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Theofanopoulou, C., Paez, S., Huber, D., Todd, E., Ramirez-Moreno, M.A., Khaleghian, B., Munoz Sanchez, A., Gand, V., Contreras-Vidal, J.L. (accepted). Mobile brain imaging in butoh dancers: from rehearsals to public performance. BMC Neuroscience.

Theofanopoulou, C. (accepted). Tapping into the vocal learning and rhythmic synchronization hypothesis. BMC Neuroscience.

Sartorius, A.M., et al.  ...Theofanopoulou, C.*, Quintana, D.S.*  (2024). An evolutionary timeline of the oxytocin signaling pathway. Communications Biology 7, 471.

Theofanopoulou, C. (2023). A journey from speech to dance through the field of oxytocin. Compr. Psychoneuroendocrinology 16, 100193.

Theofanopoulou, C. and Jarvis, E. D. (2023) Reply to: The case for standardizing gene nomenclature in vertebrates. Nature 614, E33–E36.


Theofanopoulou*, C., Andirkó*, A., Jarvis, E.D., Boeckx C. (2022) Oxytocin and vasotocin receptor variation and the evolution of human prosociality. Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology 11, 100139.

Formenti, G., Theissinger, K., Fernandes, C.,…Theofanopoulou, C., et al. (2022). Bridging the gap between genomics and biodiversity conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 37(3), 197-202.

Theofanopoulou, C., Gedman, G., Cahill, J.A., Boeckx, C., Jarvis E. D. (2021). A universal evolution-based nomenclature for the oxytocin and vasotocin ligand and receptor families. Nature 592, 747–755.

Rhie, A. et al. (2021). Towards complete and error-free genome assemblies of all vertebrate species. Nature 592, 737–746. 

Tobari*, Y., Theofanopoulou*, C. et al. (2021). Identification and brain expression of OT (oxytocin) in the wild White-rumped munias and the domesticated Bengalese finches. Genes, Brain and Behavior 21(2), e12780. 

Borie*, A., Theofanopoulou*, C., Andari, E. (2021). The promiscuity of the oxytocin-vasopressin systems and their involvement in autism spectrum disorder. In Swaab, D. et al. (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology: The Human Hypothalamus: Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Vol. 182, p. 121-140. Elsevier.

Theofanopoulou, C. (2021). Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the oxytocin and vasotocin receptor gene family: insights on whole genome duplication scenarios. Developmental Biology 479, 99-106.

Núñez, C., Theofanopoulou, C., Senior, C., Cambra, M. R., Usall, J., Stephan-Otto, C., & Brébion, G. (2018). A large-scale study on the effects of sex on gray matter asymmetry. Brain Structure and Function 223, 183–193.

Boeckx, C. & Theofanopoulou, C. (2018). (Neural) syntax. In Martin, R. & Gallego, A. (Eds), Language, Syntax, and the Natural Sciences, 295-315. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Theofanopoulou C., Gastaldon S. et al. (2017). Self-domestication in Homo sapiens: Insights from comparative genomics. PLoS ONE 12(10), e0185306.

Theofanopoulou C., Boeckx C., Jarvis E.D. (2017). A hypothesis on a role of oxytocin in the social mechanisms of speech and vocal learning. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284(186), 20170988.

Theofanopoulou, C. (2016). Implications of oxytocin in human linguistic cognition: from genome to phenome. Frontiers in Neuroscience 10(271).

Benítez-Burraco A., Theofanopoulou C. & Boeckx C. (2016). Globularization and Domestication. Topoi 37, 265–278. 

Boeckx C., Theofanopoulou C. & Benítez-Burraco A. (2016). How the Brain got grammaticalized: Globularization and (self-)domestication. In S.G. Roberts et al. (eds.) The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11). 

Theofanopoulou, C., & Boeckx, C. (2016). The central role of the thalamus in language and cognition. In Boeckx, C., & Fujita, K. (Eds.), In Advances in Biolinguistics: The Human Language Faculty and its Biological Basis, London: Routledge.

Theofanopoulou, C., & Boeckx, C. (2015). Cognitive phylogenies, the Darwinian logic of descent, and the inedequacy of cladistic thinking. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 3(64). 

Theofanopoulou, C. (2015). Brain asymmetry in the white matter making and Globularity. Frontiers in Psychology 6(1355).

Boeckx, C. & Theofanopoulou, C. (2015). Commentary on “Labels, cognomes, and cyclic computation: An ethological perspective”. Frontiers in Psychology 6(784). 

Theofanopoulou, C., Martins, P. T., Ramirez, J., Zhang, E., Arellano, D., Castillo, G., Shi, E., Alamri, S., Martinez-Alvarez, A., & Leivada, E. (2015). Neurological foundations of language: Emerging perspectives. Llengua, Societat i Comunicació 13.

Theofanopoulou, C. Light Verbs in Modern Greek. (2015). Studies in Greek Linguistics 35, 607- 631. Thesaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Boeckx, C. & Theofanopoulou, C. (2014). A Multidimensional Interdisciplinary Framework for Linguistics: The Lexicon as a Case Study. Journal of Cognitive Science 15, 403-420.


Theofanopoulou, C. (under review). Dancing towards speech improvement: repurposing dance for speech deficits in neurodegenerative diseases. PsyArXiv.

Theofanopoulou*, C. and Jarvis*, E. D. (2023) Converging evidence for a human spoken language pathway. PsyArXiv.

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