We are already putting South Dakota on the map when it comes to high-quality brain imaging and behavioral research. With more than 15 projects in various stages leading to publication, we expect to only increase our visibility as a leader in brain and behavioral research. Here are our latest success stories:

  • Wang, X.T., Reed, R.N., Baugh, L.A., & Fercho, K.A. (2018). Resource forecasting: Differential effects of glucose taste and ingestion on delay discounting and self-control. Appetite, 121, 101-110.
  • Brown-Rice, K.A., Scholl, J.L., Fercho, K.A., Pearson, K., Kallsen, N.A., Davies, G.E., Ehli, E.A., Olson, S., Schweinle, A., Baugh, L.A., Forster, G.L. (2018). Neural and psychological characteristics of college students with alcoholic parents differ depending on current alcohol use. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 81, 284-296.
  • Fercho, K.A., Baugh, L.A (2016). Cognitive attribution of the source of an error in object-lifting results in differences in motor generalization. Experimental Brain Research, 1-10.
  • Fercho, K. A., Peterson, D., & Baugh, L. A. (2016, September). A Rested Development: Effort Regulation Strategy Maintains Task Performance but Alters ERPs in Task-Induced Cognitive Fatigue. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 680-684). SAGE Publications.
  • Ikiugu, M. N., Hoyme, A. K., Mueller, B., & Reinke, R. R. (2016). Difference between meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations: Findings from two pilot studies. Journal of Occupational Science, 23(2), 266-277.
  • Simons, R. M., Simons, J. S., Olson, D., Baugh, L., Magnotta, V., & Forster, G. (2016). Posttraumatic stress and alcohol use among veterans: Amygdala and anterior cingulate activation to emotional cues. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30(7), 720-732.
  • Fercho, K.A., Baugh, L.A.*, Hanson, E*. (2015). Effects of alphabet-supplemented speech on brain activity of listeners: An fMRI study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58(5), 1452-1463.

