I was born and raised in York, PA. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Neuroscience and Psychology. I received a Ph.D. in neuroscience and cognitive psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder while under the direction of Marie Banich. My dissertation work involved a series of studies investigating the neural basis of executive functions (e.g., goal maintenance, working memory updating, task set shifting) using a variety of techniques that measure functional connectivity between brain areas and networks. I am now a postdoc in Naomi Friedman's lab at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics in Boulder, CO. My postdoctoral work, so far, is a continuation of graduate work in a behavioral genetics context while also slightly extending my functional connectivity work into the clinical world. Below you will find a list of my academic publications, presentations, and relevant exerpts from popular media highlighting my work. I also highlight academic outreach and public service.


EDUCATION


Dual Ph.D. Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology (2016)
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

M.A. Psychology (Spring 2013)
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
Thesis: The relationship between executive function and the "resting" brain

B.Phil. Neuroscience, Psychology (Spring 2009)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Minors in Chemistry, Conceptual Foudations of Medicine
Thesis: The impact of mortality salience on mind wandering during reading: A cognitive test of terror management theory


PUBLICATIONS


Reineberg, A. E. & Banich, M. T. (2016). Functional connectivity at rest is sensitive to individual differences in executive function: A network analysis. Human Brain Mapping. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23219 pubmed

  • A follow-up to my 2015 paper on resting-state networks. Here I perform an exploratory analysis to see how the connectivity profile of individual regions is associated with individual differences in executive functions. These results are meant to and will serve as guidance for larger, future repliction efforts looking at the predictive power of resting-state fMRI.

Reineberg, A. E., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Depue, B. T., 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. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.09.045 pubmed

Smolker, H. R.*, Depue, B. E.*, Reineberg, A. E., Orr, J., & Banich, M. T. (2015). Individual differences in regional prefrontal grey matter morphometry and fractional anisotropy are associated with different constructs of executive function. Brain Structure and Function. doi:10.1007/s00429-014-0723-y pubmed

Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Kaiser, R. H. , Turner, A. E. J., Reineberg, A. E., Godinez, D., Dimidjian, S., & Banich, M.T. (2013). A Penny for your thoughts: Dimensions of thought content and relationships with individual differences in emotional well-being. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:900. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00900 link

Reichle, E. D., Reineberg, A. E., & Schooler, J. W. (2010). Eye movements during mindless reading. Psychological Science, 21 (9), 1300-1310. doi: 10.1177/0956797610378686 pubmed


PRESENTATIONS


Reichle, E. D., Reineberg, A. E., & Schooler, J. W. (2009, November). Eye movements during mindless reading. Paper presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Reichle, E. D., Reineberg, A. E., & Schooler, J. W. (2009, March). An eye-movement study of mindless reading. In K. Arrington (Chair), Where cognitive flexibility meets mind wandering. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.


POSTERS


Reineberg, A.E., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Banich, M.T. (2014, April). Graph theoretic measures of frontal cortex connectivity at rest are sensitive to individual differences in executive function. Presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Reineberg, A.E., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Depue, B., & Banich, M.T. (2013, October). The relationship between executive function and resting-state functional connectivity. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Florence, Italy.

Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Henderson, R., Turner, A.E.J., Reineberg, A.E., Dimidjian, S., & Banich, M.T. (2013, June). What was I thinking? Content dimensions underlying self-generated thought and their relationships with mindfulness, subclinical depression, and rumination. Presented at the 2013 Mind & Life Summer Research Institute.

Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Turner, A.E.J., Reineberg, A.E., Henderson, R., Godinez, D., & Banich, M.T. (2013, June). What was I thinking? Content dimensions, trait predictors, and resting state architecture characterizing self-generated thought. Presented at the meeting of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society.

Reineberg, A. E., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Smolker, H., Turner, A., & Banich, M. T. (2013, April). The relationship between executive function and frontal cortex connectivity at rest. Presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Reineberg, A. E., Turner, A., Howett, D., & Banich, M. T. (2013, April). Dimensions of content underlying stimulus-independent thought and relationships to resting-state connectivity. Presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Turner, A., Reineberg, A. E., Henderson, R., & Banich, M.T. (2013, April). What was I thinking? Content dimensions and trait predictors of self-generated thought. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Affective Neuroscience, San Francisco, CA.

Reineberg, A. E., Andrews-Hanna, J. E., Depue, B. E., & Banich, M. T. (2013, January). Resting-state functional connectivity and executive function. Presented at the 5th annual conference of the Determinants of Executive Function and Dysfunction IBSC, Boulder, CO.

Reineberg, A. E., Reichle, E. D., & Solomon, S. (2011, May). Reminders of death affect metaconsciousness while reading text. Poster presented in Consciousness theme session at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.


MEDIA


New York Times article from June 28th, 2010.


OUTREACH


CU Science Discovery - Guest lecture on 2013-07-17

Denver Art Museum - Guest Workshop at Volunteer Symposium on 2012-11-10

Denver Art Museum - The Brain on Art - Guest tour guide on 2011-09-30