Translational and Comparative Affective Science



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IN PRESS / 2019

Bliss-Moreau, E. (in press).  Emotion.  In, T.K. Shackelford & V.A. Weekes-Shackelford, The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science.  New York, New York: Springer.

Beckman, D., Ott, S., Donis-Cox, K., Janssen, W.G., Bliss-Moreau, E., Rudebeck, P.H., Baxter, M., & Morrison, J. (in press). Oligomeric Aβ in the monkey brain affects synaptic integrity and induces accelerated cortical aging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Beckman, D., Seekle, A., Morrison, J.H., & Bliss-Moreau, E. (in press). Novel approaches to study Zika virus in the brain.  Journal of Neuroscience Research.  Letter to the Editor.

Murphy, A.M., Ross, C.N., & Bliss-Moreau, E. (in press). Non-invasive cardiac psychophysiology as a tool for translational science with marmosets.  American Journal of Primatology.

Kaburu, S.S.K., Beisner, B., Balasubramaniam, K.N., Marty, P.R., Bliss-Moreau, E., Mohan, L., Rattan, S.K.  Artlet, M.E., Atwill, E.R., McCowan, B. (in press). Interactions with humans impose time constraints on urban-dwelling rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Behaviour.

Bliss-Moreau, E., & Baxter, M.G. (2019). Interest in nonsocial novel stimuli as a function of age in rhesus monkeys. Royal Society Open Science, 6: 182237.

Bliss-Moreau, E., Williams, L.A., & Santistevan, A.C. (in press). The immutability of valence and arousal in the foundation of emotion. Emotion. [pdf]

Finn, K.F., Crutchfield, J.P., & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2019). Macaques preferentially attend to visual patterns with higher fractal dimension contours. Scientific Reports, 9, 10592. [pdf]

Marty, P.R., Beisner, B., Kaburu, S.S.K., Balasubramaniam, K., Bliss-Moreau, E. Ruppert, N., Sah, S.A.M., Ismail, A.I., Arlet, M.E., Atwill, E.R., McCowan, B. (2019).  Time constraints imposed by anthropogenic environments alter social behavior in long-tailed macaques.  Animal Behaviour, 150, 157-165.

Kaburu, S.S.K., Marty P.R., Beisner, B., Balasubramanian, K., Bliss-Moreau, E., Kaur, K., Mohan, L., & McCowan, B. (2019). Rates of human-macaque interactions affect grooming behavior among urban-dwelling rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).  American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 168, 92-103.


Bliss-Moreau, E., Williams, L.A., & Karaskiewicz, C.L. (2018).  The evolution of emotion in social context.  In, T.K. Shackelford & V.A. Weekes-Shackelford, The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science.  New York, New York: Springer.

Baxter, M.G., Santistevan, A.C., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Morrison, J.H. (2018). Timing of cyclic estradiol treatment differentially affects cognition in aged female rhesus monkeys. Behavioral Neuroscience, 132(4), 213-223.

Bliss-Moreau, E. & Baxter, M.G. (2018).  Estradiol treatment in a nonhuman primate model of menopause preserves affective reactivity. Behavioral Neuroscience, 132(4), 224-229.

Dudley, D.M., Van Rompay, K.K., Coffey, L.L. Ardeshir, A., Keesler, R.I., Bliss-Moreau, E., et al. (2018). Miscarriage and stillbirth following maternal Zika virus infection in nonhuman primates. Nature Medicine.

Coffey, L.L., Keesler, R.I., Pesavento, P.A., Woolard, K., Singapuri, A., Watanabe, J. Cruzen, C., Christe, K.L., Usachenko, J., Yee, J., Heng, V.A., Bliss-Moreau, E. et al. (2018). Intra-amniotic Zika virus inoculation of pregnant rhesus macaques produces fetal neurologic disease.  Nature Communications, 9, 2414. 


Bliss-Moreau, E. & Moadab, G. (2017). The faces monkeys make.  In J.M. Fernadez-Dols and J. Russell (Eds.), The Science of Facial Expression (pp. 152-171). New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

Bliss-Moreau, E. (2017). The construction of nonhuman animal emotion. Current Opinion in Psychology, 17, 184-188. [pdf]

Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G., & Machado, C.J. (2017). Monkeys preferentially process body information while viewing affective displays. Emotion, 17(5), 765-771. [pdf]

Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G., & Capitanio, J.P. (2017). Maternal rearing environment impacts autonomic nervous system activity. Developmental Psychobiology, 59(4), 551-556[pdf]

Grayson, D.S., Bliss-Moreau, E., Bennett, J., Lavenex, P., & Amaral, D.G. (2017). Neural reorganization due to neonatal amygdala lesions in the rhesus monkey: Changes in morphology and network structure.  Cerebral Cortex, 27(6), 3240-3253. [pdf]

