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Kucyi, A., Kam, J.W.Y., Andrews-Hanna, J.R. et al. (2023). Recent advances in the neuroscience of spontaneous and off-task thought: implications for mental health. Nat. Mental Health 1, 827–840.

Arizmendi, B. J., Seeley, S. H., Allen, J. J. B., Killgore, W. D. S., Andrews-Hanna, J., Weihs, K., & O'Connor, M. F. (2023). A pull to be close: The differentiating effects of oxytocin and grief stimulus type on approach behavior in complicated grief. European journal of trauma & dissociation = Revue europeenne du trauma et de la dissociation, 7(3), 100339.

Raffaelli, Q., Malusa, R., de Stefano, N.-A., Andrews, E., Grilli, M. D., Mills, C., Zabelina, D. L., & Andrews-Hanna, J. R. (2023). Creative minds at rest: Creative individuals are more associative and engaged with their idle thoughts. Creativity Research Journal, 1–17. VIEW PDF


Kim, J., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Eisenbarth, H. et al. (2023). A dorsomedial prefrontal cortex-based dynamic functional connectivity model of rumination. Nat Commun 14, 3540. VIEW PDF


Raffaelli, Q., Andrews, E.S., Cegavske, C.C. et al. (2023) Dreams share phenomenological similarities with task-unrelated thoughts and relate to variation in trait rumination and COVID-19 concern. Sci Rep 13, 7102. VIEW PDF

Acevedo-Molina, M. C., Thayer, S. C., Horn, K., Nkulu, H., Ryan, L., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., & Grilli, M. D. (2023). Past and future episodic detail retrieval is reduced among clinically normal older adults at higher genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychology, 37(2), 194–203. 

Forecasting Collaborative (2023). Insights into the accuracy of social scientists' forecasts of societal change. Nature human behaviour, 10.1038/s41562-022-01517-1. Advance online publication. VIEW PDF

Seeley, S. H., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Allen, J. J. B., & O'Connor, M. F. (2023). Dwelling in prolonged grief: Resting state functional connectivity during oxytocin and placebo administration. Human brain mapping, 44(1), 245–257. VIEW PDF




Miquel-Giner, N., Vicent-Gil, M., Martínez-Zalacaín, I., Porta-Casteras, D., Mar, L., López-Solà, M., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Soriano-Mas, C., Menchón, J. M., Cardoner, N., Alonso, P., Serra-Blasco, M., & López-Solà, C. (2022). Efficacy and fMRI-based response predictors to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Study protocol for a randomised clinical trial. Revista de psiquiatria y salud mental, S1888-9891(22)00127-6. Advance online publication.


Kim, B., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Han, J., Lee, E., & Woo, C. W. (2022). When self comes to a wandering mind: Brain representations and dynamics of self-generated concepts in spontaneous thought. Science advances, 8(35), eabn8616. VIEW PDF

Zhang, W., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Mair, R. W., Goh, J. O. S., & Gutchess, A. (2022). Functional connectivity with medial temporal regions differs across cultures during post-encoding rest. Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience, 22(6), 1334–1348. VIEW PDF

Gust, C.J., Moe, E.N., Seals, D.R., Banich, M.T., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Hutchison, K.E., & Bryan, A.D. (2022). Associations Between Age and Resting State Connectivity Are Partially Dependent Upon Cardiovascular Fitness. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 14, 858405. VIEW PDF

Hart, C.M., Mills, C., Thiemann, R.F., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., & Kam, J.W.Y. (2022). Task-unrelated thought increases after consumption of COVID-19 and general news. Cognitive Research Principles & Implications, 7(1), 69. VIEW PDF

Skouras, S., Andrews-Hanna, J.R. & Koelsch, S. (2022). Tormenting thoughts: Neurons in the posterior cingulate sulcus of the Default Mode Network regulate valence of thoughts and activity in the brain’s putative pain network during music listening. Human Brain Mapping, 43(2):773-786. VIEW PDF

Matijevic, S., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Wank, A. A., Ryan, L., & Grilli, M. D. (2022). Individual differences in the relationship between episodic detail generation and resting state functional connectivity vary with age. Neuropsychologia, 166, 108138. VIEW PDF


