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Status Full-time Faculty

Home Department of Psychology

Phone 244-1117

Email mfabiani@illinois.edu

Address 2151 Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews Avenue

  • Biography

    Monica Fabiani (Ph.D., 1990) is a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Assistant Head for Faculty Development in the Psychology Department.  She is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and was the President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) in 2008. In 2019, she received the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychophysiology, the highest honor granted by SPR. Since 2015 she has been the Editor in Chief of Psychophysiology.  She is the author of more than 170 publications. Her research has consistently been funded by a number of agencies, including National Institute on Aging (current), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). 

  • Research

    Monica Fabiani's research interests are in the cognitive neuroscience and neurophysiology of aging, as well as in the development of tools for the non-invasive mapping of human brain function. As is typical of the cognitive neuroscience approach, her research involves the integration of data from different domains, including behavioral responses, neuropsychological tests, and brain anatomy and function (event-related brain potentials, or ERPs; structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, or sMRI and fMRI; and optical imaging: pulse-DOT, EROS and fNIRS).

    Fabiani's research includes several interconnected lines: (1) Cerebrovascular contributions to structural, functional, and cognitive aging, using a newly developed optical method (pulse-DOT) to assess cerebrovascular status (funded by NIA); (2) Neurophysiological and structural, bases of cognitive control, attention and working memory in normal aging, with a focus on individual differences (funded by NIA); and (3) development of new non-invasive optical brain imaging methods and their integration with currently existing methods (EEG/ERPs, functional and structural MRI, ASL, and TMS).  These methodological developments are in collaborations with Prof. G. Gratton and include the event-related optical signal (EROS) and the cerebral arterial pulse measured with diffuse optical tomography (pulse-DOT).  She is also collaborating with Prof. Rogers on the development and application of wearable electronics for EEG and optical recordings.

     

  • 2019

    • Bowie, D. C., Clements, G. M., Gratton, G., & Fabiani, M. (invited chapter, in press). Chapter 15. The effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on brain and cognitive aging. In C. Martin, V. R. Preedy & R. Rajendram (Eds.) The Neuroscience of Aging. Elsevier, The Netherlands.
    • Center, E.G., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., & Beck, D.M. (2019). Examining the role of feedback in TMS-induced visual suppression: A cautionary tale. Consciousness and Cognition. 75, 102805.
    • Chiarelli, A.M., Low, K.A., Maclin, E.L., Fletcher, M.A., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (2019). The Optical Effective Attenuation Coefficient as An Informative Measure of Brain Health in Aging. Photonics, 6(3), 79; (special issue on Neurophotonics: Optics for the brain; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/photonics/special_issues/neurophotonics).
    • Chiarelli, A.M., Mahmoudzadeh, M., Low, K.A., Maclin, E.L., Kongolo, G., Goudjil, S., Fabiani, M., Wallois, F., & Gratton, G. (2019). Assessment of cerebrovascular development and intraventricular hemorrhages in preterm infants with optical measures of the brain arterial pulse wave. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 39(3), 466-480, PMID: 28949275
    • Katsumi, Y., Dolcos, F., Moore, M., Bartholow, B., Fabiani, M., & Dolcos, S. (in press). Electrophysiological Correlates of Racial Ingroup Bias in Observing Nonverbal Social Encounters: An EEG Investigation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
    • Kong T. S., Gratton, C., Low, K. A., Tan, C. H., Chiarelli, A. Fletcher, M. A., Zimmerman, B., M., Maclin, E. L., Gratton, G., Fabiani, M. (in press). Age-related differences in functional brain network segregation are consistent with a cascade of cerebrovascular, structural and cognitive effects.. Network Neuroscience.
    • Tan, C. H., Low, K. A., Chiarelli, A. M., Fletcher, M., Burzynska Z. A., Kong, T. S., Zimmerman, B., Maclin, E. L., Gratton, G. & Fabiani, M. (in press). Optical Measures of Cerebral Arterial Stiffness are Associated with White Matter Signal Abnormalities and Cognitive Performance in Normal Aging. Neurobiology of Aging.
    • Tian L.†, Zimmerman, B.†, Akhtar, A.†, Yu, K.J.†, Moore, M., Larson, R., Lee, J.W., Li, J., Liu, Y., , Metzger, B., Qu, S., Wu, J., Guo, X., Mathewson, K.E., Fan, J.A., Cornman, J., Fatina, M., Xie, Z., Ma, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Dolcos, F., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., Bretl, T., Hargrove, L.J. Braun, P., Huang, Y., & Rogers J.A. (2019). Large-area MRI-compatible epidermal electronic interfaces for prosthetic control and cognitive monitoring, Nature Biomedical Engineering, 3, 194–205. †shared first authors

