Natalie L. Denburg, MA, PhD

Portrait

Specialty: Cognitive Neuroscience
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2155 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-7619

Email: natalie-denburg@uiowa.edu

Education

MA, Psychology, Michigan State University
BA, Psychology, State University of New York at binghamton
Internship, Adult and Child Neuropsychology, University of California, San Diego
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University

Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

State Board of Psychology Examiners State of Iowa

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Research Summary

Natalie Denburg, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of neurology and neuroscience at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Her research interests involve the neural basis of decision-making abilities in older adults, consumer, medical and financial decision making, neuroepidemiology, social and affective neuroscience, and cancer survivorship.

All Publications

Nguyen C, Yamada T, Beglinger L, Cavanaugh J, Denburg N, Schultz S.  Cognitive features 10 or more years after successful breast cancer survival: comparisons across types of cancer interventions..  Psycho-oncology.  2012 May. 
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Beadle J, Paradiso S, Kovach C, Polgreen L, Denburg N, Tranel D.  Effects of age-related differences in empathy on social economic decision-making..  International psychogeriatrics / IPA.  2012 May. 24(5):822-33.
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Harshman L, Barron S, Button A, Smith B, Link B, Lynch C, Denburg N.  Population-based exploration of academic achievement outcomes in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors..  Journal of pediatric psychology.  2012 May. 37(4):458-66.
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Philippi C, Duff M, Denburg N, Tranel D, Rudrauf D.  Medial PFC damage abolishes the self-reference effect..  Journal of cognitive neuroscience.  2012 February. 24(2):475-81.
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Asp E, Manzel K, Koestner B, Cole C, Denburg N, Tranel D.  A neuropsychological test of belief and doubt: damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex increases credulity for misleading advertising..  Frontiers in neuroscience.  2012. 6:100.
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Tranel  D, Yamada  T, Denburg N.  Approach to the patient with memory impairment.  Lippincott-Raven.  2012. 

Shivapour S, Nguyen C, Cole C, Denburg N.  Effects of age, sex, and neuropsychological performance on financial decision-making..  Frontiers in neuroscience.  2012. 6:82.
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Beadle J, Paradiso S, Kovach C, Polgreen L, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Effects of age-related differences in empathy on social economic decision-making.  International Psychogeriatrics.  2012. 24:822-833.

Philippi C, Duff M, Tranel  D, Rudrauf D, Denburg N.  Medial prefrontal cortex damage abolishes the self-reference effect.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.  2012. 24:475-481.

Harshman L, Barron  S, Button  A, Smith  B, Link B, Lynch C, Denburg N.  Population-based exploration of academic achievement outcomes in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  2012. 37:458-466.

Ramchandran K, Nayakankuppam D, Berg J, Tranel D, Denburg N.  Market mechanisms protect the vulnerable brain..  Neuropsychologia.  2011 July. 49(9):2533-40.
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Calamia M, Markon K, Denburg N, Tranel D.  Developing a short form of Benton's Judgment of Line Orientation Test: an item response theory approach..  The Clinical neuropsychologist.  2011 May. 25(4):670-84.
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Beglinger L, Mills J, Vik S, Duff K, Denburg N, Weckmann M, Paulsen J, Gingrich R.  The neuropsychological course of acute delirium in adult hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients..  Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists.  2011 March. 26(2):98-109.
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Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Acalculia and disturbances of the body schema.  Oxford.  2011. 

Ramchandran K, Nayakankuppam D, Berg J, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Can the market protect the aging brain?.  Neuropsychologia.  2011. 49:2533-2540.

Calamia M, Markon K, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Developing a short form of Benton’s Judgment of Line Orientation Test: An item response theory approach.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist.  2011. 25:670-684.

Shih  R, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Margolis K, Slaughter M, Jewell  A, Bird C, Eibner C, Ockene J, Messina C, Espeland M, Denburg N.  Neighborhood socioeconomic status and cognitive function in women.  American Journal of Public Health.  2011. 101:1721-1728.

Beglinger L, Mills  J, Viks S, Duff K, Weckmann  , Paulsen J, Gingrich  R, Denburg N.  The neuropsychological course of acute delirium in adult hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  2011. 26:98-109.

Weller J, Levin  I, Denburg N.  Trajectory of adaptive decision making for risky gains and losses from ages 5 to 85.  Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.  2011. 24:331-344.

Nguyen C, Koenigs M, Yamada  T, Teo  S, Cavanaugh J, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Trustworthiness and negative affect predict economic decision-making.  Journal of Cognitive Psychology.  2011. 23:748-759.

Timpe  J, Rowe  K, Matsui  J, Magnotta  V, Denburg N.  White matter integrity, as measured by diffusion tensor imaging, distinguishes between impaired and unimpaired older adult decision-makers: A preliminary investigation.  Journal of Cognitive Psychology.  2011. 23:760-767.