Kam, J.W.Y., Javed, J., Hart, C.M., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., & Mills, C. Daily mindfulness training reduces negative impact of COVID-19 news exposure on affective well-being. (2021) Psychol Res. Jun 24:1–12. VIEW PDF

Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Woo, C. W., Wilcox, R., Eisenbarth, H., Kim, B., Han, J., ... & Wager, T. D. (2021). The conceptual building blocks of everyday thought: Tracking the emergence and dynamics of ruminative and nonruminative thinking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. VIEW PDF

Ashar, Y.K., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Halifax, J., Dimidjian, S., & Wager, T.D. (2021). Effects of compassion training on brain responses to suffering others. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 16(10):1036-1047. VIEW PDF

Singh, A., Westlin, C., Eisenbarth, H., Reynolds Losin, E.A., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Wager, T.D., Satpute, A.B., Barrett, L.F., Brooks, D.H., & Erdogmus, D. (2021). Variation is the Norm: Brain State Dynamics Evoked By Emotional Video Clips. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2021:6003-6007. VIEW PDF

Martin-Willett, R., Morris, B., Wilcox, R., Giordano, G., Andrews-Hanna, J., Banich, M., & Bryan, A.B.(2021). The influence of a 16-week exercise program, APOE status, and age on executive function task performance: A randomized trial. Exp Gerontol. 152:111431. VIEW PDF

Raffaelli, Q., Mills, C., de Stefano, N.A., Mehl, M.R., Chambers, K., Fitzgerald, S., Wilcox, R., Christoff, K., Andrews, E.S., Grilli, M.D., O’Connor, M-F., & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2021). The think aloud paradigm reveals differences in the content, dynamics and conceptual scope of resting state thought in trait brooding. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-14. VIEW PDF


Mills, C., Porter, A. R., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Christoff, K., & Colby, A. (2021). How task-unrelated thought and freely-moving thought relate to affective state. Evidence for dissociable patterns in everyday life. Emotion. VIEW PDF


Andrews-Hanna, J. R., & Grilli, M. D. (2021). Mapping the imaginative mind: charting new paths forward. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 30(1), 82-89 VIEW PDF


Maresh, E.L. & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2021). Putting the “me” in “mentalizing”: Constructs describing the interplay between self and other with implications for social anxiety disorder.  In M. Gilead & K. Ochsner (Eds)., The Neural Basis of Mentalizing. (pp. 629-658). New York, NY: Springer Press. VIEW PDF



Arch, J. J., Wilcox, R., Ives, L., Sroloff, A. & Andrews-Hanna, J. R. (2020). Off-task thinking among adults with and without social anxiety disorder. Cognition & Emotion, 9, 1-3. VIEW PDF


Wank, A., Andrews-Hanna, J., & Grilli, M. (2020). Searching for the Past: Exploring the Dynamics of Direct and Generative Autobiographical Memory Reconstruction Among Young and Cognitively Normal Older Adults. Memory & cognition, 49(3), 422-437. VIEW PDF


Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Christoff, K., & O’Connor, M.-F. (2020). Dynamic regulation of internal experience: Mechanisms of therapeutic change. In R. D. Lane & L. Nadel (Eds.), The Neuroscience of Enduring Change: The Neural Basis of Talk Therapies.(pp. 89–191). Oxford University Press, USA. VIEW PDF


Doucet, G. E., Janiri, D., Howard, R., O’Brien, M., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., & Frangou, S. (2020). Transdiagnostic and disease-specific abnormalities in the default-mode network hubs in psychiatric disorders: A meta-analysis of resting-state functional imaging studies. European Psychiatry, 63(1), e57. VIEW PDF


Wank, A. A., Mehl, M. R., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Polsinelli, A. J., Moseley, S., Glisky, E. L., & Grilli, M. D. (2020). Eavesdropping on autobiographical memory: A naturalistic observation study of older adults’ memory sharing in daily conversations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 238. VIEW PDF


Losin, E., Woo, C.-W., Medina, N. A., Eisenbarth, H., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., & Wager, T. D. (2020). Neural and sociocultural mediators of ethnic differences in pain. Nature Human Behaviour, 4, 517–530. VIEW PDF


