Jennifer Blackford
Last active: 3/3/2020


My current interests are in three areas: 1. neural and genetic substrates of temperament 2. temperamental risk for psychiatric disease 3. Monte Carlo (simulation) studies to explore new practical applications of cutting-edge statistical methods, especially methods applicable to few subjects with large amounts of data, such as EEG, imaging, and time-series measures


The following timeline graph is generated from all co-authored publications.

Featured publications are shown below:

  1. Differences in age-related effects on brain volume in Down syndrome as compared to Williams syndrome and typical development. Koran ME, Hohman TJ, Edwards CM, Vega JN, Pryweller JR, Slosky LE, Crockett G, Villa de Rey L, Meda SA, Dankner N, Avery SN, Blackford JU, Dykens EM, Thornton-Wells TA (2014) J Neurodev Disord 6(1): 8
    › Primary publication · 24713364 (PubMed) · PMC4022321 (PubMed Central)
  2. Amygdala-cingulate intrinsic connectivity is associated with degree of social inhibition. Blackford JU, Clauss JA, Avery SN, Cowan RL, Benningfield MM, VanDerKlok RM (2014) Biol Psychol : 15-25
    › Primary publication · 24534162 (PubMed) · PMC4274047 (PubMed Central)
  3. BNST neurocircuitry in humans. Avery SN, Clauss JA, Winder DG, Woodward N, Heckers S, Blackford JU (2014) Neuroimage : 311-23
    › Primary publication · 24444996 (PubMed) · PMC4214684 (PubMed Central)
  4. The effect of intellectual ability on functional activation in a neurodevelopmental disorder: preliminary evidence from multiple fMRI studies in Williams syndrome. Pryweller JR, Avery SN, Blackford JU, Dykens EM, Thornton-Wells TA (2012) J Neurodev Disord 4(1): 24
    › Primary publication · 23102261 (PubMed) · PMC3502608 (PubMed Central)
  5. White matter integrity deficits in prefrontal-amygdala pathways in Williams syndrome. Avery SN, Thornton-Wells TA, Anderson AW, Blackford JU (2012) Neuroimage 59(2): 887-94
    › Primary publication · 22008369 (PubMed) · PMC3254058 (PubMed Central)
  6. Using novel control groups to dissect the amygdala's role in Williams syndrome. Thornton-Wells TA, Avery SN, Blackford JU (2011) Dev Cogn Neurosci 1(3): 295-304
    › Primary publication · 21731599 (PubMed) · PMC3124852 (PubMed Central)
  7. A unique role for the human amygdala in novelty detection. Blackford JU, Buckholtz JW, Avery SN, Zald DH (2010) Neuroimage 50(3): 1188-93
    › Primary publication · 20045069 (PubMed) · PMC2830341 (PubMed Central)
  8. Amygdala temporal dynamics: temperamental differences in the timing of amygdala response to familiar and novel faces. Blackford JU, Avery SN, Shelton RC, Zald DH (2009) BMC Neurosci : 145
    › Primary publication · 20003287 (PubMed) · PMC2797525 (PubMed Central)