Here are some of my publications. For full lists of publications, please visit my academic page here.

Social and emotional processing in aging:

  • Ziaei, M., Persson, J., Bonyadi, M.R., Reutens, D.C. & Ebner, N.C.  Amygdala functional network during recognition of own-age vs. other-age faces in younger and older adults. Neuropsychologia, 129, 10-20. ​
  • Horta, M., Ziaei, M., Lin, T., Porges, E.C., Fischer, H., Feifel, D., Spreng, N. and Ebner, N.C. (2019). Oxytocin alters patterns of brain activity and amygdalar connectivity by age during dynamic facial emotion identification, Neurobiology of Aging, 78, 42-51. 
  • Ziaei, M., Salami, A.R. & Persson, J. (2017). A multivariate analysis of age-related differences in processing emotional items during working memory paradigm, Neuropsychologia, 94, 941-12
  • Ziaei. M., Ebner, N.C., Burianová, H. (2016). A multivariate analysis of brain networks involved in gaze and emotional processing, European Journal of Neuroscience, 45 2: 312-320
  • Ziaei. M., Burianová, H., von Hippel, W., Ebner, N. & Phillips, L.H., Henry, J.D. (2016), The impact of aging on the neural correlates involved in gaze and emotional processing, Neurobiology of Aging, 48, 182-194. 

Logical reasoning

  • Ziaei, M., Bonyadi, M.R. & Reutens, D.C. (2020) Age-related differences in structural and functional prefrontal networks during a logical reasoning task, Brain Imaging and Behavior
  • Ziaei, M., Bonyadi, M.R. & Reutens, D.C. (2020) A new role of the hippocampus in logical reasoning and belief bias in aging, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience  
  • Ziaei, M., Bonyadi, M.R. & Reutens, D.C. Belief loads of assumptions impact brain networks underlying logical reasoning: A machine learning approach, Preprint available in BioRxiv

Memory and aging

  • Ziaei, M., Samrani, G. & Persson, J. Age differences in the neural response to emotional distraction during working memory encoding. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18 (3).  
  • Ziaei, M., Salami, A.R. & Persson, J. (2017). Age-related alterations in functional connectivity patterns during working memory encoding of emotional items, Neuropsychologia, 94, 941-12
  • Peira, N., Ziaei, M. & Persson, J. (2015), Age differences in brain systems supporting transient and sustained processes involved in prospective memory and working memory, NeuroImage, 125, 745-755. 
  • Burianová, H., Marstaller, L., Choupan, J., Sepehrband, F., Ziaei, M. & Reutens, D. (2015). The relation of structural integrity and task-related functional connectivity in the aging brain, Neurobiology of Aging, 36(10), 2830–2837.
  • Ziaei, M., Peira, N. & Persson, J. (2014), Brain systems underlying attentional control and emotional distraction during working memory encoding, NeuroImage, 87, 276-286.