    2018

    • Baniqued, P., Low, K.A., Fletcher, M. A., Gratton, G., & Fabiani, M. (2018). Shedding light on grey(ing) areas: Connectivity and task switching dynamics in aging. Psychophysiology, 55(3), e12818.
    • Fabiani, M., Kutas, M., Miller, G. A. and Coles, M. G. (2018), Emanuel Donchin (1935–2018). Psychophysiology, 55: e13302.
    • Gratton, G., Cooper, P., Fabiani, M., Carter, C., & Karayanidis, F. (2018). Cognitive control: theoretical bases, paradigms, and a view for the future. Psychophysiology, 55(3), e13016.
    • Karayanidis, F., Gratton, G., & Fabiani, M. (2018). Editorial. Dynamics of cognitive control: A view across methodologies. Psychophysiology, 55(3), e13053.
    • Toscano, J.C., Anderson, N.D., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G. Garnsey, S.M. (2018). The time-course of cortical responses to speech revealed by fast diffuse optical imaging. Brain and Language, 184, 32-42.

    2017

    • Chiarelli, A.M., Fletcher, M.A., Tan, C.H., Low, K.A., Maclin, E.L., Zimmerman, B., Kong, T., Gorsuch, A., Gratton, G. & Fabiani, M. (2017). Individual differences in regional cortical volumes across the life span are associated with regional optical measures of arterial elasticity. NeuroImage, 162, 199–213.
    • Chiarelli, A.M., Maclin, E.L., Low, K.A., Fantini, S., Fabiani, M. & Gratton, G. (2017). Low-resolution mapping of the effective attenuation coefficient of the human head: A multidistance approach applied to high-density optical recordings. Neurophotonics, 4(2), 021103. PMCID: PMC5400126
    • Gratton, G., Chiarelli, A.M., & Fabiani, M. (2017). From brain to blood vessels and back: A non-invasive optical imaging approach. Neurophotonics 4(3), 031208.
    • Kim, J., Gutruf, P., Chiarelli, A.M., Heo, S.H., Cho, K., Xie, Z., Banks, A., Han, S., Jang, K.-I. Lee, J.W., Lee, K.-T., Feng, X., Huang, Y., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., Paik, U., & Rogers, J.A. (2017). Miniaturized Battery-Free Wireless Systems for Wearable Pulse Oximetry. Advanced Functional Materials.
    • Metzger, B.A., Mathewson, K.E., Tapia, E., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., & Beck, D.M. (2017). Probing binocular rivalry: Attention drives the reversal process. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 29:6, 1089-1102.
    • Seymour, J.L., Low, K.A. Low, Maclin, E.L., Chiarelli, A.M., Mathewson, K.E., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G. & Dye, M.W.G (2017). Reorganization of neural systems mediating peripheral visual selective attention in the deaf: An optical imaging study. Hearing Research, 343, 162-175. PMID: 27668836
    • Tan, C. H., Low, K.A., Zimmerman, B., Fletcher, M., Gratton, G. & Fabiani, M. (2017). Mapping Cerebral Pulse Pressure and Arterial Compliance over the Adult Lifespan with Optical Imaging. PLOS ONE. PMID: 28234912 PMCID: PMC5325189
    • Walker, J.A., Low, K.A., Cohen, N.J.C., Gratton, G., & Fabiani, M. (2017). Hippocampal volume and white matter integrity predict cortical indices of reactivation of related items. Neuropsychologia 95, 182-192. PMID: 27939369.

