Hiser, J.S. & Koenigs, M. (2018) The multifaceted role of ventromedial prefrontal cortex in emotion, decision-making, social cognition, and psychopathology. Biological Psychiatry, 83, 638-647. pdf

Dargis, M. & Koenigs, M. (in press) Personality traits differentiate subgroups of criminal offenders with distinct cognitive, affective, and behavioral profiles. Criminal Justice and Behavior

Dargis, M., Wolf, R.C., & Koenigs, M. (2018) Psychopathic traits are associated with reduced fixations to the eye region of fearful faces. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127, 43-50.

Crooks, D., Anderson, N.E., Widdows, M., Petseva, N., Koenigs, M., Pluto, C., & Kiehl, K.A. (2018) The relationship between cavum septum pellucidum and psychopathic traits in a large forensic sample. Neuropsychologia, 112, 95-104.

Dargis, M. & Koenigs, M. (in press) Two subtypes of psychopathic criminals differ in negative affect and history of childhood abuse. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

Deming, P., Philippi, C.L., Wolf, R.C., Dargis, M., Kiehl, K.A., & Koenigs, M. (in press) Psychopathic traits linked to alterations in neural activity during personality judgments of self and others. Neuroimage: Clinical.

Espinoza, F., Vergara, V., Reyes, D., Anderson, N., Harenski, C.L., Decety, J., Rachakonda, S., Damaraju, E., Rashid, B., Miller, R., Koenigs, M., Kosson, D., Harenski, K.A., Kiehl, K.A., & Calhoun, V.D. (2018). Aberrant functional network connectivity in psychopathy from a large (N=985) forensic sample. Human Brain Mapping, 39, 2624-2634.

Harenski, C.L., Calhoun, V.D., Bustillo, J.R., Haas, B.W., Decety, J., Harenski, K.A., Caldwell, M.F., Van Rybroek, G.J., Koenigs, M., Thornton, D.M., & Kiehl, K.A. (2018). Functional connectivity during affective mentalizing in criminal offenders with psychotic disorders: Associations with clinical symptoms. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 271, 91-99.


Schneider, B. & Koenigs, M. (2017). Human lesion studies of ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Neuropsychologia, 107, 84-93.

Korponay, C., Pujara, M.S., Deming, P., Philippi, C.L., Decety, J., Kosson, D.S., Kiehl, K.A., & Koenigs, M. (2017) Impulsive-antisocial psychopathic traits linked to increased volume and functional connectivity within prefrontal cortex. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 169-1178. pdf

Korponay, C., Kosson, D.S., Decety, J., Kiehl, K.A., & Koenigs, M. (2017) Brain volume correlates with duration of abstinence from substance abuse in a region-specific and substance-specific manner. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2, 626-635. pdf

Anderson, N.E., Steele, V.R., Maurer, J.M., Rao, V., Koenigs, M.R., Decety, J., Kosson, D.S., Calhoun, V.D., & Kiehl, K.A. (2017). Differentiating emotional processing and attention in psychopathy with functional neuroimaging. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 17, 491-515.

Harenski, C.L., Brook, M., Kosson, D.S., Bustillo, J.R., Harenski, K.A., Caldwell, M.F., Van Rybroek, G.J., Koenigs, M., Decety, J., Thornton, D.M., Calhoun, V.D., & Kiehl, KA (2017). Socio-neuro risk factors for suicidal behavior in criminal offenders with psychotic disorders. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 70-80.

Dargis, M. & Koenigs, M. (2017) Witnessing domestic violence during childhood is associated with psychopathic traits in adult male criminal offenders. Law and Human Behavior, 41, 173-179.

