Zalocusky, K.A., Ramakrishnan, C., Lerner, T.N., Davidson, T.J., Knutson, B., Deisseroth, K. (2016) Nucleus accumbens D2R cells signal prior outcomes and control risky decision-making. Nature, 531, 642-646.

Greer, S.M., Goldstein, A.N., Knutson, B., Walker, M.P. (2016) A genetic polymorphism of the human dopamine transporter determines the impact of sleep deprivation on brain responses to rewards and punishments. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 803-810. pdf

Leong, J.K., Pestilli, F., Wu, C.C., Samanez-Larkin, G.R., Knutson, B. (2016) White-matter tract connecting anterior insula to nucleus accumbens correlates with reduced preference for positive skewed gambles. Neuron, 89, 63-69. pdf

Park, B.K., Tsai, J.L., Chim, L., Blevins, E., Knutson, B. (2016) Neural evidence for cultural differences in the valuation of positive facial expressions. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 243-252. pdf

Ferenczi, E.A., Zalocusky, K.A., Liston, C., Grosenick, L., Warden, M.R., Amatya, D., Katovich, K., Mehta, H., Patenaude, B., Ramakrishnan, C., Kalanithi, P., Etkin, A., Knutson, B., Glover, G.H., Deisseroth, K. (2016) Prefrontal cortical regulation of brainwide circuit dynamics and reward-related behavior. Science, 351, aac9698. pdf


Knutson, B., Huettel, S.A. (In Press) The risk matrix. Current Opinion in Behavioral Science, 5, 141-146. pdf

Sawe, N., Knutson, B. (2015) Neural valuation of environmental resources. NeuroImage, 122, 87-95. link

Genevsky, A., Knutson, B. (2015) Neural affective mechanisms predict market-level microlending. Psychological Science, 26, 1411-1422. pdf

Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Knutson, B. (2015) Decision making in the ageing brain: Changes in affective and motivational circuits. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 16, 278-279. pdf

Knutson, B., Heinz, A. (2015) Probing psychiatric symptoms with the Monetary Incentive Delay task. Biological Psychiatry, 77, 418-420. pdf


Karmarkar, U. R., Shiv, B., Knutson, B. (2014) Cost conscious? The neural and behavioral impact of price primacy on decision making. Journal of Marketing Research, In Press. link

Knutson, B., Karmarkar, U. R. (2014) Appetite, consumption, and choice in the human brain. In S. Preston, M. Kringelbach, B. Knutson (Eds.) The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 163-184. pdf

Preston, S. D., Kringelbach, M. L., Knutson, B. (2014) (Eds). The interdisciplinary science of consumption., Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. link

Knutson, B., Katovich, K., Suri, G. (2014). Inferring affect from FMRI data. Trends in Cognitive Science, 18, 422-428. pdf

Smidts, A., Hsu, M., Sanfey, A. G., Boksem, M. A. S., Ebstein, R. B., Huettel, S. A., Kable, J. W., Karmarkar, U. R., Kitayama, S., Knutson, B., Liberzon, I., Lohrenz, T., Stallen, M., Yoon, C. (2014). Advancing consumer neuroscience. Marketing Letters, 25, 257-267. pdf

Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Worthy, D. A., Mata, R., McClure, S. M., Knutson, B. (2014). Adult age differences in frontostriatal representation of prediction error but not reward outcome. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 672-682. pdf

Miller, E. M., Shankar, M. U., Knutson, B., McClure, S. M. (2014). Dissociating motivation from reward in human striatal activity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1075-1084. pdf

Greer, S. M., Trujillo, A. J., Glover, G. H., Knutson, B. (2014). Control of nucleus accumbens activity with neurofeedback. NeuroImage, 96, 237-244. pdf

Wu, C. C., Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Katovich, K., Knutson, B. (2014). Affective traits link to reliable neural markers of incentive anticipation. NeuroImage, 84, 279-289. pdf


Genevsky, A., Vjastfall, D., Slovic, P., Knutson, B. (2013). Neural underpinnings of the identifiable victim effect: Affect shifts preferences for giving. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 17188-17196. pdf

