Paula Croxson, PhD Email Paula Croxson
- ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
- ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Paula Croxson has been an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai since 2013. Her laboratory focuses on the neural basis of memory, particularly the detailed autobiographical memories that are lost in patients with dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Her work combines neuroscience techniques in order to study the changes that occur to the networks of brain regions responsible for these memories, the neurochemical basis of the changes, and how plasticity occurs in these systems.Paula carried out her undergraduate research at the University of Cambridge, U.K., and completed her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, U.K., where she held a Wellcome Trust 4-year Prize Studentship. She completed her postdoctoral training first at the University of Oxford and then at Mount Sinai, where she was awarded a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences.
Alzheimer's Disease, Behavior, Brain, Brain Imaging, Cerebral Cortex, Cognitive Neuroscience, Comparative Anatomy, MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Memory, Neural Networks, Neuroscience, Prefrontal Cortex
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
NARSAD Junior Investigator Award
Brain and Behavior Foundation
Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences
Charles H. Revson Foundation
4-Year Prize Studentship
Kumar V, Croxson PL, Simonyan K. Structural Organization of the Laryngeal Motor Cortical Network and Its Implication for Evolution of Speech Production. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2016 Apr; 36(15).
Halene TB, Kozlenkov A, Jiang Y, Mitchell AC, Javidfar B, Dincer A, Park R, Wiseman J, Croxson PL, Giannaris EL, Hof PR, Roussos P, Dracheva S, Hemby SE, Akbarian S. NeuN+ neuronal nuclei in non-human primate prefrontal cortex and subcortical white matter after clozapine exposure. Schizophrenia research 2016 Feb; 170(2-3).
Mars RB, Foxley S, Verhagen L, Jbabdi S, Sallet J, Noonan MP, Neubert FX, Andersson JL, Croxson PL, Dunbar RI, Khrapitchev AA, Sibson NR, Miller KL, Rushworth MF. The extreme capsule fiber complex in humans and macaque monkeys: a comparative diffusion MRI tractography study. Brain structure & function 2015 Dec;.
Croxson PL, Walton ME, Boorman ED, Rushworth MF, Bannerman DM. Unilateral medial frontal cortex lesions cause a cognitive decision-making deficit in rats. The European journal of neuroscience 2014 Oct; 40: 3757-65.
O'Reilly JX, Croxson PL, Jbabdi S, Sallet J, Noonan MP, Mars RB, Browning PG, Wilson CR, Mitchell AS, Miller KL, Rushworth MF, Baxter MG. Causal effect of disconnection lesions on interhemispheric functional connectivity in rhesus monkeys. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013 Aug; 110(34).
Baxter MG, Croxson PL. Behavioral control by the orbital prefrontal cortex: reversal of fortune. Nature neuroscience 2013 Aug 16(8).
Baxter MG, Croxson PL. Facing the role of the amygdala in emotional information processing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012 Dec 109(52).
Croxson PL, Browning PG, Gaffan D, Baxter MG. Acetylcholine facilitates recovery of episodic memory after brain damage. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2012 Oct; 32(40).
Croxson PL, Kyriazis DA, Baxter MG. Cholinergic modulation of a specific memory function of prefrontal cortex. Nature neuroscience 2011 Dec; 14(12).
Sallet J, Mars RB, Noonan MP, Andersson JL, O'Reilly JX, Jbabdi S, Croxson PL, Jenkinson M, Miller KL, Rushworth MF. Social network size affects neural circuits in macaques. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2011 Nov; 334(6056).
Mars RB, Jbabdi S, Sallet J, O'Reilly JX, Croxson PL, Olivier E, Noonan MP, Bergmann C, Mitchell AS, Baxter MG, Behrens TE, Johansen-Berg H, Tomassini V, Miller KL, Rushworth MF. Diffusion-weighted imaging tractography-based parcellation of the human parietal cortex and comparison with human and macaque resting-state functional connectivity. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2011 Mar; 31(11).
Browning PG, Gaffan D, Croxson PL, Baxter MG. Severe scene learning impairment, but intact recognition memory, after cholinergic depletion of inferotemporal cortex followed by fornix transection. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) 2010 Feb; 20(2).
Walton ME, Groves J, Jennings KA, Croxson PL, Sharp T, Rushworth MF, Bannerman DM. Comparing the role of the anterior cingulate cortex and 6-hydroxydopamine nucleus accumbens lesions on operant effort-based decision making. The European journal of neuroscience 2009 Apr; 29(8).
Croxson PL, Walton ME, O'Reilly JX, Behrens TE, Rushworth MF. Effort-based cost-benefit valuation and the human brain. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2009 Apr; 29(14).
Walton ME, Croxson PL, Behrens TE, Kennerley SW, Rushworth MF. Adaptive decision making and value in the anterior cingulate cortex. NeuroImage 2007; 36 Suppl 2.
Croxson PL, Johansen-Berg H, Behrens TE, Robson MD, Pinsk MA, Gross CG, Richter W, Richter MC, Kastner S, Rushworth MF. Quantitative investigation of connections of the prefrontal cortex in the human and macaque using probabilistic diffusion tractography. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2005 Sep; 25(39).
Walton ME, Croxson PL, Rushworth MF, Bannerman DM. The mesocortical dopamine projection to anterior cingulate cortex plays no role in guiding effort-related decisions. Behavioral neuroscience 2005 Feb; 119(1).