Jennifer K. Lenow

PhD Candidate | Phelps Lab

Department of Psychology | New York University

jklenow [at] nyu [dot] edu

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I am currently a PhD student in Cognition and Perception at New York University, where I work primarily with Elizabeth Phelps. Broadly, I am interested in the neurocognitive mechanisms by which we assign value to, act upon, and gather information about our environments. Within these processes, I am particularly interested in the role of context—both internal (affective and neuromodulatory) and external (task structural and environmental).

Publications:

Lenow, J.K., Constantino, S.M., Daw, N.D., & Phelps, E.A. (in press). Chronic and acute stress promote overexploitation in serial decision-making. Journal of Neuroscience.

Lenow, J.K., Cisler, J.M., & Bush, K.A. (in press). Altered trust learning mechanisms among female adolescent victims of interpersonal violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Cisler, J.M., Bush, K.A., Steele, J.S., Lenow, J.K., Smitherman, S. & Kilts, C.D (2015). Brain and behavioral evidence for altered social learning mechanisms among women with assault-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 63, 75-83.

Lenow, J.K., Steele, J.S., Smitherman, S., Kilts, C.D & Cisler, J.M. (2014). Attenuated behavioral and brain responses to trust violations among assaulted adolescent girls. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 233, 1-8.

Cisler, J.M., Steele, J.S., Lenow, J.K., Smitherman, S., Everett, B., Messias, E. & Kilts, C.D. (2014). Functional reorganization of neural networks during repeated exposure to the traumatic memory in posttrauamatic stress disorder: An exploratory fMRI study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 48, 47-55.

Cisler, J.M., Steele, J.S., Smitherman, S., Lenow, J.K. & Kilts, C.D. (2013). Neural processing correlates of assaultive violence exposure and PTSD symptoms during implicit threat processing: A network-level analysis among adolescent girls. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 214, 238-246.

Mennemeier, M., Munn, T., Allensworth, M., Lenow, J.K., Brown, G., Allen, S., Dornhoffer, J. & Williams, D.K. (2013). Laterality, frequency and replication of rTMS treatment for chronic tinnitus: Pilot studies and a review of maintenance treatment. Hearing Research, 295, 30-37.

Presentations:

Lenow, J.K., Sokol-Hessner, P., Otto, A.R., Constantino, S.M., Daw, N.D., & Phelps, E.A. (2016). Individual differences in risk sensitivity and model-free learning predict foraging decisions. Poster presented at the 2016 meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics in Berlin, Germany.

Lenow, J.K., Constantino, S.M., Daw, N.D. & Phelps, E.A. (2015). Chronic and acute stress promote over-exploitation in foraging decisions. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics in Miami, FL. [spotlight presentation]

Lenow, J.K., Constantino, S.M., Daw, N.D. & Phelps, E.A. (2015). Acute and chronic stress are associated with exploitative foraging behavior. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in New York, NY.

Lenow, J.K., Constantino, S.M., Daw, N.D. & Phelps, E.A. (2015). Sequential foraging under acute and chronic stress. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society in Boston, MA.

Peszka, J., Penner, J., Mastin, D.F., Lenow, J., Murphy, S., Heimann, C. & Jones, C. (2014). The effect of sleep deprivation on evaluations of sexual attractiveness. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis, MN.

Lenow, J.K., Steele, J.S., Smitherman, S., Kilts, C.D. & Cisler, J. (2013). Functional organization of frontocingulate network during trust violations among assaulted girls. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of Human Brain Mapping in Seattle, WA.

Steele, J.S., Lenow, J.K., Smitherman, S., Kilts, C.D., and Cisler, J. (2013). Assaulted adolescents fail to recruit domain-specific neural networks during conflict processing. Poster presented at the 2013 meeting of Human Brain Mapping in Seattle, WA.

Lenow, J.K., Steele, J.S., Casalman, E., Smitherman, S., Kilts, C.D. & Cisler, J.M (2012). Neural substrates mediating a social contingency learning "trust" task. Poster presented at INBRE Summer Research Mentoring Program Research Day and Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience in Little Rock, AR.

Lenow, J.K. (2012). Emotion-memory interactions at neurofunctional level. Talk presented at Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students in Conway, AR.

Lenow, J., Peszka, J. & McDermott, C. (2012). The effects of caffeine on a possible sleepiness marker. Poster presented at Arkansas Space Grant Symposium in Morrilton, AR.

Lenow, J. & Heimann, C. (2012).The role of the frontal lobe in opposite sex evaluations and mating decisions. Talk presented at National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Ogden, UT.

Heimann, C. & Lenow, J. (2012). Personality or attractiveness? Sleep deprivation's effects on mate evaluation. Talk presented at National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Ogden, UT.