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Einat Liebenthal, D.Sc.

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I am a cognitive neuroscientist studying the neural basis of language in healthy individuals and those with a mental, learning, or neurological disability. My research is motivated by the need to develop diagnostic methods, and language psychotherapeutic interventions, that are personalized and grounded in a cognitive neuroscience framework. I use behavioral methods and multimodal neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG, simultaneous fMRI/EEG) to study the neural mechanisms of perception, cognition and learning in the human brain with high spatial and temporal sensitivity.

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  1. Dar S, Liebenthal E, Pan H, Smith T, Savitz A, Landa Y, Silbersweig D, Stern E. Abnormal semantic processing of threat words associated with excitement and hostility symptoms in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2021 Feb; 228:394-402. PMID: 33549981.
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  2. Conant LL, Liebenthal E, Desai A, Seidenberg MS, Binder JR. Differential activation of the visual word form area during auditory phoneme perception in youth with dyslexia. Neuropsychologia. 2020 09; 146:107543. PMID: 32598966.
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  3. Yao S, Liebenthal E, Juvekar P, Bunevicius A, Vera M, Rigolo L, Golby AJ, Tie Y. Sex Effect on Presurgical Language Mapping in Patients With a Brain Tumor. Front Neurosci. 2020; 14:4. PMID: 32038154.
    Citations: 2     
  4. Heugel N, Liebenthal E, Beardsley SA. Method for spatial overlap estimation of electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging responses. J Neurosci Methods. 2019 12 01; 328:108401. PMID: 31445115.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Mangalathu-Arumana J, Liebenthal E, Beardsley SA. Optimizing Within-Subject Experimental Designs for jICA of Multi-Channel ERP and fMRI. Front Neurosci. 2018; 12:13. PMID: 29410611.
  6. Monson BB, Eaton-Rosen Z, Kapur K, Liebenthal E, Brownell A, Smyser CD, Rogers CE, Inder TE, Warfield SK, Neil JJ. Differential Rates of Perinatal Maturation of Human Primary and Nonprimary Auditory Cortex. eNeuro. 2018 Jan-Feb; 5(1). PMID: 29354680.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Liebenthal E, Möttönen R. An interactive model of auditory-motor speech perception. Brain Lang. 2018 12; 187:33-40. PMID: 29268943.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Conant LL, Liebenthal E, Desai A, Binder JR. The relationship between maternal education and the neural substrates of phoneme perception in children: Interactions between socioeconomic status and proficiency level. Brain Lang. 2017 08; 171:14-22. PMID: 28437659.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Liebenthal E, Bernstein LE. Editorial: Neural Mechanisms of Perceptual Categorization as Precursors to Speech Perception. Front Neurosci. 2017; 11:69. PMID: 28261047.
  10. Liebenthal E, Silbersweig DA, Stern E. The Language, Tone and Prosody of Emotions: Neural Substrates and Dynamics of Spoken-Word Emotion Perception. Front Neurosci. 2016; 10:506. PMID: 27877106.
    Citations: 11     
  11. Humphries C, Sabri M, Lewis K, Liebenthal E. Hierarchical organization of speech perception in human auditory cortex. Front Neurosci. 2014; 8:406. PMID: 25565939.
    Citations: 9     
  12. Bernstein LE, Liebenthal E. Neural pathways for visual speech perception. Front Neurosci. 2014; 8:386. PMID: 25520611.
    Citations: 37     
  13. Liebenthal E, Desai RH, Humphries C, Sabri M, Desai A. The functional organization of the left STS: a large scale meta-analysis of PET and fMRI studies of healthy adults. Front Neurosci. 2014; 8:289. PMID: 25309312.
    Citations: 18     
  14. Sabri M, Humphries C, Verber M, Liebenthal E, Binder JR, Mangalathu J, Desai A. Neural effects of cognitive control load on auditory selective attention. Neuropsychologia. 2014 Aug; 61:269-79. PMID: 24946314.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Conant LL, Liebenthal E, Desai A, Binder JR. FMRI of phonemic perception and its relationship to reading development in elementary- to middle-school-age children. Neuroimage. 2014 Apr 01; 89:192-202. PMID: 24315840.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Liebenthal E, Sabri M, Beardsley SA, Mangalathu-Arumana J, Desai A. Neural dynamics of phonological processing in the dorsal auditory stream. J Neurosci. 2013 Sep 25; 33(39):15414-24. PMID: 24068810.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Molholm S, Mercier MR, Liebenthal E, Schwartz TH, Ritter W, Foxe JJ, De Sanctis P. Mapping phonemic processing zones along human perisylvian cortex: an electro-corticographic investigation. Brain Struct Funct. 2014 Jul; 219(4):1369-83. PMID: 23708059.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Sabri M, Humphries C, Verber M, Mangalathu J, Desai A, Binder JR, Liebenthal E. Perceptual demand modulates activation of human auditory cortex in response to task-irrelevant sounds. J Cogn Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 25(9):1553-62. PMID: 23647558.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Mangalathu-Arumana J, Beardsley SA, Liebenthal E. Within-subject joint independent component analysis of simultaneous fMRI/ERP in an auditory oddball paradigm. Neuroimage. 2012 May 01; 60(4):2247-57. PMID: 22377443.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Sabri M, Humphries C, Binder JR, Liebenthal E. Neural events leading to and associated with detection of sounds under high processing load. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Mar; 34(3):587-97. PMID: 22102362.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Liebenthal E, Desai R, Ellingson MM, Ramachandran B, Desai A, Binder JR. Specialization along the left superior temporal sulcus for auditory categorization. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Dec; 20(12):2958-70. PMID: 20382643.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Humphries C, Liebenthal E, Binder JR. Tonotopic organization of human auditory cortex. Neuroimage. 2010 Apr 15; 50(3):1202-11. PMID: 20096790.
