Department of Psychology

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Tim Salomons, PHD
Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology, Queen's University
354 Humphrey Hall
T: 613-533-2065


Tim Salomons CV Jan 2021 (PDF, 438 KB)

Gandhi W, Rosenek N, Harrison R, Salomons TV (In Press) Functional connectivity of the amygdala is linked to individual differences in emotional pain facilitation. Pain

Park R, Mohiuddin M, Poulin P, Salomons TV, Edwards R, Nathan H, Haley C, Gilron G (In Press) Interactions between analgesic drug therapy and mindfulness-based interventions for chronic pain in adults: Protocol for a systematic scoping review. Pain Reports

Borg E, Harrison R, Stazicker J, Salomons TV (2019) Is the folk concept of pain polyeidic? Mind and Language 1-19

Harrison R, Zeidan F, Kitsaras G, Ozcelik D, Salomons TV, (2018) Trait mindfulness is associated with lower pain reactivity and connectivity of the default mode network. The Journal of Pain S1526-5900(18)30910-6

Borg E, Hansen N, Salomons TV, (2018) The meaning of pain expressions and pain In Van Rysewyk (Ed) Meanings of Pain (2nd ed.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Zeidan F, Salomons TV, Farris S, Emerson N, Adler-Neal A, Jung Y, Coghill R, (In Press) Neural mechanisms supporting the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and pain. Pain

Moayedi M, Salomons TV, Atlas LY, (2018) Pain neuroimaging in humans: A primer for beginners and non-imagers (PDF, 898 KB). The Journal of Pain (18)30122-6

Macdonald B, Salomons TV, Meteyard L, Whalley MG, (2018), Prevalence of pain flashbacks in post-traumatic stress disorder arising from exposure to multiple traumas or childhood traumatization. The Canadian Journal of Pain 2(1) 48-56

Mattos Feijo L, Tumer GZ, Fontaine C, Harrison R, Johnstone T, Salomons TV, (2018)  Sex-specific effects of gender identification on pain study recruitment (PDF, 787 KB) The Journal of Pain 19(2): 178-185

Salomons TV, (In Press) Pain as an embodied emotion. In Fox AS, Lapate RC, Shackman AJ & Davidson RJ (Eds). The nature of emotion. Fundamental questions (2nd ed.) (PDF, 1.7 MB). New York: Oxford University Press.

Salomons TV, (2016), Comparing painful stimulation vs rest in studies of pain - In reply (PDF, 1 MB). JAMA Neurology 73(10):1259-1260

Salomons TV, Iannetti G, Liang M, Wood J (2016) The pain matrix in pain free individuals (PDF, 246 KB). JAMA Neurology 73(6):755-6

Kucyi A*, Salomons TV*, Davis KD (2016) Cognitive behavioral training reverses the effect of pain exposure on brain-network activity (PDF, 1 MB). Pain 157(9):1895-904

Lam RW, Milev R, Rotzinger S, Adreazza AC, Blier P, Brenner C, Daskalakis ZJ, Dharsee M, Downar J, Evans KR, Farzan F, Foster JA, Frey BN, Geraci J, Giacobbe P, Feilotter H, Hall GB, Harkness KL, Hassel S, Ismail Z, Leri F, Liotti M, MacQueen G, McAndrews MP, Minuzzi L, Muller DJ, Parikh SV, Placenza FM, Quilty LC, Ravindran AV, Salomons TV, Soares CN, Strother SC, Turecki G, Vaccario AL, Vila-Rodriguez F, Kennedy SH (2016) Discovering biomarkers for antidepressant response: Protocol from the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND) and clinical characteristics of the first patient cohort. BMC Psychiatry 16(1):105

 Moayedi M, Salomons TV, (2016) Brain imaging of experimental pain in Battaglia (PDF, 159 KB), A. (Ed.) An Introduction to Pain and Nervous System Disorders, Wiley.

 Feinstein JS, Khalsa SS, Salomons TV, Prkachin KM, Frey-Law LA, Lee, JE, Tranel D, Rudrauf D, (2016 ) Preserved emotional awareness of pain in a patient with extensive bilateral damage to the insula, anterior cingulate, and amygdala (PDF, 2.6 MB). Brain Structure and Function 221(3):1499-511

Salomons TV, Nusslock R, Detloff A, Johnstone T, Davidson RJ, (2015) Emotion regulation circuitry underlying anxiolytic effects of perceived control over pain (PDF, 523 KB). The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 27(2): 222-33

 Moayedi M, Salomons TV, Downar J, Davis KD, (2015) Connectivity-based parcellation of the human frontal polar cortex (PDF, 898 KB). Brain Structure and Function 220(5):2603-16

Salomons TV, Moayedi M, Erpelding N, Davis KD, (2014) A brief cognitive-behavioural intervention for pain reduces secondary hyperalgesia (PDF, 584 KB).  Pain 155(8): 1446-52.  Supplement: CBT intervention, Control intervention

Downar J, Geraci J, Salomons TV, Dunlop K, Wheeler S, McAndrews MP, Bakker N, Blumberger D, Daskalakis ZJ, Kennedy S, Flint A, Giacobbe P, (2014) Anhedonia and reward-circuit dysfunction distinguish nonresponders from responders to dorsomedial prefrontal rTMS in refractory major depression (PDF, 1.2 MB).  Biological Psychiatry. 76(3): 176-85

