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Research Publications & Presentations

Propper, R.E. Sawyer, M. A., Przygoda, S.*, & Schierenbeck, S.* (Accepted) Framework for Characterizing Reported Fatigue Impacts in Voluntary Aviation Safety Event Reports. Poster to be presented at the 22nd Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Rochester, NY. 


Cohen, M. & Propper, R.E. (2023, April 26). Fatigue, Skin Temperature, and Vigilance. [Poster Presentation]. Montclair State University Student Research Symposium, Montclair, NJ, United States.

Schierenbeck, S., and Propper, R.E. (2023). Integrative research review of the impacts of unilateral hand clenching on behavior: Clinical implications. In C. Pracana, M. Wang (Eds.), Psychological Applications and Developments VIII. InScience Press. 

Schierenbeck, S.*, Cohen, M.*, & Propper, R. E. (2022, October 21-22). Season of Birth in United States Serial Killers Born from 1798-1978. [Poster Presentation]. New England Psychological Association Conference, Worcester, MA, United States. 

Villafana, M.* & Propper, R.E. (2022, October 22). Frequency of Multiple Sclerosis as a

Function of Handedness. [Conference poster presentation]. New England Psychological Association 2022 Virtual Conference.

Hinson, R. J., Kinsella, A.J., & Propper, R.E. (2022). So Much Information, So Little Screen Space: Assessing the usability of three hierarchical data visualizations in Tableau. Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. DOI: 

Schierenbeck, S., Propper, R.E. (2022). Integrative Research Review of the Impacts of Unilateral Hand Clenching on Behavior: Clinical Implications. In Inpact: Psychological Applications and Trends, Book of Abstracts. C. Pracana & M. Wang (Eds.). Lisbon, Portugal: World Institute for Advanced Research and Science, 230-234. p-ISSN: 2184-2205 e-ISSN: 2184-3414 ISBN: 978-989-53614-1-0. 

Propper, R. E., Wylie, G., & Villafana, M (2021). An Internet-Based Survey of

Synesthesia in Multiple Sclerosis: Incidence, Characteristics and Implications. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 54, 103121. 

Schierenbeck, S., Propper, R.E. (2021). Integrative Research Review of the Impacts of Unilateral Hand Clenching on Behavior: Clinical Implications. [Video presentation]. InPACT 2022 Conference, Virtual. 


Propper, R.E. & Villafana, M. (2021, October 25-28). Non-Right-Handedness May Be Associated with More Severe Multiple Sclerosis. [Conference poster presentation]. 2021 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Orlando, FL, United States.


Propper, R.E., Wylie, G., & Villafana, M.* (2021, October 25-28). Synesthesia May Be Prevalent in Multiple Sclerosis. [Conference poster presentation]. 2021 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Orlando, FL, United States.


Propper, R.E. (2021). Smell/taste alteration in COVID-19 may reflect zinc deficiency. Letter to the Editor. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, 68(1), 3. doi: 10.3164/jcbn.20-177


Propper, R.E. (2020). Is Sweat a Possible Route of Transmission of SARS-CoV-2?

Experimental Biology and Medicine, 245 (12), 997-998.

Propper, R.E. (2020). Letter: Does Cigarette Smoking Protect Against SARS-CoV-2 Infection? Nicotine and

Tobacco Research. Online ahead of print: doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa073

Lall, S.*, Brunye, T.T., Barua, M.*, & Propper, R.E. (2020). Brief, Prior, Exposure to Red Decreases

Categorical and Coordinate Spatial Task Performance. Brain and Cognition, 142,

Propper, R.E., Grant, A.*, King, R. , and Christman, S. (2019). A Pilot Investigation of Individual

Differences in Handedness in Subjective Experience of Forgetfulness: The Cognitive Failures Questionnaire and Behavioral Inhibition. Journal of Cognitive Science, 20, 323-337. DOI: 10.17791/jcs.2019.20.3.323

Propper, R.E., Wolfarth, A.*, Brunye, T.T , Carlei, C., & Lall, S. (2018).

