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Program Director, Functional Imaging, Center for Health Sciences
Tilman Schulte, Ph.D., is a principal investigator; he acquired an RO1 award from the National Institutes of Health in 2008. He studies mechanisms of brain functions such as the neural aspects of cognition, attention, and emotion, and the role of interhemispheric communication for lateralized brain processes. He developed several novel paradigms to assess interhemispheric transfer, selective attention, emotion, and executive control by combining performance measures with structural (MRI, DTI) and functional brain imaging (fMRI) data.
His clinical research is centered on measuring neurological impairment in patients with alcoholism, HIV infection, and Parkinson’s disease, to identify the underlying neural correlates of deficits.
Schulte received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Magdeburg, Germany, after which he completed a two-year post-doctoral appointment in the laboratory of Dr. Edith Sullivan, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stanford University.