Naomi Robin Driesen PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry and in Neurology

Research Interests

Prefrontal cortex, working memory, brain connectivity, fMRI, adolescent development, NMDA antagonism

Current Projects

  • Trajectories of Prefrontal Development
  • Effects of Ketamine and Guanfacine on Working Memory in Healthy Subjects

  • The Interactive Impact of Cocaine and Schizophrenia on Prefrontal Function


Selected Publications

  • 1. Weinberger, D.R., Berman, K.F., Iadarola, M., Driesen, N., Zec, R.F. Prefrontal cortical blood flow and cognitive function in Huntington’s disease. (1988) Journal for Neurological Neurosurgery Psychiatry, 51(1), 94-104.
  • 2. Wanebo, J.E., Malik, J.M., VandenBerg, S.R., Wanebo, H.J., Driesen, N. & Persing, J.A. (1993). Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. A clinicopathologic study of 28 cases. Cancer, 71(4), 1247-53.
  • 3. Driesen, N.R. & Raz, N. (1995). The influence of sex, age and handedness on corpus callosum morphology: a meta-analysis. Psychobiology, 23, 240-247.
  • 4. Driesen, N.R., Cox, D.J., Gonder-Frederick, L., Clarke, W. (1995). Reaction time impairment in insulin dependent diabetes: task complexity, blood glucose levels and individual differences. Neuropsychology, 9, 246-254.
  • 5. Miller, T.J., McGlashan, T.H., Woods, S.W., Stein, K., Driesen, N., Corcoran, C.M., Hoffman, R. & Davidson, L (1999). Symptom assessment in schizophrenic prodromal states, Psychiatric Quarterly, 70, 273-287.
  • 6. Hampson, M., Driesen, N.R., Skudlarski, P., Gore, J.C. & Constable, R.T. (2006). Brain connectivity related to working memory performance. Journal of Neuroscience, 26(51), 13338-43.
  • 7. Driesen, N.R., Goldberg, P.A., Anderson, A.W., Tang, L., Flanagan, D.E., Sherwin, R.S. & Gore, J.C. (2007). Hypoglycemia Reduces the Blood-Oxygenation Level Dependent Signal in Primary Auditory and Visual Cortex: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 85(3), 575-82.
  • 8. Driesen, N.R., Leung, H-C, Calhoun, V.D, Constable, R.T., Gueorguieva, R. Hoffman, R., Skudlarski, P., Goldman-Rakic, P.S., Krystal, J.H. (2008) Impairment during Working Memory Maintenance and Response in Schizophrenia: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evidence. Biological Psychiatry, 64(12),1026-34.
  • 9. Yi, Y., Driesen, N.R., Leung, H-C. (2009) Behavioral and neural correlated of memory selection and interference resolution during a digit working memory task. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 9(3), 249-259.

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