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Eric A. Moulton, PhD

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Department:
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Research
Research Focus Area:
Cortical and subcortical mechanisms related to pain processingNeuroscienceMagnetic Resonance Imaging

Research Overview

Cortical and cerebellar systems-level sensory processing and its translation into perception/behavior. Currently investigating the impact of cerebellar tumor resection on pain perception and brain physiology in pediatric patients.

Publications

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  1. Rosenthal P, Borsook D, Moulton EA. Oculofacial Pain: Corneal Nerve Damage Leading to Pain Beyond the Eye. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Oct 1; 57(13):5285-5287.
  2. Severinsky B, Yahalom C, Florescu Sebok T, Tzur V, Dotan S, Moulton EA. Red-Tinted Contact Lenses May Improve Quality of Life in Retinal Diseases. Optom Vis Sci. 2016 Apr; 93(4):445-50.
  3. Moulton E, Amor-Sahli M, Perlbarg V, Pires C, Crozier S, Galanaud D, Valabregue R, Yger M, Baronnet-Chauvet F, Samson Y, Dormont D, Rosso C. Axial Diffusivity of the Corona Radiata at 24 Hours Post-Stroke: A New Biomarker for Motor and Global Outcome. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0142910.
  4. Maleki N, Barmettler G, Moulton EA, Scrivani S, Veggeberg R, Spierings EL, Burstein R, Becerra L, Borsook D. Female migraineurs show lack of insular thinning with age. Pain. 2015 Jul; 156(7):1232-9.
  5. Baumann O, Borra RJ, Bower JM, Cullen KE, Habas C, Ivry RB, Leggio M, Mattingley JB, Molinari M, Moulton EA, Paulin MG, Pavlova MA, Schmahmann JD, Sokolov AA. Consensus paper: the role of the cerebellum in perceptual processes. Cerebellum. 2015 Apr; 14(2):197-220.
  6. Simons LE, Pielech M, Erpelding N, Linnman C, Moulton E, Sava S, Lebel A, Serrano P, Sethna N, Berde C, Becerra L, Borsook D. The responsive amygdala: treatment-induced alterations in functional connectivity in pediatric complex regional pain syndrome. Pain. 2014 Sep; 155(9):1727-42.
  7. Moulton EA, Elman I, Becerra LR, Goldstein RZ, Borsook D. The cerebellum and addiction: insights gained from neuroimaging research. Addict Biol. 2014 May; 19(3):317-31.
  8. Moulton EA, Becerra L, Johnson A, Burstein R, Borsook D. Altered hypothalamic functional connectivity with autonomic circuits and the locus coeruleus in migraine. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e95508.
  9. Moulton EA, Becerra L, Rosenthal P, Borsook D. An approach to localizing corneal pain representation in human primary somatosensory cortex. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e44643.
  10. Moulton EA, Pendse G, Becerra LR, Borsook D. BOLD responses in somatosensory cortices better reflect heat sensation than pain. J Neurosci. 2012 Apr 25; 32(17):6024-31.
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  12. Shelton L, Pendse G, Maleki N, Moulton EA, Lebel A, Becerra L, Borsook D. Mapping pain activation and connectivity of the human habenula. J Neurophysiol. 2012 May; 107(10):2633-48.
  13. Linnman C, Moulton EA, Barmettler G, Becerra L, Borsook D. Neuroimaging of the periaqueductal gray: state of the field. Neuroimage. 2012 Mar; 60(1):505-22.
  14. Moulton EA, Becerra L, Maleki N, Pendse G, Tully S, Hargreaves R, Burstein R, Borsook D. Painful heat reveals hyperexcitability of the temporal pole in interictal and ictal migraine States. Cereb Cortex. 2011 Feb; 21(2):435-48.
  15. Moulton EA, Schmahmann JD, Becerra L, Borsook D. The cerebellum and pain: passive integrator or active participator? Brain Res Rev. 2010 Oct 5; 65(1):14-27.