Korponay, C., Pujara, M.S., Deming, P., Philippi, C., Decety, J., Kosson, D.S., Kiehl, K.A., & Koenigs, M. (2017) Impulsive-antisocial dimension of psychopathy linked to enlargement and abnormal functional connectivity of the striatum. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2:149-157. pdf

Dargis, M., Wolf, R.C., & Koenigs, M. (2017) Reversal learning deficits in criminal offenders: Effects of psychopathy and childhood maltreatment history. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 39, 189-197. pdf


Fede, S.J., Harenski, C.L., Schaich Borg, J., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Rao, V., Caldwell, B.M., Nyalakanti, P.K., Koenigs, M., Decety, J., Calhoun, V.D., & Kiehl, K.A. (2016) Abnormal fronto-limbic engagement in incarcerated stimulant users during moral processing. Psychopharmacology, 233, 3077-3087. pdf

Fede, S.J., Schaich Borg, J., Nyalakanti, P.K., Cope, L.M., Harenski, C.L., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Koenigs, M., Calhoun, V.D., & Kiehl, K.A. (2016) Distinct neuronal activation patterns of positive and negative moral processing in psychopathy. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. pdf

Herbort, M.C., Soch, J., Wustenberg, T., Krauel, K., Pujara, M.S., Koenigs, M., Gallinat, J., Walter, H., Roepke, S., & Schott, B.H. (2016) A negative relationship between ventral striatal loss anticipation response and impulsivity in Borderline Personality Disorder. Neuroimage: Clinical, 12, 724-736. pdf

Wolf, R.C., Pujara, M.S., Baskaya, M.K., & Koenigs, M. (2016). Emotion recognition deficits associated with ventromedial prefrontal cortex lesions are improved by gaze manipulation. Cortex, 82, 255-262. pdf

Pujara, M.S., Philippi, C.L., Motzkin, J.C., Baskaya, M.K., & Koenigs, M. (2016). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage is associated with decreased ventral striatum volume and response to reward. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 5047-5054. pdf

Dargis, M., Newman, J.P., & Koenigs, M. (2016). Clarifying the link between childhood abuse history and psychopathic traits in adult criminal offenders. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7, 221-228. pdf


Pujara, M.S., Wolf, R.C., Baskaya, M.K., & Koenigs, M. (2015). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage alters relative risk tolerance for prospective gains and losses. Neuropsychologia, 79, 70-75. pdf

Philippi, C., Motzkin, J.C., Pujara, M., & Koenigs, M. (2015). Subclinical depression severity is associated with distinct patterns of functional connectivity for subregions of anterior cingulate cortex. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 71, 103-111. pdf

Caldwell, B.M., Harenski, C., Harenski, K., Fede, S., Koenigs, M., Kiehl, K., & Steele, V. (2015). Abnormal frontostriatal activity in recently abstinent cocaine users during implicit moral processing. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9. pdf

Wolf, R.C., Pujara, M.S., Motzkin, J.C., Newman, J.P., Kiehl, K., Decety, J., Kosson, D.S., & Koenigs, M. (2015). Interpersonal traits of psychopathy linked to reduced integrity of the uncinate fasciculus. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 4202-4209. pdf

Philippi, C.L., Pujara, M., Motzkin, J.C., Newman, J., Kiehl, K.A., & Koenigs, M. (2015). Altered resting-state functional connectivity in cortical networks in psychopathy. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 6068-6078. pdf

Wolf, R.C. & Koenigs, M. (2015). Brain imaging research on violence and aggression: Pitfalls and possibilities for criminal justice. Science in the Courtroom, 1. pdf

Caldwell, J.Z.K., Armstrong, J.M., Hanson, J.L., Sutterer, M.J., Stodola, D.E., Koenigs, M., Kalin, N.H., Essex, M.J., & Davidson, R.J. (2015). Preschool externalizing behavior predicts gender-specific variation in adolescent neural structure. PLOS ONE, 10, e0117453. pdf

Motzkin, J.C., Philippi, C.L., Oler, J., Kalin, N., Baskaya, M., & Koenigs, M. (2015). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage alters resting blood flow to the bed nucleus of stria terminalis. Cortex, 64, 281-288. pdf