National and International Presentations

  • Scholl, J.L., Brown-Rice, K.A., Fercho, K.A., Pearson, K., Kallsen, N.A., Davies, G.E., Ehli, E.A., Olson, S., Schweinle, A., Baugh, L.A., Forster, G.L. (2017). Neural and psychological characteristics of college students with alcoholic parents differ depending on current alcohol use. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.
  • Fercho, K.A. & Baugh, L.A. (2017). Increased levels of fatigue are associated with deficits in skilled object manipulation following stroke. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.
  • Pearson, K., Brown-Rice, K., Scholl, J., Fercho, K.A., Forster, G.L., Schweinle, A., Olson, S. Kallsen, N., Davies, G., Ehli, E., & Baugh, L.A. (2017). Psychological and biological indicators of college students with alcoholic parents. Presented at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Fercho, K.A., KC, Bikash, Baugh, L.A. (2017). Isometric force control is more affected by right than left hemisphere damage following stroke. Presented at the New Mexico Clinical Neurostimulation Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
  • Bosch, T.J., Fercho, K.A., Hanna, T., Baugh, L.A. (2017). Left anterior supramarginal gyrus activation following extensive tool use training. Presented at the Central Regional IDeA Conference, Sioux Falls, SD, USA.
  • Forster, G., Brown-Rice, K., Pearson, K., Scholl, J., Fercho, K.A., Schweinle, A., Olson, S., Kallsen, N., Davies, G., Ehli, E., Baugh, L.A. (2017). Neural and psychological characteristics of college students of alcoholic parents depend on current alcohol use. Presented at the Central Regional IDeA Conference, Sioux Falls, SD, USA.
  • Burnison, E., Baugh, L.A., Hanson, E.K., Fercho, K.A. (2017). Assessing a hybrid brain computer interface for end-users with communication impairments. Presented at the Central Regional IDeA Conference, Sioux Falls, SD, USA.
  • Jones, W. Fercho, K.A., Baugh, L.A. (2017). Neural correlates of alphanumeric brand names. Presented at the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience, Stanford, CA, USA.
  • Johnson, A., Fercho, K.A., Brown-Rice, K., Baugh, L.A. (2017). Historical trauma and neuroscience in relation to an American Indian population. Presented at the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Annual Summit, Sioux Falls, SD, USA.
  • Fercho, K.A., Bosch, T.J. Niederbaumer, S.O., Brenner, C., Baugh, L.A. (2017). It's not mu, it's me: Sensorimotor rhythm desynchronization during action observation is not synonymous with skilled motor performance. Presented at the Society for the Neural Control of Movement 27th Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Fercho, K.A., Baugh, L.A., Louw, A., Zimney, K. (2017). Pain neuroscience education effect on pain matrix processing in an individual with complex regional pain syndrome: A single subject research design. Presented at the 2nd Annual Pain Science in Motion: International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Research Methods in Pain Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Fercho, K.A., Burnison, E., Hanson, E.K., Baugh, L. A. (2016). Addition of pupil diameter measurements increases brain computer interface (BCI) performance in a P300-based speller. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California.
  • Fercho, K.A., KC, B., Baugh, L. A. (2016). Differential effects of left and right hemisphere stroke on a precision grip force task. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California.
  • Fercho, K.A., Peterson, D., Baugh, L.A. (2016). A rested development: Effort regulation strategy protects task performance and affects event-related potentials associated with task-induced cognitive fatigue. Presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Pearson, K., Brown-Rice, K., Scholl, J., Fercho, K.A., Baugh, L.A., Schweinle, A., Olson, S. Olson, D., Forster, G. (2016). Mediators of emotional issues in college students of alcoholic parents. Presented at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
  • Fercho, K.A., Reno, A., Bosch, T., Baugh, L. A. (2015). Virtually perfect recall: An examination of the memory systems involved in the recall of complex virtual tool use. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • Reno, A., Fercho, K.A., Finn, R., Bosch, T., Baugh, L. A. (2015). Getting a handle on Virtual Tools: An examination of the neuronal activity associated with virtual tool use. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • Fercho, K.A., Ladd, A., Baugh, L.A. (2015). P3 or not P3: Assessing the occurrence of the P300 event-related potential during sensorimotor memory updating during an object lifting task.  Presented at the Society for the Neural Control of Movement 25th Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Forster, G., Olson, D., Baugh, L.A., Hansen, J.M., Engel, S., Simons, R., Simons, J., Magnotta, V. (2015). Enhanced frontal cortex activity elicited by emotional stimuli in veterans with hazardous alcohol. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Victoria B.C., Canada.
  • Reno, A., Fercho, K.A., Finn, R., Bosch, T., Baugh, L. A. (2015). The Role of the Ventral Visual Stream in Virtual Tool Spatial Transformations. Presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the MD/PHD National Student Conference, Keystone, Colorado.
  • Zylstra, H., Fercho, K.A., Hanson, E.K., Baugh, L. (2015). A brain computer interface for alternative and augmentative communication. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Fercho, K.A., Peterson, D., Baugh, L.A. (2015). A rested development: Task performance and ERP evidence of blocking as a form of coping with task-induced cognitive fatigue. Presented at the Nebraska Physiological Society 18th Annual Meeting, Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • Fercho, K.A., Reno, A., Bosch, T., Baugh, L.A. (2015). Virtually perfect recall: An examination of the memory systems involved in the recall of complex virtual tool use. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Bosch, T.J., Fercho, K.A., Reno, A., Baugh, L.A. (2015). Learning the exotic: Effects of direct experience with unfamiliar tools on motor resonance during tool use action observation. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Reno, A., Fercho, K.A., Finn, R., Bosch, T., Baugh, L.A. (2015). Getting a handle on virtual tools: An examination of the neuronal activity associated with virtual tool use. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois.
  • K.C., Bikash, Fercho, K.A., Baugh, L.A. (2015). Sensorimotor memory and sensorimotor integration abilities dissociate in a post MCA stroke population. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois.