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Madan, C. R. (2017). An Introduction to MATLAB for Behavioral Researchers (Chinese transl.). Dalian, China: DUFEP. [Amazon] [DUFEP]

Madan, C. R. (2014). An Introduction to MATLAB for Behavioral Researchers. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [Amazon] [Sage]

Peer-Reviewed Papers


Madan, C. R., & Singhal, A. (under review). Convergent and distinct effects of multimodal integration on statistical learning using a computer glove.

Pernet, C. R., & Madan, C. R. (under review). Data visualization for inference in tomographic brain imaging.

Madan, C. R. (under review). Extending FreeSurfer to estimate sulcal morphology.

Caplan, J. B.*, Sommer, T.*, Madan, C. R., & Fujiwara, E. (in revision). Reduced association-memory for negative information: Impact of confidence and interactive imagery during study.

Pisklak, J. M., Madan, C. R., Ludvig, E. A., & Spetch, M. L. (in revision). The power of nothing: Risk preference in pigeons, but not people, is driven primarily by avoidance of zero outcomes.

Madan, C. R., Ludvig, E. A., & Spetch, M. L. (in revision). Background context determines risky choice.

in press

Tennant, J. P., Penders, B., Ross-Hellauer, T., Maru_i_, A., Squazzoni, F., Mackay, A. W., Madan, C. R., Shaw, D. M., Alam, S., Mehmani, B., Graziotin, D., & Nicholas, D. [12 authors] (in press). Boon, bias or bane? The potential influence of reviewer recommendations on editorial decision-making. European Science Editing.

Madan, C. R., Ludvig, E. A., & Spetch, M. L. (in press). Comparative inspiration: From puzzles with pigeons to novel discoveries with humans in risky choice. Behavioural Processes.

Heard, A., Madan, C. R., Protzner, A., & Pexman, P. M. (in press). Getting a grip on sensorimotor effects in lexical-semantic processing. Behaviour Research Methods. doi:10.3758/s13428-018-1072-1

Madan, C. R., Scott, S. M. E., & Kensinger, E. A. (in press). Positive emotion enhances association-memory. Emotion. doi:10.1037/emo0000465

Madan, C. R. (in press). Shape-related characteristics of age-related differences in subcortical structures. Aging & Mental Health. doi:10.1080/13607863.2017.1421613

Ludvig, E. A., Madan, C. R., McMillan, N., Xu, Y., & Spetch, M. L. (2018). Living near the edge: How extreme outcomes and their neighbours drive risky choice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 1905-1918. doi:10.1037/xge0000414


Ksander, J. C., Kark, S. M., & Madan, C. R. (2018). Breathe Easy EDA: A MATLAB toolbox for psychophysiology data management, cleaning, and analysis. F1000Research, 7, 216. doi:10.12688/f1000research.13849.2

Madan, C. R. (2018). ElGateau: A library for using the Elgato Stream Deck for experimental psychology research. Journal of Open Source Software, 3, 1070. doi:10.21105/joss.01070

Madan, C. R. (2018). Age differences in head motion and estimates of cortical morphology. PeerJ, 6, e5176. doi:10.7717/peerj.5176

Tsoi, M., Teitge, B. D., Madan, C. R., & Francescutti, L. H. (2018). Personal values influencing career path in academic medicine: Perspectives of selected Canadian trainees. F1000Research, 5, 1903. doi:10.12688/f1000research.9026.1

Silberzahn, R., Uhlmann, E. L., Martin, D. P., ... , Madan, C. R, ... , & Nosek, B. A. [65 authors] (in press). Many analysts, one dataset: Making transparent how variations in analytical choices affect results. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/2515245917747646

Keshavan, A., Datta, E., McDonough, I. M., Madan, C. R., Jordan, K., & Henry, R. G. (2018). Mindcontrol: A web application for brain segmentation quality control. NeuroImage, 170, 365-372. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.055

Madan, C. R., Harrison, T., & Mathewson, K. E. (2018). Noncontact measurement of emotional and physiological changes in heart rate from a webcam. Psychophysiology, 55, e13005. doi:10.1111/psyp.13005

Lakens, D., ..., Madan, C. R., ... [88 authors] (2018). Justify your alpha. Nature Human Behavior, 2, 168-171. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0311-x

Smith, A. M., Niemeyer, K .E., Katz, D. S., ..., Madan, C. R., ... [18 authors] (2018). Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS): Design and first-year review. PeerJ Computer Science, 4, e147. doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.147

