magariños, A. M., Gunnar, M., Thomas, K. M., Mezey, J., Clark, A. G., Hempstead, B. L., & Lee, F. S. (2009). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor as a model system for examining gene by environment interactions across development. Neuroscience, 164(1), 108-120. link.

Muzzio, I. A., Levita, L., Kulkarni, J., Monaco, J., Kentros, C., Stead, M., Abbott, L. F., & Kandel, E. R. (2009). Attention enhances the retrieval and stability of visuospatial and olfactory representations in the dorsal hippocampus. PLoS Biology, 7(6), e1000140. link.

Guo, J. D., Hammack, S. E., Hazra, R., Levita, L., & Rainnie, D. G. (2009). Bi-directional modulation of bed nucleus of stria terminalis neurons by 5-HT: molecular expression and functional properties of excitatory 5-HT receptor subtypes. Neuroscience, 164(4), 1776-1793. link.

Levita, L., Hare, T. A., Voss, H. U., Glover, G., Ballon, D. J., & Casey, B. J. (2009). The bivalent side of the nucleus accumbens. Neuroimage, 44(3), 1178-1187. link.

Levita, L., Hammack, S. E., Mania, I., Li, X. Y., Davis, M., & Rainnie, D. G. (2004). 5-hydroxytryptamine1A-like receptor activation in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis: electrophysiological and behavioral studies. Neuroscience, 128(3), 583-596. link.

Passetti, F., Levita, L., & Robbins, T. W. (2003). Sulpiride alleviates the attentional impairments of rats with medial prefrontal cortex lesions. Behavioral Brain Research, 138(1), 59-69. link.

Levita, L., Mania, I., & Rainnie, D. G. (2003). Subtypes of substance P receptor immunoreactive interneurons in the rat basolateral amygdala. Brain Research, 981(1-2), 41-51. link.

Levita, L., Dalley, J. W., & Robbins, T. W. (2002). Nucleus accumbens dopamine and learned fear revisited: a review and some new findings. Behavioral Brain Research, 137(1-2), 115-127. link.

Levita, L., Dalley, J. W., & Robbins, T. W. (2002). Disruption of Pavlovian contextual conditioning by excitotoxic lesions of the nucleus accumbens core. Behavioral Neuroscience, 116(4), 539-552. link.

Dalley, J. W., McGaughy, J., O’Connell, M. T., Cardinal, R. N., Levita, L., & Robbins, T. W. (2001). Distinct changes in cortical acetylcholine and noradrenaline efflux during contingent and noncontingent performance of a visual attentional task. Journal of Neuroscience, 21(13), 4908-4914. link.

Sesay, A. .K, Errington, M. L., Levita, L., & Bliss, T. V. (1996). Spatial learning and hippocampal long-term potentiation are not impaired in mdx mice. Neuroscience Letters, 211(3), 207-210. link.