top of page


Nance, M.G., Landsman, Z.T., Gerling, G.G., & Puglia, M.H. (2024). Infant neural sensitivity to affective touch is associated with maternal postpartum depression. bioRxiv, 2024-02.

Williams, C. L., Belkowitz, A. R., Nance, M. G., Mortman, E. T., Bae, S., Ahmed, S.-B., & Puglia, M. H. (2024). Parent attention-orienting behavior is associated with neural entropy in infancy. Infancy.

Puglia, M. H.*, Lynch, M. E.*, Nance, M. G., Connelly, J. J., & Morris, J. P. (2023). DNA methylation of the oxytocin receptor interacts with age to impact neural response to social stimuli. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 15.

*authors contributed equally

Brindley, S. R., Skyberg, A. M., Graves, A. J., Connelly, J. J., Puglia, M. H.*, & Morris, J. P.* (2023). Functional brain connectivity during social attention predicts individual differences in social skill. Social Affective Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(1).

*authors contributed equally

Witteveen, I.F., McCoy, E., Holsworth, T.,D. Shen, C.Z., Chang, W., Nance, M.G., Belkowitz, A.R. Dougald, A.E., Puglia, M.H.* & Ribic, A.* (2023). Preterm birth accelerates the maturation of spontaneous and resting activity in the visual cortex. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 17.

*authors contributed equally

Puglia, M. H., Slobin, J. S., & Williams, C. L. (2022). The Automated Preprocessing Pipe-Line for the Estimation of Scale-wise Entropy from EEG Data (APPLESEED): Development and validation for use in pediatric populations. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 101163.

Aykan, S., Puglia, M.H., Kalaycıoğlu, C., Pelphrey, K.A., Tuncalı, T., & Nalçacı, E. (2022). Right anterior theta hypersynchrony as a quantitative measure associated with autistic traits and K-Cl cotransporter KCC2 polymorphism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52(1), 61-72.

Puglia, M.H., Krol, K.M., Missana, M., Williams, C.L., Lillard, T.S., Morris, J.P., Connelly, J.J., & Grossmann, T. (2020). Epigenetic tuning of brain signal entropy in emergent human social behavior. BMC Medicine, 18(1), 1-24.

Krol, K.M.*, Puglia, M.H.*, Morris, J.P., Connelly, J.J., & Grossmann, T. (2019). Epigenetic modification of the oxytocin receptor gene is associated with emotion processing in the human infant brain. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 37, 100648.

*authors contributed equally

Lancaster, K., Goldbeck, L., Puglia, M.H., Morris, J.P., & Connelly, J.J. (2018). DNA methylation of OXTR is associated with parasympathetic nervous system activity and amygdala morphology. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 1, 8. 

Perkeybile, A.M., Carter, C.S., Wroblewski, K.L., Puglia, M.H., Kenkel, W.M., Lillard, T.S., Karaoli, T., Gregory, S.G., Mohammadi, N., Epstien, L., Bales, K.L. & Connelly, J.J. (2018). Early nurture epigenetically tunes the oxytocin receptor. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99, 128-136.

Puglia, M.H., Connelly, J.J., & Morris, J.P. (2018). Epigenetic regulation of the oxytocin receptor is associated with neural response during selective social attention. Translational Psychiatry, 8(1), 116.

Puglia, M.H. & Morris, J.P. (2017). Neural response to biological motion in healthy adults varies as a function of autistic-like traits. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11, 404.

Gonzalez, M.Z., Puglia, M.H., Morris, J.P., & Connelly J.J. (2017). Oxytocin receptor genotype and low economic privilege reverses ventral striatum-social anxiety association. Social Neuroscience, 1-13.

Puglia, M.H., Lillard, T.S., Morris, J.P., & Connelly, J.J. (2015). Epigenetic modification of the oxytocin receptor gene influences the perception of anger and fear in the human brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(11), 3308-3313.

Publications: List
bottom of page