The Petersen lab, in collaboration with the Schlaggar lab, study the neural mechanisms underlying attention, language, learning and memory using behavioral, functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and functional connectivity (fcMRI) applications. Dr. Petersen’s research focuses on two main areas of interest. The first focus is on the development of neural mechanisms underlying reading from ages 7 to adulthood with an emphasis on how visual regions in the brain change as people become fluent readers. The second focus is on identifying and characterizing fMRI and fcMRI signals related to task organization and executive control.
Title: Network measures can define vulnerable brain locations