Vaidya, J., Knutson, B., O'Leary, D.S., Block, R.I., Magnotta, V. (2013). Neural sensitivity to absolute and relative anticipated reward in adolescents. PLoS ONE, 8, e58708. link

Grosenick L., Klingenberg, B., Katovich, K., Knutson, B., Taylor J. E. (2013). Interpretable whole brain prediction analysis with GraphNet. NeuroImage, 72, 304-321. link video

Kuhnen, C. M., Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Knutson, B. (2013). Serotonergic genotypes, neuroticism, and financial choices. PLoS ONE, 8, e54632. link

Sacchet, M., Knutson, B. (2013). Spatial smoothing systematically biases the localization of reward-related brain activity. NeuroImage, 66, 270-277. pdf


Wu, C. C., Sacchet, M., Knutson, B. (2012). Toward an affective neuroscience account of financial risk taking. Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 6, 159. link

Juckel, G., Friedel, E., Koslowski, M., Witthaus, H., Ozgurdal, S., Gurdlowski, Y., Knutson, B., Wrase, J., Brune, M., Heinz, A., Schlagenhauf, F. (2012). Ventral striatal activation during reward processing in subjects with ultra-high risk for schizophrenia. Neuropsychobiology, 66, 50-56. pdf

Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Levens, S. M., Perry, L. M., Dougherty, R. F., Knutson, B. (2012). Frontostriatal white matter integrity mediates adult age differences in probabilistic reward learning. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 5333-5337. pdf

Cole, S. W., Yoo, D. J., Knutson, B. (2012). Interactivity and reward-related neural activation during a serious videogame. PLoS ONE, 7: e33909. link


Knutson., B., Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Kuhnen, C. M. (2011). Gain and loss learning differentially contribute to life financial outcomes. PLoS ONE, 6: e24390. link

Stoy, M., Schlagenhauf, F., Schlochtermeier, L., Wrase, J., Knutson, B., Lehmkuhl, U., Huss, M., Heinz, A., Strohle, A. (2011). Reward processing in male adults with childhood ADHD -- a comparison between drug-naive and methylphenidate-treated subjects. Psychopharmacology, 215, 467-481. pdf

Kuhnen, C. M., Knutson., B. (2011). The impact of anticipatory affect on beliefs, preferences, and financial risk taking. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 46, 605-626. link

Wu, C. C., Bossaerts, P., Knutson., B. (2011). The affective impact of financial skewness on neural activity and choice. PLoS ONE, 6: e16838. link

Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Wagner, A. D., Knutson, B. (2011). Expected value information improves financial risk taking across the adult life span. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6(2), 207-217. pdf sup


Cooper, J. C., Kreps, T. A., Wiebe, T., Pirkl, T., Knutson, B. (2010). When giving is good: Ventromedial prefrontal cortex activation for others' intentions. Neuron, 67, 511-521. pdf sup

Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Kuhnen, C. M., Yoo, D. J., Knutson, B. (2010). Variability in nucleus accumbens activity mediates age-related suboptimal financial risk taking. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 1426-1434. pdf sup cover

Haber, S. N., Knutson, B. (2010). The reward circuit: Linking primate anatomy and human imaging. Neuropsychopharmacology, 35, 4-26. pdf


Cooper, J. C., Hollon, N. G., Wimmer, G. E., Knutson., B. (2009). Available alternative incentives modulate anticipatory nucleus accumbens activation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 4, 409-416. pdf

Ersner-Hershfield, H., Garton, M. T., Ballard, K., Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Knutson., B. (2009). Don't stop thinking about tomorrow: Individual differences in future self-continuity account for saving. Judgment and Decision Making, 4, 280-286. pdf

Beck, A., Schlagenhauf, F., Wustenberg, T., Hein, J., Kienast, T., Kahnt, T., Schmack, K., Hagele, C., Knutson, B., Heinz, A., Wrase, J. (2009). Ventral striatal activation during reward anticipation correlates with impulsivity in alcoholics. Biological Psychiatry, 66, 734-742. pdf sup

