Dr. Carl D. Marci

Affiliation: Innerscope Research
Email: cmarci@partners.org


Dr. Carl D. Marci is Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Science Officer of Innerscope Research.  He is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and is the former Director of Social Neuroscience at the Massachusetts General Hospital and past Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program in Media Arts & Sciences.  Dr. Marci received his M.A. in psychology and philosophy at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and then completed his M.D. with honors at Harvard Medical School.  He has extensive training in the use of biometrics and the neuroscience of emotion through two National Institutes of Health fellowships.  Co-founder of Innerscope in 2006, Dr. Marci was CEO from 2008 to 2013.  Dr. Marci and the company’s innovative research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, Media Post, Psychology Today, Wired Magazine, Fast Company and the International Herald Tribune and Dr. Marci has been interviewed in CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.  He has presented at the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience, the Advertising Research Foundation, the Association of National Advertisers, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, the World Advertising Research Conference, ESOMAR and the Festival of Media Global Event.  Dr. Marci was also a guest editor of Media Magazine and the International Journal of Advertising Special Issue on Advertising and the Brain.  He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed science journals, gives lectures nationally and internationally, and is a pioneer in the new fields of social and consumer neuroscience. 


Marci, C. D., & Roberts, T. G. (1998). The increasing debt of medical students:  How much is too much?  Journal of the American Medical Association, 280, 1879-80.

Marci, C. D., Anderson, W. B., Viechnicki, M. B., Greenspan, S. L. (2000). Bone mineral density substantially influences health-related behaviors of postmenopausal women.  Calcified Tissue International, 66, 113-18.

Dougherty, D. D., Rauch, S. L., Deckersbach, T., Marci, C. D., Loh, R., Shin, L. M., Alpert, N. M., Fischman, A. J., & Fava, M. (2004). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex and amygdala dysfunction during anger induction positron emission tomography study in patients with major depression with anger attacks. Archives of General Psychiatry, 61, 795-804.

Marci, C. D., Moran, E. K., & Orr, S. P. (2004). Physiologic evidence for the interpersonal role of laughter during psychotherapy. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 192, 689-695.

Sung, M., Marci, C. D., & Pentland, A. (2005). Wearable feedback systems for rehabilitation. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 2, 2-17.

Marci, C. D., & Riess, H. (2005). The clinical relevance of psychophysiology: Support for the psychobiology of psychodynamic process.  American Journal of Psychotherapy, 59, 213-226.

Sung, M., Marci, C. D., & Pentland, A. (2005). Objective physiological and behavioral measures for identifying and tracking depression state in clinically depressed patients. MIT Technical Report, 595, 1-20.

Marci, C. D. (2006). A biologically based measure of emotional engagement. Journal of Advertising Research, 46, 381-387.

Principe, J., Marci, C. D, Glick, D., & Ablon, J. S. (2006). The therapeutic alliance, patient contemplation, and continuation in early psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 43, 139-141.

Marci, C. D., & Orr, S. P. (2006). The effects of emotional distance on psychophysiologic concordance and perceived empathy between patient and interviewer. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 31, 115-128.

Marci, C. D., Ham, J., Moran, E. K., & Orr, S. P. (2007). Physiologic concordance, empathy, and social-emotional process during psychotherapy. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 195, 103-111.

Fraguas, R., Marci, C. D, Fava, M., Iosifesco, D. V., Bankier, D., Loh, R., & Dougherty, D. (2007). Autonomic reactivity to induced emotion as potential predictor of response to antidepressant treatment. Psychiatry Research, 151, 169-172.

Marci, C. D., Glick, D. M., Loh, R., & Dougherty, D. D. (2007). Physiologic and PET imaging responses to autobiographical recall of emotions. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, (7), 243-250.

Book Chapters

Marci, C. D., Gottlieb, G., Jellinek, M. S., & Summergrad, P. (2000). Managed Care and Psychiatry. In Stern, T. A., & Herman, J. B. (eds). Psychiatry Update and Board Preparation.  McGraw Hill:  New York, pp. 569-572.

Marci, C. D., Gottlieb, G., Jellinek, M. S., & Summergrad, P. (2004). Managed Care and Psychiatry. In Stern, T. A., & Herman, J. B. (eds).  Psychiatry Update and Board Preparation (2nd ed.).  MccGraw Hill: New York, pp. 571-579.

Marci, C. D., & Riess, H. (2008). Physiology Monitoring in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research.  In Ablon, J. S., & Levy, R. A. (eds.). Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Humana Press:  New Jersey.









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