Steven Anderson, MA, PhD


Specialty: Cognitive Neuroscience
Associate Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office: S-206 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-3428



BA, Experimental Psychology , New College of the University of South Florida
MA, Clinical Psychology, The University of Iowa
PhD, Clinical Psychology, The University of Iowa

Fellowship, Neuropsychology, Dept. of Neurology, The University of Iowa, College of Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

Health Service Provider in Psychology Certification
Professional License in Psychology, State of Iowa

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Research Summary

My research interests are in human cognitive neuropsychology, with emphases in frontal lobe dysfunction, language processing, and cognitive/behavioral rehabilitation. The primary methods involve application of experimental cognitive and behavioral paradigms in patients with circumscribed brain lesions defined by MRI. Current projects are directed at delineating impairments of social behavior and executive function associated with adult- and childhood-onset damage to prefrontal cortex, evaluating the validity of the classical aphasia classification scheme, and investigating the potential of preserved procedural memory for rehabilitation of amnesia. I am particularly concerned with the interface of ongoing developments in basic neuroscience with clinical application, including development of new methods of treating cognitive and behavioral impairments acquired as a result of brain damage.

Selected Publications

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Emerson J, Johnson A, Dawson J, Uc E, Anderson S, Rizzo M.  Predictors of driving outcomes in advancing age..  Psychology and aging.  2012 September. 27(3):550-9.

Anderson S, Sato Y, Kirby P, Buatti J, Menezes A.  Disseminated subarachnoid chordoma: long-term favorable follow-up of a pediatric patient..  Pediatric radiology.  2012 July. 42(7):878-80.

Anderson S, Aksan N, Dawson J, Uc E, Johnson A, Rizzo M.  Neuropsychological assessment of driving safety risk in older adults with and without neurologic disease..  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology.  2012. 34(9):895-905.

Aksan N, Anderson S, Dawson J, Johnson A, Uc E, Rizzo M.  Cognitive functioning predicts driver safety on road tests 1 and 2 years later..  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  2012 January. 60(1):99-105.

Barrash J, Asp E, Markon K, Manzel K, Anderson S, Tranel D.  Dimensions of personality disturbance after focal brain damage: investigation with the Iowa Scales of Personality Change..  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology.  2011 October. 33(8):833-52.

Uc E, Rizzo M, Johnson A, Emerson J, Liu D, Mills E, Anderson S, Dawson J.  Real-life driving outcomes in Parkinson disease..  Neurology.  2011 May. 76(22):1894-902.

Yu X, Li L, Zola J, Aluru M, Ye H, Foudree A, Guo H, Anderson S, Aluru S, Liu P, Rodermel S, Yin Y.  A brassinosteroid transcriptional network revealed by genome-wide identification of BESI target genes in Arabidopsis thaliana..  The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.  2011 February. 65(4):634-46.

Kardon R, Anderson S, Damarjian T, Grace E, Stone E, Kawasaki A.  Chromatic pupillometry in patients with retinitis pigmentosa..  Ophthalmology.  2011 February. 118(2):376-81.

Bechara A, Damasio A, Damasio H, Anderson S.  Insensitivity to future consequences following damage to human prefrontal cortex..  Cognition.  50(1-3):7-15.

Rizzo M, McGehee D, Dawson J, Anderson S.  Simulated car crashes at intersections in drivers with Alzheimer disease..  Alzheimer disease and associated disorders.  15(1):10-20.

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