Selected Publications


  1. Zachary A Miller, Salvatore Spina, Mikhail Pakvasa, Lynne Rosenberg, Christa Watson, Maria Luisa Mandelli, Mercedes F Paredes, Renaud La Joie, Gil D Rabinovici, Howard J Rosen, Lea T Grinberg, Eric J Huang, Bruce L Miller, William W Seeley, Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini. Cortical developmental abnormalities in logopenic variant primary progressive aphasia with dyslexia. Brain Communications. 2019 Oct 23.

  2. Miller ZA, Rosenberg L, Santos-Santos MA, Stephens M, Allen IE, Hubbard HI, Cantwell A, Mandelli ML, Grinberg LT, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD, Gorno-Tempini ML. Increased prevalence of mathematical and visuospatial learning disabilities in patients with posterior cortical atrophy. JAMA Neurology. 2018 Jun 1. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.0395. PMID: 29630699
  3. Caverzasi E, Mandelli ML, Hoeft F, Watson C, Meyer M, Allen I, Papinutto N, Wang C, Wheeler-Kingshott C, Marco E, Mukherjee P, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Hendren R, Shapiro K, Gorno-Tempini ML .
    Abnormal age-related cortical folding and neurite morphology in children with developmental dyslexia. Neruoimage. 2018 Mar; 18: 814-821.
  4. Miller ZA, Mandelli ML, Rankin KP, Henry ML, Babiak MC, Frazier DT, Lobach IV, Bettcher BM, Wu TQ, Rabinovici GD, Graff-Radford NR, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Handedness and language learning disability differentially distribute in progressive aphasia variants. Brain. 2013 Nov; 136(Pt 11):3461–73.
  5. Black JM, Tanaka H, Stanley L, Nagamine M, Zakerani N, Thurston A, Kesler S, Hulme C, Lyytinen H, Glover GH, Serrone C, Raman MM, Reiss AL, Hoeft F. Maternal history of reading difficulty is associated with reduced language-related gray matter in beginning readers. Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 1;59(3):3021–32.
  6. Xia Z, Hoeft F, Zhang L, Shu H. Neuroanatomical anomalies of dyslexia: Disambiguating the effects of disorder, performance, and maturation. Neuropsychologia 2016;81:68-78. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.12.003. Epub 2015 Dec 8. PMID: 26679527; PMCID: PMC4790432

  7. Hoeft F, McCandliss BD, Black JM, Gantman A, Zakerani N, Hulme C, Lyytinen H, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Glover GH, Reiss AL, Gabrieli JD. Neural systems predicting long-term outcome in dyslexia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jan 4;108(1):361-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1008950108. Epub 2010 Dec 20. PubMed PMID: 21173250; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3017159. Press release: NICHD, Stanford, MIT, & Vanderbilt; Covered by: Science

  8. Hoeft F, Meyler A, Hernandez A, Juel C, Taylor-Hill H, Martindale JL, McMillon G, Kolchugina G, Black JM, Faizi A, Deutsch GK, Siok WT, Reiss AL, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Gabrieli JD. Functional and morphometric brain dissociation between dyslexia and reading ability. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 6;104(10):4234-9. Epub 2007 Feb 23. PubMed PMID: 17360506; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1820738.

  9. Hoeft F, Hernandez A, McMillon G, Taylor-Hill H, Martindale JL, Meyler A, Keller TA, Siok WT, Deutsch GK, Just MA, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Gabrieli JD. Neural basis of dyslexia: a comparison between dyslexic and nondyslexic children equated for reading ability. J Neurosci. 2006 Oct 18;26(42):10700-8. PubMed PMID: 17050709. Evaluated: F1000 Biology

  10. Tanaka, H., Black, J. M., Hulme, C., Stanley, L. M., Kesler, S. R., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Reiss, A.L., Gabrieli J.D.E., & Hoeft, F. (2011). The brain basis of the phonological deficit in dyslexia is independent of IQ. Psychological science, 22(11), 1442-1451.

