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In Press & 2018

  • Kaburu, S.S.K., Marty P.R., Beisner, B., Balasubramanian, K., Bliss-Moreau, E., Kaur, K., Mohan, L., & McCowan, B. (in press). Rates of human-macaque interactions affect grooming behavior among urban-dwelling rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).  American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
  • Baxter, M.G., Santistevan, A.C., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Morrison, J.H. (2018). Timing of cyclic estradiol treatment differentially affects cognition in aged female rhesus monkeys. Behavioral Neuroscience, 132(4), 213-223.
  • Bliss-Moreau, E. & Baxter, M.G. (2018). Estradiol treatment in a nonhuman primate model of menopause preserves affective reactivity. Behavioral Neuroscience, 132(4), 224-229.
  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Williams, L.A., & Karaskiewicz, C.L. (2018). The evolution of emotion in social context.  In, T.K. Shackelford & V.A. Weekes-Shackelford, The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science.  New York, New York: Springer.
  • Dudley, D.M., Van Rompay, K.K., Coffey, L.L. Ardeshir, A., Keesler, R.I., Bliss-Moreau, E., et al. (in press). Miscarriage and stillbirth following maternal Zika virus infection in nonhuman primates. Nature Medicine. link
  • Coffey, L.L., Keesler, R.I., Pesavento, P.A., Woolard, K., Singapuri, A., Watanabe, J. Cruzen, C., Christe, K.L., Usachenko, J., Yee, J., Heng, V.A., Bliss-Moreau, E. et al. (2018). Intra-amniotic Zika virus inoculation of pregnant rhesus macaques produces fetal neurologic disease. Nature Communications, 9, 2414. link


  • Bliss-Moreau, E. (2017). The construction of nonhuman animal emotion. Current Opinion in Psychology, 17, 184-188. pdf
  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G., & Capitanio, J.P. (2017). Maternal rearing environment impacts autonomic nervous system activity. Developmental Psychobiology, 59(4), 551-556.
  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G, & Machado, C.J. (2017). Monkeys preferentially process body information while viewing affective displays.  Emotion, 17(5), 765-771.
  • Moadab, G., Bliss-Moreau, E., Bauman, M.B., & Amaral, D.G. (2017). Early amygdala or hippocampus damage influences adolescent female social behavior during group formation. Behavioral Neuroscience, 131(1), 68-82.
  • Bliss-Moreau, E. & Moadab, G. (in press). The faces monkeys make. In J.M. Fernadez-Dols and J. Russell (Eds.), The Science of Facial Expression. New York: Oxford.
  • Grayson, D.S., Bliss-Moreau, E., Bennett, J., Lavenex, P., & Amaral, D.G. (2017). Neural reorganization due to neonatal amygdala lesions in the rhesus monkey: Changes in morphology and network structure. Cerebral Cortex, 1-14. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx080
  • Coffey, L.L., Pesavento, P.A., Keesler, R.I., Singapuri, A., Watanabe, J., Watanabe, R., Yee, J., Bliss-Moreau, E., Cruzen, C., Christe, K.L., Reader, J.R., von Morgenland, W., Gibbons, A.M., Allen, A.M., Linnen, J., Gao, K., Delward, E., Simmons, G. Stone, M., Lanteri, M., Bakkour, S., Busch, M., Morrison, J., & Van Rompay, K.K.A. (2017). Zika virus tissue and blood compartmentalization in acute infection of rhesus macaques. PLoS One, 12(1): e017114
  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G., Santistevan, A., & Amaral, D.G. (2017). The effects of neonatal amygdala or hippocampus lesions on adult social behavior. Behavioural Brain Research, 322, 123-137.
  • Hannibal, D., Bliss-Moreau, E., Vandeleest, J., McCowan, B., & Capitanio, J.P. (2017). Laboratory rhesus macaque social housing and social changes: Implications for research. American Journal of Primatology, 79(1), 1-14.


  • Touroutoglou, A. *, Bliss-Moreau, E.*, Zhang, J.*, Martini, D., Vanduffel, W., Dickerson, B., & Barrett, L.F. (2016). Dissociable subsystems of the resting state salience network in macaques.  NeuroImage, 132, 190-197. pdf  * denotes shared 1st authorship
  • Grayson, D.S., Bliss-Moreau, E., Machado, C.J., Bennett, J., Shen, K., Grant, K.A., Fair, D.A., & Amaral, D.G. (2016). The rhesus monkey connectome predicts disrupted functional networks resulting from pharmacogenetics inactivation of the amygdala. Neuron, 91(2), 453-466. pdf
  • Chua, E.C. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2016). Knowing your heart and your mind: the relationships between metamemory and interoception. Consciousness and Cognition, 16, 146-158. pdf
  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G., & Amaral, D.G. (2016). Lifetime consequences of early damage to the nonhuman primate amygdala. In D.G. Amaral & R. Adolphs, Life Without an Amygdala. New York: Guilford. pp. 145-189.
  • McCowan, B., Beisner, B., Bliss-Moreau, E., Vandeleest, J., Jin, J., Hannibal, D., Hsieh, F. (2016). Connections matter: social networks and lifespan health in primate translational models. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, Article 433.  link
  • Bliss-Moreau, E. & Moadab, G. (2016). Variation in behavioral reactivity is associated with cooperative restraint training efficiency. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 55, 41-49. pdf
  • Feczko, E.J. ^, Bliss-Moreau, E., Walum, H., Preutt, J.R., & Parr, L. ^ (2016). The Macaque Social Responsiveness Scale (mSRS): A rapid screening tool for assessing variability in social responsiveness of Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). PLoS One, 11(1):e0145956. ^Authors made equal contributions to this manuscript. link
  • Williams, L.A. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2016). Humans are ultrasocial and emotional. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 39, 39-40.