Motzkin, J.C., Philippi, C.L., Wolf, R.C., Baskaya, M.K., & Koenigs, M. (2015). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex is critical for the regulation of amygdala activity in humans. Biological Psychiatry, 77, 276-284. pdf


Motzkin, J.C., Philippi, C.L., Wolf, R.C., & Koenigs, M. (2014). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex lesions alter neural and physiological correlates of anticipation. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 10430-10437. pdf

Rosas, A. & Koenigs, M. (2014). Beyond “utilitarianism”: Maximizing the clinical impact of moral judgment research. Social Neuroscience, 9, 661-667. pdf

Philippi, C.L. & Koenigs, M. (2014). The neuropsychology of self-reflection in psychiatric illness. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 54, 55-63. pdf

Wolf, R.C., Philippi, C.L., Motzkin, J.C., Baskaya, M.K., & Koenigs, M. (2014). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex mediates visual attention during facial emotion recognition. Brain, 137, 1772-1780. pdf

Motzkin, J.C., Baskin-Sommers, A., Newman, J.P., Kiehl, K., & Koenigs, M. (2014). Neural correlates of substance abuse: Reduced functional connectivity between areas underlying reward and cognitive control. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 4282-92. pdf

Taber-Thomas, B.C., Asp, E.W., Koenigs, M., Sutterer, M., Anderson, S.W., & Tranel, D. (2014). Arrested development: Early prefrontal lesions impair the maturation of moral judgment. Brain, 137, 1254-1261. pdf

Pujara, M., Motzkin, J.C., Newman J.P., Kiehl, K.A., & Koenigs, M. (2014). Neural correlates of reward and loss sensitivity in psychopathy. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 794-801. pdf

Pujara, M. & Koenigs, M. (2014). Mechanisms of reward circuit dysfunction in psychiatric illness: Prefrontal-striatal interactions. The Neuroscientist, 20, 82-95. pdf


Myers-Schulz, B., Pujara, M., Wolf, R., & Koenigs, M. (2013). Inherent emotional quality of human speech sounds. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 1105-1113. pdf

Koenigs, M. (2013). The neuropsychology of disgust. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 121-122. pdf

Barbey, A. K., Koenigs, M., & Grafman, J. (2013). Dorsolateral prefrontal contributions to human working memory. Cortex, 49, 1195-1205. pdf


Koenigs, M. (2012). The role of prefrontal cortex in psychopathy. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 23, 253-265. pdf

Koenigs, M., Kruepke, M., Zeier, J., & Newman, J. P. (2012). Utilitarian moral judgment in psychopathy. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 708-714. pdf

Ly, M., Motzkin, J. C., Philippi, C. L., Kirk, G. R., Newman, J. P., Kiehl, K. A., & Koenigs, M. (2012). Cortical thinning in psychopathy. American Journal of Psychiatry, 169, 743-749. pdf

Pardini, M., Krueger, F., Koenigs, M., Raymont, V., Hodgkinson, C., Zoubak, S., Goldman, D., & Grafman, J. (2012). Fatty-acid amide hydrolase polymorphisms and post-traumatic stress disorder after penetrating brain injury. Translational Psychiatry, 2, e75. pdf

Young, L., Koenigs, M., Kruepke, M., & Newman, J. P. (2012). Psychopathy increases perceived moral permissibility of accidents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 659-667. pdf

Myers-Schulz, B. & Koenigs, M. (2012). Functional anatomy of ventromedial prefrontal cortex: Implications for mood and anxiety disorders. Molecular Psychiatry, 17, 132-141. pdf


Motzkin, J., Newman, J. P., Kiehl, K., & Koenigs M. (2011). Reduced prefrontal connectivity in psychopathy. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 17348-17357. pdf

Koenigs, M., Acheson, D. J., Barbey, A. K., Solomon, J., Postle, B. R., & Grafman, J. (2011). Areas of left perisylvian cortex mediate auditory-verbal short-term memory. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3612-3619. pdf

