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Alyssa Brewer, MD, Research, Irvine, CA


Research Irvine, CA

Associate Professor of Cognitive Sciences

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  • I completed my undergraduate degrees at Stanford University, with a B.S. with Honors in Biological Sciences and an A.B. in Comparative Literature with interdisciplinary honors in Humanities. I continued on at Stanford in a dual-degree graduate program, graduating with an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2007. I am now is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Cognitive Sciences and Language Science, by courtesy, at the University of California, Irvine. My research focuses on visual, auditory, and multi-sensory neuroscience, using behavioral, genetic, and high resolution neuroimaging techniques to investigate questions ranging from the fundamental organization of human visual and auditory cortex to plasticity in visual, auditory, and sensorimotor regions. Studies additionally target patients with stroke, dementia, and chronic pain.

Education & Training

  • Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford University School of MedicineClass of 2007, M.D.
  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityPh.D., Neuroscience, 2000 - 2005
  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityB.S, Biological Sciences, Departmental Honors, 1991 - 1996
  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityA.B., Comparative Literature, Interdepartmental Honors in the Humanities, 1991 - 1996

Publications & Presentations


Grant Support

  • DTI Of Post-Ictal Changes In Patients With Temporal Lobe EpilepsyNational Center For Research Resources2006–2007
  • Several Visual Field Maps With Differential Stimulus SelectivityNational Center For Research Resources2006
  • New Human VO Cluster Subdivisions Derived From Visual Field MappingNational Center For Research Resources2006
  • Human Ventral Occipitotemporal CortexNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke2002–2005
  • Visual Field Maps In Human Ventral OccipitotemporalNational Center For Research Resources2004