Raffaelli, Q., Wilcox, R. & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2020). The Neuroscience of Imaginative Thought: An Integrative Framework. In A. Abraham (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of the imagination, 332. VIEW PDF


Acevedo-Molina, M., Novak, A.W., Gregoire, L.M., Mann, L.G., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Grilli, M.D. (2020). Emotion matters: The influence of valence on episodic future thinking in young and older adults. Consciousness & Cognition, 85,103023. VIEW PDF


Walpola, I., Muller, A., Hall, J., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Lewis, S., Shine, J.L., O’Callaghan, C. (2020). Mind-wandering in Parkinson’s disease hallucinations reflects primary visual and default network coupling. Cortex, 125, 233-245. VIEW PDF



Andrews-Hanna, J., Grilli, M.D., & Irish, M. (2019). A Review and reappraisal of the default network in normal aging and dementia. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. VIEW PDF


Strickwerda-Brown C., Grilli M.D., Andrews-Hanna, J., Irish M. (2019). “All is not lost” – Rethinking the nature of the self in dementia. Ageing Research Reviews, 54:100932. VIEW PDF


Irish, M., Goldberg, Z.L., Alaeddin, S., O’Callaghan, C. & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2019). Age-related changes in the frequency and content of spontaneous cognition during periods of low cognitive demand. Psychological Research, 83(4), 747-760. VIEW PDF


Zabelina, D., Friedman, N.P., Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2019). Unity and diversity of executive functions in creativity. Consciousness and Cognition, 68, 47-56. VIEW PDF


O’Callaghan, C., Shine, M., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Irish, M. (2019). Hippocampal atrophy and intrinsic brain network dysfunction relate to alterations in mind wandering in neurodegeneration. PNAS, 116(8), 3316-3321. VIEW PDF



Christoff, K., Mills, C., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Irving, Z.C., Thompson, E., Fox, K.C.R., & Kam, J.W.Y. (2018). Mind-wandering as a scientific concept: Cutting through the definitional haze. Trends in Cognitive Science, 22(11): 957-959 VIEW PDF


Arch, J.J., Landy, L., Schneider, R., Koban, L., & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2018). Self-compassion induction enhances recovery from social stressors: Comparing adults with social anxiety disorder and healthy controls. Anxiety, Stress & Coping. 31(5): 594-609. VIEW PDF


Dixon, M.L., De La Vega, A., Mills, C., Andrews-Hanna, J., Spreng, R.N., Cole, M.W., & Christoff, K. (2018). Heterogeneity within the frontoparietal control network and its relationship to the default and dorsal attention networks. PNAS, 115(7), E1598-E1607. VIEW PDF


Pelletier-Baldelli, A., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Mittal, V. (2018). Resting state connectivity dynamics in individuals at risk for psychosis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127(3), 314-325. VIEW PDF


Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Fox, K.C., Irving, Z., Spreng, R.N., & Christoff, K. (2018). The Neuroscience of spontaneous thought: An evolving, interdisciplinary field. In K.C. Fox & K. Christoff. (Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought: Mind-wandering, Creativity, Dreaming, and Clinical Conditions. New York City: Oxford University Press. VIEW PDF



Fox, K.C., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Mills, C., Dixon, M.L., Markovic, J., Thompson, E., & Irving, Z., Christoff, K., (2017). Affective neuroscience of self-generated thought. Annals of NY Academy of Science (Year in Cognitive Neuroscience), 1426, 25–51. VIEW PDF


Koban, L., Schneider, R., Ashar, J., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Landy, L., Wager, T.D., & Arch, J. (2017). Social anxiety is characterized by biased learning about performance and the self. Emotion, 17(8), 1144-1155. VIEW PDF


Ashar, Y., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Dimidjian, S., & Wager, T.D. (2017). Empathic care and distress: Predictive brain markers and dissociable brain systems. Neuron. 94(6):1263-1273. VIEW PDF


Dixon, M., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Spreng, R.N., Irving, Z.C., Mills, C. Girn, M. & Christoff, K. (2017). Interactions between the default network and dorsal attention network vary across default subsystems, time, and cognitive states. Neuroimage, 147: 632-649. VIEW PDF



