Mark Zinn

Mark Zinn
DePaul University · Department of Psychology

Ph.D. Psychology

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Introduction
Dr. Mark Zinn has expertise in quantitative and tomographic EEG methods to test hypotheses in studies involving neurocognitive disorders. For 3 years he served as a medical research consultant at Stanford School of Medicine to study brain electrical activity correlates of cognitive impairment in Infection-associated chronic diseases. Using an electrical neuroimaging approach, he was able to characterize neuronal dysregulation within specific brain regions and brain systems contributing to decreasing arousal levels and cortical hypofunction in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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Publications (13)
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Fourteen music majors were tested using the high-risk model of threat perception (HRMTP), a biopsychosocial model designed to diagnose and guide treatment of stress-related somatic disorders. Regression analysis revealed that negative affect, social desirability, peripheral vasoconstriction, and 'catastrophizing' predicted state anxiety scores afte...
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Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are known to have chronic cognitive impairment known as brain fog accompanied by persistent fatigue. To gain insight into how cognitive impairment is produced, EEG was recorded from 19 scalp locations with link-ear reference during a 3-minute, eyes-closed task in 50 patients with CFS and 50 healthy contr...
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Exact low resolution electromagnetic tomography (eLORETA) was recorded from nineteen EEG channels in nine patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and 9 healthy controls to assess current source density and functional connectivity, a physiological measure of similarity between pairs of distributed regions of interest, between groups. Current so...
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The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between complex brain networks in people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and neurocognitive impairment. Quantitative EEG (qEEG) recordings were taken from 14 people with CFS and 15 healthy controls (HCs) during an eye-closed resting condition. Exact low resolution electromagnetic tomography...
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Myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) represents a significant public health challenge given the presence of many unexplained patient symptoms. Research has shown that many features in ME/CFS may result from a dysfunctional autonomic nervous system (ANS). We explored the role of the cortical autonomic network (CAN) involve...
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Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating disease of the central nervous system known to be associated with multiple behavioral symptoms (fatigue, low stamina, dizziness, etc.) combined with autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction, thus implicating the central autonomic network (CAN). Postexertional malaise (P...
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We investigated central fatigue in 50 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and 50 matched healthy controls (HC). Resting state EEG was collected from 19 scalp locations during a 3 min, eyes-closed condition. Current densities were localized using exact low-resolution electromagnetic tomography (eLORETA). The Multidimensional Fatigue Invento...
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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a chronic illness with debilitating neurocognitive impairment that remains poorly understood. Previous studies have characterized cognitive deficits as a process by which brain abnormalities are inferred from pre-established testing paradigms using neuroimaging with low temporal resolution. Unfortunately, this appr...
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This chapter presents the psychophysiological issues in music performance anxiety (MPA) that are found in performing artists. Peer-reviewed studies indicate that performing artists have a multitude of psychiatric symptoms, with lifetime prevalence rates between 40 and 70%. Biofeedback techniques for controlling the stress response are discussed in...
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Importance: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a chronic disease resulting in considerable and widespread cognitive deficits. Accurate and accessible measurement of the extent and nature of these deficits can aid healthcare providers and researchers in the diagnosis of this condition, choosing interventions and tracking treatment effects. Here, we p...
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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) continues to cause significant morbiditiy worldwide with an estimated one million cases in the United States. Hurdles to establishing consensus to achieve accurate evaluation of patients with ME continue, fueled by poor agreement about case definitions, slow progress in development of standardized diagnostic approache...
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Abstract Objectives: Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are known to have chronic cognitive impairment known as brain fog accompanied by persistent fatigue. To gain insight into how brain fog is produced, EEG was recorded from 19 scalp locations with link-ear reference during a 3-minute, eyes-closed task in 50 CFS patients and 50 healthy...
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Marcie Zinn and Mark Zinn, It is nearly impossible to discuss Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) outside of the context of physiology. MPA appears to be named as such due to the apparent anxiety symptoms reported by musicians when they experience psychosocial difficulties within the arts. When discussing MPA, DSM 5 (or 4) criteria (Diagnostic and Stat...

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