  • Moadab, G.*, Bliss-Moreau, E.*, & Amaral D.G. (2015). Adult social behavior with familiar partners following neonatal amygdala or hippocampus damage.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 129(3), 339-350.  * denotes shared 1st authorship pdf  APA coverage


  • Bliss-Moreau, E. & Williams, L.A. (2014). Tag you’re it: Affect tagging promotes goal formation and selection.  Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 37, 138-139. pdf


  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Moadab, G., Bauman, M. D., & Amaral, D. G. (2013). The impact of early amygdala damage on juvenile rhesus macaque social behavior.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 2124-2140. pdf
  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Machado, C. J., & Amaral, D. G. (2013).  Macaque cardiac physiology is sensitive to the valence of passively viewed sensory stimuli.  PLoS One, 8(8), e71170. to download
  • Bliss-Moreau, E. Theil, J.H., & Moadab, G. (2013). Efficient cooperative restraint training with rhesus macaques.  Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2, 98-117. pdf


  • Lindquist, K.A., Wager, T.D., Bliss-Moreau, E., Kober, H., & Barrett, L.F. (2012).  What are emotions and how are they created in the brain?  Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 35, 175-184.  [Response to commentaries]
  • Lindquist, K.A., Wager, T.D., Kober, K., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Barrett, L.F. (2012). The brain basis of emotion:  A meta-analytic review.  Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 35, 121-143. [Target article]
  • Bliss-Moreau, E. (2012).  Learning the affective value of others.  In N.M. Seel, (Ed), The Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. (p. 674). Springer Press.


  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Bauman, M.D., & Amaral, D.G. (2011). Neonatal amygdala lesions result in globally blunted affect in adult rhesus macaques.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 125, 848-858.  pdf
  • Machado, C.J., Bliss-Moreau, E., Platt, M., & Amaral D.G. (2011).  Social and nonsocial content differentially modulates visual attention and autonomic arousal in rhesus macaques, PLoS One, 6(10), e26598. to download
  • Bauman, M.D., Bliss-Moreau, E., Machado, C.J., & Amaral, D.G. (2011).  The neurobiology of nonhuman primate social behavior.  In J. Decety & J. Cacioppo (Eds.), Handbook of Social Neuroscience. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Anderson, E., Siegel, E., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Barrett, L.F. (2011).  The visual impact of gossip.  Science, 332, 1446-1448. pdf supplementary materials
  • Babineau, B., Bliss-Moreau, E., Toscano, J.E., Machado, C.J., & Amaral, D.G. (2011).  Context specific social behavior is altered by oribitofrontal cortex lesions in adult rhesus macaques. Neuroscience, 179, 80-93.  pdf
  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Toscano, J.E., Bauman, M.D., Mason, W.A., & Amaral, D.G. (2011). Neonatal amygdala lesions alter responsiveness to objects in juvenile rhesus macaques.  Neuroscience, 178, 123-32. pdf


  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Owren, M., & Barrett, L.F. (2010).  I like the sound of your voice: Affective learning about vocal signals.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 557-563. pdf
  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Toscano, J.E., Bauman, M.D., Mason, W.A., & Amaral, D.G. (2010). Neonatal amygdala or hippocampus lesions influence responsiveness to objects.  Developmental Psychobiology, 52, 487-503. pdf


  • Barrett, L. F. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2009). She’s emotional. He’s having a bad day. Attributional explanations for emotion stereotypes.  Emotion, 9, 649-658. pdf
  • Barrett, L.F. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2009). Affect as a psychological primitive.  Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 167-218. pdf
  • Bliss-Moreau, E. & Barrett, L.F. (2009).  What’s reason got to do with it?  Affect as the foundation of learning.  Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 3, 201-202. pdf


  • Bliss-Moreau, E., Barrett, L.F., & Wright, C.I. (2008). Individual differences in learning the affective value of others under minimal conditions.  Emotion, 8, 479-493. pdf
  • Kober, H., Barrett, L.F., Joseph, J., Bliss-Moreau, E., Lindquist, K., & Wager, T.D. (2008).  Functional groups and cortical-subcortical interactions in emotion: A meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies.  NeuroImage, 42, 998 – 103. pdf
  • Wager, T., Barrett, L. F., Bliss-Moreau, E., Lindquist, K., Duncan, S., Kober, H., Davison, M., Joseph, J., & Mize, J. (2008).  The neuroimaging of emotion. In M. Lewis, J. M. Haviland-Jones, and L.F. Barrett (Eds.), The Handbook of Emotion, 3rd Edition (p. 249-271). New York: Guilford.


  • Barrett, L.F., Lindquist, K.A., Bliss-Moreau, E., Duncan, S., Gendron, M., Mize, J., & Brennan, L. (2007). Of mice and men:  Natural kinds of emotions in the mammalian brain? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2, 297-311. pdf
  • Barrett, L.F., Bliss-Moreau, E., Duncan, S.L., Rauch, S. & Wright, C.I. (2007). The amygdala and the experience of affect. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2, 73-83. pdf

2006 & Prior

  • Conner, T. & Bliss-Moreau, E. (2006). Sampling human experience in naturalistic settings. In S. Hesse-Biber (Ed.), Emergent Methods in Social Science Research. Sage Publications. pdf
  • Lindquist, K., Barrett, L.F., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Russell, J. (2006). Language and the perception of emotion.  Emotion, 6, 125-138. pdf
  • Barrett, L., Quigley, K., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Aronson, K. (2004). Arousal focus and interoceptive sensitivity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 684-697. pdf
  • Conner, T., Barrett, L.F., Bliss-Moreau, E., Lebo, K., & Kashub, C. (2003). Experience sampling methodologies: A primer. The Journal of Happiness Studies, 4, 53-78. pdf