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.
Recent publicationsmore +
Neurofunctional characteristics of executive control in older people with HIV infection: a comparison with Parkinson’s disease
Expression of executive dysfunctions is marked by substantial heterogeneity in people living with HIV infection (PLWH) and attributed to neuropathological degradation of frontostriatal circuitry with age and disease.
Insomnia disorder is a common sleep disorder and frequently emerges in the context of menopause, being associated with menopause-specific factors such as hot flashes and other psychosocial variables.
Compromised Frontocerebellar Circuitry Contributes to Nonplanning Impulsivity in Recovering Alcoholics
We tested the hypothesis that alcoholic patients would demonstrate compromised dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) -cerebellar functional connectivity when adjusting their strategies to accommodate uncertain conditions and would recruit compensatory brain regions to overcome ineffective response patterns.
Interhemispheric Functional Connectivity Change Is Linked to Callosal Fiber Integrity Change over a 1-Year Follow-up in Chronic Alcoholics
We tested whether microstructural fiber changes relate to resting-state functional connectivity changes in alcoholics who have maintained sobriety during a one-year interval, and whether these changes are beyond those potentially exhibited by controls.
Sobriety Length and Lifetime Alcohol Consumption Modulate Brain Response to Emotional Faces and Alcohol Pictures in Abstinent Alcoholics