  11. Black JM, Xia Z, Hoeft F. Neurobiological bases of reading disability Part I: Developmental aspects of neural impairments. Language Linguistics Compass (under review).

  12. Hancock R, Gabrieli JDE, Hoeft F. Can typical readers be dyslexic? Evidence for shared temporoparietal dysfunction in dyslexia and typical readers with discrepantly high IQ. Trends in Neurosci & Ed (under review).


  1. Agosta F, Henry RG, Migliaccio R, Neuhaus J, Miller BL, Dronkers NF, Brambati SM, Filippi M, Ogar JM, Wilson SM, Gorno-Tempini ML. Language networks in semantic dementia. Brain. 2010 Jan;133(Pt 1):286–99.
  2. Agosta F, Vossel KA, Miller BL, Migliaccio R, Bonasera SJ, Filippi M, Boxer AL, Karydas A, Possin KL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 is associated with disease-specific effects on brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2009 Feb 10;106(6):2018–22.
  3. Amici S, Brambati SM, Wilkins DP, Ogar J, Dronkers NL, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Anatomical correlates of sentence comprehension and verbal working memory in neurodegenerative disease. J. Neurosci. 2007 Jun 6;27(23):6282–90.
  4. Galantucci S, Tartaglia MC, Wilson SM, Henry ML, Filippi M, Agosta F, Dronkers NF, Henry RG, Ogar JM, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. White matter damage in primary progressive aphasias: a diffusion tensor tractography study. Brain. 2011 Oct;134(Pt 10):3011–29.
  5. Gesierich B, Jovicich J, Riello M, Adriani M, Monti A, Brentari V, Robinson SD, Wilson SM, Fairhall SL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Distinct neural substrates for semantic knowledge and naming in the temporoparietal network. Cereb. Cortex. 2012 Oct;22(10):2217–26.
  6. Gorno-Tempini ML, Hillis AE, Weintraub S, Kertesz A, Mendez M, Cappa SF, Ogar JM, Rohrer JD, Black S, Boeve BF, Manes F, Dronkers NF, Vandenberghe R, Rascovsky K, Patterson K, Miller BL, Knopman DS, Hodges JR, Mesulam MM, Grossman M. Classification of primary progressive aphasia and its variants. Neurology. 2011 Mar 15;76(11):1006–14.
  7. Gorno-Tempini ML, Dronkers NF, Rankin KP, Ogar JM, Phengrasamy L, Rosen HJ, Johnson JK, Weiner MW, Miller BL. Cognition and anatomy in three variants of primary progressive aphasia. Ann. Neurol. 2004 Mar;55(3):335–46.
  8. Henry ML, Meese MV, Truong S, Babiak MC, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Treatment for apraxia of speech in nonfluent variant primary progressive aphasia. Behav Neurol. 2013 Jan 1;26(1):77–88.
  9. Chang EF, Niziolek CA, Knight RT, Nagarajan SS, Houde JF. Human cortical sensorimotor network underlying feedback control of vocal pitch. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013 Feb 12;110(7):2653–8.
  10. Mesgarani N, Chang EF. Selective cortical representation of attended speaker in multi-talker speech perception. Nature. 2012 May 10;485(7397):233–6.
  11. Miller ZA, Hinkley LB, Herman A, Honma S, Findlay A, Block N, Ketelle R, Rabinovici G, Rosen H, Nagarajan SS, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Anomalous functional language lateralization in semantic variant PPA. Neurology. 2014 Dec 3.
  12. Chang EF, Rieger JW, Johnson K, Berger MS, Barbaro NM, Knight RT. Categorical speech representation in human superior temporal gyrus. Nat Neurosci. 2010 Nov;13(11):1428–32.
  13. Chang EF, Edwards E, Nagarajan SS, Fogelson N, Dalal SS, Canolty RT, Kirsch HE, Barbaro NM, Knight RT. Cortical spatio-temporal dynamics underlying phonological target detection in humans. J Cogn Neurosci. 2011 Jun;23(6):1437–46.
  14. De Villers-Sidani E, Chang EF, Bao S, Merzenich MM. Critical period window for spectral tuning defined in the primary auditory cortex (A1) in the rat. J Neurosci. 2007 Jan 3;27(1):180–9.
  15. Myers, C. A., Vandermosten, M., Farris, E. A., Hancock, R., Gimenez, P., Black, J. M., Casto, B., Drahos, M., Tumber, M., Hendren, R.L., Hulme, C, & Hoeft, F. (2014). White matter morphometric changes uniquely predict children’s reading acquisitionPsychological science25(10), 1870-1883.


