Jennifer E McDowell, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program
  • Department of Neuroscience
  • BioImaging Research Center
  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • M.A., University of California, San Diego
  • B.A. Swarthmore College, Pennslyvania

Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

UGA Bio-Imaging Research Center

Selected Publications

J. Wang, R. Brown, K.R. Dobkins, J.E. McDowell, B.A. Clementz (in press). Diminished parietal cortex activity associated with poor motion direction discrimination performance in schizophrenia. Cerebral Cortex.

L.E. Ethridge, S. Brahmbhatt, Y. Gao, J.E. McDowell, B.A. Clementz (2009). Consider the context: blocked versus interleaved presentation of antisaccade trials. Psychophysiology.

J.E. McDowell, K.A. Dyckman, B.P. Austin & B.A. Clementz (2008). Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of reflexive and volitional saccades: Evidence from studies of humans. Brain and Cognition, 38: 255-270.

J. Camchong, K.A. Dyckman, B.P. Austin, B.A. Clementz & J.E. McDowell (2008). Common Neural circuitry supporting volitional saccades and its disruption in schizophrenia patients and relatives. Biological Psychiatry, 64: 1042-1050.

B.A. Clementz, J.E. McDowell, K.R. Dobkins (2007). Compromised speed discrimination among schizophrenia patients when viewing smooth pursuit targets. Schizophrenia Research, 95, 61-65.

K.A. Dyckman, J. Camchong, B.A. Clementz & J.E. McDowell (2007). An effect of context on saccade-related behavior and brain activity. NeuroImage, 36, 774-784.

J.A. Sweeney, B. Luna, S.K. Keedy, J.E. McDowell & B.A. Clementz (2007). FMRI studies of eye movement control: Investigating the interaction of cognitive and sensorimotor brain systems. NeuroImage, 36, S2 T54-60.

B.A. Clementz, S.B. Brahmbhatt, J.E. McDowell, R. Brown & J.A. Sweeney (2007). When does the brain inform the eyes whether and where to move? An EEG study in humans. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 2634-2643.

J. Camchong, A.S. Goodie, J.E. McDowell, C.S. Gilmore & B.A. Clementz (2007). A cognitive neuroscience approach to studying the role of overconfidence in problem gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 23, 185-199.

W.K. Campbell, E.A. Krusemark, K.A. Dyckman, A.B. Brunell, J.E. McDowell, J.M. Twenge & B.A. Clementz (2006). A magnetoencephalography investigation of neural correlates for social exclusion and self-control. Social Neuroscience, 1, 124-134.

J.E. McDowell, G.G. Brown, N. Lazar, R. Sharp, J. Camchong, K. Krebs-Thomson, L.T. Eyler, D.L. Braff & M.A. Geyer (2006). The neural correlates of habituation of response to startling tactile stimuli presented in a functional magnetic resonance imaging environment. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 148, 1-10.

A.H. Gutherie, J.E. McDowell & B.R. Hammond (2006). Scotopic sensitivity in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 84, 378-385.

J. Camchong, K.A. Dyckman, C.E. Chapman, N.E. Yanasak & J.E. McDowell (2006). Basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuitry disruptions in schizophrenia during delayed response tasks. Biological Psychiatry, 60, 235-241.

J.E. McDowell, J. Kissler, P. Berg, K. Dyckman, Y. Gao, B. Rockstroh & B.A. Clementz (2005). Electroencephalography/magnetoencephalography study of cortical activities preceding prosaccades and antisaccades. NeuroReport, 16, 663-668. (Note - figure from the manuscript was presented on the cover of the journal).

K.A. Dyckman & J.E. McDowell. Behavioral plasticity of antisaccade performance following daily practice (2005). Experimental Brain Research, 162, 63-69.

J.S. Bedwell, L.S. Miller, J.M. Brown, J.E. McDowell & N.E. Yanasak (2004). Functional magnetic resonance imaging examination of the magnocellular visual pathway in nonpsychotic relatives of persons with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 71, 509-510.

J.E. McDowell, G.G. Brown, M.P. Paulus, A. Martinez, S.E. Stewart, D.J. Dubowitz & D.L. Braff (2002). Neural correlates of refixation saccades and antisaccades in normal and schizophrenia subjects. Biological Psychiatry, 51, 216-223.

M.P. Paulus, N. Hozack, B. Zauscher, J. McDowell, L. Frank, G.G. Brown & D.L. Braff (2002). Parietal dysfunction is associated with increased outcome-related decision-making in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 51, 995-1004.

K.S. Cadenhead, G.A. Light, M.A. Geyer, J.E. McDowell & D.L. Braff (2002). Neurobiological measures of schizotypal personality disorders: Defining an inhibitory endophenotype? American Journal of Psychiatry, 159,869-871.

B.A. Clementz, J.E. McDowell & S.E. Stewart (2001). Timing and magnitude of frontal activity differentiates refixation and anti-saccade performance. NeuroReport, 12, 1863-1868.

J.E. McDowell & B.A. Clementz (2001). Behavioral and brain imaging studies of saccadic performance in schizophrenia. Biological Psychology, 57, 5-22.

C.A. Brenner, J.E. McDowell, K. Cadenhead & B.A. Clementz (2001). Saccadic inhibition among schizotypal personality disorder subjects. Psychophysiology , 38, 399-403.

J.E. McDowell, C.A. Brenner, M. Myles-Worsley, H. Coon, W. Byerley & B.A. Clementz (2001). Ocular motor delayed-response task performance among schizophrenia patients and their biological relatives. Psychophysiology, 38, 153-156.

M.P. Paulus, N. Hozack, B. Zauscher, J.E. McDowell, L. Frank, G.G. Brown & D.L. Braff (2001). Prefrontal, parietal, and temporal cortex networks underlie decision-making in the presence of uncertainty. NeuroImage, 13, 91-100.

M. Myles-Worsley, H. Coon, J. McDowell, C. Brenner, M. Hoff, B. Lind, P. Bennett, R. Freedman, B. Clementz & W. Byerley (1999). Linkage of a composite inhibitory phenotype to a chromosome 22q locus in eight Utah families. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 88, 544-550.

J.E. McDowell, M. Myles-Worsley, H. Coon, W. Byerley & B.A. Clementz (1999). Measuring liability for schizophrenia using optimized antisaccade stimulus parameters. Psychophysiology, 36, 138-141.

J.E. McDowell & B.A. Clementz (1997). The effect of fixation condition manipulation on antisaccade performance in schizophrenia: studies of diagnostic specificity. Journal of Experimental Brain Research, 115, 333-44.

J.E. McDowell & B.A. Clementz (1996). Ocular motor delayed-response task performance among schizophrenia patients. Neuropsychobiology, 34, 67-71.

J.E. McDowell, B.A. Clementz & J.T. Wixted (1995). Timing and amplitude during predictive saccadic tracking in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology, 33, 93-101.

B.A. Clementz, S.A. Reid, J.E. McDowell & K.S. Cadenhead (1995). Abnormality of smooth pursuit eye movement initiation: specificity to the schizophrenia spectrum. Psychophysiology, 32, 130-134.

B.A. Clementz & J.E. McDowell (1994). Smooth pursuit in schizophrenia: Abnormalities of open- and closed-loop responses. Psychophysiology, 31, 79-86.

B.A. Clementz, J.E. McDowell & S. Zisook (1994). Saccadic system functioning among schizophrenia patients and their first-degree biological relatives. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 103, 277-287.