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Gregory A. Miller
Distinguished Professor
Department Chair
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Primary Area:
Clinical Psychology
Secondary Area:
Behavioral Neuroscience
1257D Franz Hall
(310) 825-2288
Research and Teaching Interests:

I study mechanisms relating cognitive, emotional, and physiological aspects of normal human behavior and psychopathology using psychophysiological methods, emphasizing MRI, EEG, MEG, and EKG. Interests include executive function, emotional dysregulation, and sensory processes. I co-direct the UCLA Laboratory of Clinical and Affective Psychophysiology with Prof. Cindy Yee-Bradbury. In collaboration with Profs. Yee-Bradbury, Katie Karlsgodt, and Keith Nuechterlein at UCLA, studies evaluate brain connectivity in the context of cognitive training, exercise, and stress dynamics in schizophrenia using MRI, EEG, EKG, and cortisol methods. In collaboration with Prof. Brigitte Rockstroh, Prof. Christian Wienbruch, and Dr. Tzvetan Popov at the University of Konstanz (Germany), MRI, EEG, and MEG studies explore compromised sensory, emotional, and cognitive processing in schizophrenia to develop cognitive treatment methods. In collaboration with Prof. J. Christopher Edgar at the University of Pennsylvania and Prof. Mingxiong Huang at the University of California, San Diego, studies explore compromised sensory processing in schizophrenia using MEG to develop rapid clinical assessment methods. In collaboration with Profs. Wendy Heller and Brad Sutton at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Prof. Jeff Spielberg at the University of Delaware, and Prof. Marie Banich at the University of Colorado, MRI and EEG studies explore the differentiation of depression and anxiety. I am not taking new graduate students this year.

Representative Publications:

Bredemeier, K., Warren, S.L., Berenbaum, H., Miller, G.A., & Heller, W. (2016). Executive function deficits associated with current and past major depressive symptoms. Journal of Affective Disorders, 204, 226-233. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.03.070

Burdwood, E.N., Infantolino, Z.P., Crocker, L.D., Spielberg, J.M., Banich, M.T., Miller, G.A., &  Heller, W. (2016). Resting-state functional connectivity differentiates anxious apprehension and anxious arousal. Psychophysiology, 53, 1451-1459. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12696. PMCID: PMC5023505.2

Chen, Y.-H., Howell, B., Edgar, J.C., Huang, M., Wootton, C., Hunter, M.A., Epstein, E., Lu, B.Y., Sadek, J.R., Miller, G.A., & Cañive, J.M. (2016). Frontal slow-wave activity as a predictor of negative symptoms, cognition, and functional capacity in schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry, 206, 1-8. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.114.156075

Edgar, J.C., & Miller, G.A. (2016). Digital signal processing. Mathable, Inc., Champaign, IL.

Kustermann, T., Rockstroh, B., Kienle, J., Miller, G.A., & Popov, T. (2016). Deficient attention modulation of lateralized alpha power in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology, 53, 776-785. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12626. PMID: 26854181.

Miller, G.A., & Rockstroh, B. (2016). Progress and prospects for endophenotypes for schizophrenia in the time of genomics, epigenetics, oscillatory dynamics, and RDoC. In T. Nickl-Jockschat & T. Abel (Eds.), The neurobiology of schizophrenia (pages 17-38). Elsevier.

Miller, G.A., Rockstroh, B., Hamilton, H.K., & Yee, C.M. (2016). Psychophysiology as a core strategy in RDoC. Psychophysiology, 53, 410-414. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12581. PMID: 26877134.

Clayson, P. E., & Miller, G. A. (2017a). ERP Reliability Analysis (ERA) Toolbox: An open-source toolbox for analyzing the reliability of event-related brain potentials. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 111, 68-79. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.10.012

Clayson, P. E., & Miller, G. A. (2017b). Psychometric considerations in the measurement of event-related brain potentials: Guidelines for measurement and reporting. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 111, 57-67. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.09.005

Edgar, J.C., Fisk IV, C.L., Chen, Y.-H., Howell, B, Wootton, C., Hunter, M.A., Huang, M., Bustillo, J.R., Cañive, J.M., & Miller, G.A. (2017). By our bootstraps: Comparing methods for measuring auditory 40 Hz steady-state neural activity. Psychophysiology, 54, 1110-1127.

