Professor of Psychiatry
(410) 401- 7198
Education and Training
1973-77 B.A. 1977 HampshireCollege, Amherst, Massachusetts
1979-80 Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research
New York, New York
1980-86 PH.D. 1986 Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
1986-87 Post-Doc Clinical Neuropsychology, Cornell Medical Center,
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University isn 1986. I then did a Post-Dco in Clinical Neuropsychology at Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division. I then moved to the NIMH Intramural Research Program where the schizophrenia research program was based at the NIMH Neuropsychiatric Research Hospital, then at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington DC. I moved to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center in 1995.
schizophrenia, attention, working memory, motivation, negative symptoms
Gold J, Carpenter C, Randolph C, Goldberg T, Weinberger D. Auditory working memory and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test performance in schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry 1997; 54:159-165.
Gold JM, Waltz JA, Prentice KJ. Morris SE, Heerey EA. Reward processing in schizophrenia: A deficit in the representation of value. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2008; 34(5):835-847. PMCID:PMC2518641
Gold JM, Hahn B, Zhang W, Robinson BM, Kappenman ES, Beck VM, Luck SJ. Reduced capacity but spared precision and maintenance of working memory representations in schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry, 2010; 67(6):570-577. PMCID: PMC2883794
Gold JM, Waltz JA, Matveeva TM, Kasanova Z, Strauss GP, Herbener ES, Collins AGE, Frank MJ. Negative symptoms in schizophrenia result from a failure to represent the expected value of rewards: behavioral and computational modeling evidence. Archives of General Psychiatry, 2012, 69:129-138.
Gold JM, Strauss GP, Waltz JA, Robinson BM, Brown JK, Frank MJ. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia are associated with abnormal effort-cost computations. Biological Psychiatry 2013; 74(2):130-136. PMCID: PMC3703817
Sawaki R, Kreither J, Leonard CJ, Kaiser ST, Hahn B, Gold JM, Luck SJ. Hyperfocusing of attention on goal-related information in schizophrenia: Evidence from electrophysiology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 2016 Oct 6 [Epub ahead of print]
My major area of work is to better understand the mechanisms thare are involved in the cogntive and motivational deficits that are seen in people with schizophrenia. We use a variety of techniques including behavioral experiments, EEG, fMRI, and computational modeling.
8/2012 Alexander Gralnick Investigator Award, American Psychological Foundation.
2014: ISI Highly Cited Researcher
2015: ISI Highly Cited Researcher
Clinical and Computational Studies of Dopamine Function in Schizophrenia. (NIMH 2R01 MH080066-06A1); 04/01/2007-05/31/2018; $500,655 annual direct costs; (PI: James M. Gold)
4/5-Cognitive Neuroscience Task Reliability & Clinical Applications Consortium. (NIMH 2R01 MH084821-04A1); 09/30/2008-06/30/2017; $142,878 annual direct costs; (PI: James M. Gold)
Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention and Working Memory in Schizophrenia (NIMH 5R01 MH065034-11); 09/27/01-03/31/18; $556,434 annual direct costs; (PI: James M. Gold)