Hasler, G., Luckenbaugh, D. A., Snow, J., Meyers, N., Waldeck, T., Geraci, M., Roiser, J., Knutson, B., Charney, D. S., Drevets, W. C. (2009). Reward processing after catecholamine depletion in unmedicated remitted subjects with major depressive disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 66, 201-205. pdf sup

Ballard, K., Knutson, B. (2009). Dissociable neural representations of future reward magnitude and delay during temporal discounting. NeuroImage, 45, 143-150. pdf

Ersner-Hershfield, H., Wimmer, G. E., Knutson, B. (2009). Saving for the future self: Neural measures of future self-continuity predict temporal discounting. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 4, 85-92. pdf


Grosenick, L., Greer, S., Knutson, B. (2008). Interpretable classifiers for FMRI improve prediction of purchases. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 16, 539-548. pdf

Knutson, B., Greer, S. M. (2008). Anticipatory affect: Neural correlates and consequences for choice. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 363, 3771-3786. pdf cover

Bjork, J. M., Knutson, B., Hommer D. W. (2008). Incentive-elicited striatal activation in adolescent children of alcoholics. Addiction, 103, 1308-1319. pdf

Knutson, B., Wimmer, G. E., Rick, S., Hollon, N. G., Prelec, D., Loewenstein, G. (2008). Neural antecedents of the endowment effect. Neuron, 58, 814-822. pdf sup

Knutson, B., Delgado, M. R., Phillips, P. E. M. (2008). Representation of subjective value in the striatum. In Glimcher, P. W., Camerer, C. F., Fehr, E., Poldrack, R. A. (Eds.) Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 389-406. pdf

Knutson, B., Wimmer, G. E., Kuhnen, C. M., Winkielman, P. (2008). Nucleus accumbens activation mediates the influence of reward cues on financial risk taking. NeuroReport, 19, 509-513. pdf

Nielsen, L., Knutson, B., Carstensen, L. L. (2008). Affect dynamics, affective forecasting, and aging. Emotion, 8, 318-330. pdf

Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Hollon, N. G., Carstensen, L. L., Knutson, B. (2008). Individual differences in insular sensitivity during loss anticipation predict avoidance learning. Psychological Science, 19, 320-323. pdf

Schlagenhauf, F., Juckel, G., Koslowski, M., Kahnt, T., Knutson, B., Dembler, T., Kienast, T., Gallinat, J., Wrase, J., Heinz, A. (2008) Reward system activation in schizophrenic patients switched from typical neuroleptics to olanzapine. Psychopharmacology, 196, 673-684. pdf sup

Knutson, B., Bhanji, J., Cooney, R. E., Atlas, L., Gotlib I. H. (2008). Neural responses to monetary incentives in major depression. Biological Psychiatry, 63, 686-692. pdf sup

Strohle, A., Stoy, M., Wrase, J., Schwarzer, S., Schlagenhauf, F., Huss, H., Hein, J., Nedderhut, A., Neumann, B., Gregor, A., Juckel, G., Knutson, B., Lehmkuhl, U., Bauer, M., Heinz, A. (2008). Reward anticipation and outcomes in adult males with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. NeuroImage, 39, 966-972. pdf

Cooper, J. C., Knutson, B. (2008). Valence and salience contribute to nucleus accumbens activation. NeuroImage, 39, 538-547. pdf


Knutson, B., Bossaerts, P. (2007). Neural antecedents of financial decisions. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 8174-8177. pdf

Wrase, J., Kahnt, T., Schlagenhauf, F., Beck, A., Cohen, M. X., Knutson, B., Heinz, A. (2007). Different neural systems adjust motor behavior in response to reward and punishment. NeuroImage, 36, 1253-1262. pdf

Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Gibbs, S. E. B., Khanna, K., Nielsen, L., Carstensen, L. L., Knutson, B. (2007). Anticipation of monetary gain but not loss in healthy older adults. Nature Neuroscience, 10, 787-791. pdf sup

Knutson, B., Wimmer, G. E. (2007). Splitting the difference: How does the brain code reward episodes? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1104, 54-69. pdf

Knutson, B., Gibbs, S. E. B. (2007). Linking nucleus accumbens dopamine and blood oxygenation. Psychopharmacology, 191, 813-822. pdf

