Clinical Neuroscience of Schizophrenia Laboratory

Recent Publications

2020 / in press

Goghari, V., Krzyzanowski, D., Yoon, S., Dai, Y., & Toews, D. (in press). Attitudes and beliefs towards computerized cognitive training in the general population. Frontiers in Psychology.

Perkins, E. R., Joyner, K. J., Patrick, C. J., Bartholow, B. D., Latzman, R. D., DeYoung, C. G., Kotov, R., Reininghaus, U., Cooper, S. E., Afzali, M. H., Docherty, A. R., Dretsch, M. N., Eaton, N. R., Goghari, V. M., Haltigan, J. D., Krueger, R. F., Martin, E. A., Michelini, G., Ruocco, A. C., … Zald, D. H. (in press). Neurobiology and the hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology: Progress toward ontogenetically informed and clinically useful nosology. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience.

Cho, I. Y. K., & Goghari, V. M. (2020). The relationship between maintenance and manipulation components of working memory and prefrontal and parietal brain regions in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 1, 519-526. 10.1016/j.jad.2019.11.085


Cassetta, B. D., Tomfohr-Madsen, L. M., & Goghari, V.M. (2019). A randomized controlled trial of working memory and processing speed training in schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 49(12), 2009-2019.

de Zwarte, S., Brouwer, R. M., Agartz, I., Alda, M., Aleman, A., Alpert, K. I., … Goghari, V. M., … van Haren, N. (2019). The association between familial risk and brain abnormalities is disease specific: An ENIGMA-relatives study of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 86(7), 545-556.

Goghari, V. M. (2019). Publishing excellence in Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne. Canadian Psychology, 60(1), 1-2.

Goghari, V.M. (2019). Spotlight on graduate education, research and professional training in psychology. Canadian Psychology, 60(4), 215-218.

Goghari, V. M., & Harrow, M. (2019). Anxiety symptoms across twenty-years in schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. Psychiatry Research, 275, 310-314.

Lawlor-Savage, L., Clark, C. M., & Goghari, V. M. (2019). No evidence that working memory training alters gray matter structure: A MRI surface-based analysis. Behavioural Brain Research, 360, 323–340.

Shakeel, M. K., Hodgins, D. C., & Goghari, V.M. (2019). A comparison of self-reported impulsivity in gambling and bipolar disorder. Journal of Gambling Studies, 35, 339-350.

Sharif-Razi, M., Hodgins, D. C., & Goghari, V. M. (2019). Reactive and proactive control mechanisms of response inhibition in gambling disorder. Psychiatry Research, 272, 114–121.

Spilka, M. J., Pittman, D. J., Bray, S. L., & Goghari, V. M. (2019). Manipulating visual scanpaths during facial emotion perception modulates functional brain activation in schizophrenia patients and controls. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(8), 855-866.

Van Voorhis, A. C., Kent, J. S., Kang, S. S., Goghari, V. M., MacDonald, A. W., III, & Sponheim, S. R. (2019). Abnormal neural functions associated with inhibitory deficits in schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. Human Brain Mapping, 40, 5397-5411.

Wong, S. T. S., Goghari, V. M., Sanford, N., Lim, R., Clark, C., Metzak, P. D., Rossell, S. L., Menon, M., & Woodward, T. S. (2019). Functional brain networks involved in lexical decision corresponding. Brain and Cognition, 138, 103631.


Cassetta, B. D., Pexman, P. M., & Goghari, V. M. (2018). Cognitive and affective theory of mind and relationships with executive functioning in middle childhood. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 64(4), 514-538.

Goghari, V. M., & Lawlor-Savage, L. (2018). Self-perceived benefits of cognitive training in healthy older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 10, 112.

Woodward, M., Gicas, K., Warburton, D. E., … Goghari, V.M., Honer, W. G., & Lang, D. J. (2018). Hippocampal volume and vasculature before and after exercise in treatment resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 202, 158-165.


Clark, C. M., Lawlor-Savage, L., & Goghari, V. M. (2017). Comparing brain activations associated with working memory and fluid intelligence. Intelligence, 63, 66–77.

Clark, C. M., Lawlor-Savage, L., & Goghari, V. M. (2017). Working memory training in healthy young adults: Support for the null from a randomized comparison to active and passive control groups. PLoS One, 12(5), e0177707.

Clark, C. M., Lawlor-Savage, L., & Goghari, V. M. (2017). Functional brain activation associated with working memory training and transfer. Behavioural Brain Research, 334, 34-49.

Goghari, V. M. (2017). Personality dimensions in schizophrenia: A family study. Psychiatry Research, 251, 162–167.

Goghari, V. M., & Lawlor-Savage, L. (2017). Comparison of cognitive change after working memory training and logic and planning training in healthy older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9, 39.

Goghari, V. M., & Lawlor-Savage, L. (2018). Self-perceived benefits of cognitive training in healthy older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 10, 112.

Goghari, V. M., Sanford, N., Spilka, M. J., & Woodward, T. S. (2017). Task-related fMRI network analysis of emotion recognition in a family study of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43(6), 1348–1362.

Sears, C., Boyce, M., Boon, S., Goghari, V. M., Irwin, K., & Boyes, M. (2017). Predictors of student satisfaction in a large psychology undergraduate program. Canadian Psychology, 58(2), 148-160.

Shakeel, M. K., & Goghari, V. M. (2017). Measuring fluid intelligence in healthy older adults. Journal of Aging Research, 2017, 8514582.

Spilka, M. J., & Goghari, V. M. (2017). Similar patterns of brain activation abnormalities during emotional and non-emotional judgments of faces in a schizophrenia family study. Neuropsychologia, 96, 164–174.


Arnold, A. E., Iaria, G., & Goghari, V. M. (2016). Efficacy of identifying neural components in the face and emotion processing system in schizophrenia using a dynamic functional localizer. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 248, 55–63.

Cassetta, B., & Goghari, V. M. (2016). Working memory and processing speed training in schizophrenia: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 17, 49.

Clark, C. M., Lawlor-Savage, L., & Goghari, V. M. (2016). The Flynn effect: A quantitative commentary on modernity and human intelligence. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 14(2), 39-53.

Diaz, R. L., Wong, U., Hodgins, D. C., Chiu, C. G., & Goghari, V. M. (2016). Violent video game players and non-players differ on facial emotion recognition. Aggressive Behavior, 42(1), 16-28.

Goghari, V. M. & Harrow, M. (2016). Twenty year multi-follow-up of different types of hallucinations in schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and depression. Schizophrenia Research, 176(2-3), 371-377.

Lawlor-Savage, L., & Goghari, V. M. (2016). Dual n-back working memory training in healthy adults: A randomized comparison to processing speed training. PLoS One, 11(4), e0151817.

Yakovenko, I., Clark, C. M., Hodgins, D. C, & Goghari, V. M. (2016). A qualitative analysis of the effects of a comorbid disordered gambling diagnosis with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 171(1-3), 50-55.


Cassetta, B. D., & Goghari, V. M. (2015). Ethical considerations of screening and early intervention for clinical high-risk psychosis. Ethics & Behavior, 25(1), 1–20.

Goghari, V. M., Truong, W., & Spilka, M. (2015). A magnetic resonance imaging family study of cortical thickness in schizophrenia. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 168(8), 660-668.

Spilka, M. J., Arnold, A. E., & Goghari, V. M. (2015). Functional activation abnormalities during facial emotion perception in schizophrenia patients and nonpsychotic relatives. Schizophrenia Research, 168(1-2), 330–337.