Debi Basu, B. Sc.
Debi has been a Ph.D. student in the Interdisciplinary Program of Neuroscience at Georgetown University since 2001. Previously, she completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Iowa State University. She also attended Medical School in Muenster, Germany from 1995-1998 and studied anatomy, physiology, histology, embryology, and psychology. Her current thesis research project at the Center for the Study of Learning focuses on the fusiform gyrus and its involvement in face and word
processing as well as its role in skill acquisition. She uses fMRI as her primary method of research to study language, development, and psychiatric disorders.
- Turkeltaub, P.E., Weisberg, J., Flowers, D.L. Basu, D and Eden, G.F. (2004) The Neurobiological Basis of Reading: A Special Case of Skill Acquisition, In: Developmental Language Disorders: from Phenotypes to Etiologies. Rice and Catts (Eds.), Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Basu D.C., Maisog J.M., Turkeltaub P.E., & Eden G.F. (2006) Activation likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies of object-, face-, and word processing. Georgetown Office of Biomedical Graduate Education Student Research Days Annual Competition and Exposition.