Wrase, J., Schlagenhauf, F., Kienast, T., Wustenberg, T., Bermpohl, F., Kahnt, T., Beck, A., Strohle, A., Juckel, G., Knutson, B., Heinz, A. (2007). Dysfunction of reward processing correlates with alcohol craving in detoxified alcoholics. NeuroImage, 35, 787-794. pdf

Winkielman, P., Knutson, B., Paulus, M., Trujillo, J. L. (2007). Affective influence on judgments and decisions: Moving towards core mechanisms. Review of General Psychology, 11, 179-192. pdf

Knutson, B., Wimmer, G. E. (2007). Reward: Neural circuitry for social valuation. In Harmon-Jones, E., Winkielman, P. (Eds.) Social Neuroscience, New York: Guilford Press, pp. 157-175. pdf

Knutson, B., Rick, S., Wimmer, G. E., Prelec, D., Loewenstein, G. (2007). Neural predictors of purchases. Neuron, 53, 147-157. pdf sup comment

Scheres, A., Milham, M. P., Knutson, B., Castellanos, F. X. (2007). Ventral striatal hyporesponsiveness during reward anticipation in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 61, 720-724. pdf sup1 sup2


Knutson, B. & Bhanji, J.(2006). Neural substrates for emotional traits? The case of extraversion. In Canli T (Ed.), Biology of Personality and Individual Differences, New York: Guilford, 116-132. pdf

Knutson, B. & Cooper, J. C. (2006). The lure of the unknown. Neuron, 51, 280-282. pdf

Juckel, G., Schlagenhauf, F., Koslowski, M., Filonov, D., Wustenberg, T., Villringer, A., Knutson, B., Kienast, T., Gallinat, J., Wrase, J., & Heinz, A. (2006). Dysfunction of ventral striatal reward prediction in schizophrenics on typical but not atypical neuroleptics. Psychopharmacology, 187, 222-228. pdf

Adcock, R. A., Thangavel, A., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Knutson, B., Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2006). Reward-motivated learning: Mesolimbic activation precedes memory formation. Neuron, 50, 507-517. pdf sup

Tsai, J. L., Knutson, B., & Fung, H. H. (2006). Cultural variation in affect valuation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 288-307. pdf qaire

Juckel, G., Schlagenhauf, F., Koslowski, M., Wustenberg, T., Villringer, A., Knutson, B., Wrase, J., & Heinz, A. (2006). Dysfunction of ventral striatal reward prediction in schizophrenia. NeuroImage, 29, 409-416. pdf


Kuhnen, C. M., & Knutson, B. (2005). The neural basis of financial risk taking. Neuron, 47, 763-770. pdf sup cover

Knutson, B. & Cooper, J. C. (2005). Functional magnetic resonance imaging of reward prediction. Current Opinion in Neurology, 18, 411-417. pdf

Knutson, B., Taylor, J., Kaufman, M., Peterson, R., & Glover, G. (2005). Distributed neural representation of expected value. Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 4806-4812. pdf cover

Knutson, B. & Peterson, R. (2005). Neurally reconstructing expected utility. Games and Economic Behavior. 52, 305-315. pdf

Knutson, B. & Adcock, R. A. (2005). Remembrance of rewards past. Neuron, 45, 331-332. pdf


Knutson, B. (2004). Sweet revenge? Science, 305, 1246-1247. pdf

Knutson, B., Bjork, J. M., Fong, G. W., Hommer, D. W., Mattay, V. S., & Weinberger, D. R. (2004). Amphetamine modulates human incentive processing. Neuron, 43, 261-269. pdf

Momenan, R., Rawlings, R., Fong, G. W., Knutson, B., & Hommer, D. (2004). Voxel-based homogeneity probability maps of gray matter in groups: Assessing the reliability of functional effects. NeuroImage, 21, 801-817. pdf

Bjork, J. M., Knutson, B., Fong, G. W., Caggiano, D. M., Bennett, S. M., & Hommer, D. (2004). Incentive-elicited brain activation in adolescents: Similarities and differences from young adults. Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 1793-1802. pdf


