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Timothy Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience

Contact Information

Phone: 858.822.1769

Location: ACTRI 4W202

Mailing Address:
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0841
La Jolla, CA 92093

Research Description
Human brain and cognitive development. Neural systems for developing language and semantic representations. Multimodal structural and functional imaging of human brain development. Brain bases of developmental cognitive and learning disorders. Integration of magnetoencephalography (MEG) data with structural and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. Application of MRI, electroencephalography (EEG), and anatomically constrained MEG (aMEG) to the prediction of individual cognitive, academic, and clinical outcomes.

  • Walhovd, K. A, Fjell, A. M., Giedd, J., Dale, A. M., & Brown, T. T. (2017). Feature Article: Through thick and thin: A need to reconcile contradictory results on trajectories in human cortical development. Cerebral Cortex, 27, 1472-1481. PMID: 28365755.
  • Evans, J. L. & Brown, T. T. (2016). Specific language impairment. In S. Small and G. Hickock (Eds.), Neurobiology of language, 899-912.
  • Brown, T. T. (2016). On the brain basis of digital daze in millennial minds. Journal of Management Education, doi: 10.1177/1052562916634118.
  • Chailangkarn, T., Trujillo, C. A., Freitas, B. C., Hrvoj-Mihic, B., Herai, R. H., Yu, D. X., Brown, T. T., Marchetto, M. C. N., Bardy, C., McHenry, L., Stefanacci, L., Järvinen, A., Searcy, Y. M., DeWitt, M., Wong, W., Lai, P., Ard, M. C., Hanson, K. L., Romero, S., Jacobs, R., Dale, A. M., Dai, L., Korenberg, J. R., Gage, F, H., Bellugi, U., Halgren, E., Semendeferi, K., & Muotri, A. R. (2016). A human neurodevelopmental model for Williams syndrome. Nature, 536, 338-343.
  • Dai, L. Järvinen, A., Bellugi, U., Mills, D. L., Brown, T. T., Halgren, E., Pober, B. R., & Korenberg, J. R. (in press). Deletion of 7q11.23 genes and Williams syndrome. In R. P. Erickson and A. J. Wynshaw-Boris (Eds.), Inborn errors of development: The molecular basis of clinical disorders of morphogenesis, 3rd Edition (Oxford).
  • Brown, T. T. (2016). Individual differences in human brain development. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, WIREs Cogn Sci 2016. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1389.
  • Brown, T. T., and Daly, A. J. (2016). Welcome to educational neuroscience. Educational Neuroscience, 1, 1-2.
  • Braddick, O., Atkinson, J., Akshoomoff, N., Newman, E., Curley, L. Robledo, M., Brown, T. T., Dale, A. M., & Jernigan, T. L. (2017). Individual differences in children's global motion sensitivity relate to diffusion imaging measures of the superior longitudinal fasciculus. Vision Research.
  • *Fan, C. C., *Brown, T. T., Bartsch, H., Kuperman, J. M., Hagler, D. J., Schork, A., Halgren, E., & Dale, A. M. (in press). Williams syndrome-specific neuroanatomical profile and its associations with specific behavioral features. NeuroImage: Clinical. *Co-first authors.
  • Curley, L. B., Newman, E., Reuter, C., Thompson, W. K., Brown, T. T., Akshoomoff, A., Hagler, D. J., Dale, A. M., & Jernigan, T. L. (in press). Cortical morphology of the pars opercularis and its relationship to motor inhibitory performance in a longitudinal, developing cohort.
  • Evans, J. L., & Brown, T. T. (in press). Language learning impairments in children. In Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (M. D. Binder, N. Hirokawa, & U. Windhorst, Editors).