    2016

    • Chiarelli, A.M., Fletcher, M.A., Tan, C.H., Low, K.A., Maclin, E.L., Zimmerman, B., Kong, T., Gorsuch, A., Gratton, G. & Fabiani, M. (2017). Individual differences in regional cortical volumes across the life span are associated with regional optical measures of arterial elasticity. NeuroImage, 162, 199–213.
    • Chiarelli, A.M., Maclin, E.L., Low, K.A., Fantini, S., Fabiani, M. & Gratton, G. (2017). Low-resolution mapping of the effective attenuation coefficient of the human head: A multidistance approach applied to high-density optical recordings. Neurophotonics, 4(2), 021103. PMCID: PMC5400126
    • Gratton, G., Chiarelli, A.M., & Fabiani, M. (2017). From brain to blood vessels and back: A non-invasive optical imaging approach. Neurophotonics 4(3), 031208.
    • Kim, J., Gutruf, P., Chiarelli, A.M., Heo, S.H., Cho, K., Xie, Z., Banks, A., Han, S., Jang, K.-I. Lee, J.W., Lee, K.-T., Feng, X., Huang, Y., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., Paik, U., & Rogers, J.A. (2017). Miniaturized Battery-Free Wireless Systems for Wearable Pulse Oximetry. Advanced Functional Materials.
    • Metzger, B.A., Mathewson, K.E., Tapia, E., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., & Beck, D.M. (2017). Probing binocular rivalry: Attention drives the reversal process. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 29:6, 1089-1102.
    • Seymour, J.L., Low, K.A. Low, Maclin, E.L., Chiarelli, A.M., Mathewson, K.E., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G. & Dye, M.W.G (2017). Reorganization of neural systems mediating peripheral visual selective attention in the deaf: An optical imaging study. Hearing Research, 343, 162-175. PMID: 27668836
    • Tan, C. H., Low, K.A., Zimmerman, B., Fletcher, M., Gratton, G. & Fabiani, M. (2017). Mapping Cerebral Pulse Pressure and Arterial Compliance over the Adult Lifespan with Optical Imaging. PLOS ONE. PMID: 28234912 PMCID: PMC5325189,
    • Walker, J.A., Low, K.A., Cohen, N.J.C., Gratton, G., & Fabiani, M. (2017). Hippocampal volume and white matter integrity predict cortical indices of reactivation of related items. Neuropsychologia 95, 182-192. PMID: 27939369.

