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Chris Rorden

Smart State Chair & Professor in Neuroimaging Research
Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina

Office: Discovery 227
Phone Number: 803 404 2573
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Chris Rorden

Key words: brain injury, neurological disorders, speech and perception


Research statement: I examine the behavioral difficulties people experience after brain injury. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, often causing difficulties with speech and perception. Likewise, epilepsy is the leading major neurological disorder. We benefit from a recent revolution in non-invasive techniques for observing and stimulating the brain.

I currently teach Sensation and Perception (PSYC450), as well as Traumatic Brain Injury (PSYC 589), and Functional brain imaging: Image to inference (PSYC 888).

Representative Publications:

Karnath HO, Rorden C. (2011, 7). The anatomy of spatial neglect. Neuropsychologia, PMID: 21756924.
Revill KP, Karnath HO, Rorden C. (2011, 7). Distinct anatomy for visual search and bisection: a neuroimaging study. Neuroimage, PMID: 21586329.
Fridriksson J, Richardson JD, Baker JM, Rorden C. (2011, 1). Transcranial direct current stimulation improves naming reaction time in fluent aphasia: a double-blind, sham-controlled study. Stroke, PMID: 21233468.
Rorden C, Karnath HO. (July, 2010). A simple measure of neglect severity. Neuropsychology, PMID: 20433859.
Karnath HO, Rennig J, Johannsen L, Rorden C. (2011, 3). The anatomy underlying acute versus chronic spatial neglect: a longitudinal study. Brain, PMID: 20433859.