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Jeremy Purcell, Ph.D.

After obtaining a B.S. in physiology and psychology at Michigan State University (MSU) in 2003, Jeremy worked for 2 years as a research assistant for Dr. Andrea Bozoki in the department of neurology at MSU. The main focus of the research ongoing in the lab was to use functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to better characterize abnormal neural activity associated with memory in Alzheimer's disease patients. In the summer of 2005 Jeremy entered the graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) at Georgetown University and began studying under Dr. Eden in CSL in the summer of 2006. The focus of his dissertation research was to use fMRI-Adaptation paradigms to determine if the same neuronal populations used to read words are also used to spell words. Jeremy completed his Ph.D. in 2012 and is currently a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Brenda Rapp's lab at Johns Hopkins University.

Selected Publications

  1. Purcell, J.J., Jiang, X., & Eden, G.F. (2016) Shared orthographic neuronal representations for spelling and reading. Neuroimage, 147: 554-567. PMID: 28011250.
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