Categorical and Coordinate Spatial Task Performance in Inconsistent-Handers Versus Consistent-Right-Handers: Part II. Cognitive Processing. DOI:10.1007/s10339-019-00926-x

Propper, R.E., Wolfarth, A., Carlei, C., Brunye, T.T., & Christman, S.D. (2018). Superior Categorical and Coordinate Spatial Task Performance in Inconsistent-Handers relative to Consistent-Right-Handers. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain
and Cognition.


Propper, R.E., Bonato, F., Ward, L.*, & Sumner, K. (2018). Findings of an Effect of Gender, but not Handedness, On Self-Reported Motion Sickness Propensity. BioPsychoSocial Medicine, 12, 2. 


Propper, R.E., Patel, N.*, Christman, S.D., & Carlei, C. (2017). Superior Episodic Memory in Inconsistent Handers: A Replication and Extension Using fNIRS. Memory, 31, 1-6.


Sahu, A., Christman, S.D., & Propper, R.E. (2016). The contributions of handedness and working memory to episodic memory: Memory and Cognition, 44, 1149, DOI: 10.3758/s13421-016-0625-8 .


Propper, R.E., Dodd, K.*, Christman, S.D., & Brunyé, T. T. (2016). Relationship between Sustained Unilateral Hand Clench, Emotional State, Line Bisection Performance and Prefrontal Cortical Activity: A Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain, and Cognition, 22, 671-689.


Propper, R.E., Dagnall, N., Christman, S.D., and Carlei, C. (in Press). Superior episodic memory in inconsistent-handers: a replication and extension using fNIRS. Memory, 10.1080/09658211.2017.1309051


Propper R.E., Struble CA, Brunyé TT (2015) Handedness and Physical Measures II: Objectively Measured Height and Weight . Int J Sch Cog Psychol 2:127. doi: 10.4172/ijscp.1000127 


Propper, Ruth E., Barr, Taylor D., Brunyé, Tad T. (2015). Lateralized differences in tympanic membrane temperature, but not induced mood, are related to episodic memory. Brain and Cognition. 94 (52-59) doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2015.01.005


Brunyé, T. T., Cavanagh, S. R, & Propper, R. E. (2014). Hemispheric bases for emotion and memory. Frontiers: Human Neuroscience. 8:997. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00997


Propper, R. E. , McGraw, S. E., Brunyé, T. T., & Weiss, M. (2013). Getting a grip on memory: Unilateral hand clenching alters episodic recall. PLoS one, 8(5): e62474.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.006474


Prichard, E., Propper, R. E., & Christman, S. D. (2013). Degree of handedness, but not direction, is a systematic predictor of cognitive performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00009


Propper, R. E., Brunyé, T. T., & Januszewskia, A. (2012). Look over there! Unilateral gaze increases geographical memory of the 50 united states.  Brain and Cognition, 78(1). doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2011.10.002


Propper, R. E., Januszewski, A., Christman, S. D., & Brunyé, T. T. (2011). Increased anger is associated with increased hemispheric asymmetry: Support for anger-tympanic membrane relationships. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199(9), 716-20. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e318229d95a


Pace-Schott, E. F., Shepherd, E., Spencer, R. M., Marcello, M., Tucker, M., Propper, R. E., & Stickgold,  R. (2011). Napping promotes inter-session habituation to emotional stimuli. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 95(1), 24-36. doi:10.1016/j.nlm.2010.10.006


Christman, S. D., & Propper, R. E. (2010). Dreaming, handedness, and sleep architecture: Interhemispheric mechanisms. International Review of Neurobiology, 92, 215-32. doi:10.1016/S0074-7742(10)92011-4

Christman, S. D. & Propper, R. E. (2010). The interhemispheric basis for the retrieval of

episodic memories: Effects of handedness and bilateral eye movements. In G. Davies & D.

Wright (Eds.), Current Issues In Applied Memory. London: Psychology Press.

