Word selectivity in high-level visual cortex and reading skill – Kubota (2018), Dev Cogn Neurosci

Kubota E.C., Joo S.J., Huber E., Yeatman J.D. (2018). Word selectivity in high-level visual cortex and reading skill. Dev Cogn Neurosci. Word-selective neural responses in human ventral occipito-temporal cortex (VOTC) emerge as children learn to read, creating a visual word form area (VWFA) in the literate brain. It has been suggested that the VWFA arises through competition between pre-existing selectivity for other …

Modeling white matter and cognitive development – Huber, 2019, Dev Cogn Neurosci

Huber, E., Henriques, N.R., Owen, J.P., Rokem, A., Yeatman J.D. (2019). Applying biophysical models to understand the role of white matter in cognitive development. Dev Cogn Neurosci. Diffusion MRI (dMRI) holds great promise for illuminating the biological changes that underpin cognitive development. The diffusion of water molecules probes the cellular structure of brain tissue, and biophysical modeling of the diffusion …

Postdoc position – Neurobiology of reading and dyslexia

Postdoc Position in the Yeatman Lab – Neurobiology of Reading and Dyslexia The Yeatman Lab has an opening for a postdoc with exceptional computational skills and an interest in the neurobiological underpinnings of learning to read. The lab combines diffusion MRI, functional MRI, MEG and behavioral measurements to model how changes in brain structure relate to changes in cortical computation …