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Falk, E.B., Morelli, S.A., Welborn, B.L, Dambacher, K., & Lieberman, M.D. (2013). Creating buzz: The neural correlates of effective message propagation. Psychological Science, 24(7) 1234-1242.

*Berkman, E.T., & *Falk, E.B. (2013). Beyond brain mapping: Using the brain to predict real-world outcomes. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 22(1), 45-50. *equal author contributions

Falk, E.B., & Lieberman, M. D. (2013). The neural bases of attitudes, evaluation and behavior change. In F. Kruger & J. Grafman (Eds.). The neural basis of human belief systems. Psychology Press.


Falk, E.B., O'Donnell, M.B. & Lieberman, M.D. (2012). Getting the word out: Neural correlates of enthusiastic message propagation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6:313.

Antonucci, T.C., Ashton-Miller, J.A., Brandt, J., Falk, E.B., Halter, J.B., Hamdemir, L., Konrath, S.H., Lee, J.M., McCullough, W.R., Persad, C.C., Seydel, R., Smith, J., Webster, N.J., (2012). The Right to Move: A multidisciplinary lifespan conceptual framework. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research. Vo1. 2012, Article ID 873937

Egol, M., McEuen, M.B., Falk, E.B. (2012) The Social Life of Brands, Strategy and Business, 68, Fall 2012.

Jasinska, A.J., Yasuda, M., Burant, C.F., Gregor, N., Khatri, S., Sweet, M. & Falk, E.B. (2012) Impulsivity and inhibitory control deficits are associated with unhealthy eating in young adults. Appetite. 59(3), 738-747.

Falk, E.B., Way, B., & Jasinska, A. (2012). An imaging genetics approach to understanding social influence Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:168.

Falk, E., Berkman, E., & Lieberman, M.D. (2012). Neural responses predict population-level responses to persuasive messages. Psychological Science, 23(5), 439-445. (Supporting online materials can be found here)

Berkman, E.T., Falk, E.B., & Lieberman, M.D. (2012). Interactive effects of three core goal pursuit processes on brain control systems: Goal maintenance, performance monitoring, and response inhibition. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e40334.

Falk, E.B. (2012). Can neuroscience advance our understanding of core questions in communication studies? An overview of communication neuroscience. In. S. Jones (Ed.). Communication at the Center. Hampton Press.

Falk, E.B., Spunt, R.P., & Lieberman, M.D. (2012). Ascribing beliefs to ingroup and outgroup political candidates: Neural correlates of perspective taking, issue importance, and days until the election. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 367, 731-743.

Muscatell, K.A., Morelli, S.A., Falk, E.B., Way, B.M., Pfeifer, J.H, Galinsky, A.D., Lieberman, M.D., Dapretto, M. & Eisenberger, N.I. (2012). Social Status Modulates Neural Activity in the Mentalizing Network. Neuroimage 60, 1771-1777


Berkman, E.T., Falk, E.B. & Lieberman, M.D. (2011). In the trenches of real-world self-control: Neural correlates of breaking the link between craving and smoking. Psychological Science, 22(4), 498-506.

Berkman, E.T., Dickenson, J., Falk, E.B. & Lieberman, M.D. (2011). Using SMS text messaging to assess moderators of smoking cessation: Validating a new tool for ecological measurement of health behaviors. Health Psychology, 30(2), 186-194.

Falk, E., Berkman, E., Whalen, D., & Lieberman, M.D. (2011). Neural activity during health messaging predicts reductions in smoking above and beyond self-report. Health Psychology, 30(2), 177-185.


Spunt, R., Falk, E., & Lieberman, M.D. (2010). Dissociable neural systems support retrieval of how and why action knowledge. Psychological Science, 21(11), 1593-1598.

Falk, E.B. (2010). Communication neuroscience as a tool for health psychologists. Health Psychology, 29(4), 346-54.

Falk, E.B., Berkman, E., Mann, T. Harrison, B., & Lieberman, M.D. (2010). Predicting persuasion-induced behavior change from the brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 8421-8424. (Supporting material can be found here)

Falk, E.B., Rameson, L., Kang, Y., Inagaki, T., & Lieberman, M.D. (2009). The neural correlates of persuasion: A common network across cultures and media. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(11), 2447-2459.


Cascio, C., Dal Cin, S., & Falk, E.B. (forthcoming). Predicting behavior change from the brain. In P. Hall (Ed.) Social Neuroscience and Public Health: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline. Springer.

Falk, E.B. (forthcoming). Communication neuroscience, media and mindfulness. In A Ie, C. Ngnoumen, & E. Langer (Eds.). Handbook of Mindfulness. Wiley-Blackwell.