Ben Chernoff

Graduate Student
BA, George Washington University, 2014

2B241 RCBI
bchernof@ur.rochester.edu

Research Overview

Ben Chernoff is a 2nd year Ph.D student working with Brad Mahon. He utilizes diffusion tensor imaging, functional neuroimaging, and neuropsychological assessment to longitudinally study tumor and AVM patients both pre-, intra-, and post-operatively. His research primarily utilizes probabilistic tractography in conjunction with fMRI to study the representation of concepts, actions, and objects in the brain, and how those representations re-organize due to lesion.

Selected Publications

PUBLICATIONS

  • Chernoff, B., Teghipco, A., Garcea, F. Smith, S., Pilcher, P., & Mahon, B (in preparation). Damage to the Frontal Aslant Tract in an SMA lesion case causes language impairment with spared motor function.
  • Garcea, F., Chernoff, B. Teghipco, A., Smith, S., Pilcher, P,. & Mahon, B (in preparation) A Temporal-Parietal Pathway for Accessing Action Knowledge from Visual Input.
  • Chernoff, B. & Kravitz, D. (in preparation). The time-course of expert object recognition: Superior expert performance emerges late.

POSTERS

  • Chernoff, B., Garcea, F., Teghipco, A., Smith, S., Pilcher, P., & Mahon, B (2016, July) A Temporal-Parietal Pathway for Accessing Action Knowledge from Visual Input. Poster presented at the Gordon Conference for Neurobiology of Cognition, Sunday River, ME.
  • Chernoff, B. & Kravitz, D. (2015, May). The time-course of expert object recognition. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), New York, NY.