Florida State University

Accepting new graduate students.

Dr. Caterina Gratton

Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
PDB B429


At every waking moment the human brain absorbs information, selectively filters it, and integrates it into perceptions and memories to achieve goals. These processes rely on the unique functions of individual regions of the brain, as well as on coordinated activity across regions organized into large-scale networks. How these multi-scale processes are coordinated remains an enigma. My lab studies how human brain networks are organized and how they contribute to the multitude of goal-directed behaviors humans can complete. Furthermore, we examine how these processes break down with damage and disease.
Current Research
Our current research focuses on two interrelated lines of research on (1) specialization of large-scale networks for goal-directed behaviors and (2) variation of large-scale network organization across people and over time. The team uses a broad methodological toolkit including fMRI, cognitive tasks, and TMS, focusing on deep “precision” measures to precisely-phenotype brain and behavior in individual people. Recently funded projects in the lab are aimed at investigating the relationship between individual differences in brain networks and goal-directed functions in young adults and in older adults, and in investigating the role of network hubs in different task contexts.
Recent Publications
Gratton C, Nelson S. M., Gordon E. M (2022). Brain-behavior correlations: two paths toward reliability. Neuron, 110 (9), 1446-1449.
Ladwig Z., Seitzman B.A., Adeyemo B., Yu Y., Smith D., Petersen S.E., Gratton C (2022). BOLD cofluctuation ‘events’ are predicted from static functional connectivity. Neuroimage, (in press).
Porter A., Nielsen A.N., Dorn M., Dworetsky A., Edmonds D., Gratton C (2022). Masked features of task states found in individual brain networks. Cerebral Cortex, (in press).
Dworetsky A., Seitzman B. A., Adeyemo B., Coalson R.S., Neta M., Petersen S. E., Gratton C (2021). Probabilistic mapping of human functional brain networks. Neuroimage, 237, 118164.
Gratton C., Braga R. M (2021). Deep imaging of the individual brain: past, practice, and promise [Special Issue Editorial]. Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences, .
Kraus B. T., Perez D. R., Ladwig Z., Seitzman B. A., Dworetsky A., Petersen S. E., Gratton C (2021). Network variants are similar between task and rest states. Neuroimage, 229, 117743.
Smith D. M., Porter A., Perez D. R., Dworetsky A., Gratton C (2021). Light through the fog: Using precision fMRI to disentangle the neural substrates of cognitive control. Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences, 40, 19-26.
Gratton C, Dworetsky A, Coalson R.S, Adeyemo B, Laumann T.O, Wig G, Kong T.S, Gratton G, Fabiani M, Barch D.M, Tranel D, Miranda-Dominguez O, Fair D.A, Dosenbach N.U.F.D, Snyder A.Z, Perlmutter J.S, Petersen S.E, Campbell M.C (2020). Removal of high frequency contamination from motion estimates in single-band fMRI saves data without biasing functional connectivity. Neuroimage, 217, 116866.
Gratton C., Kraus B.T., Greene D.J., Gordon E.M., Laumann T.O., Nelson S. M., Dosenbach N.U.F., Petersen S.E. (2019). Defining individual-specific functional neuroanatomy for precision psychiatry (Invited Review). Biological Psychiatry, .
Seitzman BA*, Gratton C*, Laumann TO, Gordon EM, Adeyemo B, Dworetsky A, Kraus BT, Gilmore AW, Berg JJ, Ortega M, Nguyen A, Greene DJ, McDermott KB, Nelson SM, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Schlaggar BL, Dosenbach NUF, Petersen SE. ( * = joint first authors) (2019). Trait-like variants of human functional brain networks. PNAS, 116 (45), 22851-22861. PubMed
Gratton C, Koller JM, Shannon W, Greene DJ, Snyder AZ, Petersen SE, Perlmutter JS, Campbell MC. (2018). Emergent functional network effects in Parkinson disease. Cerebral Cortex, 6, 2509-2523. PubMed
Gratton C, Laumann TO, Nielsen AN, Greene DJ, Gordon EM, Gilmore AW, Nelson SM, Coalson RS, Snyder AZ, Schlaggar BL, Dosenbach NUF, Petersen SE (2018). Functional brain networks are dominated by stable group and individual factors, not cognitive or daily variation. Neuron, 98(2) 439-452. PubMed
Gratton C, Sun H, Petersen SE. (2018). Control networks and hubs (Invited Review). Psychophysiology, 55 (3), e13032. PubMed

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