Eric S Porges

Eric S Porges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Phone: (352) 294-5838
Business Email: eporges@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

CTSA Institutional K Scholar
2016 · University of Florida
Institutional K Scholar
2016 · CTSA – University of Florida
KL2 awardee
2016 · Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI, University of Florida
Norman Henry Anderson Award
2012 · Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago

Research Profile

Neurobiology and Cognitive Neurosciences Mechanisms of Aging and Healthy Development Across the Life Span Technology Development and Research Methods Consequences of Neural Damage, including HIV and Alcohol GABA Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Cognition Vagal Nerve Stimulation and Cognition

Publications

2021
A transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation study on verbal order memory
Journal of Neurolinguistics. 59 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2021.100990.
2021
Additional considerations for studying brain metabolite levels across pain conditions using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
NeuroImage. 224 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117392. [PMID] 32971265.
2021
Association of Immunosuppression and Viral Load With Subcortical Brain Volume in an International Sample of People Living With HIV.
JAMA network open. 4(1) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.31190. [PMID] 33449093.
2021
Brain gamma-aminobutyric acid, but not glutamine and glutamate levels are lower in older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: considerations by sex and brain location.
Pain reports. 6(3) [DOI] 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000952. [PMID] 34514275.
2021
Change in marijuana use and its associated factors among persons living with HIV (PLWH) during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a prospective cohort
Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 225 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108770.
2021
Dedifferentiation of Functional Brain Activation Associated With Greater Visual Discrimination Accuracy in Middle-Aged and Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2021.651284. [PMID] 34366822.
2021
Frequency drift in MR spectroscopy at 3T.
NeuroImage. 241 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118430. [PMID] 34314848.
2021
Frontal White Matter Hyperintensities and Executive Functioning Performance in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2021.672535. [PMID] 34262445.
2021
Functional Neural Correlates of a Useful Field of View (UFOV)-Based fMRI Task in Older Adults.
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991). [DOI] 10.1093/cercor/bhab332. [PMID] 34541604.
2021
Higher-order resting state network association with the useful field of view task in older adults.
GeroScience. [DOI] 10.1007/s11357-021-00441-y. [PMID] 34431043.
2021
Hyperarousal symptoms and decreased right hemispheric frontolimbic white matter integrity predict poorer sleep quality in combat-exposed veterans.
Brain injury. 35(8):922-933 [DOI] 10.1080/02699052.2021.1927186. [PMID] 34053386.
2021
Impact of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Cognitive Training on Frontal Lobe Neurotransmitter Concentrations
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2021.761348. [PMID] 34744698.
2021
Independent Contributions of Dorsolateral Prefrontal Structure and Function to Working Memory in Healthy Older Adults.
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991). 31(3):1732-1743 [DOI] 10.1093/cercor/bhaa322. [PMID] 33188384.
2021
Pain and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in Aging.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 22(8):1776-1783 [DOI] 10.1093/pm/pnab003. [PMID] 33718961.
2021
The neurobiology of wellness: 1H-MRS correlates of agency, flexibility and neuroaffective reserves in healthy young adults.
NeuroImage. 225 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117509. [PMID] 33127477.
2021
The trajectory of cortical GABA across the lifespan, an individual participant data meta-analysis of edited MRS studies.
eLife. 10 [DOI] 10.7554/eLife.62575. [PMID] 34061022.
2021
Wrist-worn alcohol biosensors: Applications and usability in behavioral research
Alcohol. 92:25-34 [DOI] 10.1016/j.alcohol.2021.01.007.
2020
Beta-adrenergic antagonism alters functional connectivity during associative processing in a preliminary study of individuals with and without autism.
Autism : the international journal of research and practice. 24(3):795-801 [DOI] 10.1177/1362361319868633. [PMID] 31416333.
2020
Cerebral Metabolite Concentrations Are Associated With Cortical and Subcortical Volumes and Cognition in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.587104. [PMID] 33613261.
2020
Contributions of Hippocampal Volume to Cognition in Healthy Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.593833. [PMID] 33250765.
2020
Cortical Thickness Mediates the Association Between Self-Reported Pain and Sleep Quality in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.
Journal of pain research. 13:2389-2400 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S260611. [PMID] 33061554.
2020
History of Alcohol Consumption and HIV Status Related to Functional Connectivity Differences in the Brain During Working Memory Performance
Current HIV Research. 18(3):181-193 [DOI] 10.2174/1570162X18666200217100123.
2020
Simultaneous edited MRS of GABA, glutathione, and ethanol
NMR in Biomedicine. 33(4) [DOI] 10.1002/nbm.4227. [PMID] 31943424.
2020
Structural Neural Correlates of Double Decision Performance in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.00278. [PMID] 33117145.
2020
The Role of Resting-State Network Functional Connectivity in Cognitive Aging.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.00177. [PMID] 32595490.
2019
Associations between subclinical depressive symptoms and reduced brain volume in middle-aged to older adults
Aging & Mental Health. 819-830 [DOI] 10.1080/13607863.2018.1432030. [PMID] 29381390.
2019
Associations between subclinical depressive symptoms and reduced brain volume in middle-aged to older adults.
Aging & mental health. 23(7):819-830 [DOI] 10.1080/13607863.2018.1432030. [PMID] 29381390.
2019
Chronic pain is associated with a brain aging biomarker in community-dwelling older adults.
Pain. 160(5):1119-1130 [DOI] 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001491. [PMID] 31009418.
2019
Effects of in-Scanner Bilateral Frontal tDCS on Functional Connectivity of the Working Memory Network in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2019.00051. [PMID] 30930766.
2018
