Adam J. Woods, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
3710 Hamilton Walk, Office 319
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-573-7010
Email: adwoods@mail.med.upenn.edu

 


Research Topics | Publications | Full CV


Academic & Research Appointment

2010 - Pres.  

Post-Doctoral Fellow

 

Department of Neurology - Center for functional Neuroimaging,

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

 

Advisor: Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

 

Education

2005 - 2010  

George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Neuroscience, May 2010

1999 - 2003  

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, May 2003

 

Awards/Honors and Fellowships

2010 - present 

NIH T32 Post-doctoral fellowship – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2009-2010  

Thelma Hunt Research Fellowship in Psychology, The George Washington University

2009-2010  

Graduate Research Fellowship, The George Washington University, The  George Washington University

2008  

Research Enhancement Grant award for advanced dissertation research,  The George Washington University

2006 - 2009  

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship - Cognitive Neuroscience Division - [abstract]

2005

Academic Fellowship, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University

2003

Graduated Honors in Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2003

Graduated Cum Laude, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2003

1st Place John P. Ost Undergraduate Psychology Research Competition, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2003

Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2003

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2003

Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2003

Dean's List, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2002 - 2003

National Dean's List

2001

Psi Chi Honor Society, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2000

Presidential Honors, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2000

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2000

National Society of Collegiate Scholars, University of Alabama at Birmingham

1999

Dean's List, University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Research Interests (for details, please click here)

Broad:

Cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, and cognitive psychology

Specific: 

Brain arousal systems, attention, event representation, space, time
 

Grant Funding

 

National Institute of Health Training Grant (T32NS007413) – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center – The nature and neural correlates of causal event representation. 10/01/10-10/1/13; $136,000.00, Role: Post-Doctoral Fellow

NIH Challenge Grant - Validating the NIH Toolbox in the Neurorehabilitation Setting (1RC1NS068910-01) - 10/01/09-10/01/2011, Role: Statistical Consultant

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) - Cognitive Neuroscience Division; 09/01/06 - 09/01/09; $120,000.00

Research Enhancement Fund grant award for advanced dissertation research:  P50 Electrophysiology, Arousal and Early Vision. 5/4/08; $2,310.00

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Woods, A.J., Goksun, T., Chatterjee, A., Zelonis, S., Mehta, A., Smith, S. (2013). The development of organized visual search. Acta Psychologica, 143(2), 191-199. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.03.008. [PDF]

Woods, A.J., Philbeck, J.W., Wirtz, P. (2013). Hyper-arousal decreases human visual thresholds. PLoS ONE, 4(8): e61415. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061415. [PDF]

Woods, A.J., Lehet, M., Chatterjee, A. Context modulates the contribution of time and space in causal inference. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 371. [PDF]

Göksun, T., Woods, A.J.., Chatterjee, A., Zelonis, S., Glass, L., Smith, S.E. Elementary school children’s attentional biases in physical and numerical space. The European Journal of Developmental Psychology, in press, accepted May 2012. [PDF]

Minhas, P., Bikson, M., Woods, A.J., Rosen, A., Kessler, S. Transcranial direct current stimulation in the pediatric versus adult brain: A computational modeling study. IEEE Xplore, in press, accepted May 2012. [PDF]

Woods, A.J., Philbeck, J.W., Chelette, K., Skinner, R.D., Garcia-Rill, E., and Mennemeier, M. Cold pressor stimulation diminishes P50 amplitude in normal subjects. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 71:348-358. [PDF]

Woods, A.J., Mennemeier, M., Garcia-Rill, E., Wallace, T., Chelette, K.C., McCullough, G., Schmidley, J. Improvement in arousal, visual neglect, and perception of stimulus intensity following cold pressor stimulation. Neurocase, 18: 115-122. [PDF]

Amorapanth, P., Kranjec, A., Bromberger, B., Lehet, M., Widick, P., Woods, A.J., Kimberg, D. Y., Chatterjee, A. (2012). Language, perception, and the schematic representation of spatial relations. Brain & Language, 120:226-236. [PDF]

Woods, A.J., Mark, V.W., Pitts, A.C., & Mennemeier, M. (2011). Pervasive cognitive impairment in acute rehabilitation inpatients without known brain injury. PM&R, 3(5), 426-432. [PDF]

Philbeck, J.W., Woods, A.J., Kontra, C., & Zdenkova, P. (2010). A comparison of blind-pulling to blindwalking as a measure of perceived absolute distance. Behavioral Research Methods, 42, 148-160. [PDF]

Woods, A. J., Philbeck, P. W., Danoff, J. (2009). The various "perceptions" of distance: an alternative view of how effort affects distance judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 35(4), 1104-1117. [PDF]

Mennemeier, M., Triggs, W., Chelette, K.C., Woods, A.J., Kimbrell, T., & Dornhoffer, J. (2009). Sham transcranial magnetic stimulation using electrical stimulation of the scalp. Brain Stimulation, 2(3), 168-173. [PDF]

