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Professor of Psychiatry
Office: T209 General HospitalIowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-356-3897
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: Cognitive Brain Development Laboratory
BA, Psychology, Bellarmine College, Louisville, KYMA, Psychology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KYPhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Biosciences Graduate ProgramInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Current research explores the neural basis of the genetic vulnerability of children (ages 13 - 18 of alcoholics. Another project assesses the effects of marijuana on brain blood flow and cognition. Both research areas involve purely behavioral assessment of cognitive functions such as attention and memory, as well as neuroimaging studies performed during cognitive task performance. We are assessing blood flow with positron emission tomography (PET) during cognitive task performance in schizophrenic patients, normal volunteers, and marijuana users.
O'Leary, D.S., R.I. Block, B.M. Turner, J. Koeppel, V.A. Magnotta, L.B. Ponto, G.L. Watkins, R.D. Hichwa, and N.C. Andreasen. Marijuana alters the human cerebellar clock. NeuroReport, 11;14(8):1145-51, Jun 2003.
O'Leary DS, Block RI, Koeppel JA, Schultz SK, Magnotta VA, Ponto LB, Watkins GL, Hichwa RD. Effects of smoking marijuana on focal attention and brain blood flow. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2007;22(3):135-48. PMID: 17397099.
Ford, JM, BJ Roach, KW Jorgensen, JA Turner, GG Brown, R Notestine, A Bischoff-Grethe, D Greve, C Wible, J Lauriello, A Belger, BA Mueller, V Calhoun, A Preda, D Keator, DS O'Leary, KO Lim, G Glover, SG Potkin and DH Mathalon. Tuning in to the voices: a multisite FMRI study of auditory hallucinations. Schizophr Bull. 2009;35(1):58-66. PMCID: 2643968.
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