  1. Bray S, Chang C, Hoeft F. Applications of multivariate pattern classification analyses in developmental neuroimaging of healthy and clinical populations. Front Hum Neurosci. 2009;3:32.
  2. deCharms RC, Maeda (Hoeft) F, Glover GH, Ludlow D, Pauly JM, Soneji D, Gabrieli JDE, Mackey SC. Control over brain activation and pain learned by using real-time functional MRI. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2005 Dec 20;102(51):18626–31.
  3. Gorno-Tempini ML, Hutton C, Josephs O, Deichmann R, Price C, Turner R. Echo time dependence of BOLD contrast and susceptibility artifacts. Neuroimage. 2002 Jan;15(1):136–42.
  4. Hosseini, S. H., Hoeft, F., & Kesler, S. R. (2012). GAT: a graph-theoretical analysis toolbox for analyzing between-group differences in large-scale structural and functional brain networksPloS one7(7), e40709.

Basic Research

  1. De Villers-Sidani E, Chang EF, Bao S, Merzenich MM. Critical period window for spectral tuning defined in the primary auditory cortex (A1) in the rat. J Neurosci. 2007 Jan 3;27(1):180–9.
  2. Chang EF, Bao S, Imaizumi K, Schreiner CE, Merzenich MM. Development of spectral and temporal response selectivity in the auditory cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2005 Nov 8;102(45):16460–5.
  3. Bao S, Chang EF, Woods J, Merzenich MM. Temporal plasticity in the primary auditory cortex induced by operant perceptual learning. Nat Neurosci. 2004 Sep;7(9):974–81.
  4. Chang EF, Merzenich MM. Environmental noise retards auditory cortical development. Science. 2003 Apr 18;300(5618):498–502.

Socio-Emotional and Mental Health

  1. Hendren RL. Casting a wide net to nurture mentally healthy children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Feb;47(2):123–8.
  2. Haft, S. L., Myers, C. A., & Hoeft, F. (2016). Socio-emotional and cognitive resilience in children with reading disabilities. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences10, 133-141.

  3. Myers, C. A., Wang, C., Black, J. M., Bugescu, N., & Hoeft, F. (2016). The matter of motivation: Striatal resting-state connectivity is dissociable between grit and growth mindsetSocial cognitive and affective neuroscience.

  4. Sturm VE, Roy ARK, Datta S, Wang C, Sible IJ, Holley SR, Watson C, Palser ER, Morris NA, Battistella G, Rah E, Meyer M, Pakvasa M, Mandelli ML, Deleon J, Hoeft F, Caverzasi E, Miller ZA, Shapiro KA, Hendren R, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Enhanced visceromotor emotional reactivity in dyslexia and its relation to salience network connectivity. Cortex. 2021 Jan;134:278-295.

  5. Hossain B, Bent S, Hendren R. The association between anxiety and academic performance in children with reading disorder: A longitudinal cohort study. Dyslexia. 2021 Aug;27(3):342-354.

  6. Palser ER, Morris NA, Roy ARK, Holley SR, Veziris CR, Watson C, Deleon J, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML, Sturm VE. Children with developmental dyslexia show elevated parasympathetic nervous system activity at rest and greater cardiac deceleration during an empathy task. Biol Psychol. 2021 Nov;166:108203.