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Lisa L. Conant, PhD                                                                                                      

Assistant Professor of Neurology                                                                                                                                                 



  • Pediatric Neuropsychology


  • PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 1995


  • Internship, Clinical Psychology, University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville, 1994-1995
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Neuropsychology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, 1995-1997

Brief Clinical/Research Interest Statement:

to be updated soon

Publications: Selected peer-reviewed publications

  1. Desai RH, Binder JR, Conant LL, Mano QR, Seidenberg MS. The neural career of sensory-motor metaphors. J Cogn Neurosci 2011 Sep;23(9):2376-86 PMID 21126156
  2. Conant LL, Wilfong A, Inglese C, Schwarte A. Dysfunction of executive and related processes in childhood absence epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav 2010 Aug;18(4):414-23 PMID 20656561
  3. Graves WW, Binder JR, Desai RH, Conant LL, Seidenberg MS. Neural correlates of implicit and explicit combinatorial semantic processing. Neuroimage 2010 Nov 1;53(2):638-46 PMID 20600969
  4. Desai RH, Binder JR, Conant LL, Seidenberg MS. Activation of sensory-motor areas in sentence comprehension. Cereb Cortex 2010 Feb;20(2):468-78 PMID 19546154
  5. Binder JR, Desai RH, Graves WW, Conant LL. Where is the semantic system? A critical review and meta-analysis of 120 functional neuroimaging studies. Cereb Cortex 2009 Dec;19(12):2767-96 PMID 19329570
  6. Heffelfinger AK, Koop JI, Fastenau PS, Brei TJ, Conant L, Katzenstein J, Cashin SE, Sawin KJ. The relationship of neuropsychological functioning to adaptation outcome in adolescents with spina bifida. J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2008;14:793-804.
  7. Desai R, Conant LL, Waldron E, Binder JR. FMRI of past tense processing: the effects of phonological complexity and task difficulty. J Cogn Neurosci 2006 Feb;18(2):278-97 PMID 16494687
  8. 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
  9. Conant LL, Fastenau PS, Giordani B, Boivin MJ, Chounramany C, Xaisida S, Choulamountry L, Pholsena P. Environmental influences on primary memory development: a cross-cultural study of memory span in Lao and American children. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 2003 Dec;25(8):1102-16 PMID 14566584
  10. Rao SM, Salmeron BJ, Durgerian S, Janowiak JA, Fischer M, Risinger RC, Conant LL, Stein EA. Effects of methylphenidate on functional MRI blood-oxygen-level-dependent contrast. Am J Psychiatry 2000 Oct;157(10):1697-9 PMID 11007731
  11. Conant LL, Fastenau PS, Giordani BJ, Boivin MJ, Opel B, Dia Nseyila D. Modality specificity of memory span tasks among Zaïrian children: A developmental perspective. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 1999 Jun;21(3):375-84 PMID 10474176
  12. Fastenau PS, Conant LL, Lauer RE. Working memory in young children: evidence for modality-specificity and implications for cerebral reorganization in early childhood. Neuropsychologia 1998 Jul;36(7):643-52 PMID 9723935
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