Schneider-Bakos D, Fonesca R, Parente M, Denburg N.  A cultural study on decision-making: Performance differences on the Iowa Gambling Task between selected groups of Brazilians and Americans.  Psychology & Neuroscience.  2010. 3:101-107.

Yamada  T, Beglinger L, Schultz S, Denburg N.  Neuropsychological outcomes of older breast cancer survivors: Cognitive features ten or more years after chemotherapy.  Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.  2010. 22:48-54.

Yamada T, Denburg N, Beglinger L, Schultz S.  Neuropsychological outcomes of older breast cancer survivors: cognitive features ten or more years after chemotherapy..  The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences.  2010. 22(1):48-54.
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Hourcade J, Nguyen C, Perry K, Denburg N.  PointAssist for older adults: Analyzing sub-movement characteristics to aid in pointing tasks.  ACM Press.  2010. 

Harshman L, Denburg N.  Why so many seniors get swindled: Brain anomalies and poor decision-making in older adults.  Dana Press.  2010. 

Denburg N.  Research featured in the journal of the Dana Foundation, Cerebrum.  the Dana Foundation.  2009 August 10. 

Gupta R, Duff M, Denburg N, Cohen N, Bechara A, Tranel D.  Declarative memory is critical for sustained advantageous complex decision-making..  Neuropsychologia.  2009 June. 47(7):1686-93.
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Denburg N, Weller J, Yamada T, Shivapour D, Kaup A, LaLoggia A, Cole C, Tranel D, Bechara A.  Poor decision making among older adults is related to elevated levels of neuroticism..  Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.  2009 April. 37(2):164-72.
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Denburg N, Jones R, Tranel D.  Recognition without awareness in a patient with simultanagnosia..  International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology.  2009 April. 72(1):5-12.
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Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Approach to the patient with memory impairment.  Lippincott-Raven.  2009. 

Hernandez M, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Decision-making, aging, and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.  Elsevier Press.  2009. 

Gupta  R, Duff M, Cohen  N, Bechara  A, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Declarative memory is critical for sustained advantageous complex decision-making.  Neuropsychologia.  2009. 47:1686-1693.

Krajbich I, Adolphs R, Tranel  D, Camerer  C, Denburg N.  Economic games quantify diminished sense of guilt in patients with damage to the prefrontal cortex.  The Journal of Neuroscience.  2009. 29:2188-1292.

Weller J, Kaup  A, LaLoggia A, Yamada  T, Cole C, Tranel  D, Bechara A, Denburg N.  Poor decision-making among older adults is related to elevated levels of neuroticism.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine.  2009. 37:164-172.

Jones R, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Recognition without awareness in a patient with simultanagnosia.  International Journal of Psychophysiology.  2009. 72:5-12.

Denburg N.  Why so many seniors get swindled: Brain anomalies and poor decision-making in older adults.  Cerebrum: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science .  2009. 

McDade-Montez E, Watson D, O'Hara M, Denburg N.  The effect of symptom visibility on informant reporting..  Psychology and aging.  2008 December. 23(4):940-6.
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Denburg N.  Research featured in the New York Times column Vital Signs.  the New York Times .  2008 January 29. 

Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Agnosia.  Elsevier.  2008. 

Anderson  S, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Agraphia.  Elsevier.  2008. 

Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Alexia.  Elsevier.  2008. 

Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Balint’s syndrome.  Elsevier.  2008. 

Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Prosopagnosia.  Elsevier.  2008. 

McDade-Montez E, Watson  D, O’Hara M, Denburg N.  The effect of symptom visibility on informant reporting.  Psychology and Aging.  2008. 23:940-946.

Denburg N, Cole C, Hernandez M, Yamada T, Tranel D, Bechara A, Wallace R.  The orbitofrontal cortex, real-world decision making, and normal aging..  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  2007 December. 1121:480-98.
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Barrash J, Denburg N, Moser D, Woolson R, Schumacher A, Doebbeling B.  Credibility of neuropsychological performances of Persian Gulf War veterans and military control subjects participating in clinical epidemiological research..  Military medicine.  2007 July. 172(7):697-707.
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Barrash  J, Moser  D, Woolson  R, Schumacher A, Doebbeling B, Denburg N.  Credibility of neuropsychological performances of Gulf War veterans and military controls participating in clinical epidemiological research.  Military Medicine.  2007. 172:697-707.

Barrash  J, Denburg N.  Iowa Scales of Personality Change: Adaptation for Healthy Adults.  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Department of Neurology.  2007. 

Cole  C, Hernandez M, Yamada T, Tranel  D, Bechara  A, Wallace  R, Denburg N.  The orbitofrontal cortex, real-world decision-making, and normal aging.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  2007. 1121:480-498.

