Gregory Russell Samanez-Larkin

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Stanford University 2010

  • M.A., Stanford University 2008

Hosking, JG, Kastman, EK, Dorfman, HM, Samanez-Larkin, GR, Baskin-Sommers, A, Kiehl, KA, Newman, JP, and Buckholtz, JW. "Disrupted Prefrontal Regulation of Striatal Subjective Value Signals in Psychopathy." Neuron 95.1 (July 2017): 221-231.e4. Full Text

Karrer, TM, Josef, AK, Mata, R, Morris, ED, and Samanez-Larkin, GR. "Reduced dopamine receptors and transporters but not synthesis capacity in normal aging adults: a meta-analysis." Neurobiology of aging 57 (May 12, 2017): 36-46. Full Text

Dang, LC, Castrellon, JJ, Perkins, SF, Le, NT, Cowan, RL, Zald, DH, and Samanez-Larkin, GR. "Reduced effects of age on dopamine D2 receptor levels in physically active adults." NeuroImage 148 (March 2017): 123-129. Full Text

Löckenhoff, CE, Rutt, JL, Samanez-Larkin, GR, O'Donoghue, T, Reyna, VF, and Ganzel, B. "Dread sensitivity in decisions about real and imagined electrical shocks does not vary by age." Psychology and aging 31.8 (December 2016): 890-901. Full Text

Seaman, KL, Gorlick, MA, Vekaria, KM, Hsu, M, Zald, DH, and Samanez-Larkin, GR. "Adult age differences in decision making across domains: Increased discounting of social and health-related rewards." Psychology and aging 31.7 (November 2016): 737-746. Full Text

Dang, LC, Samanez-Larkin, GR, Castrellon, JJ, Perkins, SF, Cowan, RL, and Zald, DH. "Associations between dopamine D2 receptor availability and BMI depend on age." NeuroImage 138 (September 2016): 176-183. Full Text

Josef, AK, Richter, D, Samanez-Larkin, GR, Wagner, GG, Hertwig, R, and Mata, R. "Stability and change in risk-taking propensity across the adult life span." Journal of personality and social psychology 111.3 (September 2016): 430-450. Full Text

Dang, LC, Samanez-Larkin, GR, Young, JS, Cowan, RL, Kessler, RM, and Zald, DH. "Caudate asymmetry is related to attentional impulsivity and an objective measure of ADHD-like attentional problems in healthy adults." Brain structure & function 221.1 (January 2016): 277-286. Full Text

Kline, RL, Zhang, S, Farr, OM, Hu, S, Zaborszky, L, Samanez-Larkin, GR, and Li, C-SR. "The Effects of Methylphenidate on Resting-State Functional Connectivity of the Basal Nucleus of Meynert, Locus Coeruleus, and Ventral Tegmental Area in Healthy Adults." Frontiers in human neuroscience 10 (January 2016): 149-. Full Text

Leong, JK, Pestilli, F, Wu, CC, Samanez-Larkin, GR, and Knutson, B. "White-Matter Tract Connecting Anterior Insula to Nucleus Accumbens Correlates with Reduced Preference for Positively Skewed Gambles." Neuron 89.1 (January 2016): 63-69. Full Text


Samanez-Larkin, GR. "Chapter 3 - Decision Neuroscience and Aging." Aging and Decision Making: Empirical and Applied Perspectives. February 23, 2015. 41-60. Full Text

Sofia Beas, B, Setlow, B, Samanez-Larkin, GR, and Bizon, JL. "Chapter 2 - Modeling Cost-Benefit Decision Making in Aged Rodents." Aging and Decision Making: Empirical and Applied Perspectives. February 23, 2015. 17-40. Full Text

Samanez-Larkin, GR, Hagen, TA, and Weiner, DJ. "Financial decision making across adulthood." The Psychological Science of Money. April 1, 2014. 121-135. Full Text

Knutson, B, and Samanez-Larkin, GR. "Brain, Decision, and Debt." A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt. January 24, 2013. Full Text

Forming Science-Industry Partnerships to Link Everyday Behaviors to Well-Being awarded by Stanford University (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021

Dopaminergic Neuromodulation of Decision Making in Young and Middle-Aged Adults awarded by Vanderbilt University (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018