  16. Scrivani S, Wallin D, Moulton EA, Cole S, Wasan AD, Lockerman L, Bajwa Z, Upadhyay J, Becerra L, Borsook D. A fMRI evaluation of lamotrigine for the treatment of trigeminal neuropathic pain: pilot study. Pain Med. 2010 Jun; 11(6):920-41.
  17. Moulton EA, Pendse G, Morris S, Aiello-Lammens M, Becerra L, Borsook D. Segmentally arranged somatotopy within the face representation of human primary somatosensory cortex. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Mar; 30(3):757-65.
  18. Becerra L, Schwartzman RJ, Kiefer RT, Rohr P, Moulton EA, Wallin D, Pendse G, Morris S, Borsook D. CNS Measures of Pain Responses Pre- and Post-Anesthetic Ketamine in a Patient with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Pain Med. 2009 Feb 25.
  19. Lebel A, Becerra L, Wallin D, Moulton EA, Morris S, Pendse G, Jasciewicz J, Stein M, Aiello-Lammens M, Grant E, Berde C, Borsook D. fMRI reveals distinct CNS processing during symptomatic and recovered complex regional pain syndrome in children. Brain. 2008 Jul; 131(Pt 7):1854-79.
  20. Borsook D, Moulton EA, Pendse G, Morris S, Cole SH, Aiello-Lammens M, Scrivani S, Becerra LR. Comparison of evoked vs. spontaneous tics in a patient with trigeminal neuralgia (tic doloureux). Mol Pain. 2007 Nov 06; 3:34.
  21. Borsook D, Moulton EA, Schmidt KF, Becerra LR. Neuroimaging revolutionizes therapeutic approaches to chronic pain. Mol Pain. 2007; 3:25.
  22. Moulton EA, Pendse G, Morris S, Strassman A, Aiello-Lammens M, Becerra L, Borsook D. Capsaicin-induced thermal hyperalgesia and sensitization in the human trigeminal nociceptive pathway: an fMRI study. Neuroimage. 2007 May 1; 35(4):1586-600.
  23. Becerra L, Morris S, Bazes S, Gostic R, Sherman S, Gostic J, Pendse G, Moulton E, Scrivani S, Keith D, Chizh B, Borsook D. Trigeminal neuropathic pain alters responses in CNS circuits to mechanical (brush) and thermal (cold and heat) stimuli. J Neurosci. 2006 Oct 18; 26(42):10646-57.
  24. Borsook D, Burstein R, Moulton E, Becerra L. Functional imaging of the trigeminal system: applications to migraine pathophysiology. Headache. 2006 Jun; 46 Suppl 1:S32-8.
  25. Moulton EA, Keaser ML, Gullapalli RP, Maitra R, Greenspan JD. Sex differences in the cerebral BOLD signal response to painful heat stimuli. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2006 Aug; 291(2):R257-67.
  26. Moulton EA, Keaser ML, Gullapalli RP, Greenspan JD. Regional intensive and temporal patterns of functional MRI activation distinguishing noxious and innocuous contact heat. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Apr; 93(4):2183-93.
  27. Moulton EA, Becerra L, Borsook D. An fMRI case report of photophobia: activation of the trigeminal nociceptive pathway. Pain. 2009 Oct; 145(3):358-63.
  28. Borsook D, Moulton EA, Tully S, Schmahmann JD, Becerra L. Human cerebellar responses to brush and heat stimuli in healthy and neuropathic pain subjects. Cerebellum. 2008; 7(3):252-72.
  29. Simons LE, Moulton EA, Linnman C, Carpino E, Becerra L, Borsook D. The human amygdala and pain: evidence from neuroimaging. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Feb; 35(2):527-38.
  30. Moulton EA, Elman I, Pendse G, Schmahmann J, Becerra L, Borsook D. Aversion-related circuitry in the cerebellum: responses to noxious heat and unpleasant images. J Neurosci. 2011 Mar 9; 31(10):3795-804.
  31. Moulton EA, Burstein R, Tully S, Hargreaves R, Becerra L, Borsook D. Interictal dysfunction of a brainstem descending modulatory center in migraine patients. PLoS One. 2008; 3(11):e3799.
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