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Dr. Marlene Behrmann

Dr. Marlene Behrmann is a Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, whose research specializes in the cognitive basis of visual perception, with a specific focus on object recognition. Dr. Behrmann received her B.A. in speech and hearing therapy in 1981, followed by her M.A. in speech pathology in 1984, both from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She then received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1991. Dr Behrmann was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in 2015 and into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.

Dr. Behrmann is widely considered to be a trailblazer and a worldwide leader in the field of visual cognition. Below is an example of recently published work from the lab:

Haigh, S., Eack, S. M, Keller, T., Minshew, N. and Behrmann, M. (2019). White matter integrity in schizophrenia and autism: abnormal diffusion across the brain in schizophrenia? doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.107233

Maallo, A. M. S., Freud, E., Liu, T. T., Patterson, C. and Behrmann, M. (in press). Effects of unilateral cortical resection of the visual cortex on bilateral human white matter. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116345

 ILF and IFOF are present in patients with VOTC resections. The contralesional and even ipsilesional inferior longitudinal and inferior fronto-occipital fasciculi are present in most patients with VOTC resections to their right hemisphere (RH) and left hemisphere (LH). Anatomical images show the resection site in each patient. Both contralesional and ipsilesional tracts were present in most patients, except for right (ipsilesional) ILF and IFOF in KQ, and left (ipsilesional) IFOF in SN. Ages shown for patients are at time of data acquisition.