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At Caltech:
Room 331b
HSS 228-77
Caltech, Pasadena 91125
(626)-395-4486 (office)
radolphs@hss.caltech.edu

At Iowa:
Univ. of Iowa Dept. of Neurology
200 Hawkins Dr.
2007 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 384-6050 (office)
(319) 356-4505 (fax)
ralph-adolphs@uiowa.edu

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Dr. Adolphs received his Bachelor's degree from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in neurobiology from Caltech. He did post-doctoral work with Antonio Damasio at the University of Iowa, beginning his studies in human neuropsychology, with a focus on the recognition of emotional facial expressions. Since 2004 he holds an appointment as Professor at Caltech, as well as an adjunct appointment in the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa.
Caltech, CNS 136-93
Pasadena, CA 91125

Room: Broad 57
Extension: 3125
dirk [at] caltech.edu
I am studying computation and neural systems and am interested in emotional processing and its interaction with visual perception, visual attention and other cognitive processes.
At Caltech:
Caltech MC 228-77
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-4077
At Fuller Graduate School:
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
180 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 584-5533

lkpaul "at" hss.caltech.edu
Dr. Paul has been a Visiting Associate at Caltech since 2004. Her primary research focus is the role of the corpus callosum in emotions and social cognition. Dr. Paul is heading the Caltech Corpus Callosum Research Program and an inter-institutional research consortium on AgCC. The purpose of the Caltech AgCC Project is to characterize the neuroanatomy, effective connectivity, cortical organization, emotional responsiveness and social cognition in adults with Primary AgCC. These studies will in turn provide insight into the role of the corpus callosum in social-cognitive and emotional processing in people with various other diagnoses, including autism and schizophrenia.

This AgCC Research Consortium involves collaboration of researchers from California Institute of Technology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology/Travis Research Institute, University of California in San Francisco, and University of Southern California.

Dr. Paul is also the founding president of the National Organization of Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (NODCC), a non-profit corporation that gathers and disseminates information on these conditions to individuals with corpus callosum disorders, their families and professionals.

  • Brown, W.S., Paul, L.K. and Marion, S.D. Developmental neuropsychology of the cerebral commissures. Requested chapter for D. Molfese, Ed., Handbook of Developmental Neuropsychology.
  • Paul, L.K., Schieffer, B., and Brown, W.S. (2004). Social processing deficits in primary agenesis of the corpus callosum: Narratives from the Thematic Apperception Test. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology,19, 215-225.
  • Paul, L. K., Van Lancker-Sidtis, D., Schieffer, B., Dietrich, R., & Brown, W. S. (2003). Communicative deficits in individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum: Nonliteral language and affective prosody. Brain & Language, 85, 313-324.
  • Hines, R. J., Paul, L. K., & Brown, W. S. (2002). Spatial attention in agenesis of the corpus callosum: Shifting attention between visual fields. Neuropsychologia. 40, 1804-1814.
  • Brown, W. S., Thrasher, E. D. & Paul, L. K. (2001). Interhemispheric Stroop effect in partial and complete agenesis of the corpus callosum. Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 7, 302-311. Brown, W. S. & Paul, L. K. (2000). Cognitive and psychosocial deficits in agenesis of the corpus callosum with normal intelligence. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 5, 135-157.
Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum Project
Caltech, Pasadena 91125
(626)-395-4899 (office)
mlspezio "at" hss.caltech.edu
Dr. Spezio is interested in how social cognition, and social neuroscience, can elucidate our judgments of and behavior towards other people. Current studies include face-to-face eyetracking experiments, fMRI studies of affective touch and political judgments, as well as detailed analyses of how people with autism process faces.
email:naotsu[at]klab.caltech.edu
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Dr. Tsuchiya is interested in the differences between conscious and non-conscious processing of emotional information. Ongoing studies involve fMRI and behavioral studies that use continuous flash suppression, a technique he invented for controlled conscious suppression of visual stimuli under conditions similar to binocular rivalry.
274 Beckman Institute 134-79
Caltech
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena CA 91125
Tel: 626-395-5793
Fax: 626-395-2000
Email: jmt "at" caltech.edu
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My research interests center on the structure-function relation in human brain and the extent to which non-invasive imaging methods such as MRI can shed light on this interaction. Specifically, I am working to integrate structural and diffusion MRI with effective connectivity models of BOLD fMRI timeseries. My primary affiliation is with the Biological Imaging Center and Caltech Brain Imaging Center both directed by Scott Fraser. I work closely with Lynn Paul and Dirk Neumann in Ralph Adolph's group, developing structural-functional connectivity models of normal, acallosal and lesioned brains. In addition to my human MRI work, I also continue to develop ultra-high resolution hardware for MR microscopy, aiming to refine current understanding of restricted water diffusion in biological tissues.
231 Beckman Labs, M/C 216-76
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-6808/6814
Email: cebus (at) caltech.edu
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Travis Research Institute
180 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 584-5525
Email: wsbrown (at) fuller.edu
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223 Beckman Labs, M/C 216-76
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-2384
Email: kaufman (at) caltech.edu
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