Selected List of Scientific Publications 

From Over 120 Scientific Publications  

h-index = 40 

[Google Scholar; Retrieved on 10/26/19)


  • Cacioppo, J. T., & Cacioppo, S. (2014). Social relationships and health:  The toxic effects of perceived social isolation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 58- 72. doi: 10.1111/spc3.12087.


  • Cacioppo, S. (2017). High-performance electrophysiological microsegmentation and brain source localization. In J. T. Cacioppo, L. Tassinary, & G. Berntson (Eds.), Handbook of psychophysiology (4th ed.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Cacioppo JT, Cacioppo S. The growing problem of loneliness. Lancet. 2018 02 03; 391(10119):426.

  • Russell DW, Russell CA, Chen HY, Cacioppo S, Cacioppo JT. To what extent is psychological resilience protective or ameliorative: Exploring the effects of deployment on the mental health of combat medics. Psychol Serv. 2019 Mar 28. PMID: 30920274

  • Cacioppo JT, Adler AB, Lester PB, McGurk D, Thomas JL, Chen HY, Cacioppo S. (2015) Building social resilience in soldiers: A double dissociative randomized controlled study. J Pers Soc Psychol. Jul;109(1):90-105. doi: 10.1037/pspi0000022. PubMed PMID: 26098588.

  • Cacioppo S, Fontang F, Patel N, Decety J, Monteleone G, Cacioppo JT. (2014). Intention understanding over T: a neuroimaging study on shared representations and tennis return predictions. Front Hum Neurosci. Oct 6;8:781. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00781. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25339886; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4186286.

  • Ortigue, S., Sinigaglia, C., Rizzolatti, G., & Grafton, S.T. (2010). Understanding actions of others: The electrodynamics of the left and right hemispheres. A high-density EEG neuroimaging study. Plos One, 5, e12160. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012160.

  • Cacioppo, S., Juan, E., & Monteleone, G. (in press). Predicting Intentions of a Familiar Significant Other Beyond the Mirror Neuron System. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.​

  • Cacioppo S, Zhou H, Monteleone G, Majka EA, Quinn KA, Ball AB, Norman GJ, Semin GR, Cacioppo JT. (2014) You are in sync with me: neural correlates of interpersonal synchrony with a partner. Neuroscience.  Sep 26;277:842-58. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.07.051.

  • Juan E, Frum C, Bianchi-Demicheli F, Wang YW, Lewis JW, Cacioppo S. (2013) Beyond human intentions and emotions. Front Hum Neurosci, Mar 27;7:99. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00099. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 23543838; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3608908.


  • Wang Y, Huang L, Zhang W, Zhang Z, Cacioppo S. (2015) Spatio-temporal dynamics of kind versus hostile intentions in the human brain: An electrical neuroimaging study. Soc Neurosci.;10(3):253-67. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2014.990641.

  • Cacioppo S, Frum C, Asp E, Weiss RM, Lewis JW, Cacioppo JT. A quantitative meta-analysis of functional imaging studies of social rejection. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2027. doi: 10.1038/srep02027. Review. PubMed PMID: 24002359; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3761131.

  • Cacioppo S, Capitanio JP, Cacioppo JT. (2014) Toward a neurology of loneliness. Psychol Bull. Nov;140(6):1464-504. doi: 10.1037/a0037618. Epub 2014 Sep 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 25222636.​​

  • Cacioppo S, Grippo AJ, London S, Goossens L, Cacioppo JT. (2015) Loneliness: clinical import and interventions. Perspect Psychol Sci. Mar;10(2):238-49. doi: 10.1177/1745691615570616. Review. PubMed PMID: 25866548; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4391342.

  • Cacioppo JT, Cacioppo S, Capitanio JP, Cole SW. (2015) The neuroendocrinology of social isolation. Annu Rev Psychol. 2015 Jan 3;66:733-67. doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-010814-015240. Epub 2014 Aug 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 25148851.​

  • Layden EA, Cacioppo JT, Cacioppo S. Loneliness predicts a preference for larger interpersonal distance within intimate space. PLoS One. 2018; 13(9):e0203491.

  • Ortigue, S., Thompson, J., Parasuraman, R., & Grafton, S.T. (2009). Spatio-temporal dynamics of human intention understanding: A combined EEG/fMRI repetition suppression paradigm. Plos One, 4, e6962. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006962.


  • Cacioppo, S., Bolmont, M., Monteleone, G. (2017). Spatio-temporal dynamics of the mirror neuron system during social intentions. Social Neuroscience. 27, 1-21.


  • Wang Y, Song J, Guo F, Zhang Z, Yuan S, Cacioppo S. (2016) Spatiotemporal Brain Dynamics of Empathy for Pain and Happiness in Friendship. Front Behav Neurosci. 2016 Mar 30;10:45. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00045. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27065822; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4811874.

  • Cacioppo, S. (2017). Neuroscience of Salutary Close Relationships. In A. L. Vangelisti, & D. Perlman (Eds.), Handbook of Personal Relationships, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


  • Cacioppo, S. (2016). Neural markers of interpersonal attraction: A possible new direction for couple’s therapy. Emotion Researcher. International Society for Research on Emotion’s book for Research on Emotion & Affect. Andrea Scarantino (Ed).