Knutson, B., Fong, G. W., Bennett, S. M., Adams, C. S., & Hommer, D. (2003). A region of mesial prefrontal cortex tracks monetarily rewarding outcomes: Characterization with rapid event-related FMRI. NeuroImage, 18, 263-272. pdf

Knutson, B. & Heinz, A. (2003). Psychobiology of personality disorders. In J. Panksepp (Ed.) Textbook of Biological Psychiatry (pp. 145-166). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Liss. pdf


Knutson, B., Burgdorf, J., & Panksepp, J. (2002). Ultrasonic vocalizations as indices of affect in rats. Psychological Bulletin, 128, 961-977. pdf

Panksepp, J., Knutson, B., & Burgdorf, J. (2002). The role of brain emotional systems in addictions: A neuro-evolutionary perspective. Addiction, 97, 459-469. pdf

Winterer, G., Adams, C. M., Jones, D. W., & Knutson, B. (2002). Volition to action -- An event-related FMRI study. NeuroImage, 17, 851-858. pdf


Knutson, B., Fong, G. W., Adams, C. S., & Hommer, D. (2001). Dissociation of reward anticipation versus outcome with event-related FMRI. NeuroReport, 12, 3683-3687.

Knutson, B., Momenan, R., Rawlings, R., Fong, G. W., & Hommer, D (2001). Negative association of neuroticism with brain volume ratio in healthy humans. Biological Psychiatry, 50, 685-690. pdf

Knutson, B., Adams, C. S., Fong, G. W. & Hommer, D. (2001). Anticipation of monetary reward selectively recruits nucleus accumbens. Journal of Neuroscience, 21, RC159. pdf

Burgdorf, J., Knutson, B., & Panksepp, J. (2001). Nucleus accumbens amphetamine dose-dependently increases high-frequency ultrasonic vocalizations in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 115, 940-944. pdf

Burgdorf, J., Knutson, B., Panksepp, J, & Shippenberg, T. (2001). Evaluation of rat ultrasonic vocalizations as predictors of the conditioned aversive effects of drugs. Psychopharmacology, 155, 35-42. pdf


Burgdorf, J., Knutson, B., & Panksepp, J. (2000). Anticipation of rewarding brain stimulation evokes ultrasonic vocalizations in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 114, 320-327. pdf

Knutson, B., Westdorp, A., Kaiser, E., & Hommer, D. (2000). FMRI visualization of brain activity during a monetary incentive delay task. NeuroImage, 12, 20-27. pdf


Knutson, B., Burgdorf, J., & Panksepp, J. (1999). High-frequency ultrasonic vocalizations index conditioned pharmacological reward in rats. Physiology and Behavior, 66, 639-643. pdf

Knutson, B.,Wolkowitz, O. M., Cole, S. W., Chan, T., Moore, E. A., Johnson, R. C., Terpstra, J., Turner, R. S., & Reus, V. I. (1998). Selective alteration of personality and social behavior by serotonergic intervention. American Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 373-379. pdf

Knutson, B., Burgdorf, J., & Panksepp, J. (1998). Anticipation of play elicits high-frequency ultrasonic vocalizations in young rats. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 112, 65-73. pdf

Panksepp, J., Knutson, B., & Pruitt, D. (1998). Toward a neuroscience of emotion: Epigenetic foundations of emotional development. In M. F. Mascolo & S. Griffin (Eds.), What develops in emotional development? (pp. 53-84). New York: Plenum.

Knutson, B., Cole, S., Wolkowitz, O., Reus, V., Chan, T., & Moore, E. (1997). Serotonergic intervention increases affiliative behavior in humans. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 807, 492-493.

Knutson, B. & Panksepp, J. (1997). Effects of serotonin depletion on the play of juvenile rats. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 807, 475-477.

Knutson, B., Panksepp, J., & Pruitt, D. (1996). Effects of fluoxetine on play dominance in juvenile rats. Aggressive Behavior, 22, 241-257.

Knutson, B. (1996). Facial expressions of emotion influence interpersonal trait inferences. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 20, 165-182. pdf