    Citations: 89     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Desai R, Liebenthal E, Waldron E, Binder JR. Left posterior temporal regions are sensitive to auditory categorization. J Cogn Neurosci. 2008 Jul; 20(7):1174-88. PMID: 18284339.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Sabri M, Binder JR, Desai R, Medler DA, Leitl MD, Liebenthal E. Attentional and linguistic interactions in speech perception. Neuroimage. 2008 Feb 01; 39(3):1444-56. PMID: 17996463.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Humphries C, Binder JR, Medler DA, Liebenthal E. Time course of semantic processes during sentence comprehension: an fMRI study. Neuroimage. 2007 Jul 01; 36(3):924-32. PMID: 17500009.
    Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Binder JR, Medler DA, Westbury CF, Liebenthal E, Buchanan L. Tuning of the human left fusiform gyrus to sublexical orthographic structure. Neuroimage. 2006 Nov 01; 33(2):739-48. PMID: 16956773.
    Citations: 84     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Sabri M, Liebenthal E, Waldron EJ, Medler DA, Binder JR. Attentional modulation in the detection of irrelevant deviance: a simultaneous ERP/fMRI study. J Cogn Neurosci. 2006 May; 18(5):689-700. PMID: 16768370.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Humphries C, Binder JR, Medler DA, Liebenthal E. Syntactic and semantic modulation of neural activity during auditory sentence comprehension. J Cogn Neurosci. 2006 Apr; 18(4):665-79. PMID: 16768368.
    Citations: 116     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Binder JR, Medler DA, Desai R, Conant LL, Liebenthal E. Some neurophysiological constraints on models of word naming. Neuroimage. 2005 Sep; 27(3):677-93. PMID: 15921937.
    Citations: 96     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  30. Desai R, Liebenthal E, Possing ET, Waldron E, Binder JR. Volumetric vs. surface-based alignment for localization of auditory cortex activation. Neuroimage. 2005 Jul 15; 26(4):1019-29. PMID: 15893476.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  31. Liebenthal E, Binder JR, Spitzer SM, Possing ET, Medler DA. Neural substrates of phonemic perception. Cereb Cortex. 2005 Oct; 15(10):1621-31. PMID: 15703256.
    Citations: 141     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  32. Ellingson ML, Liebenthal E, Spanaki MV, Prieto TE, Binder JR, Ropella KM. Ballistocardiogram artifact reduction in the simultaneous acquisition of auditory ERPS and fMRI. Neuroimage. 2004 Aug; 22(4):1534-42. PMID: 15275910.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Binder JR, Liebenthal E, Possing ET, Medler DA, Ward BD. Neural correlates of sensory and decision processes in auditory object identification. Nat Neurosci. 2004 Mar; 7(3):295-301. PMID: 14966525.
    Citations: 153     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Liebenthal E, Ellingson ML, Spanaki MV, Prieto TE, Ropella KM, Binder JR. Simultaneous ERP and fMRI of the auditory cortex in a passive oddball paradigm. Neuroimage. 2003 Aug; 19(4):1395-404. PMID: 12948697.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Liebenthal E, Binder JR, Piorkowski RL, Remez RE. Short-term reorganization of auditory analysis induced by phonetic experience. J Cogn Neurosci. 2003 May 15; 15(4):549-58. PMID: 12803966.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Liebenthal E, Pratt H. Evidence for primary auditory cortex involvement in the echo suppression precedence effect: a 3CLT study. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 1997; 8(3):181-201. PMID: 9429985.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Liebenthal E, Uhlmann O, Camhi JM. Critical parameters of the spike trains in a cell assembly: coding of turn direction by the giant interneurons of the cockroach. J Comp Physiol A. 1994 Mar; 174(3):281-96. PMID: 8151520.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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