Coffey, L.L., Pesavento, P.A., Keesler, R.I., Singapuri, A., Watanabe, J., Watanabe, R., Yee, J., Bliss-Moreau, E., Cruzen, C., Christe, K.L., Reader, J.R., von Morgenland, W., Gibbons, A.M., Allen, A.M., Linnen, J., Gao, K., Delward, E., Simmons, G. Stone, M., Lanteri, M., Bakkour, S., Busch, M., Morrison, J., & Van Rompay, K.K.A. (2017). Zika virus tissue and blood compartmentalization in acute infection of rhesus macaques. PLoS One, 12(1), e0171148. [pdf]

Moadab, G., Bliss-Moreau, E., Bauman, M.B., & Amaral, D.G. (2017). Early amygdala or hippocampus damage influences adolescent female social behavior during group formation.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 131(1), 68-82. [pdf]

Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G., Santistevan, A., & Amaral, D.G. (2017). The effects of neonatal amygdala or hippocampus lesions on adult social behavior. Behavioural Brain Research, 322(A), 123-137. [pdf]

Hannibal, D., Bliss-Moreau, E., Vandeleest, J., McCowan, B., & Capitanio, J.P. (2017). Laboratory rhesus macaque social housing and social changes: Implication for research. American Journal of Primatology, 79(1), 1-14. [pdf]


Chua, E.C. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2016).  Knowing your heart and your mind: the relationships between metamemory and interoception. Consciousness and Cognition, 16, 146-158. [pdf]

Grayson, D.S., Bliss-Moreau, E., Machado, C.J., Bennett, J., Shen, K., Grant, K.A., Fair, D.A., & Amaral, D.G. (2016). The rhesus monkey connectome predicts disrupted functional networks resulting from pharmacogenetics inactivation of the amygdala. Neuron, 91(2), 453-466[pdf]

Williams, L.A. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2016). Humans are ultrasocial and emotional. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39(e117), 39-40. [pdf]

Touroutoglou, A.^, Bliss-Moreau, E.^, Zhang, J.^, Martini, D., Vanduffel, W., Dickerson, B., & Barrett, L.F. (2016).  A ventral salience network in the macaque brain. NeuroImage, 132, 190-197. [pdf] ^Authors made equal contributions to this manuscript.

McCowan, B., Beisner, B., Bliss-Moreau, E., Vandeleest, J., Jin, J., Hannibal, D., & Hsieh, F. (2016). Connections matter: social networks and lifespan health in primate translational models. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, Article 433. 

Bliss-Moreau, E. & Moadab, G. (2016). Variation in reactivity predicts cooperative restraint training efficiency. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 55(1), 41-49. [pdf]

Feczko, E.J.^, Bliss-Moreau, E., Walum, H., Preutt, J.R., & Parr, L. ^ (2016). The Macaque Social Responsiveness Scale (mSRS): A rapid screening tool for assessing variability in social responsiveness of Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). PLoS One, 11(1), e0145956.  ^Authors made equal contributions to this manuscript.

Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G., & Amaral, D.G. (2016).  Lifetime consequences of early damage to the nonhuman primate amygdala. In D.G. Amaral & R. Adolphs, Life Without an Amygdala (pp. 149-185). New York, New York: Guilford.


Moadab, G.^, Bliss-Moreau, E.^, & Amaral, D.G. (2015). Adult social behavior with familiar partners following neonatal damage to the amygdala or hippocampus. Behavioral Neuroscience, 129(3), 339-350. [pdf] ^Authors made equal contributions to this manuscript.


Bliss-Moreau, E. & Williams, L.A. (2014). Tag you’re it: Affect tagging promotes goal formation and selection.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 138-139. [pdf]


Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G., Bauman, M.D. & Amaral, D.G. (2013).  The impact of early amygdala damage on juvenile rhesus macaque social behavior. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 2124-2140. [pdf]

Bliss-Moreau, E., Machado, C.J., & Amaral, D.G. (2013).  Macaque cardiac physiology is sensitive to the valence of passively viewed sensory stimuli.  PLoS One, 8(8), e71170. [pdf]

Bliss-Moreau, E., Theil, J.H., & Moadab, G. (2013).  Efficient cooperative restraint training with Rhesus macaques. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(2), 98-117.  [pdf]


Lindquist, K.A., Wager, T.D., Kober, K., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Barrett, L.F. (2012). The brain basis of emotion:  A meta-analytic review.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 35(3), 121-143. [Target article] [pdf]

Lindquist, K.A., Wager, T.D., Bliss-Moreau, E., Kober, H., & Barrett, L.F. (2012).  What are emotions and how are they created in the brain?  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(3), 175-184.  [Response to commentaries]

Bliss-Moreau, E. (2012).  Learning the affective value of others.  In N.M. Seel, (Ed), The Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 1981-1983). Boston, MA: Springer Press.


