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James R. Booth

Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology and Human Development

James R. Booth is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. The main goals of his research are to understand the brain mechanisms of the development of language, reading, and math in typical and atypical populations. Prof. Booth has been continuously funded for two decades and has published extensively in diverse journals. He has served in various roles both within and outside of the university, such as departmental chairperson, grant review panel member and associate journal editor. Prof. Booth aims to facilitate the interaction between the fields of cognition, neuroscience, and education.

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Representative Publications

Since 2019

Lytle MN *, Hammer R & Booth JR (2020). A neuroimaging dataset on working memory and reward processing in children with and without ADHD. Data in Brief, 28,105801.

Suárez-Pellicioni M *, Berteletti I & Booth JR (2020). Early engagement of quantity mechanisms predict gains in subtraction fluency in children. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 163.

Lytle MN *, Bitan T & Booth JR (2020). A neuroimaging dataset on orthographic, phonological and semantic word processing in school-aged children. Data in Brief, 28, 105091.

Wang J *, Joanisse MF & Booth JR (2020). Neural representations of phonology in temporal cortex scaffold longitudinal reading gains in 5- to 7-year-old children. Neuroimage, 207, 116359.

Lytle MN *, McNorgan C & Booth JR (2019). A longitudinal neuroimaging dataset on multisensory lexical processing in school-aged children. Scientific Data, 6, 329.

Suárez-Pellicioni M *, Fuchs L & Booth JR (2019). Temporo-frontal activation during phonological processing predicts gains in arithmetic facts in young children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 40, 100735.

Randazzo M *, Greenson EB, McNorgan C & Booth JR (2019). Children with reading difficulty rely on unimodal neural processing for phonemic awareness. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 390.

Wang J *, Deng Y & Booth JR (2019). Automatic semantic influence on ventral occipito-temporal cortex in early visual word identification. Neuropsychologia 133, 107188.

Edwards ES, Burke K, Booth JR & McNorgan C (2019). Dyslexia on a continuum: A complex network approach. PLOS One, 13(12): e0208923.

Younger JW *, Lee K, Demir-Lira ÖE & Booth JR (2019). Brain lateralization of phonological awareness depend on maternal education. Developmental Science, e12807.

Suarez-Pellicioni M *, Lytle MN, Younger JW & Booth JR (2019). Data Descriptor: A longitudinal neuroimaging dataset on arithmetic processing in 8- to 16-year old children. Scientific Data, 6,190040.

Chou TL *, Wong CH, Chen SY, Fan LY & Booth JR (2019). Developmental changes of association strength and categorical relatedness on semantic processing in the brain. Brain and Language, 189, 10-19.


* indicates first author is (or was) a graduate student, visiting scholar or post doctoral research associate in my lab