Brian A. Coffman

  • Research Instructor, Department of Psychiatry

Current Research

Dr. Coffman’s current research interests include cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and neuroinformatics. In particular, he has pursued interests in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and mathematical/computational problems associated with neuroimaging data analysis. Dr. Coffman has published basic science research as well as research in various clinical populations, and he has applied multimodal neuroimaging data to complex problems in clinical diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Coffman’s current research examines sensory and perceptual electrophysiological processes in Schizophrenia patients in an effort to further understand the neurophysiology of psychosis, and aid in earlier diagnosis and better treatment interventions for this unfortunate population.


Select Recent Publications

Phalen H, Coffman BA, Ghuman A, Sejdić E, Salisbury DF. Non-negative Matrix Factorization Reveals Resting-State Cortical Alpha Network Abnormalities in the First-Episode Schizophrenia Spectrum. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2019 Jul 6. pii: S2451-9022(19)30175-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2019.06.010. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31451387.

Haigh SM, Laher RM, Murphy TK, Coffman BA, Ward KL, Leiter-McBeth JR, Holt LL, Salisbury DF. Normal categorical perception to syllable-like stimuli in long term and in first episode schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2019 Jun;208:124-132. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2019.03.028. Epub 2019 Apr 11. PubMed PMID: 30982643; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6607915.

Haigh SM, Coffman BA, Murphy TK, Butera CD, Leiter-McBeth JR, Salisbury DF. Reduced late mismatch negativity and auditory sustained potential to rule-based patterns in schizophrenia. Eur J Neurosci. 2019 Jan;49(2):275-289. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14274. Epub 2018 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 30471147; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC6347484.

Hunter MA, Lieberman G, Coffman BA, Trumbo MC, Armenta ML, Robinson CSH, Bezdek MA, O'Sickey AJ, Jones AP, Romero V, Elkin-Frankston S, Gaurino S, Eusebi L, Schumacher EH, Witkiewitz K, Clark VP. Mindfulness-based training with transcranial direct current stimulation modulates neuronal resource allocation in working memory: A randomized pilot study with a nonequivalent control group. Heliyon. 2018 Jul 11;4(7):e00685. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00685. eCollection 2018 Jul. PubMed PMID: 30094362; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6077241.

Coffman BA, Haigh SM, Murphy TK, Leiter-Mcbeth J, Salisbury DF. Reduced auditory segmentation potentials in first-episode schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2018 May;195:421-427. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.10.011. Epub 2017 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 29070441; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5911427.

Bolaños AD, Coffman BA, Candelaria-Cook FT, Kodituwakku P, Stephen JM. Altered Neural Oscillations During Multisensory Integration in Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Dec;41(12):2173-2184. doi: 10.1111/acer.13510. Epub 2017 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 28944474; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5711625.

Haigh SM, Matteis M, Coffman BA, Murphy TK, Butera CD, Ward KL, Leiter-McBeth JR, Salisbury DF. Mismatch negativity to pitch pattern deviants in schizophrenia.Eur J Neurosci. 2017 Sep;46(6):2229-2239. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13660. Epub 2017 Sep 3. PubMed PMID: 28833772; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5768303.

Coffman BA, Haigh SM, Murphy TK, Salisbury DF. Impairment in Mismatch Negativity but not Repetition Suppression in Schizophrenia. Brain Topogr. 2017 Jul;30(4):521-530. doi: 10.1007/s10548-017-0571-1. Epub 2017 May 17. PubMed PMID: 28516227; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5533081.