Wexler, Anna. (2017). The Social Context of “Do-It-Yourself” Brain Stimulation: Neurohackers, Biohackers, and Lifehackers. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00224
Wexler, Anna. (2017). The Medical Battery in the United States 1870-1920: Electrotherapy at Home and in the Clinic. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 72(2)166-192.
Wexler, Anna, and Hamilton, Roy H. (2017). Crowdsourced tDCS Research: Feasible or Fanciful? American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience 8(1):50-53.
Wexler, Anna. (2017). Recurrent Themes in the History of the Home Use of Electrical Stimulation: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and the Medical Battery (1870-1920). Brain Stimulation 10(2):187-195.
Wexler, Anna. (2016). Seeding Controversy: Did Israel Invent the Cherry Tomato? Gastronomica: the Journal of Critical Food Studies 16(2):1-11. (Download PDF)
Wexler, Anna. (2016). The practices of do-it-yourself brain stimulation: implications for ethical considerations and regulatory proposals. Journal of Medical Ethics, 42(4):211-215.
Wexler, Anna. (2015). A pragmatic analysis of the regulation of consumer transcranial direct current stimulation devices in the United States. Journal of Law and the Biosciences 2(3):669-696.
*selected for peer commentary
Catherine E. Kerr, Stephanie R. Jones, Qian Wan, Dominique L. Pritchett, Rachel H. Wasserman, Anna Wexler, Joel J. Villanueva, Jessica R. Shaw, Sara W. Lazar, Ted J. Kaptchuk, Ronnie Littenberg, Matti S. Hämäläinen, Christopher I. Moore. (2011). Effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatosensory cortex. Brain Research Bulletin. 85 (3-4):96-103.
ScienceDaily article; link to Technology Review article.
Wexler, Anna & Saxe, Rebecca. (2005). Making sense of another mind: the role of the right temporo-parietal junction. Neuropsychologia 43(10):1391-1399. (Download PDF)
Wexler, Anna and Fitz, Nicholas. “Who Actually Uses Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technologies, And Why? A Study Of Consumer Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Device Users.”*
International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 10-11, 2016
Wexler, Anna. "Re(current) Issues in Neuroethics: Looking to the Past to Understand the Future."
Wexler, Anna. "A pragmatic analysis of the regulation of consumer transcranial direct current stimulation devices in the United States." 2015 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, October 16, 2015.
Treene, Lauren, Wexler, Anna, and Giordano, James. “Toward an integrative database of/for transcranial electrical stimulation: Defining need, and positing approaches, benefits and caveats.” 2015 International Neuroethics Society Meeting, October 15-16, 2015, Chicago, IL.
Wexler, Anna. "Understanding the practices of the do-it-yourself brain stimulation community: implications for regulatory proposals and ethical discussions."
Wexler, Anna. "What is a Medical Device? The Implications of the Food and Drug Administration's Definition for the Regulation of Consumer Neurotechnology"
Presented at Neurointerventions and the Law Conference: Regulating Human Mental Capacity
in Atlanta, GA, September 12, 2014
Looking within: does meditative experience enhance interoceptive awareness? Khalsa SS, Rudrauf D, Wexler A, Naqvi NH, Damasio AR, & Tranel D. Abstract, Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, April 2006.
Fall 2014 (MIT) "Foundations of Information Policy" (teaching assistant)
Spring 2014 (MIT) "Bioethics" (teaching assistant)
Fall 2013 (MIT) "Ethics and the Law on the Electronic Frontier" (teaching assistant)
Worked with Dr. Nancy Kanwisher and Dr. Rebecca Saxe to film a series of dynamic stimuli for fMRI experiments.
2007-2008 (Harvard University)
Worked with Dr. Catherine Kerr to investigate various behavioral and neural effects of an 8-week MBSR guided meditation.
Worked with Dr. Rebecca Saxe (first in Nancy Kanwisher's lab, then in her own lab), on a variety of social cognitive neuroscience projects, including fMRI investigations into the neural basis of Theory of Mind reasoning, moral cognition, and behavioral/fMRI research into the "point of view" perception in film and movies.
2006 (University of Cambridge, UK)
Worked in the Attention, Cognition and Control Lab under the supervision of Dr. Gregory J. DiGirolamo on a project that investigated the role of eye movements in acquiring the representation of a face (in a prosopagnosiac and normal subjects).
2005 (MIT, Early Childhood Cognition Lab)
Worked in Dr. Laura Schulz's Early Childhood Cognition on a research project examining causal learning in preschool children.
2005 (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Neurology)
Worked in Dr. Daniel Tranel's lab, with Sahib Khalsa, on a research project that investigated whether or not meditation enhances interoceptive awareness.
Walle Nauta Award for Outstanding Research (2007)
Hans-Lukas Teuber Award for Outstanding Academics (2007)
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, elected to membership (2007)