Category Archives: Research

This is Research

This Wednesday, April 13th, Auburn University will hold it’s “This is Research” Student Symposia (check out the link here). Several of our students will be presenting, so please swing by and show them some support!  All events occur in the Auburn University Student Center, with rooms listed below: 8:00-8:45am Room 2227 Jay Murphy – “Spatial smoothing and motion correction effects on sub-millimeter resolution fMRI data” 10:00-10:45am Room 2225 Julio Yanes – “Neurobiological impact of chronic cannabis use: A meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies” 4:30-6:00pm Poster…

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You win some, you lose some!

This week, we had a mixed bag of news: The good:  We received word that one of our competitive internal grants received funding!  This is a collaborative project with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (Co-PIs with Dr. El-Sheikh & Dr. Erath) in the College of Human Sciences to look at the neurological and psychophysiological effects of poor sleeping patterns in adolescents. The bad:  Our ‘Brain Camp’ grant did not get funded. 🙁  However, we still anticipate holding the camp, it’ll just look a little…

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OEF/OIF Veterans: PTSD & TBI

Happy to announce that our invited manuscript has been accepted at Neuropsychology Review.  Special thanks to Dr. Sara Dolan at Baylor University for organizing and allowing me to participate on this paper.  There are a lot of great articles published online (ahead of print) on the neurobehavioral and neurocognitive effects of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) in this particular issue.  These wars have been unique and there is a dire need to understand the effects of multiple…

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Caudate Paper Accepted

Meta-analytic connectivity modeling (MACM) of the caudate nucleus using the BrainMap database. Our article about the functional connectivity of the human caudate was recently accepted by NeuroImage, in an incredibly timely fashion (thank you to the Editors of that journal – viagra generic canada what a scientific treat)!  This paper has relevance to clinical neuroscience as the caudate has been implicated in a number of disorders.  The caudate has had a reputation of being involved primarily in motor function, and thus it has been the…

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Meta-analytic Connectivity Modeling

We got the cover, too! One of the greatest periods of professional growth that I have had was my 2 year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Aside from having wonderful mentors and colleagues, I got to experience the tremendous evolution of the BrainMap database.  This paper, which was the first to use an anatomical region of interest (ROI) to query the database, demonstrates an alternative method to developing models of functional connectivity that appear to be robust…

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