Girz, L., Driver-Linn, E., Miller, G.A., & Deldin, P.J. (2017). Evaluation of life events in major depression: Assessing negative emotional bias. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24, 661-669. doi:

Infantolino, Z.P., Crocker, L.D., Heller, W., Yee, C.M., & Miller, G.A. (2017). Psychophysiology in pursuit of psychopathology. In J.T. Cacioppo, L.G. Tassinary, & G.G. Berntson (Eds.), Handbook of psychophysiology (fourth edition), pp. 548-564. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lake, J.I., Yee, C.M., & Miller, G.A. (2017). Misunderstanding RDoC. Zeitschrift für Psychologie special issue, Mechanisms of Mental Disorders, 225, 170-174.

Sun, M., Vinograd, M., Miller, G., Craske, M. G. (2017). Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) and emotion regulation. In C. Essau, S. Leblanc, & T. Ollendick (Eds.), Emotion regulation and psychopathology in children and adolescents (pp. 79-110). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Szekely, A., Silton, R.L., Heller, W., Miller, G.A., & Mohanty, A. (2017). Differential functional connectivity of rostral anterior cingulate cortex during emotional interference. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 476-486. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw137. PMCID: PMC5499751.

Berntson, G.G., & Miller, G.A. (2018). In memoriam: John T. Cacioppo (1951–2018). Psychophysiology, 55. e13200.

Edgar, J.C., Fisk IV, C.L., Chen, Y.-H., Howell, B, Liu, S., Hunter, M.A., Huang, M., Bustillo, J.R., Cañive, J.M., & Miller, G.A. (2018). Identifying auditory cortex encoding abnormalities in schizophrenia: The utility of low-frequency versus 40 Hz steady-state measures. Psychophysiology, 55. e13074.

Hamilton, H. K., Williams, T. J., Ventura, J., Jasperse, L. J., Owens, E. M., Miller, G. A., Subotnik, K. L., Nuechterlein, K. H., & Yee, C. M. (2018). Clinical and cognitive significance of auditory sensory processing deficits in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 175, 275-283. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16111203. PMCID: PMC5832530.

Infantolino, Z.P., Lake, J.I., & Miller, G.A. (2018). Understanding functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In J.N. Butcher, J. Hooley, & P.C. Kendall (Eds.), APA handbook of psychopathology, Volume 1: Adult psychopathology: Understanding, assessing and treating adult mental disorders (pp. 221-243). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Kustermann, T., Rockstroh, B., Miller, G.A., & Popov, T. (2018). Neural network communication facilitates verbal working memory. Biological Psychology, 136, 119-126.

Miller, G.A. (2018). For Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology: Robert W. Levenson. Psychophysiology. e13204. doi:

Miller, G.A. (2018). For Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology: Brigitte S. Rockstroh. Psychophysiology. e13205. doi:

Popov, T., Popova, P., Harkotte, M., Awiszus, B., Rockstroh, B., & Miller, G.A. (2018). Cross-frequency interactions between frontal theta and posterior alpha control mechanisms foster working memory. NeuroImage, 181, 728-733.

Popov, T., Westner, B.U., Silton, R.L., Sass, S.M., Spielberg, J.M., Rockstroh, B., Heller, W., & Miller, G.A. (2018). Time course of brain network reconfiguration supporting inhibitory control. Journal of Neuroscience, 38, 4348-4356.

Popova, P., Rockstroh, B., Miller, G.A., Wienbruch, C., Carolus, A., & Popov, T. (2018). The impact of cognitive training on spontaneous gamma oscillations in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology, 55, e13083.

Chen, Y.-H., Stone-Howell, B, Edgar, J.C., Huang, M., Kochunov, P., Hunter, M.A. Wootton, C., Lu, B.Y., Bustillo, J, Sadek, J.R., Miller, G.A., & Cañive, J.M. (In press). Associations and heritability of auditory encoding, gray matter, and attention in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Kustermann, T., Popov, T., Miller, G.A., & Rockstroh, B. (In press). Verbal working memory related neural network communication in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.13088

Schubring, D., Popov, T., Miller, G.A., & Rockstroh B. (In press). Consistency of abnormal sensory gating in first-admission and chronic schizophrenia across quantification methods. Psychophysiology. doi:

Sharp, P.B., & Miller, G.A. (In press). Reduction and autonomy in psychology and neuroscience: A call for pragmatism. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.