Kathryn C Dickerson
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Kathryn (Katie) Dickerson completed her B.A. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester in 2006. She then joined Dr. Mauricio Delgado's lab at Rutgers University-Newark earning her Ph.D. in Behavioral and Neural Sciences in 2011. She moved to Durham and joined the lab of Dr. Alison Adcock at Duke University where she was a post-doc from 2011-2016. She received a KL2 award in 2016 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University.
Katie is interested in how reward and motivation influence what we learn and remember. She focuses on studying the dopamine system in healthy humans and clinical populations using a combination of behavioral, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and real-time fMRI methods.
Instructed Activation of the Human Dopaminergic Midbrain Using Real-Time fMRI in Nicotine-Dependent Individuals awarded by Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (Postdoctoral Associate). 2016 to 2020
Duke CTSA (KL2) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Scholar). 2013 to 2018
Instructed Activation of the Human Dopaminergic Midbrain using Real-Time fMRI awarded by National Institutes of Health (PI-Fellow). 2014 to 2016
Haugg, Amelie, et al. “Can we predict real-time fMRI neurofeedback learning success from pretraining brain activity?” Hum Brain Mapp, July 2020. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/hbm.25089. Full Text
Stanek, Jessica K., et al. “Expected Reward Value and Reward Uncertainty Have Temporally Dissociable Effects on Memory Formation.” J Cogn Neurosci, vol. 31, no. 10, Oct. 2019, pp. 1443–54. Pubmed, doi:10.1162/jocn_a_01411. Full Text
Dickerson, Kathryn C. “Upregulating brain activity using non-drug reward imagery and real-time fMRI neurofeedback-A new treatment approach for addiction?” Ebiomedicine, vol. 38, Dec. 2018, pp. 21–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.11.021. Full Text
MacDuffie, Katherine E., et al. “Single session real-time fMRI neurofeedback has a lasting impact on cognitive behavioral therapy strategies.” Neuroimage Clin, vol. 19, 2018, pp. 868–75. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2018.06.009. Full Text
Dickerson, Kathryn, and R. Alison Adcock. “Motivation and Memory.” Stevens’ Handbook of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018. Manual, doi:10.1002/9781119170174.epcn107. Full Text
MacInnes, Jeff J., et al. “Cognitive Neurostimulation: Learning to Volitionally Sustain Ventral Tegmental Area Activation.” Neuron, vol. 89, no. 6, Mar. 2016, pp. 1331–42. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2016.02.002. Full Text
Dickerson, Kathryn C., and Mauricio R. Delgado. “Contributions of the hippocampus to feedback learning.” Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, vol. 15, no. 4, Dec. 2015, pp. 861–77. Pubmed, doi:10.3758/s13415-015-0364-5. Full Text
Delgado, Mauricio R., and Kathryn C. Dickerson. “Reward-related learning via multiple memory systems.” Biol Psychiatry, vol. 72, no. 2, July 2012, pp. 134–41. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.01.023. Full Text