Postdoctoral fellow in the labs of Susan Bookheimer and Mirella Dappretto.
Working on the relationship between genotypes and functional phenotypes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and developmental biomarkers in babies at risk of developing ASD.
Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine
Thesis: Neural Networks and Genetics of Colored Sequence Synesthesia
How to read these graphs:
Each sphere represents one brain region and is placed in anatomical space. Blue signifies no significant difference between controls and colored-sequence synesthetes. Green signifies a significant difference in the way these brain regions cluster together. Clustering in this model describes how nodes fall into modules together, or how they organize into neighborhoods with one another.
While listening to grapheme-rich clips of Sesame Street, colored-sequence synesthetes (who associate color with numbers and letters) cluster visual regions together while controls cluster frontal and parietal regions. In particular, synesthetes cluster grapheme and color regions more than controls, supporting the suggestion that synesthetes experience color in response to achromatic numbers and letters (graphemes). Tomson et al., In Press.
- Marcus Raichle is a true innovator and an inspiring scientist. Fabulous keynote. #ohbm2013, Jun 17
- Sensation is an abstraction, not an accurate reflection of the real world. ~V.Mountcastle #ohbm2013, Jun 17
- Converging evidence from fc, ecog, and dti support true connectivity - Tim Ellmore in RestingState workshop #ohbm2013, Jun 16
- Tea and coffee is out! #ohbm2013 Props to organizers this year for outstanding tea selection., Jun 16
- All about performing proper statistical tests when evaluating fMRI and genetic data. Thank goodness! #imaginggenetics #ohbm2013, Jun 16
- Arrived at #ohbm2013 in Seattle! Looking forward to workshops tomorrow and lots of new brainstuffs., Jun 16
- It's a good thing we perform airtight scientific studies. How else would the government justify ignoring the results? http://t.co/jovMXcI3Vr, May 13
- High levels of NFkappaB inhibits neurogenesis (produced by GrRH), which increases aging: http://t.co/frOwYOQQ8f, May 13
- RT @MarkChangizi: So simple. So stupid. So...rewarding, somehow. http://t.co/nFQiEpu00v, Apr 18
- Is there a volume button on twitter #music?, Apr 18