Denburg N, Recknor E, Bechara A, Tranel D.  Psychophysiological anticipation of positive outcomes promotes advantageous decision-making in normal older persons..  International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology.  2006 July. 61(1):19-25.
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Recknor  E, Bechara  A, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Psychophysiological anticipation of positive outcomes promotes advantageous decision-making in normal older persons.  International Journal of Psychophysiology.  2006. 61:19-25.

Tranel D, Damasio H, Denburg N, Bechara A.  Does gender play a role in functional asymmetry of ventromedial prefrontal cortex?.  Brain : a journal of neurology.  2005 December. 128(Pt 12):2872-81.
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Tranel  D, Damasio  H, Bechara  A, Denburg N.  Does gender play a role in functional asymmetry of ventromedial prefrontal cortex?.  Brain.  2005. 128:2872-2881.

Bar-On R, Tranel  D, Bechara  A, Denburg N.  Exploring the neurological substrate of emotional and social intelligence.  Social Neuroscience/Psychology Press .  2005. 

Tranel  D, Bechara  A, Denburg N.  The ability to decide advantageously declines prematurely in some normal older persons.  Neuropsychologia.  2005. 43:1099-1106.

Denburg N, Tranel D, Bechara A.  The ability to decide advantageously declines prematurely in some normal older persons..  Neuropsychologia.  2005. 43(7):1099-106.
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Martin  C, Tranel  D, Granner  M, Bechara  A, Denburg N.  The effects of vagal nerve stimulation on decision-making.  Cortex.  2004. 40:605-612.

Denburg N, Buchanan T, Tranel D, Adolphs R.  Evidence for preserved emotional memory in normal older persons..  Emotion (Washington, D.C.).  2003 September. 3(3):239-53.
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Bar-On R, Tranel D, Denburg N, Bechara A.  Exploring the neurological substrate of emotional and social intelligence..  Brain : a journal of neurology.  2003 August. 126(Pt 8):1790-800.
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Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Acalculia and disturbances of the body schema.  Oxford.  2003. 

Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Agnosia.  Elsevier.  2003. 

Anderson  S, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Agraphia.  Elsevier.  2003. 

Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Alexia.  Elsevier.  2003. 

Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Approach to the patient with memory impairment.  Lippincott-Raven.  2003. 

Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Balint’s syndrome.  Elsevier.  2003. 

Buchanan  T, Tranel  D, Adolphs R, Denburg N.  Evidence for preserved emotional memory in normal elderly persons.  Emotion.  2003. 3:239-253.

Bar-On R, Tranel  D, Bechara  A, Denburg N.  Exploring the neurological substrate of emotional and social intelligence.  Brain.  2003. 126:1790-1800.

Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Prosopagnosia.  Elsevier.  2003. 

Fastenau P, Abeles  N, Denburg N.  The ROCF and the ECFT: A lifespan perspective.  Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. .  2003. 

Tranel D, Bechara A, Denburg N.  Asymmetric functional roles of right and left ventromedial prefrontal cortices in social conduct, decision-making, and emotional processing..  Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior.  2002 September. 38(4):589-612.
[PubMed]

Tranel  D, Bechara  A, Denburg N.  Asymmetric functional roles of right and left ventromedial prefrontal cortices in social conduct, decision-making, and emotional processing.  Cortex.  2002. 38:589-612.

Persad C, Abeles N, Zacks R, Denburg N.  Inhibitory changes after age 60 and the relationship to measures of attention and memory.  Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.  2002. 57:223-232.

Adolphs R, Denburg N, Tranel D.  The amygdala's role in long-term declarative memory for gist and detail..  Behavioral neuroscience.  2001 October. 115(5):983-92.
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Bechara A, Dolan  S, Hindes  A, Anderson  S, Nathan  P, Denburg N.  Decision-making deficits, linked to a dysfunctional orbitofrontal cortex, revealed in alcohol and stimulant abusers.  Neuropsychologia.  2001. 39:376-389.

Bechara A, Dolan S, Denburg N, Hindes A, Anderson S, Nathan P.  Decision-making deficits, linked to a dysfunctional ventromedial prefrontal cortex, revealed in alcohol and stimulant abusers..  Neuropsychologia.  2001. 39(4):376-89.
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Tranel  D, Bechara A, Damasio  A, Denburg N.  Normal aging may compromise the ability to decide advantageously.  Brain and Cognition.  2001. 47:156-159.

Adolphs  R, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  The amygdala’s role in long-term declarative memory for gist and detail.  Behavioral Neuroscience.  2001. 115:983-992.

Buchanan T, Tranel  D, Adolphs  R, Denburg N.  Verbal and visual emotional memory following unilateral amygdala damage.  Learning and Memory.  2001. 8:326-335.