Nguyen, C. M., Koenigs, M., Yamada, T. H., Teo, S. H., Cavanaugh, J. E., Tranel, D., & Denburg, N. L. (2011). Trustworthiness and negative affect predict economic decision making. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23, 748-759. pdf

Koenigs, M., Baskin-Sommers, A., Zeier, J., & Newman, J. P. (2011). Investigating the neural correlates of psychopathy: A critical review. Molecular Psychiatry, 16(8), 792-799. pdf

Barbey, A. K., Koenigs, M., & Grafman, J. (2011). Orbitofrontal contributions to human working memory. Cerebral Cortex, 21(4), 789-795. pdf


Koenigs, M., Kruepke, M., & Newman, J. P. (2010). Economic decision-making in psychopathy: a comparison with ventromedial prefrontal lesion patients. Neuropsychologia, 48(7), 2198-2204. pdf

Koenigs, M., Holliday, J., Solomon, J., & Grafman, J. (2010). Left dorsomedial frontal brain damage is associated with insomnia. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(47), 16041-16043. pdf

Knutson, K. M., Krueger, F., Koenigs, M., Hawley, A., Escobedo, J. R., Vasudeva, V., Adolphs, R., & Grafman, J. (2010). Behavioral norms for condensed moral vignettes. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 5(4), 378-384. pdf


Koenigs, M., Ukueberuwa, D., Campion, P., Grafman, J., & Wassermann, E. (2009). Bilateral frontal transcranial direct current stimulation: Failure to replicate classic findings in healthy subjects. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120(1), 80-84. pdf

Koenigs, M. & Grafman, J. (2009). Posttraumatic stress disorder: The role of medial prefrontal cortex and amygdala. The Neuroscientist, 15(5), 540-548. pdf

Koenigs, M. & Grafman, J. (2009). Prefrontal asymmetry in depression? The long-term effect of unilateral brain lesions. Neuroscience Letters, 459(2), 88-90. pdf

Koenigs, M. & Grafman, J. (2009). The functional neuroanatomy of depression: Distinct roles for ventromedial and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Behavioural Brain Research, 201(2), 239-243. pdf

Koenigs, M., Barbey, A. K., Postle, B. R., & Grafman, J. (2009). Superior parietal cortex is critical for the manipulation of information in working memory. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(47), 14980-14986. pdf

Gozzi, M., Raymont, V., Solomon, J., Koenigs, M., & Grafman, J. (2009). Dissociable effects of prefrontal and anterior temporal cortical lesions on stereotypical gender attitudes. Neuropsychologia, 47(10), 2125-2132. pdf


Koenigs, M. & Tranel, D. (2008). Prefrontal cortex damage abolishes brand-cued changes in cola preference. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 3(1), 1-6. pdf

Koenigs, M., Huey, E. D., Raymont, V., Cheon, B., Solomon, J., Wassermann, E. M., & Grafman, J. (2008). Focal brain damage protects against post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans. Nature Neuroscience, 11(2), 232-237. pdf

Koenigs, M., Huey, E. D., Calamia, M., Raymont, V., Tranel, D., & Grafman, J. (2008). Distinct regions of prefrontal cortex mediate resistance and vulnerability to depression. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(47), 12341-12348. pdf


Young, L. & Koenigs, M. (2007). Investigating emotion in moral cognition: A review of evidence from functional neuroimaging and neuropsychology. British Medical Bulletin, 84, 69-79. pdf

Koenigs, M., Young, L., Adolphs, R., Tranel, D., Cushman, F., Hauser, M., & Damasio, A. (2007). Damage to the prefrontal cortex increases utilitarian moral judgements. Nature, 446(7138), 908-911. pdf

Koenigs, M. & Tranel, D. (2007). Irrational economic decision-making after ventromedial prefrontal damage: Evidence from the ultimatum game. The Journal of Neuroscience, 27(4), 951-956. pdf


Adolphs, R., Tranel, D., Koenigs, M., & Damasio, A. R. (2005). Preferring one taste over another without recognizing either. Nature Neuroscience, 8(7), 860-861. pdf