Belfi, A. M. (2019). Emotional valence and vividness of imagery predict aesthetic appeal in music. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 29, 128-135.

Belfi, A. M., & Loui, P. (2019). Musical anhedonia and rewards of music listening: current advances and a proposed model. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Vessel, E. A., Isik, A. I., Belfi, A. M., & Starr, G. G. (2019). The default-mode network represents aesthetic appeal that generalizes across visual domains. PNAS.

Belfi, A. M.*, Vessel, E. A.*, Brielmann, A., Isik, A. I., Chatterjee, A., Leder, H., Pelli, D. G., & Starr, G. G. (2019). Dynamics of aesthetic experience are reflected in the default-mode network. NeuroImage, 188, 584-597. *authors contributed equally

Belfi, A. M., Kasdan, A., & Tranel, D. (2019). Anomia for musical entities. Aphasiology, 33, 382-404.


Belfi, A. M., Karlan, B., & Tranel, D. (2018). Damage to the medial prefrontal cortex impairs music-evoked autobiographical memories. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain.

Schneider, B., Heskje, J., Bruss, J., Tranel, D., & Belfi, A. M. (2018). The left temporal pole is a convergence region mediating the relation between names and semantic knowledge for unique entities: Further evidence from a “recognition-from-name” study in neurological patients. Cortex, 109, 14-24.

Belfi, A. M.Kasdan, A., Rowland, J., Vessel, E. A., Starr, G. G., & Poeppel, D. (2018). Rapid timing of musical aesthetic judgmentsJournal of Experimental Psychology: General. 


Belfi, A. M., Kasdan, A., & Tranel, D. (2017). Anomia for musical entities. Aphasiology. 

Belfi, A. M., Vessel, E. A., & Starr, G. G. (2017). Individual ratings of vividness predict aesthetic appeal in poetry.  Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Belfi, A.M., Evans, E., Heskje, J., Bruss, J., & Tranel, D. (2017). Musical anhedonia after focal brain damage. Neuropsychologia, 97, 29-37.


Belfi, A.M., Bruss, J., Karlan, B., Abel, T. J., & Tranel, D. (2016). Neural correlates of recognition and naming of musical instrumentsNeuropsychology, 30, 860-868.

Belfi, A. M., Chen, K-H, Schneider, B., & Tranel. D. (2016). Neurological damage disrupts normal sex differences in psychophysiological responses to music. Psychophysiology, 53, 14-20.

Abel, T. J., Manzel, K., Bruss, J., Belfi, A. M., Howard, M. A. III., & Tranel, D. (2016). The cognitive and behavioral effects of meningioma lesions involving ventromedial prefrontal cortexJournal of Neurosurgery, 124, 1568-1577.

Belfi, A. M., Karlan, B., & Tranel, D. (2016). Music evokes vivid autobiographical memoriesMemory, 24, 979-989. 

2015 and prior

Belfi, A. M., Koscik, T. R., & Tranel, D. (2015). Damage to the insula is associated with abnormal interpersonal trust. Neuropsychologia, 71, 165-172.

Belfi, A. M. & Tranel, D. (2014). Impaired naming of famous musical melodies is associated with left temporal polar damage. Neuropsychology, 28, 429-435.

Belfi, A. M., Conrad, A. L., Dawson, J., & Nopoulos, P. (2014). Masculinity/Femininity predicts brain volumes in normal healthy children. Developmental Neuropsychology, 39, 25-36.