 Salomons TV, Dunlop K, Kennedy S, Flint A, Geraci J, Giacobbe P Downar J, (2014) Resting state cortico-thalamic-striatal connectivity predicts response to dorsomedial prefrontal rTMS in major depressive disorder (PDF, 1.4 MB).  Neuropsychopharmacology 39(2): 488-98

 Kucyi A, Salomons TV, Davis KD, (2013) Mind wandering away from pain dynamically engages antinociceptive and default mode brain networks (PDF, 1 MB).  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(46): 18692-7

Rizvi SJ, Salomons TV, Konarski J, Downar J, Giacobbe P, McIntyre RS, Kennedy SH, (2013) Neural response to emotional stimuli associated with successful antidepressant treatment and behavioural activation (PDF, 1.8 MB).  Journal of Affective Disorders 151(2): 573-581

Iannetti GD, Salomons TV, Moayedi M, Mouraux A, Davis KD, (2013) Beyond Metaphor: Contrasting mechanisms of social and physical pain (PDF, 2.6 MB).  Trends in Cognitive Science 17(8): 371-378

Lutz A, McFarlin DR, Perlman DM, Salomons TV, Davidson RJ, (2013) Altered anterior insula activation during anticipation and experience of painful stimuli in expert meditators (PDF, 664 KB).  Neuroimage 64:538-46

Salomons TV*, Moayedi M*, Weissman-Fogel I, Freeman BV, Goldberg MB, Tenenbaum HC, Davis KD, (2012) Perceived helplessness is associated with individual differences in the central motor output system (PDF, 199 KB).  European Journal of Neuroscience 35: 1481-1487

Moayedi M, Weissman-Fogel I, Salomons TV, Crawley AP, Goldberg MP, Freeman BV, Tenenbaum HC, Davis KD, (2012) White matter brain and trigeminal nerve abnormalities in temporomandibular disorder (PDF, 1.2 MB).  Pain 153(7): 1467-1477

Moayedi M, Weissman-Fogel I, Salomons TV, Crawley AP, Goldberg MP, Freeman BV, Tenenbaum HC, Davis KD, (2012) Abnormal gray matter aging in chronic pain patients (PDF, 840 KB).  Brain Research 1456: 82-93

Salomons TV, Davis KD,  (2012) Fear avoidance and neuroimaging: falsification or just failure to confirm? (PDF, 76 KB)  Pain 153(3): 511-512

Johnstone T*, Salomons TV*, Backonja, M.M., & Davidson, R.J.  (2012) Turning on the alarm: The neural mechanism of the transition from innocuous to painful sensation (PDF, 503 KB).  Neuroimage 59(2):1594-601

Lapate RC, Lee H, Salomons TV, van Reekum CM, Greischar LG, Davidson RJ, (2012) Trait-like individual differences in emotion regulation influence amygdalar function during pain regulation (PDF, 315 KB).  The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 24(1):148-58

MacCoon DG,  Imel ZE, Rosenkranz MA, Sheftel JG, Weng HY,  Sullivan JC, Bonus, KA, Stoney CM, Salomons TV, Davison RJ,  Lutz A, (2012) The validation of an active control intervention for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (PDF, 407 KB).  Behaviour Research and Therapy 50 (1): 3-12

Salomons TV, Kucyi A, (2011) Does meditation reduce pain through a unique neural mechanism? (PDF, 58 KB) The Journal of Neuroscience 31(36): 12705-12707

Shackman AJ*, Salomons TV*, Slagter HA, Fox AS, Winter J  & Davidson RJ (2011) The integration of cognitive control, negative affect and pain in the anterior cingulate (PDF, 954 KB). Nature Reviews Neuroscience 12(3): 154-67

Perlman DM., Salomons TV, Davidson RJ, Lutz A, (2010) Differential effects on pain intensity and unpleasantness of two meditation practices (PDF, 131 KB). Emotion 10(1): 65-71

Salomons TV, Coan JA, Hunt SM, Backonja MM,  Davidson RJ, (2008) Voluntary facial displays of pain increase suffering in response to nociceptive stimulation (PDF, 206 KB). The Journal of Pain.  9(5):443-8

Salomons TV, Johnstone T, Backonja MM, Shackman AS, Davidson RJ. (2007) Individual differences in the effects of perceived controllability on pain perception: critical role of the prefrontal cortex (PDF, 208 KB).  The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.  19(6):993-2003

Salomons TV, Johnstone T, Backonja MM & Davidson RJ. (2004). Perceived controllability modulates the neural response to pain (PDF, 196 KB). The Journal of Neuroscience. 24(32):7199-203

Salomons TV, Osterman JE., Gagliese L. & Katz J. (2004). Pain flashback in posttraumatic stress disorder (PDF, 102 KB). The Clinical Journal of Pain. 20(2): 83-7

Salomons TV, Wowk A, Fanning A, Chan V. & Katz J. (2002). Factors associated with refusal to enter a clinical trial: Epidural anaesthesia is a deterrent to participation, Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 49(6): 583-587

* Joint first authorships