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Timothy Koscik, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

W268 General Hospital
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242


BSc, Psychology, University of Toronto
PhD, Neuroscience, University of Iowa
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurology, University of Iowa
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rotman School of Management


Cunningham, W. A., Koscik, T. R. (2017). Balancing Type I and Type II error concerns in fMRI through compartmentalized analysis. Cognitive neuroscience, 8(3), 147-149. PMID: 28285552.

Melo, H. L., Koscik, T. R., Vrantsidis, T. H., Hathaway, G. & Cunningham, W. A. (2016). Origins of emotional consciousness. The Behavioral and brain sciences, 39, e187. PMID: 28355820.

Sutterer, M. J., Koscik, T. R. & Tranel, D. (2015). Sex-related functional asymmetry of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in regard to decision-making under risk and ambiguity. Neuropsychologia, 75, 265-73. PMID: 26111489.

Belfi, A. M., Koscik, T. R. & Tranel, D. (2015). Damage to the insula is associated with abnormal interpersonal trust. Neuropsychologia, 71, 165-72. PMID: 25846668.

Koscik, T. R., White, N., Chapman, H. & Anderson, A. K. (2014). Sensory Foundations of Social and Emotional Processing. In M. S. Gazzaniga , G. R. Mangun (Eds.) The Cognitive Neurosciences. (5), pp. 751-766. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Koscik, T. R., Tranel, D. (2013). Abnormal causal attribution leads to advantageous economic decision-making: a neuropsychological approach. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 25(8), 1372-82. PMID: 23574584.

van der Plas, E., Koscik, T. R., Conrad, A. L., Moser, D. J. & Nopoulos, P. (2013). Social motivation in individuals with isolated cleft lip and palate. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 35(5), 489-500. PMID: 23634967.

Koscik, T. R., Tranel, D. (2012). Brain evolution and human neuropsychology: the inferential brain hypothesis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 18(3), 394-401. PMID: 22459075.

Koscik, T. R., Tranel, D. (2012). The human ventromedial prefrontal cortex is critical for transitive inference. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 24(5), 1191-204. PMID: 22288395.

Salinas, J., Mills, E. D., Conrad, A. L., Koscik, T., Andreasen, N. C. & Nopoulos, P. (2012). Sex differences in parietal lobe structure and development. Gender medicine, 9(1), 44-55. PMID: 22333522.

Koscik, T. R., Man, V., Jahn, A., Lee, C. H. & Cunningham, W. A. (2020). Decomposing the neural pathways in a simple, value-based choice. NeuroImage, 214, 116764. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116764.

Trapp, N. T., Uitermarkt, B., King Johnson, M., Koscik, T. R., Garrett, L., Heinzerling, A., Zanaty, M., Holland, M. T., Howard, M. & Boes, A. D. (2019). A new device to improve target localization for transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. Brain stimulation. PMID: 31402180.

Van Der Plas, E., Hamilton, M. J., Miller, J. N., Long, J. D., Cumming, S., Povilaikaite, J., Farrugia, M. E., McLean, J., Jampana, R., Magnotta, V. A., Gutmann, L., Monckton, D. & Nopoulos, P. C. (In Press). Brain structural features of myotonic dystrophy type 1 and their relationship with CTG repeats. J Neuromuscular Dis.

Conrad, A. L., Wermke, K., Eisenmann, M., Kuhlmann, E., Benavides, A., Koscik, T. & Magnotta, V. Preliminary evaluation of pre-speech and neurodevelopmental measures in 7–11-week-old infants with isolated oral clefts. Pediatric Research. DOI: 10.1038/s41390-020-0887-5.