Madan, C. R., & Kensinger, E. A. (2018). Predicting age from cortical structure across the lifespan. European Journal of Neuroscience, 47, 399-416. doi:10.1111/ejn.13835

Weinstein, Y., Madan, C. R., & Sumeracki, M. A. (2018). Teaching science of learning. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 3, 2. doi:10.1186/s41235-017-0087-y

Madan, C. R., Bayer, J., Gamer, M., Lonsdorf, T., & Sommer, T. (2018). Visual complexity and affect: Ratings reflect more than meets the eye. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 2368. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02368

Madan, C. R., Ng, A., & Singhal, A. (2018). Prototypical actions with objects are more easily imagined than atypical actions. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 30, 314-320. doi:10.1080/20445911.2018.1429448

Donoff, C. M.*, Madan, C. R.*, & Singhal, A. (2018). Handedness effects of imagined fine motor movements. Laterality, 23, 228-248. doi:10.1080/1357650X.2017.1354870


Du, Y., McMillan, N., Madan, C. R., Spetch, M. L., & Mou, W. (2017). Cue integration in spatial search for jointly learned landmarks but not for separately learned landmarks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43, 1857-1871. doi:10.1037/xlm0000416

Madan, C. R. (2017). Motivated cognition: Effects of reward, emotion, and other motivational factors across a variety of cognitive domains. Collabra: Psychology, 3, 24. doi:10.1525/collabra.111

Madan, C. R. (2017). Advances in studying brain morphology: The benefits of open-access data. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 405. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00405

Tennant, J. P., ..., Madan, C. R., ... [31 authors] (2017). A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review. F1000Research, 6, 1151. doi:10.12688/f1000research.12037.1

Nankoo, J.-F., Madan, C. R., Sawalha, J., Wylie, D. R., Friedman, A., Spetch, M. L., & Vuong, Q. C. (2017). The contribution of non-rigid motion and shape information to object perception in pigeons and humans. Journal of Vision, 17, 17. doi:10.1167/17.6.17

Madan, C. R.*, Fujiwara, E.*, Caplan, J. B., & Sommer, T. (2017). Emotional arousal impairs association-memory: Roles of amygdala and hippocampus. NeuroImage, 156, 14-28. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.04.065

Madan, C. R., & Kensinger, E. A. (2017). Test-retest reliability of brain morphology estimates. Brain Informatics, 4, 107-121. doi:10.1007/s40708-016-0060-4

Madan, C. R., Ludvig, E. A., & Spetch, M. L. (2017). The role of memory in distinguishing risky decisions from experience and description. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 2048-2059. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1220608

Madan, C. R., & Kensinger, E. A. (2017). Age-related differences in the structural complexity of subcortical and ventricular structures. Neurobiology of Aging, 50, 87-95. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.10.023

Madan, C. R.*, Shafer, A. T.*, Chan, M., & Singhal, A. (2017). Shock and awe: Distinct effects of taboo words on lexical decision and free recall. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 793-810. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1167925

Nankoo, J.-F., Madan, C. R., Spetch, M. L., & Wylie, D. R. (2017). Sensitivity of the avian motion system to light and dark stimuli. Experimental Brain Research, 235, 401-406. doi:10.1007/s00221-016-4786-2

Tobia, M. J., & Madan, C. R. (2017). Tool selection and the ventral-dorsal organization of tool-related knowledge. Physiological Reports, 5, e13078. doi:10.14814/phy2.13078


Madan, C. R. (2016). Improved understanding of brain morphology through 3D printing: A brief guide. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 2, e10398. doi:10.3897/rio.2.e10398

Madan, C. R.*, Chen, Y. Y.*, & Singhal, A. (2016). ERPs differentially reflect automatic and deliberate processing of the functional manipulability of objects. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 360. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00360

Madan, C. R. (2016). Prism: Multiple spline regression with regularization, dimensionality reduction, and feature selection. Journal of Open Source Software, 1, 31. doi:10.21105/joss.00031

Madan, C. R., & Kensinger, E. A. (2016). Cortical complexity as a measure of age-related brain atrophy. NeuroImage, 134, 617-629. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.04.029

Caplan, J. B.*, & Madan, C. R.* (2016). Word-imageability enhances association-memory by recruiting hippocampal activity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 1522-1538. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00992

Madan, C. R. (2016). Multiple statistical tests: lessons from a d20. F1000Research, 5, 1129. doi:10.12688/f1000research.8834.2

Chan, M., Madan, C. R. & Singhal, A. (2016). The effects of taboo-related distraction on driving performance. Acta Psychologica, 168, 20-26. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.03.010

