Allyson C. Rosen, Ph.D.

 

Email

rosena@psych.stanford.edu

Education 

Stanford Psychology Department, Stanford, CA
Visiting Scholar, 1999-present.

NIA/Palo Alto VA Medical Center, Bethesda, MD/Palo Alto, CA
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1998-1999

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Clinical Instructor, Neuropsychology, 1998
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology, 1994-1997

Long Island Jewish-Hillside Hospital, Long Island, NY 
Intern, Clinical Neuropsychology 1993-1994.

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Ph.D./MA, Psychology, 1988-1993.

Brown University, Providence, RI
BA Psychology, Honors, Magna Cum Laude, 1982-1986.
BA Biology

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Wisconsin, 1996
Massachusetts, 1996
California, 2002 

 

General Area of Research

My primary goal is to apply functional MRI (fMRI) and cognitive neuroscience to answer questions which are meaningful for older adults. The focus of my research has been to refine our understanding of individual differences in age-related brain changes. I have spent my years before coming to Stanford completing training in clinical neuropsychology so that my research will be sensitive to the everyday needs of older adults.  My initial research focused on attention and explored the impact of perceptual impairment on visual search.  During my clinical postdoctoral training, I studied the relationship between attention and inhibitory motor behavior.  I am continuing this work by performing fMRI studies of  response competition. After years of assessing patients with memory complaints, I have expanded my focus to the study of memory, specifically, the impact of perception on memory retrieval. 

Publications

Rosen, A.C., Prull, M.W., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Stoub, T., O’Hara, Friedman, R., L., Yesavage, J., deToledo-Morrell, L. (in press) Differential Associations Between Entorhinal and Hippocampal Volumes and Memory Performance in Older Adults.  Behavioral Neuroscience

Rosen,A.C., Prull, M.W., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Stoub,T., O’Hara, R., Yesavage, J., deToledo-Morrell, L. (submitted)  Relating Medial Temporal Lobe Volume to Frontal fMRI Activation for Memory Encoding in Older Adults.  Cortex

Rosen, A.C., Prull, M.W., O’Hara, R., Race, E., Desmond, J.E., Glover,G.H., Yesavage, J.A., Gabrieli, J.D. (2002) Variable Effects of Aging on Frontal-Lobe Contributions to Memory. Neuroreport; 13(18), 2425-8.

Rosen, A. C., Gur, R.C. (2002) Ethical Considerations for Neuropsychologists as Functional Magnetic Imagers. Brain and Cognition, 50(3) 469-81.

Yesavage JA, O'Hara R, Kraemer H, Noda A, Taylor JL, Ferris S, Gely-Nargeot MC, Rosen A, Friedman L, Sheikh J, Derouesne C. (2002) Modeling the prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. J Psychiatr Res. 36(5):281-6.

Rosen, A. C., Bokde, A. L. W., Pearl, A., Yesavage, J.A. (2002) Ethical, and Practical Issues in Applying Functional Imaging to the Clinical Management of Alzheimer’s Disease. Brain and Cognition, 50(3):469-81.

Bunge, S.A., Hazeltine, E., Scanlon, M., Rosen, A. & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2002)  Dissociable contributions of prefrontal and parietal cortices to response selection.  NeuroImage 17:1562-1571.

Epstein,R., DeYoe, E.A., Press, D.Z., Rosen, A.C., & Kanwisher, N. (2001)  Neuropsychological Evidence for a Topographical Learning Mechanism in Parahippocampal Cortex. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 18: 481-508 , 2001

Garavan, H., Kelley, D., Rosen, A., Rao, S.M., Stein, E.A. (2000) Practice-related functional activation changes in a working memory task.  Microscopy Research and Technique, 51, 54-63.

Beauchamp, M.S., Haxby, J.V., Rosen, A.C., Hammeke, T.A. & DeYoe, E.A. (2000) A functional MRI case study of acquired cerebral dyschromatopsia. Neuropsychologia, 38(8):1170-9.

Rosen, A.C., Rao, S.M., Woodley, S.J., Bobholz, J.A., Hammeke, T.A., Cunningham, J.M. (1999). Functional MRI correlates of spatial attention Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 11(2) 135-152.

Rosen, A.C., Newby, R., Lubinsky, R., Saur, C. (1998) Floating-Harbor syndrome in a mother and daughter: Evidence for a dominantly inherited complex neuropsychological profile and documentation of long term outcome. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology, 20(4), 483-495.

Crosson, B., Rao, S.M., Woodley, S.J., Rosen, A.C., Hammeke, T.A., Bobholz, J.A., Mayer, A., Cunningham, J.M., Fuller, S.A., Binder, J.R., Cox, R.W. and Stein, E.A. (1999). Mapping of Semantic, Phonological, and Orthographic Verbal Working Memory in Normal Adults with FMRI. Neuropsychology, 13 (2), 171-187.

Rao, S.M., Bobholz, J.A., Hammeke, T.A., Rosen, A.C., Woodley, S.J., Cunningham, J.M., Fuller, S.A., Cox, R.W., Stein, E.A., Binder, J.R., DeYoe, E.A., and Hyde, J.S. (1997) Functional MRI evidence for subcortical participation in conceptual reasoning skills. Neuroreport, 8, 1987-1993.

Williams, K., Rosen, A.C., Alexander, M.T., Hammeke, T., Antuono, P., Maas, E., DeYoe, E.A. (submitted) The perceptual correlates of cortical retinotopy: Functional Field mapping in human subjects. Brain.

