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Lynn Flowers, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University

B.A. -- University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1980, Phys. Psychology
M.A. -- University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1985, Phys. Psychology
Ph.D. -- University of North Carolina at Greensboro,1989, Phys. Psychology

Dr. Flowers is a licensed practicing psychologist, instructor of traumatic brain injury, and health care provider. Her professional interests include neuroimaging, developmental disorders, and the neurobehavior of psychopathology and drug use. Clinical interests include attention deficit disorder and reading deficit disorders. She is the co-investigator in an NIH funded study on genotypic and phenotypic heterogeneity in dyslexia as well as the co-investigator in a study researching regional brain activation during cocaine abstinence.

Book Chapters and Invited Articles:

  • 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 (pp. 103-130). Mahway, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Turkeltaub, P.E., Weisberg, J., Flowers, D.L. Basu, D., Eden, G.F. (2004). The neurobiological basis of reading: A special case of skill acquisition. In Rice and Catts (Eds.), Developmental Language Disorders: From Phenotypes to Etiologies. Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Wood, F.B., Flowers, D.l., Grigorenko, E. (2001) The functional neuroanatomy of fluency or why walking is just as important to reading as talking is. In M. Wolf (Ed.), Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain (pp. 235- 244). York Press: Baltimore, MD.
  • Wood F.B., Flowers D.L. (2000). Dyslexia: Conceptual issues and psychiatric comorbidity. In M. Ernst, J. Rumsey (Eds.), Functional Neuroimaging in Child Psychiatry (pp. 266-277). Cambridge University Press.
  • Wood, F.B., Flowers, D.L. (1999). Functional neuroanatomy in dyslexic subtypes. In D.D. Duane (Ed.), Reading and Attention Disorders: Neurobiological Correlates (pp. 129-159). York Press: Baltimore, MD.
  • Wood, F.B., Garrett, A.S., Hart, L.A., Flowers, D.L., Absher, J.R. (1996). Event related potential correlates of glucose metabolism in normal adults during a cognitive activation task. In R.W. Thatcher,G.R. Lyon, J. Rumsey, N. Krasnegor (Eds.), Developmental Neuroimaging: Mapping the Development of Brain and Behavior (pp. 197-206). Academic Press: New York, NY.
  • Flowers, D.L. (1994). Neuropsychological profiles of persistent reading disability and reading improvement. In C.K. Leong, R.M. Joshi (Eds.), Developmental and Acquired Dyslexia (pp. 61-77). Kluwer Academic Publishers: Netherlands.
  • Wood, F., Felton, R., Flowers, L., Naylor, C. (1991). Neurobehavioral definition of dyslexia. In D.D. Duane, D.B. Gray (Eds.), The Reading Brain (pp. 1-25). York Press: Baltimore, MD.
  • Wood, F.B., Flowers, D.L., Naylor, C.E. (1990) Cerebral laterality in functional neuroimaging. In F. Kitterle (Ed.), Cerebral laterality theory and research: The Toledo Symposium (pp. 103-116). Laurence-Erlbaum: New Jersey.
  • Naylor, C.E., Wood, F.B., Flowers, D.L. (1990). Physiological correlates of reading disability. In G. Pavlidis (Ed.), Perspectives on Dyslexia, Vol I. John Wiley and Sons: Chichester, UK.

Journal Articles:

