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Selected Publications

Silverstein, S.M., Keane, B.P., & Corlett, P.R. (2021). Oculomics in schizophrenia research. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 47, 57-59.

Silverstein, S.M., Thompson, J.L., Gold, J.M., Schiffman, J., Waltz, J.A., Williams, T.F., Zinbarg, R.E., Mittal, V.A., Ellman, L.M., Strauss, G.P., Walker, E.F., Woods,. S.W., Levin, J.A., Kafadar, E., Kenney, J., Smith, D., Powers, A.R., & Corlett, P.R. (2021). Increased face detection responses on the Mooney Faces Test in people at clinical high risk for psychosis. npj Schizophrenia. 17;7(1), 26. 

Keane, B.P., Barch, D.M., Mill, R.D., Silverstein, S.M., Krekelberg, B., & Cole, M.W. (2021). Brain network mechanisms of visual shape completion. Neuroimage, 236. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118069.

Guterman, Y., Silverstein, S.M., & Ataria, Y. (2021). The imbalanced plasticity hypothesis of schizophrenia-related psychosis: A predictive perspective. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. doi: 10.3758/s13415-021-00911-y.

Silverstein, S.M., & Lai, A. (2021). The phenomenology and neurobiology of visual distortions and hallucinations in schizophrenia: An update.  Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 684720.

Silverstein, S.M., Lai, A., Green, K., Crosta, C., Fradkin, S.I., & Ramchandran, R. (2021). Retinal microvasculature schizophrenia. Eye and Brain, 13, 205-217.

Mittal, V.A., Ellman. L.M., Strauss, G.P., Walker, E.F., Corlett, P.R., Schiffman, J., Woods, S.W., Powers, A.R., Silverstein, S.M., Waltz, J.A., Zinbarg, E., Chen, S., Williams, T.F., Kenney, J., & Gold, J.M. (2021). Computerized assessment of psychosis risk. Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science, 6, e210011.

Silverstein, S.M., Sörensen, S., Sunkara, A., Lai, A., Fradkin, S.I., Ramchandran, R.S.  (2021). Association of vision loss and depressive symptomatology in older adults assessed for ocular health in senior living facilities. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics

Demmin, D.L., Mote, J., Beaudette, D.M., Thompson, J.L., & Silverstein, S.M. (2020). Retinal functioning and reward processing in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 219, 25-33.

Demmin, D.L., Netser, R., Roché, M.W., Thompson, J.L., & Silverstein, S.M. (2020). People with current major depression resemble healthy controls on flash electroretinogram indices associated with impairment in people with stabilized schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Research, 219, 69-76. 

Silverstein, S.M. (2020). Issues in the aggregation of data on retinal structure and function in schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Bulletin, 46, 15-16.

Silverstein, S.M., Fradkin, S.I., & Demmin, D.L. (2020). Schizophrenia and the retina: Towards a 2020 perspective.  Schizophrenia Research, 219, 84-94.

Silverstein, S.M., Keane, B.P., Demmin, D.L., & Fradkin, S.I. (2020). Visual impairments in schizophrenia: Their significance and unrealized clinical potential. Psychiatrica Danubina, 32(1), 72-73.

Silverstein, S.M., & Thompson, J.L. (2020). Progress, possibilities, and pitfalls in electroretinography research in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 87(3), 202-203.

Lai, A., Crosta, C., Loftin, M., & Silverstein, S.M.  (2020). Retinal structural alterations in first episode vs. chronic schizophrenia.  Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatry, 2, 100013.

Silverstein, S.M., Demmin, D.L., Schallek, J.B., & Fradkin, S.I. (2020). Measures of retinal structure and function as biomarkers in neurology and psychiatry. Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatry, 2, 100018.

Silverstein, S.M., Seitz, A.R., Ahmed, A.O., Thompson, J.L., Zemon, V., Gara, M., & Butler, P.D. (2020). Development and evaluation of a visual remediation intervention for people with schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science, 5, e200017.

Silverstein, S.M., & Lukachko, A.M. (2020). Challenges and milestones in implementing a peer-support helpline to assist people who are emotionally adjusting to blindness or low vision. Insight: The Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses, 45, 37-45.  Reprint available upon request.

Demmin, D.L., & Silverstein, S.M. (2020). Visual impairment and mental health: Unmet needs and treatment options. Clinical Ophthalmology, 3, 4229-4251.

Netser, R., Demmin, D.L. Dobkin, R., Goldstein A., Roché, M.W., Zernik, A.N., &  Silverstein, S.M.(2021). Relationships between retinal activity and Parkinson's disease. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease,11, 251-259. Reprint available upon request.

Fradkin, S.I., Erickson, M.E., Demmin, D.L., & Silverstein, S.M. (2020). Absence of excess intra-individual variability in retinal function in people with schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 543963. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.543963.

Book chapters: 

Silverstein, S.M., Demmin, D.L., & Fradkin, S.I. (2021) State-sensitive, clinician-friendly, and vision science-based markers of specific computational processes for monitoring symptoms and predicting outcomes in people with schizophrenia. (pp. 75-93).  In L.M. Williams and L.M. Hack (Eds). Precision psychiatry. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Association. 

Graham, D., & Silverstein, S. (in press). Art making in schizophrenia: A vision science perspective.  In M. Pelowski, B. Spee, & A. Richard (Eds.), Art and neurodegenerative disease: Illuminating the intersection of illness and creativity. London: Springer Nature.