Bliss-Moreau, E., Bauman, M.D., & Amaral, D.G. (2011). Neonatal amygdala lesions result in globally blunted adult affect in adult rhesus macaques.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 125(6), 848-858. [pdf]

Machado, C.J., Bliss-Moreau, E., Platt, M., & Amaral D.G. (2011).  Social and nonsocial content differentially modulates visual attention and autonomic arousal in rhesus macaques, PLoS One, 6(10), e26598. [pdf]

Anderson, E., Siegel, E., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Barrett, L.F. (2011).  The visual impact of gossip.  Science, 332(6036), 1446-1448. [pdf]

Babineau, B., Bliss-Moreau, E., Toscano, J.E., Machado, C.J., & Amaral, D.G. (2011).  Context specific social behavior is altered by orbitofrontal cortex lesions in adult rhesus macaques. Neuroscience, 179, 80-93. [pdf]

Bliss-Moreau, E., Toscano, J.E., Bauman, M.D., Mason, W.A., & Amaral, D.G. (2011). Neonatal amygdala lesions alter responsiveness to objects in juvenile rhesus macaques.  Neuroscience, 178, 123-32. [pdf]

Bauman, M.D., Bliss-Moreau, E., Machado, C.J., & Amaral, D.G. (2011).  The neurobiology of nonhuman primate social behavior.  In J. Decety & J. Cacioppo (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience (pp. 683-701). New York, New York: Oxford University Press.


Bliss-Moreau, E., Owren, M., & Barrett, L.F. (2010).  I like the sound of your voice: Affective learning about vocal signals.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(3), 557-563[pdf]

Bliss-Moreau, E., Toscano, J.E., Bauman, M.D., Mason, W.A., & Amaral, D.G. (2010). Neonatal amygdala or hippocampus lesions influence responsiveness to objects.  Developmental Psychobiology, 52(5), 487-503. [pdf]


Barrett, L.F. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2009). She's emotional. He's having a bad day. Attributional explanations for emotion stereotypes.  Emotion, 9(5), 649-658. [pdf]

Barrett, L.F. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2009). Affect as a psychological primitive.  Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 167-218. [pdf]

Bliss-Moreau, E. & Barrett, L.F. (2009).  What’s reason got to do with it?  Affect as the foundation of learning.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(2), 201-202[pdf]


Kober, H., Barrett, L.F., Joseph, J., Bliss-Moreau, E., Lindquist, K., & Wager, T.D. (2008).  Functional groups and cortical-subcortical interactions in emotion: A meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies.  Neuroimage, 42(2), 998-103. [pdf]

Bliss-Moreau, E., Barrett, L.F., & Wright, C.I. (2008). Individual differences in learning the affective value of others under minimal conditions.  Emotion, 8(4), 479-493. [pdf]

Wager, T., Barrett, L.F., Bliss-Moreau, E., Lindquist, K., Duncan, S., Kober, H., Davison, M., Joseph, J., & Mize, J. (2008).  The neuroimaging of emotion. In M. Lewis, J. M. Haviland-Jones, & L.F. Barrett (Eds.), The Handbook of Emotion, 3rd Edition (pp. 249-271). New York, New York: Guilford.


Barrett, L.F., Lindquist, K.A., Bliss-Moreau, E., Duncan, S., Gendron, M., Mize, J., & Brennan, L. (2007). Of mice and men:  Natural kinds of emotions in the mammalian brain? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2(3), 297-311[pdf]

Barrett, L.F., Bliss-Moreau, E., Duncan, S.L., Rauch, S. & Wright, C.I. (2007). The amygdala and the experience of affect. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2(2), 73-83.

2006 & PRIOR

Lindquist, K., Barrett, L.F., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Russell, J. (2006). Language and the perception of emotion.  Emotion, 6(1), 125-138. [pdf]

Conner, T. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2006). Sampling human experience in naturalistic settings. In S. Hesse-Biber & P. Leavy (Eds.), Emergent Methods in Social Science Research (pp. 109-130). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Barrett, L., Quigley, K., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Aronson, K. (2004). Arousal focus and interoceptive sensitivity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87(5), 684-697. [pdf]

Conner, T., Barrett, L.F., Bliss-Moreau, E., Lebo, K., & Kashub, C. (2003). Experience sampling methodologies: A primer. The Journal of Happiness Studies, 4, 53-78. [pdf]