Papers

In Progress


Deen, B., Saxe, R. (submitted). Parts-based representations of perceived face movements in the superior temporal sulcus.

Deen, B., Saxe, R., Kanwisher, N.G. (submitted). Dynamic facial and vocal information in the superior temporal sulcus.

Powell, L. J., Deen, B., Saxe, R. (submitted). Using individual functional channels of interest to study cortical development with fNIRS.

Peer-reviewed publications


Deen, B., Richardson, H., Dilks, D., Takahashi, A., Keil, B., Wald, L., Kanwisher, N.G., Saxe, R. (2017). Organization of high-level visual cortex in human infants. Nature Communications 8, 13995.

Press: MIT Press, Quanta / The Atlantic, Le Monde, Wiley, LiveScience, IBTimes, DailyMail

Deen, B., Koldewyn, K., Kanwisher, N.G., Saxe, R. (2015). Functional organization of social perception and cognition in the superior temporal sulcus.  Cerebral Cortex, 25(11), 4596-4609.

Data: STS Regions

Deen, B., Saxe, R., Bedny, M. (2015). Occipital cortex of blind individuals is functionally coupled with executive-control areas of frontal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(8), 1633-1647. PDF

Di Martino, A., […], Deen, B., […], Milham, M.P. (2013). The autism brain imaging data exchange: towards a large-scale evaluation of the intrinsic brain architecture in autism.  Molecular Psychiatry, 19(6), 659-667.

Data: ABIDE dataset

Bolling, D.Z., Pitskel, N.B., Deen, B., Crowley, M.J., Mayes, L.C., Pelphrey, K.A. (2011). Development of neural systems for processing social exclusion from childhood to adolescence. Developmental Science, 14(6), 1431-1444.

Bolling, D.Z., Pitskel, N.B., Deen, B., Crowley, M.J., McPartland, J.C., Kaiser, M.D., Vander Wyk, B.C., Wu, J., Mayes, L.C., Pelphrey, K.A. (2011). Enhanced neural responses to rule violation in children with autism: a comparison to social exclusion. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(3), 280-294.

Deen, B., Pitskel, N.B., Pelphrey, K.A. (2011). Three systems of insular functional connectivity identified with cluster analysis. Cerebral Cortex, 21(7), 1489-1506.

Data: Insula clusters

Kaiser, M.D., Hudac, C.M., Shultz, S., Lee, S.M., Cheung, C., Berken, A.M., Deen, B., Pitskel, N.B., Sugrue, D.R., Voos, A.C., Saulnier, C.A., Ventola, P., Wolf, J.M., Klin, A., Vander Wyk, B.C., Pelphrey, K.A. (2011). Neural signatures of autism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 107(49), 21223-21228.

Bolling, D.Z., Pitskel, N.B., Deen, B., Crowley, M.J., McPartland, J.C., Mayes, L.C., Pelphrey, K.A. (2011). Dissociable brain mechanisms for processing social exclusion and rule violation. NeuroImage, 54(3), 2462-2471.

Deen, B., McCarthy, G. (2010). Reading about the actions of others: biological motion imagery and action congruency influence brain activity. Neuropsychologia, 48(6), 1607-1615.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings


Deen, B., Saxe, R. (2012). Neural correlates of social perception: the posterior superior temporal sulcus is modulated by action rationality but not animacy. Proceedings of the 34th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Essays and press


Deen, B., Pelphrey, K.A. (2012). Perspective: Brain scans need a rethink. Nature 491, S20. Link

ph.d. dissertation


Deen, B. (2016). Functional organization of the human superior temporal sulcus. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.