Blumstein, S.E., Milberg, W.P., Dworetzky, B., Rosen, A.C., Gershberg, F. (1991). Syntactic priming effects in aphasia: An investigation of local syntactic dependencies. Brain and Language, 40, 393-421.

Rosen, A.C., Gilmore, G.C., Thomas, C.W. (In Preparation). Spatial frequency content and perceptually organized visual search in young and elderly adults.

Cunningham, J.M., Rao, S.M., DeYoe, E.A., Bobholz, J.A., Woodley,S.J., Rosen, A.C., Binder, J.R., Hammeke, T.A., Prieto, T.E. and Cox, R.W. Structural Encoding of Schematic Faces: A Functional MRI Study (submitted) Neuroreport

Presentations/Abstracts:

Rosen, A.C., Prull, M.W., O'Hara, R., Van De Water, M., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Desmond, J.E., Glover, G.H., Yesavage, J.A. FMRI Analysis of Memory Encoding and Retrieval in Young and older Adults: Role of High-Versus Low-Functioning Elderly (Society for Neuroscience, Florida, 2000)

Rosen, A.C., Aufrichtig, R., Rao, S.M. Brain Regions Demonstrating Sensitivity to Finger Tapping Rate: A Whole Brain fMRI Study (International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, Montreal, 1998)

Rosen, A.C., Aufrichtig, R., Rao, S.M. Effects of Aging on Regional fMRI Signal Changes as a Function of Finger Tapping Rate: A Preliminary Study (International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, Montreal, 1998)

Rosen, A.C., Rao, S.M., Woodly, S.J., Bobholz, J.A., Hammeke, T.A., Cunningham, J.M. Functional MRI correlates of spatial attention. (International Neuropsychological Society, Orlando, 1997)

Rosen, A.C., Williams, K., Hammeke, T., Wieser, J., Antuono, P., & DeYoe, E.A. A functional MRI Study of achromatopsia (International Neuropsychological Society, Orlando, 1997)

Woodley, S.J., Rao, S.M., Bobholz, J.A., Rosen, A.C., Hammeke, T.A., Cunningham, J.M. Neural correlates of verbal and visuospatial working memory using functional magnetic resonance imaging (International Neuropsychological Society, Orlando, 1997)

Cunningham, J.M., Rao, S.M., DeYoe, E.A., Bobholz, J.A., Woodley, S.J., Rosen, A.C., OíReilly, W., Langer, C., and Hammeke, T.A. Functional neuroanatomy associated with feature and conjunction searches of facial and nonfacial stimuli (International Neuropsychological Society, Orlando, 1997)

Rosen, A.C., Rao, S.M., Harrington, D.L., Haaland, K.Y., Bobholz, J.A., Hammeke, T.A., Woodley, S.J. Functional MRI correlates of a cognitive motor sequencing task (International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, June 1996).

Rao, S.M., Haaland, K.Y., Harrington, D.L., Rosen, A.C., Bobholz, J.A., Woodley, S.J., Hammeke, T.A., Fuller, S.A., Cunningham, J.M., Binder, J.R., and Cox, R.W. Functional neuroanatomy associated with performance of heterogeneous finger movement sequences. (Society for Neuroscience, November 1996).

Sauer, C.M., Rosen, A.C., Newby, R.F., and Lubinsky, M.S. Floating-Harbor syndrome in a mother and daughter: Evidence for a dominantly inherited complex neuropsychological profile and documentation of long term outcome (American Society of Human Genetics Meetings, October 1996)

Rao, S.M., Bobholz, J.A., Woodley, S.J., Rosen, A.C., Hammeke, T.A., Fuller, S.A., Cunningham, J.M., Stein, E.A., Binder, J.R., Cox, R.W. Functional neuroanatomy of human concept formation skills (International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, June 1996).

Swanson, S.J., Rosen, A.C., Vosters, J., Beykovsky, A., Morris, G.L., Mueller, W.M., Schauer, K., Hammeke, T.A. Detecting change in naming and verbal fluency after tailored temporal lobectomy using regression-based change norms. (International Neuropsychological Society, 1998)

Crosson, B., Rao, S.M., Woodley, S.J., Rosen, A..C., Bobholz, J.A., Hammeke, T.A., Fuller, S.A., Cunningham, J.M., Binder, J.R., Cox, R.W. Mapping of semantic versus phonological versus orthographic verbal working memory in normal adults with fMRI (International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, June 1996).

Rosen, A.C., Rao, S.M., Harrington, D.L., Haaland, K.Y., Bobholz, J.A., Hammeke, T.A., Woodley, S.J. (1996) Functional MRI correlates of cognitive-motor learning. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, 2, 49.

Rosen, A.C., Gilmore, G.C., Thomas, C.W. (1996) Spatial frequency content, and perceptually organized visual search. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, 2, 20.

Woodley, S.J., Rao, S.M., Rosen, A.C., Hammeke, T.A., Bobholz, J.A. (1996) Functional neuroanatomy of human verbal and visuospatial working memory Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, 2, 48.

Rosen, A.C., Barr, W.B. (1995). Visual search in epilepsy surgery candidates. International Neuropsychological Society Meeting.Rosen, A.C., Gilmore, G.C., Patterson, M.B. (1993). Perceptual organization in Alzheimer's Disease. Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting.

Rosen, A.C., Gilmore, G.C., Thomas, C.W. (1993). Spatial frequency content and the pop-out effect in visual search. Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting.

Rosen, A.C., Gilmore, G.C., Royer, F.L (1990). Spatial frequency interactions in young and elderly adults, The Gerontologist, 30, 63A.