Legge, E. L. G., Madan, C. R., Spetch, M. L.. & Ludvig, E. A. (2016). Multiple cue use and integration in pigeons (Columba livia). Animal Cognition, 19, 581-591. doi:10.1007/s10071-016-0963-8

Hrybouski, S., Aghamohammadi-Sereshki, A.*, Madan, C. R.*, Shafer, A. T.*, Baron, C. A., Seres, P., Beaulieu, C., Olsen, F., & Malykhin, N. (2016). Amygdala subnuclei response and connectivity during emotional processing. NeuroImage, 133, 98-110. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.02.056


Madan, C. R. (2015). Creating 3D visualizations of MRI data: A brief guide. F1000Research, 4, 466. doi:10.12688/f1000research.6838.1

Palombo, D. J.*, & Madan, C. R.* (2015). Making memories that last. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 10643-10644. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1882-15.2015

Madan, C. R., & Singhal, A. (2015). No sex differences in the TAMI. Cognitive Processing, 16, 203-209. doi:10.1007/s10339-014-0644-y

Madan, C. R., Spetch, M. L., & Ludvig, E. A. (2015). Rapid makes risky: Time pressure increases risk seeking in decisions from experience. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27, 921-928. doi:10.1080/20445911.2015.1055274

Ludvig, E. A.*, Madan, C. R.*, & Spetch, M. L. (2015). Priming memories of past wins induces risk seeking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 24-29. doi:10.1037/xge0000046

Madan, C. R. (2015). Every scientist is a memory researcher: Suggestions for making research more memorable. F1000Research, 4, 19. doi:10.12688/f1000research.6053.1

Nankoo, J.-F., Madan, C. R, Wylie, D. R. & Spetch, M. L. (2015). Re-evaluating birds' ability to detect Glass patterns. Animal Cognition, 18, 945-952. doi:10.1007/s10071-015-0865-1

Nankoo, J.-F.*, Madan, C. R.*, Spetch, M. L., & Wylie, D. R. (2015). Temporal summation of global form signals in dynamic Glass patterns. Vision Research, 107, 30-35. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2014.10.033

Caplan, J. B., Madan, C. R., & Bedwell, D. J. (2015). Item properties may influence item-item associations in serial recall. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 483-491. doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0701-7

Baron, D. M., Ramirez, A. J., Bulitko, V., Madan, C. R., Greiner, A., Hurd, P. L., & Spetch, M. L. (2015). Practice makes proficient: Pigeons (Columba livia) learn efficient routes on full-circuit navigational traveling salesperson problems. Animal Cognition, 18, 53-64. doi:10.1007/s10071-014-0776-6


Madan, C. R. (2014). Manipulability impairs association-memory: Revisiting effects of incidental motor processing on verbal paired-associates. Acta Psychologica, 149, 45-51. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.03.002

Madan, C. R. (2014). Augmented memory: A survey of the approaches to remembering more. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8, 30. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2014.00030

Madan, C. R., & Singhal, A. (2014). Improving the TAMI for use with athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32, 1351-1356. doi:10.1080/02640414.2014.889847

Madan, C. R., & Spetch, M. L. (2014). Visualizing and quantifying movement from pre-recorded videos: The spectral time-lapse (STL) algorithm. F1000Research, 3, 19. doi:10.12688/f1000research.3-19

Nankoo, J.-F., Madan, C. R., Spetch, M. L., & Wylie, D. R. (2014). Perception of complex motion in humans and pigeons (Columba livia). Experimental Brain Research, 232, 1843-1853. doi:10.1007/s00221-014-3876-2

Ludvig, E. A., Madan, C. R., Pisklak, J. M., & Spetch, M. L. (2014). Reward context determines risky choice in pigeons and humans. Biology Letters, 10, 20140451. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2014.0451

Madan, C. R.*, Ludvig, E. A.*, & Spetch, M. L. (2014). Remembering the best and worst of times: Memories for extreme outcomes bias risky decisions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 629-636. doi:10.3758/s13423-013-0542-9

Ludvig, E. A.*, Madan, C. R.*, & Spetch, M. L. (2014). Extreme outcomes sway risky decisions from experience. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27, 146-156. doi:10.1002/bdm.1792


Madan, C. R. (2013). Toward a common theory for learning from reward, affect, and motivation: the SIMON framework. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 7, 59. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2013.00059

Madan, C. R., & Teitge, B. D. (2013, May 1). The benefits of undergraduate research: The student's perspective. The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal.