  • Cacioppo JT, Cacioppo S, Gonzaga GC, Ogburn EL, VanderWeele TJ. (2013). Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 18;110(25):10135-40. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1222447110. Epub 2013 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 23733955; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3690854.

  • Dai J, Zhai H, Wu H, Yang S, Cacioppo JT, Cacioppo S, Luo YJ. Maternal face processing in Mosuo preschool children. Biol Psychol; 99:69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.03.001.


  • Ortigue, S., King, D., Gazzaniga, M., Miller, M., & Grafton, S.T. (2009). Right hemisphere dominance for understanding intentions of others:  Evidence from a split- brain patient. BMJ case reports. doi:10.1136/bcr.07.2008.0593.


  • Ortigue, S., & Bianchi-Demicheli, F. (2008). Why is your spouse so predictable? Connecting mirror neuron system and self-expansion model of love.  Medical Hypotheses, 71, 941-944. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2008.07.016.


  • Ortigue, S., Patel, N., Bianchi-Demicheli, F., & Grafton, S.T. (2010). Implicit priming of embodied cognition on human motor intention understanding in dyads in love. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 1001-1015.


  • Ortigue, S., & Bianchi-Demicheli, F. (2011). Intention, false beliefs, and delusional jealousy: Insights into the right hemisphere from neurological patients and neuroimaging studies. Medical Science Monitor, 17, RA1-11.

  • Cacioppo, S., Grafton, S.T., & Bianchi-Demicheli, F. (2012). The speed of passionate love, as a subliminal prime: A high-density electrical neuroimaging study. NeuroQuantology, 10, 715-724.


  • Decety J, Cacioppo S. (2012). The speed of morality: a high-density electrical neuroimaging study. J Neurophysiol. Dec;108(11):3068-72. doi: 10.1152/jn.00473.2012. Epub 2012 Sep 5. PubMed PMID: 22956794.​

  • Mohr, C., Michel, C.M., Lantz, G., Ortigue, S., Viaud-Delmon, I., & Landis, T. (2005). Brain state-dependent functional hemispheric specialization in men but not in women. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 1451-1458.


  • Ortigue, S., Michel, C. M., Murray, M. M., Mohr, C., Carbonnel, S., & Landis, T. (2004). Electrical neuroimaging reveals early generator modulation to emotional words. NeuroImage, 21, 1242-1251.


  • Ortigue, S., Thut, G., Landis, T., & Michel, C.M. (2005). Time-resolved sex differences in language lateralization. Brain, 128, e28.


  • Tunik, E., Ortigue, S., Adamovich, S., & Grafton, S.T. (2008). Differential recruitment of anterior intraparietal sulcus and superior parietal lobule during visually guided grasping revealed by electrical neuroimaging, Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 13615-13620. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3303-08.2008.

  • Cacioppo, S. (2016). What happens in your brain during mental dissociation? A quest towards neural markers of a unified sense of self. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 3, 1-9. Doi: 10.1007/s40473-016-0063-8.


  • Arzy, S., Seeck, M., Ortigue, S., Spinelli, L., & Blanke, O. (2006). Induction of an illusory shadow person. Nature, 443, 287.


  • Blanke, O., Ortigue, S., Landis, T., & Seeck, M. (2002). Stimulating illusory own-body perceptions. Nature, 419, 269-270.


  • Cacioppo, J.T., Chen, H. Y., & Cacioppo, S. (2017). Reciprocal influences between loneliness and self-centeredness: A cross lagged panel analysis in a population-based sample of African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian adults. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 8, 1125-1135.​


  • Cacioppo JT, Cacioppo S, Cole SW, Capitanio JP, Goossens L, Boomsma DI. (2015) Loneliness across phylogeny and a call for comparative studies and animal models. Perspect Psychol Sci. Mar;10(2):202-12. doi: 10.1177/1745691614564876. Review. PubMed PMID: 25910390.

  • Cacioppo JT, Cacioppo S. (2012). The Phenotype of Loneliness. Eur J Dev Psychol. 2012 Jul 1;9(4):446-452. Epub 2012 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 23024688; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3459997.


  • Cacioppo JT, Cacioppo S, Boomsma DI. (2014). Evolutionary mechanisms for loneliness. Cogn Emot.;28(1):3-21. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2013.837379. Epub 2013 Sep 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 24067110; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3855545.


  • Cacioppo JT, Cacioppo S. (2014). Older adults reporting social isolation or loneliness show poorer cognitive function 4 years later. Evid Based Nurs. 2014 Apr;17(2):59-60. doi: 10.1136/eb-2013-101379.

  • Abdellaoui A, Sanchez-Roige S, Sealock J, Treur JL, Dennis J, Fontanillas P, Elson S. et al., Phenome-wide investigation of health outcomes associated with genetic predisposition to loneliness. Hum Mol Genet. 2019 Sep 13. PMID: 31518406.

  • Spithoven AWM, Cacioppo S, Goossens L, Cacioppo JT. Genetic Contributions to Loneliness and Their Relevance to the Evolutionary Theory of Loneliness. Perspect Psychol Sci. 2019 05; 14(3):376-396. PMID: 30844327.


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