  • Evans, T.M., Flowers, D.L., Luetje, M.M., Napoliello, E., Eden, G.F. (2016). Funtional neuroanatomy of arithmetic and word reading and its relationship to age. Neuroimage, 143: 304-315.
  • Krafnick, A.J., Tan, L.-H., Flowers, D.L., Luetje, M.M., Napoliello, E.M., Siok, W.-T., Perfetti, C., Eden, G.F. (2016). Chinese character and English word processing in children's ventral occipitotemporal cortex: fMRI evidence for script invariance. Neuroimage, 133: 302-312.
  • Olulade, O.A., Flowers, D.L., Napoliello, E.M., Eden, G.F. (2015). Dyslexic children lack word selectivity gradients in occipito-temporal and inferior frontal cortex. Neuroimage Clinical, 7:742-54.
  • Evans, T.M., Flowers, D.L., Napoliello, E.M., Olulade, O.A., Eden, G.F. (2014). The functional anatomy of single-digit arithmetic in children with developmental dyslexia. Neuroimage, 101(1):644-52.
  • Krafnick, A.J., Flowers, D.L., Luetje, M.M., Napoliello, E.M., Eden, G.F. (2014). An investigation into the origin of anatomical differences in dyslexia. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(3):901-8.
  • Evans, T.M., Flowers, D.L., Napoliello, E.M., Eden, G.F. (2014). Sex-specific gray matter volume differences in females with developmental dyslexia. Brain Structure and Function, 219(3):1041-54.
  • Olulade, O.A., Flowers, D.L., Napolielo, E.M., Eden, G.F. (2013). Developmental differences for word processing in the ventral stream. Brain and Language, 125(2):134-45.
  • Krafnick, A.J., Flowers, D.L., Napoliello, E.M., Eden, G.F. (2011). Gray matter volume changes following reading intervention in dyslexic children. Neuroimage, 57(3):733-41.
  • Turkeltaub, P.E., Flowers, D.L., Lyon, L.G., Eden, G.F. (2008). Development of ventral stream representations for single letters. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1145:13-29.
  • Maisog, J.M., Einbinder, E.R., Turkeltaub, P.E., Flowers, D.L., Eden, G.F. (2008). A meta-analysis of reading in developmental dyslexia. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1145:237-59.
  • Toole, J.F., Flowers, D.L., Burdette, J.H., Absher, J.R. (2007). A pianist's recovery from stroke. Archive of Neurology. 64(8):1184-8.
  • Chait, M., Eden, G.F., Poeppel, D., Simon, J.Z., Hill, D.F., Flowers, D.L. (2006). Delayed detection of tonal targets in background noise in dyslexia. Brain and Language, 102(1):80-90.
  • Wood, F.B., Hill, D.F., Meyer, M.S., Hill, D.F., Flowers, D.L. (2005). Predictive assessment of reading. Annals of Dyslexia, 55(2),193-216.
  • Hairston, W., Burdette, J., Flowers, D.L., Wood, F., Wallace, M. (2005). Experimental Brain Research, 166(3-4):474-80.
  • Eden, G. F., Jones, K.M., Cappell, K., Gareau, L., Wood, F.B., Zeffiro, T.A., Dietz, N.A.E., Agnew, J.A., Flowers, D.L. (2004). Neural changes following remediation in adult developmental dyslexia. Neuron, 44(3), 411-422.
  • Turkeltaub, P.E., Flowers, D.L., Verbalis, A., Miranda, M., Gareau, L., Eden, G.F. (2004). The neural basis of hyperlexic reading: an fMRI case study. Neuron, 41:1-20
  • Flowers, D.L., Jones, K., Noble, K., VanMeter, J.W., Zeffiro, T.A., Wood, F.B., Eden, G.F. (2004). Attention to single letters activates left extrastriate cortex. Neuroimage, 21(3):829-839.
  • Turkeltaub, P.E., Gareau, L., Flowers, D.L., Zeffiro, T.A., Eden, G.F. (2003). Development of neural mechanisms for reading. Nature Neuroscience, 6(7):767-73.
  • Flowers, D.L., Meyer, M., Lovato, J., Felton, R., Wood, F. (2001) Does third grade discrepancy status predict the course of reading development? Annals of Dyslexia: 50, 1-23.
  • Absher, J.R., Hart, L.A., Flowers, D.L., Dagenback, D., Wood, F.B. (2000). Event related potentials correlate with task-dependent glucose metabolism. Neuroimage, 11(5 Pt 1):517-31.
  • Garrett, A.S., Flowers, D.L., Absher, J.R., Fahey, F.H., Gage, H.D., Keyes, J.W., Porrino, L.J., Wood, F.B. (1999). Cortical activity related to accuracy of letter recognition. Neuroimage, 11:111-123.
  • Fahey, F.H., Wood, F.B., Flowers, D.L., Eades, C.G., Gage, H.D., Harkness, B.A. (1998). Evaluation of brain activation in FDG PET studies. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 22(6):953-961.
  • Kramer, S.I., Flowers, D.L., Elster, A. (1993) Callosal degeneration: Case study and new formulation. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 5:445.
  • Flowers, D.L. (1993). Biological basis for reading disability: A review of work in progress. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 26:575-582.
  • Hagman, J.O., Wood, F., Buchsbaum, M.S., Tallal, P., Flowers, D.L., Katz, W. (1992) Cerebral brain metabolism in adult dyslexics assessed with positron emission tomography during performance of an auditory task. Archives of Neurology,49:734-739.
  • Wood, F., Flowers, L., Buchsbaum, M., Tallal, P. (1991) Investigation of abnormal left temporal functioning in dyslexia through rCBF, auditory evoked potentials, and positron emission tomography. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 4:81-95.
  • Flowers, D.L., Wood, F.B., Naylor, C.E. (1991) Regional cerebral blood flow correlates of language processes in reading disability. Archives of Neurology, 48:637-643.
  • Wood, F.B., Flowers, D.L. (1990). Hypofrontal vs. hypo-Sylvian blood flow in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 16(3):413-24.
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