Christoff, K., Irving, Z., Fox, K.C., Spreng, R.N., & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2016). Mind-wandering as spontaneous thought: a dynamic framework. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 17(11):718-731. VIEW PDF


Zabelina, D., & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2016). Dynamic network interactions supporting internally-oriented cognition. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, special issue of 40 Systems Neuroscience. 40:86-93. VIEW PDF


Fox, K. C. R., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., & Christoff, K. (2016). The neurobiology of self-generated thought from cells to systems: Integrating evidence from lesion studies, human intracranial electrophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuroendocrinology. Neuroscience, 335, 134–150. VIEW PDF


Ashar, Y., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Yarkoni, T., Sills, J., Dimidjian, S., & Wager, T.D. (2016). Towards a neuroscience of compassion: A brain systems-based model and research agenda. Emotion. 16(5):691-705. VIEW PDF

Ashar, Y., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Dimidjian, S., & Wager, T.D. (2016). A neural process-content model of compassion and future directions for compassion research. Positive Psychology. PDF COMING SOON


Godinez, D.A., Banich, M.T., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Smolker, H., McRae, K. & Hewitt, J.T. (2016). Differences in Frontal-Striatal Activation during an Emotional Face Stroop Task in Monozygotic Twin Pairs Discordant for Severe Stressful Life Events. Neurobiology of Stress, 5: 26-36. VIEW PDF



Kaiser, R.H., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Wager, T.D., & Pizzagalli, D. (2015). Large-scale network dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder: Meta-analysis of resting-state functional connectivity. JAMA Psychiatry, 72(6), 603-11. VIEW PDF


Kaiser, R.H., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Metcalf, C., & Dimidjian, S. (2015). Dwell or decenter? Rumination and decentering predict working memory updating after interpersonal criticism. Cognitive Therapy & Research. 39, 744. VIEW PDF


Fox, K.C., Spreng, R.N., Ellamil, M., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Christoff, K. (2015).  The wandering brain: Meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies of mind-wandering and related spontaneous thought processes. Neuroimage, 111, 611-21. VIEW PDF


Kaiser, R.H., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Spielberg, J.M., Warren, S.L., Sutton, B.P., Miller, G.A., Heller, W., & Banich, M.T. (2015). Distracted and down: neural substrates and network dynamics of affective interference in subclinical depression. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 10(5), 654-63. VIEW PDF


Spreng, R.N., & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2015). Social cognition and the brain’s default network. In: A.W. Toga (Eds.) Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference (165-169) London: Academic Press. (Invited chapter). PDF COMING SOON


O’Callaghan, C, Shine, J.M., Lewis, S.J.G., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Irish, M. (2015). Shaped by our thoughts: Frequency and content of spontaneous thought relate to distinct patterns of default network connectivity in healthy ageing. Brain and Cognition, 93: 1-10. VIEW PDF


Reineberg, A., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Depue, B., Friedman, N.P. & Banich, M.T. (2015). Resting-state networks predict individual differences in common and specific aspects of executive function. Neuroimage, 104: 69-78. VIEW PDF


Godinez, D., Wilcutt, E.G., Depue, B.E., Burgess, G.C., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Banich, M.T. (2015). Familial risk and ADHD specific neural activity revealed by a case-control, discordant twin pair design. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 233(3), 458-65. VIEW PDF



Fox, K., Thompson, E., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Christoff, K. (2014). Is thinking really aversive? Commentary on Wilson et al.’s “Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind.” Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 1427. VIEW PDF


Woo, W., Koban, L., Kross, E., Banich, M.T., Ruzic, L., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Wager, T.D. (2014) Separate neural representations for physical pain and social rejection. Nature Communications, 5: 5380. VIEW PDF


Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Smallwood, J.S., & Spreng, R.N. (2014). The default network and self-generated thought: Component processes, dynamic control, and clinical relevance. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences - Year in Cognitive Neuroscience Special Issue, 1316: 29-52. VIEW PDF


Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Saxe, R., & Yarkoni, T. (2014). Contributions of episodic retrieval and mentalizing to autobiographical thought: evidence from functional neuroimaging, resting state connectivity, and fMRI meta-analyses. Neuroimage, 91: 324-335. VIEW PDF