Philbeck, J. W., Woods, A. J., Arthur, J., Todd, J. (2008). Progressive locomotor recalibration during blind walking. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 70(8), 1459-1470. [PDF]

Woods, A. J., & Mark, V. W. (2007). Convergent validity of executive organization measures on cancellation. . Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 29, 719-723. [PDF]

Woods, A. J., Mennemeier, M., Garcia-Rill, E., Meythaler, J., Mark, V. W., Jewell, G. R., & Murphy, H. (2006). Bias in magnitude estimation following left hemisphere injury. Neuropsychologia, 44, 1406-1412. [PDF]

Mark, V.W., Woods, A. J., Mennemeier, M., Abbas, S., & Taub, E. (2006). Cognitive screening for CI therapy in the outpatient clinic. Neurorehabilitation, 21(1), 139-146. [PDF]

Taylor-Cooke, P. A., Ricci, R.; Baños, J. H., Zhou, X., Woods, A. J., & Mennemeier, M. S. (2006). Perception of motor strength and stimulus magnitude are correlated in stroke patients. Neurology, 66, 1444-1446.  [PDF]

Mennemeier, M., Pierce, C., Dowler, R., Chatterjee, A., Anderson, B., Jewell, G., Woods, A. J., & Mark, V. W. (2005). Biases in attentional orientation and magnitude estimation explain crossover: neglect is a disorder of both. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17(2), 1194-1211. [PDF]

Mark, V. W., Oberhue, A.M., Henderson, C., & Woods, A. J. (2005). Ballism following stroke responds to simple therapeutic interventions. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 86(1), 1226-1233. [PDF]

Mark, V. W., Woods, A. J., Ball, K.K., Roth, D. L., & Mennemeier, M. (2004). Disorganized search is not a consequence of neglect. Neurology, 63, 78-84. [PDF]

 

Invited Presentations

2013

Neuroscience Chalk Talks, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Space, Time, and Causality: a tDCS study

 

2013

Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimultion, University of Pennsylvania

Brain Arousal Systems: Treating Spatial Neglect following Stroke

 

2012

Psychology Lecture Series, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Space, Time & Causality in the Brain

 

2012

Institute on Aging Center Lecture Series, University of Florida

Brain Arousal Systems: The Gateway to Conscious Behavior

 

2012

Psychology Lecture Series, Texas Christian University

Space, Time & Causality in the Human Brain

 

2012

Experimental Psychology Lecture Series, Texas Tech University

Space, Time & Causality in the Brain

 

2012

Neuroscience Lecture Series, Bowdoin College

Space, Time & Causality in the Brain

 

2012

International Research Training Group Winter School, Aachen University, Germany

Space, Time, and Event Representation

 

2012

Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation, University of Pennsylvania

Space, Time, and Causal Inference: a tDCS study

 

2012

Neuroscience Chalk Talks, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Role of the Right Parietal Cortex in Causal Inference

 

2012

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Causal Event Perception Across the Lifespan

 

2010

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Lecture Series, University of Pennsylvania

The Nature and Neural Correlates of Perceptual Causality

 

2009

Department of Neurology, Chatterjee Lab, University of Pennsylvania

The consequences of hyper-arousal for visual perception

 

2008

Cognitive Neuroscience Brown Bag Lecture Series, Department of Psychology, The George Washington University
Cortical Arousal and Visual Perception

 

2007 

Department of Neurobiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Does effort influence perceived distance?
 

2006

Cognitive Neuroscience Brown Bag Lecture Series, Department of Psychology, The George Washington University

The various connotations of distance - alternative embodied perceptual models

 

2005 

Department of Psychology, George Washington University
Neglect and neural mechanisms of magnitude estimation
 

2004 

Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
Hemispheric laterality of magnitude estimation
 

2004 

Center for Aging Scientific Lecture Series, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Routine cognitive assessment of elderly non-neurological rehabilitation in-patients: surprising findings
 

2004 

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cognitive impairment in non-neurologic elderly rehabilitation inpatients: fact or fiction?

 

Conference Presentations and Selected Published Abstracts

Woods, A.J., Chatterjee, A., Kranjec, A., Bikson, M., Minhaus, P., Hamilton, R. Space, time, and causal inference: a tDCS study. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, in press.

Kessler, S., Woods, A.J., Minhas, P., Rosen, A., Bikson, M. Dose response relationships and safety parameters for transcranial direct current stimulation in children. Annals of Child Neurology, in press.

Woods, A.J., Lehet, & Chatterjee, A. (2012). The role of the right parietal cortex in causal perception. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, annual meeting.

Woods, A.J., Lehet, M. Hillebrandt, A., & Chatterjee, A. (2011). The timing of time and space influence the perception of causality. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, annual meeting.

