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Inna Fishman, PhD



Research Interests

Lauren is interested in using multimodal neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, sMRI, MEG, and DTI) to study typical and atypical neurodevelopment. Specifically, she wants to examine early brain markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the extent to which sex influences early detection and intervention.

Representative Publications
  • Ott LR, Schantell M, Willett MP, Johnson HJ, Eastman JA, Okelberry HJ, Wilson TW, Taylor BK, & May PE. (2022). Construct validity of the NIH toolbox cognitive domains: a comparison with conventional neuropsychological assessments. Neuropsychology. doi: 10.1037/neu0000813.

  • Ott LR, Penhale SH, Taylor BK, Lew BJ, Wang YP, Calhoun VD, Stephen JM, & Wilson TW. (2021). Spontaneous cortical MEG activity undergoes unique age- and sex-related changes during the transition to adolescence. NeuroImage, 244:118552. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118552.

  • Petro NM, Ott LR, Penhale SH, Rempe MP, Picci G, Wang YP, Calhoun VD, Stephen JM, & Wilson TW. (2022). Eyes-closed versus eyes-open differences in spontaneous neural dynamics during development. NeuroImage doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119337.

  • Trevarrow MP, Reelfs A, Ott LR, Penhale SH, Lew BJ, Goeller J, Wilson TW, & Kurz MJ. (2022). Altered spontaneous cortical activity predicts pain perception in individuals with cerebral palsy. Brain Communications, fcac087. doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcac087.

  • Lew BJ, Fitzgerald EE, Ott LR, Penhale SH, & Wilson TW. (2021). Three-year reliability of MEG resting state oscillatory power. NeuroImage, 243:118516. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118516.

  • National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship 2022