    2015

    • Chiarelli, A.M., Maclin, E.L., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (2015). A kurtois-based wavelet algorithm for motion artifact correction of fNIRS data. NeuroImage, 112, 128–137. PMID: 25747916; PMCID: PMC4408240.
    • Chiarelli, A.M., Maclin, E.L., Low, K.A., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (2015). Comparison of procedures for co-registering scalp-recording locations to anatomical magnetic resonance images. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 20(1), 016009. PMID: 25574993; PMCID: PMC4288136.
    • Fabiani, M. (2015). Editorial: The embodied brain. Psychophysiology, 52(1), 1-5. PMID: 25537620
    • Fabiani, M. Zimmerman, B., & Gratton, G. (2015). Chapter 11: Working memory and aging: A review. In P. Jolicoeur & C. Lefebvre, & J. Marinez-Trujillo (Eds.), Attention & Performance XXV: Mechanisms of sensory working memory (pp. 131-148). Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-801371-7
    • Gratton, G., Shin, E., & Fabiani, M. (2015). Chapter 7: Hemispheric organization of visual memory: Analyzing visual working memory with brain measures. In P. Jolicoeur, C. Lefebvre, & J. Marinez-Trujillo (Eds.), Attention & Performance XXV: Mechanisms of sensory working memory (pp. 75-88). Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-801371-7
    • Leaver, E.E., Low, K.A., DiVacri, A., Merla, A., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (2015). The devil is in the detail: Brain dynamics in preparation for a global-local task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(8), 1513-1527. PMID:25761005
    • Parks, N. A.; Mazzi, C.; Tapia, E.; Savazzi, S.; Fabiani, M.; Gratton, G.; Beck, D. M., The Influence of Posterior Parietal Cortex on Extrastriate Visual Activity: A Concurrent TMS and Fast Optical Imaging Study. Neuropsychologia 2015, 78, 153-158. PMID: 26449990; PMCID: PMC4734125.
    • Tse, C.Y., Gratton, G., Garnsey, S. M., Novak, M.A., & Fabiani, M. (2015). Read my lips? Brain dynamics associated with audiovisual integration and deviance detection. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(9), 1723-1737. PMID: 25848682.

    2014

    • Fabiani, M. Low, K.A., Tan, C.-H., Zimmerman, B., Fletcher, M. A., Schneider-Garces, N., Maclin, E.L., Chiarelli, A.M., Sutton, B.P., & Gratton, G. (2014). Taking the pulse of aging: Mapping pulse pressure and elasticity in cerebral arteries with diffuse optical methods. Psychophysiology, 51, 1072–1088. PMID: 25100639
    • Fabiani, M.; Gordon, B. A.; Maclin, E. L.; Pearson, M. A.; Brumback-Peltz, C. R.; Low, K. A.; McAuley, E.; Sutton, B. P.; Kramer, A. F.; Gratton, G., Neurovascular Coupling in Normal Aging: A Combined Optical, ERP and FMRI Study. Neuroimage 2014, 85, 592-607, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.04.113.
    • Gordon, B.A., Tse, C. Y., Gratton, G. & Fabiani, M. (2014). Spread of activation and deactivation in the brain: Does age matter? Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 6, 288. PMID: 25360115; PMCID: PMC4199281
    • Jang, K.-I., Han, S.Y., Xu, S., Mathewson, K.E., Zhang, Y., Jeong, J.W., Kim, G.T., Webb, R.C., Lee, J.W., Dawidczyk, T.J., Kim, R.H., Song, Y.M., Yeo, W.H., Kim, S., Cheng, H., Rhee, S.I., Chung, J., Kim, B., Chung, H.U., Lee, D., Yang, Y., Cho, M., Gaspar, J.G., Carbonari, R., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., Huang, Y., & Rogers, J.A. (2014). Rugged and breathable forms of stretchable electronics with adherent and composite substrates for transcutaneous monitoring. Nature Communications, 5, 4779
    • Mathewson, K. E., Beck, D.M., Ro, T., Maclin, E.L., Low, K.A., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G. (2014). Dynamics of alpha control: preparatory suppression of posterior alpha oscillations by frontal modulators revealed with combined EEG and event-related optical signals (EROS). Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(10), 2400-2415. PMID: 24702458
    • Walker, J. A.; Low, K. A.; Cohen, N. J.; Fabiani, M.; Gratton, G., When Memory Leads the Brain to Take Scenes at Face Value: Face Areas Are Reactivated at Test by Scenes That Were Paired with Faces at Study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2014, 8, 12, DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00018.
    • Zimmerman, B.; Sutton, B. P.; Low, K. A.; Fletcher, M. A.; Tan, C. H.; Schneider-Garces, N.; Li, Y. F.; Ouyang, C.; Maclin, E. L.; Gratton, G.; Fabiani, M., Cardiorespiratory Fitness Mediates the Effects of Aging on Cerebral Blood Flow. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 2014, 6, DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00059.