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.

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.