Dr. Martha Herbert has written a book! The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be.


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Original articles

Khan S, Michmizos K, Tommerdahl M, Ganesan S, Kitzbichler MG, Zetino M, Garel KL, Herbert MR, Hämäläinen MS, Kenet T. Somatosensory cortex functional connectivity abnormalities in autism show opposite trends, depending on direction and spatial scale. Brain. 2015; 138(5):1394-409.

Khan S, Gramfort A, Shetty NR, Kitzbichler MG, Ganesan S, Moran JM, Lee SM, Gabrieli JD, Tager-Flusberg HB, Joseph RM, Herbert MR, Hämäläinen MS, Kenet T. Local and long-range functional connectivity is reduced in concert in autism spectrum disorders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2013; 110(8):3107-12.

Kenet T, Orekhova EV, Bharadwaj H, Shetty NR, Israeli E, Lee AK, Agam Y, Elam M, Joseph RM, Hämäläinen MS, Manoach DS. Disconnectivity of the cortical ocular motor control network in autism spectrum disorders. Neuroimage. 2012;61(4):1226-34.

Herbert MR, Harris GJ, Ziegler DA, Adrien KT, Makris N, Kennedy D, Lange NT, Chabris CF, Bakardjiev A, Hodgson J, Takeoka M, Harris GJ, Tager-Flusberg H, Caviness VS. Abnormal asymmetry in language association cortex in autism. Annals of Neurology 2002;52(Nov):588-96.

Herbert MR, Makris N, Lange NT, Ziegler DA, Bakardjiev A, Hodgson J, Adrien KT, Steele S, Kennedy D, Harris GJ, Caviness VS. Dissociations of cerebral white matter, cerebral cortex, and subcortical volumes in autistic boys. Brain 2003;126 (pt 5):1182-92.

Herbert MR, Makris N, Lange NT, Ziegler DA, Bakardjiev A, Hodgson J, Adrien KT, Kennedy D, Filipek PA, Caviness VS. Large brain and white matter volumes in Children with developmental language disorder. Developmental Science 6(4), 2003; F11-F22.

Herbert MR, Ziegler DA, Makris N, Kennedy D, Filipek PA, Kemper T, Caviness VS. Localization of white matter increase in autism and developmental language disorder. Annals of Neurology 2004; 55(4):530-40.

De Fosse L, Hodge SM, Makris N, Kennedy DN, Caviness VS, McGrathL, Steele S, Ziegler D, Herbert MR, Frazier J, Tager-Flusberg H, Harris GJ. Language-Association Cortex Asymmetry in Autism and Specific Language Impairment. Annals of Neurology, 2004 Oct 11; 56(6):757-766.

Herbert MR, Ziegler DA, Deutsch D, O'Brien L, Kennedy D, Filipek PA, Makris N, Caviness VS. Asymmetries in Autism and Developmental Language Disorder: A nested whole-brain analysis. Brain, 2005 Jan; 128(Pt 1):213-26.

O'Brien L, Ziegler D, Deutsch C, Kennedy, DN, Goldstein, J, Seidman, L, Hodge, S, Makris, N, Caviness, VS, Frazier J, Herbert MR. 2006. Adjustment for Head Size Differences in Volumetric Brain Studies: A Comparison of Three Methods in a Pediatric Sample. Harv Rev Psychiatry, 2006 May-2006 Jun 30;14(3):141-51

Chapters and Reviews (selection)

Kennedy D, Makris N, Herbert MR, Takahashi T, Caviness VS. Basic principles of MRI and morphometry studies of human brain development. Developmental Science 2002;5(3):268-78.

Herbert MR. Genetics finding its place in larger living schemes. Critical Public Health 2002;12(3):221-36.

Herbert MR, Ziegler DA, Kennedy D, Filipek PA, Makris N, Caviness VS. MRI Structural Neuroimaging of Autism and Developmental Language Disorder: A Review and Commentary. Advances in Clinical Neurosciences 2003, Singh K.K. & Chandra P., eds. Association of Neuroscientists of Eastern India, Ranchi 2003.

