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Guinevere Eden, D. Phil.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Director, Center for the Study of Learning

B.Sc. -- University College London, 1989, Physiology.
D. Phil. -- Oxford University, 1993, Physiology

Guinevere Eden received her D.Phil. in Physiology from Oxford University and has since focused on the application of functional neuroimaging techniques to study the neural basis of developmental dyslexia. The Center for the Study of Learning is funded by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. In collaboration with the Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University and with Wake Forest School of Medicine, the CSL's research focuses on the neural representation of reading and how it may be altered in individuals with developmental disorders or altered early sensory experience. Further, she and her colleagues are researching how reading is impacted by instructions or mode of communication and are utilizing functional MRI to study the neurobiological correlates of reading remediation.

Dr. Eden teaches students enrolled in the graduate neuroscience program. She is past-president of the International Dyslexia Association and serves on the editorial boards of the Annals of Dyslexia, Dyslexia, Brain and Language, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Brain Mapping. She has served as a permanent member of a standing NIH Study Section and as ad-hoc member and chair for special emphasis panels.

Dr. Eden has also authored several articles for, which provides information and support to parents of children with learning and attention issues.

Book Chapters and Invited Articles

  • Eden, G.F., Olulade, O.A., Evans, T.M., Krafnick, A.J., Alkire, D.R. (2016). Developmental dyslexia. In G. Hickok and S. Small (Eds.), Neurobiology of Language. Elsevier: Oxford, UK.
  • Eden, G.F., Olulade, O.A., Evans, T.M., Krafnick, A.J., Alkire, D.R. (2015). Imaging studies of reading and reading disability. In A.W. Toga (Ed.), Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. Elsevier: Oxford, UK.
  • Eden, G.F., Flowers, D.L (2008). Developmental dyslexia. In L.S. Squire, T. Albright, F. Bloom, F. Gage, N. Spitzer (Eds.), New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Elsevier: Oxford, UK.
  • Eden, G.F., Flowers, D.L (2008) Developmental dyslexia. In C A. Nelson, M. Luciana, Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. MIT Press.
  • Turkeltaub, P.E., Weisberg, J., Flowers, D.L., Basu, D., Eden, G.F. (2005) The neurobiological basis of reading: A special case of skill acquisition. In H. Catts, A. Kahmi (Eds.), The Connections Between Language and Reading Disabilities, pp103-130. Mahway, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Eden, G.F., Zeffiro, T.A. (1999). Techniques for functional neuroimaging: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In J.M. Rumsey, M. Ernst (Eds.), The Foundation and Future of Functional Neuroimaging in Child Psychiatry. Cambridge University Press.
  • Eden, G.F., Zeffiro, T.A. (1999). Functional neuroimaging in developmental dyslexia. In P. Bandettini, C. Moone (Eds.), Medical Radiology: Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Springer-Verlag: Berlin.
  • Eden, G F., Zeffiro, T.A. (1998). Looking beyond the reading difficulties in dyslexia, a vision deficit. In B.M. Jubilan (Ed.), Biopsychology 98/99 (pp. 192-196). Guilford: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.
  • Rumsey, J.M., Eden, G.F. (1998). Functional neuroimaging of developmental dyslexia: Regional cerebral blood flow in dyslexic men. In B. Shapiro, P J. Accardo, A.J. Capute (Eds.) Specific Reading Disability: A View of the Spectrum (pp. 35-32). York Press: Timonium, MD.
  • Hilton, M., Ogden, T., Hattery, D., Eden, G.F., Jawerth, B. (1996). Wavelet denoising of functional MRI data. In A. Aldroubi, M. Unser (Eds.), Wavelets in Biology and Medicine (pp. 93-112). CRC Press.
  • Eden, G.F., Zeffiro, T.A. (1996). Sensitivity of PET and fMRI in the detection of task related brain activity: implications for the study of brain development. In G R. Lyon, J. Rumsey, N. Krasnegor, R.W. Thatcher (Eds.), Developmental Neuroimaging: Mapping the Development of Brain and Behavior (pp. 77-87). Academic Press: San Diego, CA.
  • Eden, G.F., VanMeter, J.W., Rumsey, J.M., Zeffiro, T.A. (1996). Looking beyond the reading problems in developmental dyslexia: visualising the visual processing deficits. NIH Research, 8, 31-35.
  • Eden, G.F., Stein, J.F., Wood, F.B. (1993). Visuospatial ability and language processing in reading disabled and normal children. In S.F. Wright, R. Groner (Eds.), Studies in Visual Information Processing: Facets of dyslexia and its remediation (pp. 321-335). Elsevier: North-Holland.

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