Propper, R. E., Brunyé, T. T., Christman, S. D., & Bologna, J. (2010). Negative emotional valence is associated with non-right-handedness and increased imbalance of hemispheric activation as measured by tympanic membrane temperature. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198(9), 691-4. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181ef1f35


Propper, R. E., O'Donnell, L. J., Whalen, S., Tie, Y., Norton, I. H., Suarez, R. O.,  . . .  Golby, A. J. (2010). A combined fMRI and DTI examination of functional language lateralization and arcuate fasciculus structure: Effects of degree versus direction of hand preference. Brain and Cognition, 73(2), 85-92. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2010.03.004


Payne, J. D., Schacter, D. L., Propper, R. E., Huang, L.W., Wamsley, E. J., Tucker, M. A.,  . . . Stickgold, R. (2009). The role of sleep in false memory formation. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 92(3),  327-34. doi:10.1016/j.nlm.2009.03.007


Christman, S. D., Henning, B. R., Geers, A. L., Propper, R. E., Niebauer, C. L. (2008). Mixed-handed persons are more easily persuaded and are more gullible: Interhemispheric interaction and belief updating. Laterality, 13(5), 403-26.  doi:10.1080/13576500802079646


Propper, R. E., Stickgold, R., Keeley, R., & Christman, S. D. (2007) Is television traumatic? Dreams, stress, and media exposure in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Psychological Science, 18(4), 334-40.


Christman, S. D., Propper, R. E., & Brown, T. J.(2006). Increased interhemispheric interaction is associated with earlier offset of childhood amnesia. Neuropsychology, 20(3), 36-45.


Propper, R. E., Christman, S. D., & Phaneuf, K. A. (2005). A mixed-handed advantage in episodic memory: A possible role of interhemispheric interaction. Memory & Cognition, 33(4), 751-7.


Propper, R. E., Pierce, J., Geisler, M. W., Christman, S. D., & Bellorado, N. (2007). Effect of bilateral eye movements on frontal interhemispheric gamma EEG coherence: Implications for EMDR therapy. Joural of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195(9), 785-8.


Propper, R. E., Christman, S. D., & Olejarz, S. (2007). Home-recorded sleep architecture as a function of handedness II: Consistent right-versus consistent left-handers.Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195(8), 689-92.


Propper, R. E., & Christman, S. D. (2004). Mixed- versus strong right-handedness is associated with biases towards "remember" versus "know" judgments in recognition memory: Role of interhemispheric interaction. Memory, 12(6), 704-14. 


Christman, S. D., Propper, R. E., & Dion, A. (2004). Increased interhemispheric interaction is associated with decreased false memories in a verbal converging semantic associates paradigm. Brain and Cognition, 56(3), 313-9.


Propper, R. E., Lawton, N., Przyborski, M., & Christman, S. D. (2004). An assessment of sleep architecture as a function of degree of handedness in college women using a home sleep monitor. Brain and Cognition, 54(3), 186-97.


Christman, S. D., Garvey, K. J., Propper, R. E., & Phaneuf, K. A. (2003). Bilateral eye movements enhance the retrieval of episodic memories. Neuropsychology, 17(2), 221-9.


Christman, S. D., & Propper, R. E. (2001). Superior episodic memory is associated with interhemispheric processing. Neuropsychology, 15(4), 607-16.


Allen, P. A., Kaufman, M., Smith, A. F., & Propper, R. E. (1998). A molar entropy model of age differences in spatial memory. Psychology and Aging, 13(3), 501-18.


Allen, P. A., Kaufman, M., Smith, A. F.,  & Propper, R. E. (1998). Age differences in entropy: Primary versus secondary memory. Experimental Aging Research, 24(4), 307-36.


Wallace, B., Allen, P. A., & Propper, R. E. (1996). Hypnotic susceptibility, imaging, ability, and anagram- solving activity.  International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 44(4), 324-37. 


Allen, P. A., Patterson, M. B., & Propper, R. E. (1994). Influence of letter size on age differences in letter matching. The Journals of Gerontology, 49(1), 24-8.

Representative Posters

Skin Temperature and Psychomotor Vigilance Correlate with Fatigue Across 24-Hour Period

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MSU Research Symposium
April 26, 2023
Montclair, NJ


Line Bisection Performance Correlates with Anxiety in a Non-Clinical Sample

Eastern Psychological Association
March 1-4 2013
New York, NY


Increased Incidence of U.S. Serial Killers Born During Winter and Summer Seasons

New England Psychological Association
October 22, 2022
Worcester, MA 


Tympanic Membrane Temperature May Reflect Trait Individual Differences in Hemispheric Activity But Not State Differences

New England Psychological Association
October 12-13 2012
Worcester, MA

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