Depressive Symptom Dimensions and Their Association with Hippocampal and Entorhinal Cortex Volumes in Community Dwelling Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00040. [PMID] 29515435.
2018
Discrepancies Between Crystallized and Fluid Ability Are Associated With Frequency of Social and Physical Engagement in Community Dwelling Older Adults
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 40(10):963-970 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2018.1452195.
2018
Educational Attainment Moderates the Association Between Hippocampal Volumes and Memory Performances in Healthy Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00361. [PMID] 30467475.
2018
Neural Response to Working Memory Demand Predicts Neurocognitive Deficits in HIV
Journal of neurovirology. 24(3):291-304 [DOI] 10.1007/s13365-017-0607-z. [PMID] 29280107.
2018
Psychostimulant Drug Effects on Glutamate, Glx, and Creatine in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Subjective Response in Healthy Humans
Neuropsychopharmacology. 43(7):1498-1509 [DOI] 10.1038/s41386-018-0027-7. [PMID] 29511334.
2018
Sympathetic nervous system activity measured by skin conductance quantifies the challenge of walking adaptability tasks after stroke
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2018
The Impact of Alcohol Use on Frontal White Matter in HIV.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 42(9):1640-1649 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13823. [PMID] 29957870.
2018
Wrist-Worn Alcohol Biosensors: Strengths, Limitations, and Future Directions.
Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.). 81:83-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.alcohol.2018.08.013. [PMID] 30179709.
2017
14 The Roots of Compassion: An Evolutionary and Neurobiological Perspective
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2017
Bilateral frontal tDCS reduces DLPFC activation during working memory performance in older adults
Brain Stimulation. 10(4) [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2019.00051. [PMID] 30930766.
2017
Frontal Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Concentrations Are Associated With Cognitive Performance in Older Adults.
Biological psychiatry. Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. 2(1):38-44 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bpsc.2016.06.004. [PMID] 28217759.
2017
Impact of Tissue Correction Strategy on Gaba-Edited Mrs Findings
NeuroImage. 162:249-256 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.073. [PMID] 28882635.
2017
Non-Invasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation Effects on Hyperarousal and Autonomic State in Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Preliminary Evidence
Frontiers in Medicine. 4 [DOI] 10.3389/fmed.2017.00124. [PMID] 28824913.
2017
Precuneus Abnormalities in Middle-Aged to Older Adults With Depressive Symptoms: An Analysis of Bdi-II Symptom Dimensions
Psychiatry Research-Neuroimaging. 268:9-14 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2017.08.002. [PMID] 28837829.
2016
Age exacerbates HIV-associated white matter abnormalities.
Journal of neurovirology. 22(2):201-12 [DOI] 10.1007/s13365-015-0386-3. [PMID] 26446690.
2016
Cognitive Aging and the Hippocampus in Older Adults
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00298. [PMID] 28008314.
2016
Cognitively Engaging Activity Is Associated With Greater Cortical and Subcortical Volumes
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00094. [PMID] 27199740.
2016
Current Heavy Alcohol Consumption is Associated with Greater Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 40(11):2435-2444 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13211. [PMID] 27658235.
2016
Edgewise and Subgraph-Level Tests for Brain Networks
Statistics in Medicine. 35(27):4994-5008 [DOI] 10.1002/sim.7039. [PMID] 27397632.
2016
Effects of Propranolol on Conversational Reciprocity in Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Pilot, Double-Blind, Single-Dose Psychopharmacological Challenge Study
Psychopharmacology. 233(7):1171-1178 [DOI] 10.1007/s00213-015-4199-0. [PMID] 26762378.
2016
Frontal Structural Neural Correlates of Working Memory Performance in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00328. [PMID] 28101053.
2016
Oxytocin’s Effect on Resting-State Functional Connectivity Varies By Age and Sex
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 69:50-59 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.03.013. [PMID] 27032063.
2015
Amygdala subnuclei connectivity in response to violence reveals unique influences of individual differences in psychopathic traits in a nonforensic sample.
Human brain mapping. 36(4):1417-28 [DOI] 10.1002/hbm.22712. [PMID] 25557777.
2015
Cognitive-Motor Dysfunction After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: a Cerebral Interhemispheric Disconnection Syndrome
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 37(10):1062-1073 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2015.1077930. [PMID] 26340588.
2015
Individual differences in vagal regulation are related to testosterone responses to observed violence
Frontiers in Psychology. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00019. [PMID] 25759673.
2014
Maladaptive autonomic regulation in PTSD accelerates physiological aging.
Frontiers in psychology. 5 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01571. [PMID] 25653631.
2014
Oxytocin receptor gene variation predicts empathic concern and autonomic arousal while perceiving harm to others
Social Neuroscience. 9(1):1-9 [DOI] 10.1080/17470919.2013.863223. [PMID] 24295535.
2014
Utilization of Central Nervous System Resources for Preparation and Performance of Complex Walking Tasks in Older Adults
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00217. [PMID] 25202270.
2013
A possible mechanism for PTSD symptoms in patients with traumatic brain injury: central autonomic network disruption
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2013
Violence as a source of pleasure or displeasure is associated with specific functional connectivity with the nucleus accumbens
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00447. [PMID] 23964226.
2011
Imagining being the agent of actions that carry different moral consequences: an fMRI study.
Neuropsychologia. 49(11):2994-3001 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.06.024. [PMID] 21762712.
2011
Parenthood, stress, and the brain
Biological Psychiatry. 70(9):804-805 [DOI] 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.09.003. [PMID] 21986092.
2008
Perspective taking is associated with specific facial responses during empathy for pain
Brain Research. 1227:153-161 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brainres.2008.06.066. [PMID] 18619426.

Grants

Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Interventions to improve alcohol-related comorbidities along the gut-brain axis in persons with HIV infection
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Pairing tVNS and exposure and response prevention to improve symptoms of OCD
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: INTL OCD FOUNDATION
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Cortical Inhibition and Mobility in Older Adults
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Understanding pancreatic endocrine and exocrine loss in pre-type 1 diabetes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Jul 2020 – May 2021
Addressing alcohol misuse in HIV prevention and care: The Brown University Alcohol Research Center on HIV
Role: Other
Funding: BROWN UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Cognitive and functional deficits associated with reduced cortical GABA in HIV-infected heavy drinkers
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Effects of experimentally-induced reductions in alcohol consumption on brain cognitive, and clinical outcomes and motivation for changing drinking in older persons with HIV infection
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
TOGETHER: TRANSFORMING AND TRANSLATING DISCOVERY TO IMPROVE ,HEALTH ,
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Jul 2014 ACTIVE
Age associated changes in attention and arousal (Attentive Brain Study)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOUNDATION

Patents

Published June 2017
System and Method for Monitoring and Controlling Nervous System Behavior Using Autonomic Features
#US 2017-0361097 A1

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow
2013-2016 · University of Florida
Ph.D. Integrative Neuroscience
2013 · University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
B.A. Cognitive Science
2004 · Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021
CLP7979 Advanced Research
2019-2021
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018-2021
CLP6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2017-2020
PSB4934 Special Topics in Physiological Psychology
2017-2019,2021
CLP3911 Introduction to Clinical Research
2017,2019
CLP6940 Supervised Teaching
2016
GMS6893 Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series
2021
PSB4343C Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5838
Emails:
Business:
eporges@ufl.edu