429 Hobbs Hall
Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1997 Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience
Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair, and Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Professor of Psychology
McCandliss studies developmental cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis of questions of how the neural substrates of several cognitive abilities change via learning and education. His laboratory employs several diverse techniques to investigate cognitive change across development and learning, including training studies in adults and children, longitudinal research in school-age children, and naturalistic school-based studies observational and intervention studies. Changes in neural structure and function are measured primarily through functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging analysis of white matter tract structures, and high-density EEG recordings. Cognitive domains of central interest include reading/language development, numerical/mathematical cognitive development, and domain-general attention abilities.
- Maurer U., & McCandliss, B. D. (in press). The development of visual expertise for words: the contribution of electrophysiology. In E. L.Grigorenko & A. Naples (Eds.). Single-Word Reading: Cognitive, behavioral and biological perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Maurer U., Zevin, J. Z. & McCandliss, B. D. (in press). Left-lateralized N170 effects of visual expertise in reading: evidence from Japanese syllabic and logographic scripts.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. PDF pre-print
- Varma, S., McCandliss, B. D., & Schwartz, D.L. (in press). Scientific and pragmatic challenges for bridging education and neuroscience. Educational Researcher
- Niogi, S. N., Mukherjee, P., Ghajar, J, Johnson, C., Kolster,R., Sarkar, R,. Lee, H., Meeker,H., Zimmerman, R., Manley, G. T., & McCandliss, B.D. (2008). Extent of microstructural white matter injury in post-concussive syndrome correlates withimpaired cognitive reaction time: A 3 tesla diffusion tensor imaging study of mild traumatic brain injury. American Journal of Neuroradiology10.3174/ajnr.A0970.
- Fan, J., Kolster, R., Ghajar, J., Suh, M., Knight R. T., Sarkar, R., & McCandliss, B. D. (2007). Response anticipation and response conflict: an event related potential and functional magnetic resonance Imaging study. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(9): 2272-2282.
- Joanisse, M.F., Zevin, J.D., & McCandliss, B. D. (2007). Brain mechanisms implicated in the preattentive categorization of speech sounds revealed using fMRI and short-interval habituation trial paradigm. Cerebral Cortex, 17: 2084-2093.
- Noble, K. G., McCandliss, B. D., & Farah, M. (2007). Socioeconomic gradients predict individual differences in neurocognitive abilities. Developmental Science, 10: 464-480.
- Schlaggar, B.L. & McCandliss, B. D. (2007). Development of Neural Systems for Reading. Annual Review Neurocience.
- Niogi, S.N., & McCandliss, B. D. (2006). Left lateralized white matter microstructure accounts for individual differences in reading ability and disability. Neuropsychologia, 44(11): 2178-2188.
- Rueda, M.R., Rothbart, R.K., McCandliss, B. D., Saccomanno, L., & Posner, M.I. (2005). Training, maturation, and genetic influences on the development of executive attention. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(41), 14931-14935.
- Maurer U., Brandeis D., & McCandliss, B. D. (2005). Fast, visual specialization for reading in English revealed by the topography of the N170 ERP response. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 1:13.
- Fan, J., McCandliss, B. D., Fossella, J., Flombaum, J. I., & Posner, M. I. (2005). The activation of attentional networks. NeuroImage, 26(2), 471-9.
- McCandliss, B. D. (2003). Brain based education. In J. Guthrie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Education, Second Edition (Vol. 1, pp. 202-206). New York: Macmillan Reference.
- McCandliss, B. D., Cohen, L., & Dehaene, S. (2003). The Visual Word Form Area: Expertise for reading in the fusiform gyrus. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7(7), 293-299.
- McCandliss, B. D., Kalchman, M., & Bryant, P. (2003). Design Experiment and Laboratory Approaches to Learning: Steps Toward Collaborative Exchange. Educational Researcher, 32(1), 14-16.
- McCandliss, B. D., & Posner, M. I. (2003). Fostering literacy through understanding brain mechanisms. Education Canada, 43, 4-7.