University of Pittsburgh

Becker, James

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine (Secondary appointment in Department of Psychology)
PhD, John Hopkins University
Cognitive Program, Cognitive Neuroscience Concentration Program


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Research Interests: Human memory disorders, the neuroanatomical damage which produces human memory disorders

Accepting Graduate Students: No

Selected Publications

  • Becker, J.T., Aizenstein, H., Butters, M.A. (in press). Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Findings in Normal and Pathological Aging. In Geriatric Neuropsychology: Fundamentals for Practice. Bush S.S. and Martin T.A.(Eds.) New York: Psychology Press.
  • Becker, J.T., Davis, S.W., Hayashi, K.M., Meltzer, C.C., Toga, A.W., Lopez, O.L., and Thompson, P.M., for the IMAGe Research Group. (2006). Three-Dimensional Patterns of Hippocampal Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Archives of Neurology, 63, 97-101. (Abstract-pdf)
  • Thompson, P.M., Dutton, R.A., Hayashi, K.M., Toga, A.W., Lopez, O.L., Aizenstein, H.J., and Becker, J.T. (2005). Thinning of the cerebral cortex visualized in HIV/AIDS reflects CD4+ T lymphocyte decline. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 102(43), 15647-52. (Abstract-pdf)
  • Becker, J.T., Lopez, O.L., Dew, M.A., & Aizenstein, H.J. (2004). Prevalence of cognitive disorders differs as a function of age in Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection. AIDS, 18:S11-S18. (Abstract-pdf)
  • Ravizza, S.M., Delgado, M.R., Chein, J.M., Becker, J.T., & Fiez, J.A. (2004). Functional dissociations within the inferior parietal cortex iin verbal working memory. NeuroImage, 22, 562-73. (Abstract-pdf)

Honors and Awards

  • Editor, Neuropsychology, (American Psychological Association Journal)(2002-present)