Elisabeth A. Karuza

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Pennsylvania



Medaglia, J.D., Huang, W., Karuza, E.A., Kelkar, A., Thompson-Schill, S.L., Ribeiro, A., & Bassett, D.S. 

(in press). Functional alignment with anatomical networks is associated with cognitive flexibility. Nature Human Behaviour.


Karuza, E.A., Emberson, L.L., Roser, M.E., Aslin, R.N., Cole, D., & Fiser, J. (in press).The neural signature 

of spatial statistical learning: Integrating univariate and connectivity measures to characterize the extraction of structure from complex visual scenes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.


Karuza, E.A., Kahn, A.E., Thompson-Schill, S.L., & Bassett, D.S. (2017). Process reveals structure: How a 

network is traversed mediates expectations about its architecture. Scientific Reports, 7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12876-5


Karuza, E.A., Balewski, Z.Z., Hamilton, R.H., Medaglia, J.D., Tardiff, N., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2016). 

Mapping the parameter space of tDCS and cognitive control: An exemplar for brain stimulation research. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00665.


Karuza, E. A., Li, P., Weiss, D. J., Bulgarelli, F., Zinszer, B. D., & Aslin, R. N. (2016). Sampling over

nonuniform distributions: A neural efficiency account of the primacy effect in statistical learning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 1484–1500.


Karuza, E.A., Thompson-Schill, S.L., & Bassett, D.S. (2016). Local patterns to global architectures: 

Influences of network topology on human learning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20, 629–640.


Karuza, E. A., Farmer, T. A., Fine, A. B., Smith, F. X., & Jaeger, T. F. (2014). On-line measures of prediction 

in a self-paced statistical learning task. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 725–730.


Karuza, E.A.*, Emberson, L.L.*, & Aslin, R.N. (2014). Combining fMRI and behavioral measures to examine 

the process of human learning.  Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 109, 193–206.

*Co-first authors


Karuza, E.A., Newport, E.L., Aslin, R.N., Starling, S.J., Tivarus, M.E., & Bavelier, D. (2013). Neural 

correlates of statistical learning in a word segmentation ask: An fMRI study. Brain and Language, 127, 46–54. 

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