Working to understand: brain network changes as consequence of neurological damage and disease progression.
1) Hand motor recovery after stroke with experimental therapies.
2) Development of MRI biomarkers for detection of disease progression in spinocerebellar ataxias.
3) Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease with DTI.
Muftuler LT, Davis EP, Buss C,
Development of white matter pathways in typically developing preadolescent children. Brain Res. 2012 May 24. [Epub ahead of print]
A network model of observation and imitation of speech. Front Psychol. 2012;3:84. Epub 2012 Mar 26.
Small SL, Buccino G,
The mirror neuron system and treatment of stroke. Dev Psychobiol. 2010 Nov 24.
Peri E, Chen EE, Ben-Jacob E, Gomez CM, Smith MA.
Loss of Intrinsic Organization of Cerebellar Networks in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1: Correlates with Disease Severity and Duration. Cerebellum, 2010 Oct 1.
Raja Beharelle A, Dick AS, Josse G,
Left hemisphere regions are critical for language in the face of early left focal brain injury. Brain. Jun;133(Pt 6):1707-16. Epub 2010 May 13.
Neural development of networks for audiovisual speech comprehension. Brain Lang., 2010 Aug;114(2):101-14. Epub 2009 Sep 24.
Milton J, Small SL,
Imaging motor imagery: methodological issues related to expertise. Methods. 2008 Aug;45(4):336-41. Epub 2008 Jun 2. Review.
The mind of expert motor performance is cool and focused. Neuroimage. 2007 Apr 1;35(2):804-13. Epub 2007 Jan 23.
Functions of the mirror neuron system: implications for neurorehabilitation. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2006 Mar;19(1):55-63. Review.
Bhimani AA, Hlustik P, Small SL,
Complex motor function in humans: validating and extending the postulates of Alexandr R. Luria. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2006 Mar;19(1):11-20.
Pathology of the insular cortex in Alzheimer disease depends on cortical architecture. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2005 Oct;64(10):910-22.
Fine modulation in network activation during motor execution and motor imagery. Cereb Cortex. 2004 Nov;14(11):1246-55. Epub 2004 May 27.
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology,
1505 Hewitt Hall,
University of California, Irvine
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Irvine, CA 92697-3975
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