Selected Publications


Toller, G., Brown, J., Sollberger, M., Shdo, S.M., Bouvet, L., Sukhanov, P., Seeley, W.W., Miller, B.L. and Rankin, K.P. (2018). Individual differences in socioemotional sensitivity are an index of salience network function. Cortex, 103, 211-223.

Hua, A.Y., Sible, I.J., Perry, D.C., Rankin, K.P., Kramer, J.H., Miller, B.L., Rosen, H.J., Sturm, V.E. (2018). Enhanced Positive Emotional Reactivity Undermines Empathy in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia. Frontiers in Neurology, 9, 402.

Pressman, P.S., Shdo, S., Simpson, M., Chen, K.H., Mielke, C., Miller, B.L., Rankin, K.P. and Levenson, R.W. (2018). Neuroanatomy of shared conversational laughter in neurodegenerative disease. Frontiers in Neurology, 9, 464.


Shdo, S. M., Ranasinghe, K. G., Gola, K. A., Mielke, C. J., Sukhanov, P. V., Miller, B. L., & Rankin, K. P. (2017). Deconstructing empathy: Neuroanatomical dissociations between affect sharing and prosocial motivation using a patient lesion model. Neuropsychologia.

Toller G., Brown J., Gola K.A., Shdo S., Mielke C., Sukhanov P., Miller B.L., Rankin K.P. (2017). Reduced emotional sensitivity and responsiveness measured by the Revised Self-Monitoring Scale is a behavioral marker of early salience network dysfunction in neurodegenerative disease (S35.005). Neurology. Apr 18. 

Fong J.C., Rojas J.C., Bang J., Legati A., Rankin K.P., Forner S., Miller Z.A., Karydas A.M., Coppola G., Grouse C.K., Ralph J., Miller B.L., Geschwind M.D. (2017). Genetic Prion Disease Caused by PRNP Q160X Mutation Presenting with an Orbitofrontal Syndrome, Cyclic Diarrhea, and Peripheral Neuropathy. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Nov 1.

Gola K.A., Shany-Ur T., Pressman P., Sulman I., Galeana E., Paulsen H., Nguyen L., Wu T., Adhimoolam B., Poorzand P., Miller B.L., Rankin K.P. (2017). A neural network underlying intentional emotional facial expression in neurodegenerative disease. NeuroImage: Clinical. Jan 16. 

Rankin, K. P., Barr W.B. (2017). My Brain Made Me Do It: Forensic Implications of Loss of Judgment in Patients with Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD) and Other Neurologic Disorders. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 31(4), 706-.

Pressman, P., Gola K., Shdo S., Miller B., Rankin K. (2017). Relative preservation of affect recognition in posterior cortical atrophy (S18. 006). Neurology. 88(16 Supplement), S18-.

Pressman, P. S., Simpson, M., Gola, K., Shdo, S. M., Spinelli, E. G., Miller, B. L., Gorno-Tempini M.L., Rankin K., Levenson, R. W. (2017). Observing conversational laughter in frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 88(5), 418-424.

Ranasinghe, K.G., Hinkley, L.B., Beagle, A.J., Mizuiri, D., Honma, S.M., Welch, A.E., Hubbard, I., Mandelli, M.L., Miller, Z.A., Garrett, C. and La, A., 2017. Distinct spatiotemporal patterns of neuronal functional connectivity in primary progressive aphasia variants. Brain, p.awx217.

Steiger, B.K., Muller, A.M., Spirig, E., Toller, G. and Jokeit, H., 2017. Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy diminishes functional connectivity during emotion perception. Epilepsy Research, 134, pp.33-40.

Watson, C. L., Possin, K., Allen, I. E., Hubbard, H. I., Meyer, M., Welch, A. E., ... & Santos-Santos, M. A. (2018). Visuospatial Functioning in the Primary Progressive Aphasias. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24(3), 259-268.

Perry, D. C., Brown, J. A., Possin, K. L., Datta, S., Trujillo, A., Radke, A., ... & Gorno-Tempini, M. L. (2017). Clinicopathological correlations in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain, 140(12), 3329-3345.

