MD,PhD – Neuroscience, MSTP
I am an MD/PhD student in the lab. Having completed two years of medical school, I am now full-time in the lab working towards my PhD. My work uses psychophysics, TMS, fMRI, and DTI to understand the neural basis of reading. More than a fifth of the US population reads below their age level and dyslexia is the most common learning disability. We study the neural mechanisms behind visual word form decoding in the normal human brain. To complement this work, we also look at patients who are either suddenly unable to read due to a tumor, stroke, or epilepsy, or who have never been able to read (developmental dyslexia).
- Rauschecker AM, Bowen RF, Perry LM, Kevan AM, Dougherty RF, Wandell BA. (2011) Visual Feature-Tolerance in the Reading Network. Neuron, Volume 71, Issue 5, 8 September 2011, Pages 941-953, ISSN 0896-6273, 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.06.036.
- Dastjerdi M, Foster BL, Nasrullah S, Rauschecker AM, Dougherty RF, Townsend JD, Chang C, Greicius MD, Menon V, Kennedy DP, Parvizi J. (2011). Differential electrophysiological response during rest, self-referential, and non-self-referential tasks in human posteromedial cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci Feb 15;108(7):3023-8.
- Rauschecker AM, Deutsch GK, Ben-Shachar M, Schwartzman A, Perry LM, and Dougherty RF. (2008). Reading impairment in a patient with missing arcuate fasciculus. Neuropsychologia, Jan;47(1):180-94.
- Rauschecker AM, Pringle A, and Watkins KE. (2007). Changes in neural activity associated with learning to articulate novel auditory pseudowords by covert repetition. Human Brain Mapping. Nov; 29(11):1231-42.
- Rauschecker AM, Solomon S, and Glennerster A. (2006). Stereo and motion parallax cues in human 3D Vision: Can they vanish without a trace? Journal of Vision, 6(12): 1471-1485.
- Rauschecker AM, Bestmann S, Walsh V, and Thilo K. (2004). Phosphene threshold as a function of contrast of external visual stimuli. Experimental Brain Research, 157: 124-127.
- Rauschecker AM, Deutsch GK, Ben-Shachar M, Schwartzman A, Wandell BA, and Dougherty RF. (2007). Loss of arcuate fasciculus in a case of radiation necrosis. Society for Neuroscience
- Rauschecker AM, Pringle A, and Watkins KE. (2006). Neural activity changes in auditory and motor areas after one-time auditory exposure to novel word-like stimuli. Society for Neuroscience
- Glennerster A, Solomon SG, and Rauschecker AM. (2005). Size perception in an expanding room: Is stereo and motion parallax information lost without trace? (Abstract). Perception, 34, S105.
2005-2013. Stanford University — Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Stanford Neurosciences Institute.
2004-2005. Oxford University, St. John’s College — M.Sc. Neuroscience
2002-2003. Oxford University, St. Catherine’s College —Visiting Student in Physiology, Psychology, and Philosophy (PPP).
2000-2004. Georgetown University — B.S. Biology and Psychology with pre-med focus.
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