Adolphs R, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Impaired emotional declarative memory following unilateral amygdala damage.  Learning and Memory.  2000. 7:180-186.

Fastenau P, Hufford  B, Denburg N.  Adult norms for the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test and for supplemental recognition and matching trials from the Extended Complex Figure Test (ECFT).  The Clinical Neuropsychologist.  1999. 13:30-47.

Fastenau P, Denburg N.  Modality, intentionality, age and verbal memory: Extension of the resource-reduction model of aging memory.  Brain and Cognition.  1999. 39:28-32.

Fastenau P, Koehly  L, Ables  N, Denburg N.  Modeling the contributions of processing resources to executive functioning and memory in older adults.  Brain and Cognition.  1999. 39:22-25.

Fastenau P, Mauer B, Denburg N.  Parallel short forms for the Boston Naming Test: Psychometric properties and elder norms.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychology.  1998. 20:828-834.

Fastenau P, Domitrovic L, Denburg N.  Intentional and incidental memory: Order effects in clinical testing.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.  1997. 28:32-35.

Fastenau P, Abeles N, Denburg N.  Age differences in retrieval: Further support for the resource-reduction hypothesis.  Psychology and Aging.  1996. 11:140-146.

Fastenau P, Bennett  J, Denburg N.  Application of psychometric standards to scoring system evaluation: Is "new" necessarily "improved"? .  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  1996. 18:462-472.

Fastenau P, Abeles N, Denburg N.  The role of attention in aging retrieval: Relative sparing with greater visual involvement.  Brain and Cognition.  1996. 30:393-396.

Asp  E, Manzel  K, Koestner B, Cole  C, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  A neuropsychological test of belief and doubt: Damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex increases credulity for misleading advertising.  Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience. . 

Kershaw K, Denburg N.  Chronic stress and incident cardiovascular disease.. 

Nguyen C, Yamada T, Beglinger L, Cavanaugh J, Schultz S, Denburg N.  Cognitive features ten or more years after successful breast cancer survival: Comparisons across types of cancer interventions.  Psycho-Oncology. 

Goveas J, Hogan  P, Kotchen  J, Smoller  J, Manson  J, Tummala  A, Mysiw W, Ockene J, Woods  N, Espeland M, Smoller-Wassertheil S, Denburg N.  Depressive symptoms, antidepressant use, and future cognitive health in postmenopausal women: The Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study.  International Psychogeriatrics. 

Shivapour S, Nguyen C, Cole  C, Denburg N.  Effects of age, sex, and neuropsychological performance on financial decision-making.  Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience. 

Waters  S, Xiao L, Hernandez M, Bechara  A, Denburg N.  Failure to learn from repeated mistakes: Persistent decision-making impairment as measured by the Iowa Gambling Task in patients with ventromedial prefrontal cortex lesions.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 

Adolphs R, Tranel D, Denburg N.  Impaired emotional declarative memory following unilateral amygdala damage..  Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.).  7(3):180-6.
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Xiao L, Waters  S, Hernandez M, Bechara  A, Denburg N.  Is there a recovery of decision-making function after frontal lobe damage? A study using variant versions of the Iowa Gambling Task. 

Baur  A, Timpe  J, Edmonds  E, Bechara  A, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  Myopia for the future or a positivity bias? Performance of older adults on two versions of the Iowa Gambling Task.  Emotion. 

Robinson  J, Pottala  J, Harris  W, Espeland M, Carnahan R, Wallace  R, Shumaker S, Denburg N.  Omega-3 fatty acid biomarkers and domains of cognitive function, affect, and depression. 

Robinson  J, Pottala  J, Harris  W, Espeland  M, Carnahan R, Wallace  R, Shumaker S, Denburg N.  Omega-3 fatty acid biomarkers, global cognitive function, and cognitive decline. 

Freeborne  N, Denburg N.  Perceived social support, cardiovascular risk, and all-cause mortality in the Women’s Health Initiative observational study cohort. 

Nguyen C, Barrash  J, LaLoggia A, Tranel  D, Bechara  D, Denburg N.  Personality characteristics associated with poor decision-making in normal elderly. 

Uebelacker L, Eaton  C, Weisberg R, Sands  M, Williams  C, Calhoun  D, Manson  J, Taylor  T, Denburg N.  Social support and physical activity as moderators of life stress in predicting change in depression over time in the Women’s Health Initiative study. 

Martin C, Denburg N, Tranel D, Granner M, Bechara A.  The effects of vagus nerve stimulation on decision-making..  Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior.  40(4-5):605-12.
[PubMed]

Buchanan T, Denburg N, Tranel D, Adolphs R.  Verbal and nonverbal emotional memory following unilateral amygdala damage..  Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.).  8(6):326-35.
[PubMed]

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