Brown, C. L., Lwi, S. J., Goodkind, M. S., Rankin, K. P., Merrilees, J., Miller, B. L., & Levenson, R. W. (2017). Empathic Accuracy Deficits in Patients with Neurodegenerative Disease: Association with Caregiver Depression. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Jack C, Bennett D, Blennow K, Carrillo M, Dunn B, Buddhaeberlein S, Holtzman D, Jagust W, Jessen F, Karlawish J, Liu E, Molinuevo J, Montine T, Phelps C, Rankin K, Scheltens P, Siemers E, Snyder H, Sperling R.. (2017). NIA-AA research framework: towards a biological definition of Alzheimer’s disease.


Miller Z.A., Sturm V.R., Balci Camsari G., Karydas A., Yokoyama J.S., Grinberg L.T., Boxer A.L., Rosen H.J., Rankin K.P., Gorno-Tempini M.L., Coppola G., Geschwind D.H., Rademakers R., Seeley W.W., Graff-Radford N.R. (2016). Increased prevalence of autoimmune disease within C9 and FTD/MND cohorts. Neurology. Oct 28. 1(4).

Wendelken L.A., Jahanshad N., Rosen H.J., Busovaca E., Allen I., Coppola G., Adams C., Rankin K.P., Milanini B., Clifford K., Wojta K., Nir T.M., Gutman B.A., Thompson P.M., Valcour V. (2016). ApoE ε4 is Associated with Cognition, Brain Integrity and Atrophy in HIV Over Age 60. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. May 25.

Ranasinghe K.G., Rankin K.P., Pressman P.S., Perry D.C., Lobach I.V., Seeley W.W., Coppola G., Karydas A.M., Grinberg L.T., Shany-Ur T., Lee S.E., Rabinovici G.D., Rosen H.J., Gorno-Tempini M.L., Boxer A.L., Miller Z.A., Chiong W., DeMay M., Kramer J.H., Possin K.L., Sturm V.E., Bettcher B.M., Neylan M., Zackey D.D., Nguyen L.A., Ketelle R., Block N., Wu T.Q., Dallich A., Russek N., Caplan A., Geschwind D.H., Vossel K.A., Miller B.L. (2016). Distinct Subtypes of Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Based on Patterns of Network Degeneration. JAMA Neurol. Jul 18. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.2016.  PMID: 27429218.

Binney R.J., Henry M.L., Babiak M., Pressman P.S., Santos-Santos M.A., Narvid J., Mandelli M.L., Strain P.J., Miller B.L., Rankin K.P., Rosen H.J., Gorno-Tempini M.L. (2016). Reading words and other people: A comparison of exception word, familiar face and affect processing in the left and right temporal variants of primary progressive aphasia. Cortex. 2016 Sep; 82:147-63. PMID: 27389800.

Guo C.C., Sturm V.E., Zhou J., Gennatas E.D., Trujillo A.J., Hua A.Y., Crawford R., Stables L., Kramer J.H., Rankin K.P., Levenson R.W., Rosen H.J., Miller B.L., Seeley W.W. (2016). Dominant hemisphere lateralization of cortical parasympathetic control as revealed by frontotemporal dementia. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Apr 26; 113(17):E2430-9. PMID: 27071080.

Ranasinghe K.G., Rankin K.P., Lobach I.V., Kramer J.H., Sturm V.E., Bettcher B.M., Possin K., Christine You S., Lamarre A.K., Shany-Ur T., Stephens M.L., Perry D.C., Lee S.E., Miller Z.A., Gorno-Tempini M.L., Rosen H.J., Boxer A., Seeley W.W., Rabinovici G.D., Vossel K.A., Miller B.L. (2016). Cognition and neuropsychiatry in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia by disease stage. Neurology. Feb 16; 86(7):600-10. PMID: 26802093.

Multani N., Galantucci S., Wilson S.M., Shany-Ur T., Poorzand P., Growdon M., Jang J.Y., Kramer J., Miller B., Rankin K.P., Gorno Tempini M.L., Tartaglia M.C. (2016). Social Cognition Deficits Linked to Loss of White Matter Integrity in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Neurology.

Shinagawa S., Catindig J.A., Block N.R., Miller B.L., Rankin K.P. (2016). When a Little Knowledge Can Be Dangerous: False-Positive Diagnosis of Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia among Community Clinicians. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 41(1-2):99-108. PMID: 26741499.


Gola, K. A., Thorne, A., Veldhuisen, L. D., Felix, C. M., Hankinson, S., Pham, J., Shany-Ur, T., Schauer, G. P., Stanley, C. M., Glenn, S., Miller, B. L., & Rankin, K. P. (2015). Neural substrates of spontaneous narrative production in focal neurodegenerative disease. Neuropsychologia. Oct 17; 79(Pt A):158-171.