Herbert MR. Neuroimaging in disorders of social and emotional functioning: what is the question? J Child Neurol 2004 Oct;19(10):772-84.

Herbert MR. Autistic spectrum disorders in children (book review). Annals of Neurology, Ann Neurol. 2004 Dec; 56(6).

Herbert MR. More than Code: From genetic reductionism to complex biological systems. Genetics and Governance. Alan Peterson and Robin Bunton, eds. London, Routlege, 2005.

Herbert MR. Food free of genetic engineering: More than a Right. Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age. Sheldon Krimsky and Peter Shorett, eds. Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

Herbert MR, Ziegler DA. Volumetric Neuroimaging and Low-Dose Early-Life Exposures: Loose coupling of pathogenesis-brain-behavior links. Neurotoxicology, 2005; 26(4):565-72.

Herbert MR. Large Brains in Autism: The Challenge of Pervasive Abnormality. The Neuroscientist, 2005 Oct; 11(5): 417-40.

Herbert, MR. Autism Biology and the Environment. San Francisco Medicine 2005 Nov-Dec., 78(8), 13-16.

Herbert, MR. Autism: a brain disorder or a disorder that affects the brain? Clinical Neuropsychiatry 2005 (special issue on autism models and their implications for treatment). 2:354-79.

Herbert, MR, Russo, JP, Yang, S, Roohi, J, Blaxill, M, Kahler, SG, McCoy, L, Ziegler, DA, Hatchwell, E. Autism and Environmental Genomics. Neurotoxicology. 2006:27, 671-84.

Herbert, MR, Caviness, VS, Neuroanatomical and Imaging Studies. Chapter 8 in Isabelle Rapin and Roberto Tuchman, eds. Autism: A neurobiological disorder of early brain development. London, Mac Keith Press, 2006, pp 115-140.

Herbert, MR. Autism. Chapter for Neurobiology of Disease, Sid Gilman, editor. Elsevier Press, 2006.

Herbert MR, Clinical Implications of environmental toxicology for children's neurodevelopment in autism. Future Neurology, March 2007 2(2): 167-171(5).

Herbert, M.R. and Kenet, T. Brain Abnormalities in Language Disorders and in Autism. Pediatr Clin North Am 2007; 54:563-583.

Herbert, M. 2007. Martha Herbert, MD: transcending the gaps in autism research. Interview by Frank Lampe and Suzanne Snyder. Altern Ther Health Med 13:62-73 or

Anderson M, Hooker B, Herbert M. Bridging from Cells to Cognition in Autism Pathophysiology: Biological Pathways to Defective Brain Function and Plasticity. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2008 4 (2): 167-176.

Herbert M, Anderson M. An Expanding Spectrum of Autism Models: From Fixed Developmental Defects to Reversible Functional Impairments. Zimmerman. A ed. Autism: Current Theories and Evidence. Humana Press, 2008, Chapter 18 of 18.

Herbert M. Treatment-Guided Research: Helping people now with Humility, Respect and Boldness. Autism Advocate, 2008 50(1) 8-15.

Corrales, M., Herbert M. Autism and Environmental Genomics: Synergistic systems approaches to autism complexity. Invited, in revision. Autism Spectrum Disorders (textbook). Amaral D, Dawson G, Geschwind D, editors. Oxford University Press, expected publication 2010.

Helt M, Kelley E, Kinsbourne M, Pandy J, Boorstein H, Herbert MR, Fein D. Can children with autism recover? If so,how? Neuropsychol Rev. 2008 Dec; 18(4): 339-66.

Herbert M, Autism: The Centrality of Pathophysiology and the Shift from Static to Chronic Dynamic Encephalopathy. in Autism: Oxidative stress, inflammation and immune abnormalities. Chauhan A, Chauhan V, Brown T, eds., in press, 2009, Tayor & Francis/CRC Press.

Herbert, M. Neuroanatomy in Autism. The Neuropsychology of Autism. Fein, D., ed. Oxford University Press, in press (2009).

Herbert, M. A Whole Body Systems Approach to Autism. The Neuropsychology of Autism. Fein, D., ed. Oxford University Press, in press (2009).