Dalwani, M., Tregellas, J.R., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Sakai, J.T., Banich, M.T., & Crowley, T.J. (2014). Default mode network activity in male adolescents with conduct and substance use disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134: 242-50. VIEW PDF



Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Kaiser, R., Turner, A., Reineberg, A., Godinez, D. & Banich, M.T. (2013). A penny for your thoughts: dimensions of self-generated thought content and relationships with individual differences in emotional well-being. Frontiers in Psychology – Special Issue on Mind-Wandering, 4: 900. VIEW PDF

Smallwood, J.S., & Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2013). Not all minds that wander are lost: The importance of a balanced perspective on the mind-wandering state. Frontiers in Psychology: Special Issue on Mind-Wandering, 4: 441. VIEW PDF


Banich, M.T., de la Vega, A., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Mackiewicz Seghete, K., & Claus, E.D. (2013). Developmental trends and individual differences in brain systems involved in temporal choices regarding rewards during adolescence: Implications for substance abuse. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(2): 416-30. VIEW PDF



Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2012) The brain’s default network and its adaptive role in internal mentation. The Neuroscientist, 18(3): 251-70. VIEW PDF



Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Mackewicz, K., Claus, E., Burgess, G.C., Ruzic, L., & Banich, M.T. (2011) Cognitive control in adolescence: Neural underpinnings and relation to self-report behaviors. PLOS One, 6(6): e21598. VIEW PDF


Holt, D.J., Cassidy, B.S., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Lee, S., Goff, D.C., Gabrieli, J.D., & Moran, J.M. (2011). An anterior-to-posterior shift in midline cortical activity in schizophrenia during self-reflection. Biological Psychiatry, 69: 415-423. VIEW PDF



Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Reidler, J.S., Huang, C., & Buckner, R.L. (2010). Evidence for the default network’s role in spontaneous cognition. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104: 322-335. VIEW PDF


Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Reidler, J.S., Sepulcre, J., Poulin, R. & Buckner, R.L. (2010). Functional-anatomic fractionation of the brain’s default network. Neuron, 65: 550-562. VIEW PDF



Buckner, R.L., Sepulcre, J., Talukdar, T., Krienen, F., Liu, H., Hedden, T., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Sperling, R.A., & Johnson, K.A. (2009). Cortical hubs revealed by intrinsic functional connectivity: mapping, assessment of stability, and relation to Alzheimer’s disease. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(6): 1860-1873. VIEW PDF



Buckner, R.L., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Schacter, D.L. (2008). The brain’s default network: anatomy, function, and relevance to disease.  The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience --Annals of the NY Academy of Sci., 1124: 1-38. VIEW PDF


Kahn, I., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Vincent, J., Snyder, A., & Buckner, R.L. (2008). Distinct cortical anatomy linked to subregions of the medial temporal lobe revealed by intrinsic functional connectivity. Journal of Neurophysiology, 100 (1): 129-39. VIEW PDF


Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Snyder A.Z, Vincent J.L., Lustig C, Head D, Fox M.D., Raichle M.E., & Buckner, R.L. (2007). Disruption of Large-Scale Brain Systems in Advanced Aging. Neuron, 56(5): 924-35. VIEW PDF


Roitman, J.D., Brannon, E.M., Andrews, J.R., & Platt, M.L. (2007). Nonverbal representation of time and number in adults. Acta Psychologia, 124(3): 298-318. VIEW PDF



Vincent, J.L., Snyder, A.Z., Fox, M.D., Shannon, B.J., Andrews, J.R., Raichle, M.E., & Buckner, R.L. (2006). Intrinsic correlations with the hippocampal formation reveal a parietal mnemonic pathway. Journal of Neurophysiology, 96: 3517-3531. PDF COMING SOON


Andrews, J.R., Wang, L, Csernansky, J.G., Gado, M.H., & Barch, D.M. (2006). Abnormalities of thalamic activation and cognition in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163(3): 356-358. VIEW PDF


Merabet L, Thut G, Murray B, Andrews J.R., Hsiao S, & Pascual-Leone, A. (2004). Feeling by sight or seeing by touch? Neuron, 42(1): 173-9. VIEW PDF

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