Shinagawa, S., Babu, A., Sturm, V., Shany-Ur, T., Toofanian Ross, P., Zackey, D., Poorzand, P., Grossman, S., Miller B. L., & Rankin, K. P. (2015). Neural basis of motivational approach and withdrawal behaviors in neurodegenerative disease. Brain and Behavior. Sep; 5(9).

Yokoyama JS, Bonham LW, Sturm VE, Adhimoolam B, Karydas A, Coppola G, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2015). The 5-HTTLPR variant in the serotonin transporter gene modifies degeneration of brain regions important for emotion in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Neuroimage : Clinical. 9:283-90.

Woolley JD, Strobl EV, Sturm VE, Shany-Ur T, Poorzand P, Grossman S, Nguyen L, Eckart JA, Levenson RW, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2015). Impaired Recognition and Regulation of Disgust Is Associated with Distinct but Partially Overlapping Patterns of Decreased Gray Matter Volume in the Ventroanterior Insula. Biological Psychiatry. Oct; 78(7):505-14.

Wu TQ, Miller ZA, Adhimoolam B, Zackey DD, Khan BK, Ketelle R, Rankin KP, Miller BL. (2015). Verbal creativity in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Neurocase. Feb; 21(1):73-8.


Shany-Ur T, Lin N, Rosen HJ, Sollberger M, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2014). Self-awareness in neurodegenerative disease relies on neural structures mediating reward-driven attention. Brain. Aug; 137(Pt 8):2368-81.

Sollberger M, Rosen HJ, Shany-Ur T, Ullah J, Stanley CM, Laluz V, Weiner MW, Wilson SM, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2014). Neural substrates of socioemotional self-awareness in neurodegenerative disease. Brain and Behavior. Mar; 4(2):201-14.

Woolley JD, Khan BK, Natesan A, Karydas A, Dallman M, Havel P, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2014). Satiety-related hormonal dysregulation in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Neurology. Feb 11; 82(6):512-20.


Lykou E, Rankin KP, Chatziantoniou L, Boulas C, Papatriantafyllou O, Tsaousis I, Neuhaus J, Karageorgiou C, Miller BL, Papatriantafyllou JD. (2013). Big 5 personality changes in Greek bvFTD, AD, and MCI patients. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. Jul-Sep; 27(3):258-64.

Sturm VE, Yokoyama JS, Seeley WW, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2013). Heightened emotional contagion in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease is associated with temporal lobe degeneration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Jun 11; 110(24):9944-9.

Chiong W, Wilson SM, D'Esposito M, Kayser AS, Grossman SN, Poorzand P, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2013). The salience network causally influences default mode network activity during moral reasoning. Brain. Jun; 136(Pt 6):1929-41.


Woolley JD, Strobl EV, Shelly WB, Karydas AM, Robin Ketelle RN, Wolkowitz OM, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2012). BDNF serum concentrations show no relationship with diagnostic group or medication status in neurodegenerative disease. Current Alzheimer Research. Sep; 9(7):815-21.

Sollberger M, Stanley CM, Ketelle R, Beckman V, Growdon M, Jang J, Neuhaus J, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2012). Neuropsychological correlates of dominance, warmth, and extraversion in neurodegenerative disease. Cortex. Jun; 48(6):674-82.

Khan BK, Woolley JD, Chao S, See T, Karydas AM, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2012). Schizophrenia or neurodegenerative disease prodrome? Outcome of a first psychotic episode in a 35-year-old woman. Psychosomatics. May-Jun; 53(3):280-4.

Lee SE, Seeley WW, Poorzand P, Rademakers R, Karydas A, Stanley CM, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2012). Clinical characterization of bvFTD due to FUS neuropathology. Neurocase. 18(4):305-17.


Shany-Ur T, Rankin KP. (2011). Personality and social cognition in neurodegenerative disease. Current Opinion in Neurology. Dec; 24(6):550-5.

Shany-Ur T, Poorzand P, Grossman SN, Growdon ME, Jang JY, Ketelle RS, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2012). Comprehension of insincere communication in neurodegenerative disease: lies, sarcasm, and theory of mind. Cortex. Nov-Dec; 48(10):1329-41.

