Recent Publications

Original Articles



  • Wheaton, L.A., Villagra, F., Hanley, D.F., Macko, RF and Forrester L.W. Reliability of TMS motor evoked potentials in quadriceps of subjects with chronic hemiparesis after stroke. J Neurol Sci; 2009; 276: 115-117.
  • Hattori, N., Shibasaki, H., Wheaton, L.A., Wu, T., Matsuhashi, M., & Hallett, M. Discrete parieto-frontal connectivity related to grasping objects. J Neurophysiol; 2009; 101: 1267-82.
  • Wheaton, L.A., Bohlhalter, S, Fridman, E., Vorbach, S., & Hallett, M. Left parietal cortex activation related to planning, executing, and suppressing praxis hand movements. Clin Neurophysiol; 2009; 120: 980–986.
  • Fridman, E., Crespo, M., Gomez Arguello, S, Villarreal, M, Bohlhalter, S., Wheaton, L. & Hallett, M. Kinematic improvement following Botulinum Toxin-A injection in upper limb spasticity due to stroke. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2010; 81: 423-427.
  • Mizelle, J.C. & Wheaton, L.A. Neural Activation for Conceptual Identification of Correct Versus Incorrect Tool-Object Pairs. Brain Research; 2010; 1354: 100-112.
  • Johnson, A; Wheaton, L.A., Shinohara, M. Attenuation of Corticomuscular Coherence with Additional Motor or Non-motor Task. Clin Neurophysiol; 2011; 122: 356-63.
  • Mizelle, J.C. & Wheaton, L.A. Testing perceptual limits of functional units: are there "automatic" tendencies to associate tools and objects? Neurosci Lett; 2011; 488: 92-96.
  • Mizelle, J.C. & Wheaton, L.A. Why is that hammer in my coffee: A multimodal imaging investigation of contextually-based tool understanding. Front. Hum. Neurosci; 2011; 4:233. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00233.
  • Mizelle, J.C., Tang, T., Pirouz, N. & Wheaton, L.A. Forming tool-use representations: a neurophysiological investigation into tool exposure. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2011; 23:10, pp. 2920–2934.
  • Borghi, A.M., Flumini, A., Natraj, N., Wheaton, L.A. One hand two objects: emergence of affordance in context. Brain and Cognition; 2012; 10: 64-73.
  • Cusack, W.F., Cope, M., Nathanson, S., Pirouz, N., Kistenberg, R., Wheaton, L.A. Neural activation differences in amputees during imitation of intact versus amputee movements. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2012; 6: 182. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00182.
  • Natraj N., Poole V., Mizelle JC, Flumini A., Borghi A, Wheaton L.A. Context and Hand Posture Modulate the Neural Dynamics of Tool-Object Perception. Neuropsychologia, 2013, 51: 506-519.
  • Mizelle J.C., Kelly R & Wheaton L.A. Ventral encoding of functional affordances: a neural pathway for
    identifying errors in action. Brain and Cognition, 2013, 82: 274–282.
  • Inouchi M, Matsumoto R, Taki J, Kikuchi T, Mitsueda-ono T, Mikuni N, Wheaton LA, Hallett M, Kukuyama H,
    Shibasaki H, Takahashi R, Ikeda A. Role of posterior parietal cortex in reaching movements in humans: clinical
    implications for optic ataxia. Clin Neurophysiol, 2013, 124(11):2230-41.
  • Kelly R & Wheaton L.A Differential mechanisms of action understanding in left and right handed subjects: the
    role of perspective and handedness. Frontiers in Cognition, 2013, 4:957. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00957
  • Cusack W, Patterson R, Thach S, Kistenberg, RS, Wheaton LA. Motor performance benefits of matched limb
    imitation in prosthesis users. Experimental Brain Research, 2014, 232:2143-54.
  • Scorolli C, Miatton M, Wheaton LA, Borghi A. I give you a cup, I get a cup: a kinematic study of social
    interaction. Neuropsychologia, 2014, 57: 196-204.
  • Kumar N, Wheaton LA, Snow TK, Millard-Stafford M. Exercise and caffeine improve sustained attention
    following fatigue independent of fitness status. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior, 2015, 3: 104-121.
  • Kelly R, Mizelle JC, Wheaton LA. Distinctive laterality of neural networks supporting action understanding in
    left- and right-handed individuals: an EEG coherence study. Neuropsychologia, 2015, 75:20-29.
  • Natraj N, Pella YM, Borghi AM, Wheaton LA. Visual encoding of tool-object affordances. Neuroscience, 2015,
    310: 512-527.
  • Mizelle JC, Oparah A., Wheaton LA. Reliability of Visual and Somatosensory Feedback in Skilled Movement:
    the Role of the Cerebellum. Brain Topography, 2016, 29: 27-41.
  • Cusack W, Thatch S, Patterson D, Acker R, Kistenberg R, Wheaton LA. Enhanced neurobehavioral outcomes of
    action observation prosthesis training. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 2016, 30(6):573-82.
  • Kumar N, Wheaton LA, Snow TK, Millard-Stafford M. Carbohydrate ingestion but not mouth rinse maintains
    sustained attention when fasted. Physiology & Behavior, 2016, 53: 33-39.
  • Hughey, L & Wheaton, LA. Incidental learning and explicit recall in upper extremity prosthesis use: insights into
    functional rehabilitation challenges. Journal of Motor Behavior, 2016, in press.
  • Borich MR, Wheaton LA, Brodle SM, Lakani B, Boyd LA. Evaluation of interhemispheric effective connectivity in chronic stroke using TMS-EEG. Neuroscience Letters, 2016, 618:25-30.
  • Lawson D, Cusack W, Lawson R, Hardy A, Kistenberg R, Wheaton LA. Influence of perspective of action observation training on residual limb control in naïve prosthesis usage. Journal of Motor Behavior, 2016, 48: 446-454.
  • Williams L, Pirouz N, Mizelle JC, Cusack W, Kistenberg R, Wheaton LA. Remodeling of cortical activity for motor control following upper limb loss. Clinical Neurophysiology, 2016, 127: 3128-3134.2
  • Lawson R, Gayle J, Wheaton LA. Novel behavioral indicator of explicit awareness reveals temporal course of frontoparietal neural network facilitation during motor learning. PLoS One, 2017 Apr 14;12(4):e0175176.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0175176
  • Wittbrodt MT, Sawka MN, Mizelle JC, Wheaton LA, Millard-Stafford ML. Exercise-heat stress with and without water replacement alters brain structures and impairs visuomotor performance. Physiological Reports, 2018, in press.

Review Articles

    • Wheaton, L.A., Parietal Representations for Hand-Object Interactions. J. Neurosci 2007; 27: 969-970.
    • Wheaton, L.A. and Hallett, M. Ideomotor apraxia: a review. J Neurol Sci 2007; 260: 1-10.
    • Buxbaum LJ, Haaland KY, Hallett M, Wheaton L, Heilman KM, Rodriguez A, Gonzales-Rothi L. Treatment of limb apraxia: moving forward to improved action. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2008; 87(2): 149-161.
    • Forrester L.W., Wheaton, L.A., Luft A. Exercise-mediated locomotor recovery and lower extremity neuroplasticity after stroke. J Rehabil Res Dev; 45 (2): 205-220.