Madan, C. R., & Singhal, A. (2013). Introducing TAMI: An objective test of ability in movement imagery. Journal of Motor Behavior, 45, 153-166. doi:10.1080/00222895.2013.763764


Nankoo, J.-F., Madan, C. R., Spetch, M. L., & Wylie, D. R. (2012). Perception of dynamic Glass patterns. Vision Research, 72, 55-62. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2012.09.008

Legge, E. L. G., Madan, C. R., Ng, E. T., & Caplan, J. B. (2012). Building a memory palace in minutes: Equivalent memory performance using virtual versus conventional environments with the Method of Loci. Acta Psychologica, 141, 380-390. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2012.09.002

Madan, C. R., & Singhal, A. (2012). Using actions to enhance memory: Effects of enactment, gestures, and exercise on human memory. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 507. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00507

Madan, C. R., & Singhal, A. (2012). Encoding the world around us: Motor-related processing influences verbal memory. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1563-1570. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2012.07.006

Madan, C. R., & Singhal, A. (2012). Motor imagery and higher-level cognition: Four hurdles before research can sprint forward. Cognitive Processing, 13, 211-229. doi:10.1007/s10339-012-0438-z

Madan, C. R., & Spetch, M. L. (2012). Is the enhancement of memory due to reward driven by value or salience? Acta Psychologica, 139, 343-349. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2011.12.010

Madan, C. R., Fujiwara, E., Gerson, B. C., & Caplan, J. B. (2012). High reward makes items easier to remember, but harder to bind to a new temporal context. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6, 61. doi:10.3389/fnint.2012.00061

Madan, C. R., Caplan, J. B., Lau, C. S. M., & Fujiwara, E. (2012). Emotional arousal does not enhance association-memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 66, 695-716. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2012.04.001


Madan, C. R., Glaholt, M. G., & Caplan, J. B. (2010). The influence of item properties on association-memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 46-63. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2010.03.001

Book Chapter

MacIntyre, T. E., Madan, C. R., Brick, N. E., Beckmann, J., & Moran, A. P. (2019). Imagery expertise and action: A window into embodiment. In M. L. Cappuccio (Ed.), Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology (pp. 625-650). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

MacIntyre, T. E., Madan, C. R., Moran, A. P., Collet, C. & Guillot, A. (2018). Motor imagery, performance and motor rehabilitation. In S. Marcora & M. Sarkar (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research (Vol. 240, pp. 141-159). doi:10.1016/bs.pbr.2018.09.010

Sumeracki, M. A., Madan, C. R., & Weinstein, Y. (2018). Four simple strategies from cognitive psychology for the classroom. In W. S. Altman, L. Stein, & J. E. Westfall (Eds.), Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching (Vol. 17, pp 13-20). Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Refereed Proceedings

Keshavan, A., Madan, C. R., Datta, E., & McDonough, I. M. (2017). Mindcontrol: Organize, quality control, annotate, edit, and collaborate on neuroimaging processing results. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 3, e12276. doi:10.3897/rio.3.e12276

Chan, M., Madan, C. R., & Singhal, A. (2014). The effects of taboo-related distraction on driving performance. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 58, 1366-1370. doi:10.1177/1541931214581285

Madan, C. R., & Caplan, J. B (2010). A systematic exploration of model-mechanisms for interactions between item- and association-memory in paired-associate learning. BMC Neuroscience, 11 (Suppl 1), P93. doi:10.1186/1471-2202-11-S1-P93

Madan, C. R., Lau, C. S. M., Caplan, J. B., & Fujiwara, E. (2009). Emotion selectively impairs associative memory. BMC Neuroscience, 10 (Suppl 1), P341. doi:10.1186/1471-2202-10-S1-P341

Non-Refereed Papers

Madan, C. R. (2015). Role of perspective in motion sickness induced by navigating a virtual environment. Journal of Brief Ideas. doi:10.5281/zenodo.15028

Madan, C. R. (2014). Understanding life in academia: A guide for inspired undergraduates. Eureka, 4, 7-8.

Madan, C. R. (2014). Research is a journey of self-discovery. Eureka, 4, 1.

Madan, C. R. (2012). Eureka: Undergraduates can publish too! Eureka, 3, 5.

Madan, C. R., & Chen, Y. Y. (2012). Getting involved in research: A guide for inspired undergraduates. Eureka, 3, 2-4.

Madan, C. R. (2011). Eureka: A beacon for undergraduate research. Eureka, 2, 1.

Madan, C. R. (2011). Organic amnesia: A diversity in deficits. Eureka, 2, 37-42.

Madan, C. R. (2010). Neuromarketing: The next step in market research? Eureka, 1, 34-42.