Rankin KP, Mayo MC, Seeley WW, Lee S, Rabinovici G, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Weiner MW, Trojanowski JQ, DeArmond SJ, Miller BL. (2011). Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia with corticobasal degeneration pathology: phenotypic comparison to bvFTD with Pick's disease. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience : MN. Nov; 45(3):594-608.

Sollberger M, Neuhaus J, Ketelle R, Stanley CM, Beckman V, Growdon M, Jang J, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2011). Interpersonal traits change as a function of disease type and severity in degenerative brain diseases. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Jul; 82(7):732-9.

Woolley JD, Khan BK, Murthy NK, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2011). The diagnostic challenge of psychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative disease: rates of and risk factors for prior psychiatric diagnosis in patients with early neurodegenerative disease. J Clin Psychiatry. Feb; 72(2):126-33.


Sollberger M, Rankin KP, Miller BL. (2010). Social cognition. Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn). Aug; 16(4 Behavioral Neurology):69-85.


Sollberger M, Stanley CM, Wilson SM, Gyurak A, Beckman V, Growdon M, Jang J, Weiner MW, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2009). Neural basis of interpersonal traits in neurodegenerative diseases. Neuropsychologia. Nov; 47(13):2812-27.

Rankin KP, Salazar A, Gorno-Tempini ML, Sollberger M, Wilson SM, Pavlic D, Stanley CM, Glenn S, Weiner MW, Miller BL. (2009). Detecting sarcasm from paralinguistic cues: anatomic and cognitive correlates in neurodegenerative disease. Neuroimage. Oct 1; 47(4):2005-15.

Liu A, Werner K, Roy S, Trojanowski JQ, Morgan-Kane U, Miller BL, Rankin KP. (2009). A case study of an emerging visual artist with frontotemporal lobar degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurocase. Jun; 15(3):235-47.

Narvid J, Gorno-Tempini ML, Slavotinek A, Dearmond SJ, Cha YH, Miller BL, Rankin K. (2009). Of brain and bone: the unusual case of Dr. A. Neurocase. Jun; 15(3):190-205.

Brambati SM, Rankin KP, Narvid J, Seeley WW, Dean D, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Ashburner J, Gorno-Tempini ML. (2009). Atrophy progression in semantic dementia with asymmetric temporal involvement: a tensor-based morphometry study. Neurobiology of Aging. Jan; 30(1):103-11.


Rankin KP, Santos-Modesitt W, Kramer JH, Pavlic D, Beckman V, Miller BL. (2008). Spontaneous social behaviors discriminate behavioral dementias from psychiatric disorders and other dementias. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Jan; 69(1):60-73.


Woolley JD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Seeley WW, Rankin K, Lee SS, Matthews BR, Miller BL. (2007). Binge eating is associated with right orbitofrontal-insular-striatal atrophy in frontotemporal dementia. Neurology. Oct 2; 69(14):1424-33.

Rankin KP, Liu AA, Howard S, Slama H, Hou CE, Shuster K, Miller BL. (2007). A case-controlled study of altered visual art production in Alzheimer's and FTLD. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology : Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology. Mar; 20(1):48-61.


Rankin KP, Gorno-Tempini ML, Allison SC, Stanley CM, Glenn S, Weiner MW, Miller BL. (2006). Structural anatomy of empathy in neurodegenerative disease. Brain. Nov; 129(Pt 11):2945-56.


Rankin KP, Baldwin E, Pace-Savitsky C, Kramer JH, Miller BL. (2005). Self awareness and personality change in dementia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. May; 76(5):632-9.

Rankin KP, Kramer JH, Miller BL. (2005). Patterns of cognitive and emotional empathy in frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. Mar; 18(1):28-36.


Gorno-Tempini ML, Rankin KP, Woolley JD, Rosen HJ, Phengrasamy L, Miller BL. (2004). Cognitive and behavioral profile in a case of right anterior temporal lobe neurodegeneration. Cortex. Sep-Dec; 40(4-5):631-44.

Rankin KP, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Schauer GF, Weiner MW, Schuff N, Miller BL. (2004). Right and left medial orbitofrontal volumes show an opposite relationship to agreeableness in FTD. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 17(4):328-32.


Rankin KP, Kramer JH, Mychack P, Miller BL. (2003). Double dissociation of social functioning in frontotemporal dementia. Neurology. Jan 28; 60(2):266-71.