Woods, A.J., & Philbeck, J.W. (2010). When does cortical arousal influence performance on visual perception tasks? Journal of Vision, 10(7): 84. [abstract]

Woods, A.J., Philbeck, J.W., Chelette, K., Skinner R., Garcia-Rill, E., Chichka, D., Potolicchio, S., & Mennemeier, M. (2009). Cortical arousal influences early but not late visual perception. Journal of Vision, in press. [abstract]

Woods, A.J., & Philbeck, J.W. (2008). Comparison of rope-pulling to blindwalking as measures of distance perception.  Journal of Vision, 8(6): 351. [abstract]

Woods, A. J., & Philbeck, J. W. (2007). Perceived effort recalibrates verbal distance judgments without altering perceived distance. Visual Cognition, in press. [abstract] [Figure 1]

Woods, A. J., & Philbeck, J. W. (2007). Does perceived effort influence verbal reports of distance? Journal of Vision, 7, 521. [abstract]

Philbeck, J. W., & Woods, A. J. (2007). Does perceived effort influence verbal reports of shape? Journal of Vision, 7, 522. [abstract]

Mennemeier, M. S., Chelette, K. C., Woods, A. J., Hudson, J., Dewi, E., Taylor-Cooke, P.A., Wallace, T., & Skinner, R. D. (2007). The P50 ERP is sensitive to arousal states in both neglect and normal subjects. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13(S1):39. [abstract]

Woods, A. J., Mennemeier, M., Garcia-Rill, E., Wallace, T., Chelette, K. C., McCullough, G., & Schmidley, J. (2006). Cold pressor stimulation improves neglect, magnitude estimation, and arousal (P50 amplitude). Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11(S1): 259. [abstract]

Woods, A. J., & Mark, V. W. (2005). Severe executive dysfunction is a component of left but not right neglect. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 45. [abstract]

Woods, A. J., Jewell, G., Kretzmer, T, Murphy, H., Meidinger, A., Liem, S., Nunn, T., Mark, V. W., Chatterjee, A., Anderson, B., & Mennemeier, M. (2005). A broad spectrum of cognitive deficits in neglect. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 45. [abstract]

Mark, V. W., Woods, A. J., Ball, K.K., Mennemeier, M., & Abbas, S. (2005). Aphasia does not prevent assessing executive functions after stroke. Neurology, 64, A224.

Mark, V. W., Woods, A. J., Mennemeier, M., & Taub, E. (2005). Cognitive Screening for Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in the Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86, E22.

Mark, V. W., Woods, A. J., Ball, K.K., Mennemeier, M., & Abbas, S. (2005). Comprehension ability does not predict executive test compliance following stroke. Second Congress of the International Society for Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders.

Woods, A. J., & Mark, V. W. (2004). Cognitive impairment in non-neurologic elderly hospital inpatients. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 182. [abstract]

Woods, A. J., Mark, V. W., & Mennemeier, M. (2004). Alterations in stimulus response influence cancellation performance. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 91. [abstract]

Woods, A. J., Garcia-Rill, E., Meythaler, J., Mark, V. W., Jewell, G. R., & Mennemeier, M. (2004). Altered magnitude estimation in neglect following left-hemisphere damage improves with pharmacologic treatment for arousal. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 91-92. [abstract]

Woods, A. J., Jewell, G. R., Fisk, G., Tipton, S., Dowler, R., & Mennemeier, M. (2004). Caloric stimulation in neglect: not just for the vestibular system anymore. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 92. [abstract]

Mark, V. W., Woods, A. J., & Mennemeier, M. (2004). Cancellation target marking procedure affects perseveration but not neglect following brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 172. [abstract]

Jewell, G., Kretzmer, T., Meidinger, A., Woods, A. J., Murphy, H., Leim, S., Mark, V. W., & Mennemeier, M. (2004). Merging neuropsychology and psychophysics: right-hemisphere dominance for ratio scaling. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 211. [abstract]

Mark, V. W., & Woods, A. J. (2003). Face validity of search organization measures on cancellation tests. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9, 267. [abstract]

Mark, V. W., & Woods, A. J. (2003). Speed vs. organization measures on cancellation following stroke. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9, 267. [abstract]

Mark, V. W., & Woods, A. J. (2003). Age effects on cancellation speed and organization. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 51, S388. [abstract]

Mennemeier, M., Jewell, G. Kretzmer, T., Murphy, H.L., Woods, A. J., Nunn, T., & Liem, S. (2003). Bridging neuroscience and psychophysics: heteromodal association cortex is a critical component of S.S. Stevens' Power Law. Proceedings of the Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research. [abstract]

 

Dissertation 

Woods, A.J. The consequences of hyper-arousal for human visual perception. The George Washington University. Defended 03/05/2010, Accepted 03/15/2010, Published 05/12/2010 [abstract].
 

Professional Affiliations

Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Society for Neuroscience
International Neuropsychological Society
Vision Sciences Society
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
 


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