James Becker, Ph.D.


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Research Interests

Neural effects of aging and Alzheimer’s; fMRI; MEG.


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  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University


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


  • Publication 199

    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.

  • Publication 368

    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.

  • Publication 273

    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.

  • Publication 101

    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.

  • Publication 754

    Erickson, KI, Raji, C, Lopez, O, Becker, JT, Rosano, C, Newman, AB, Gach, HM, Thompson, PM, Ho, AJ, Kuller, LH. (2010). Physical activity predicts gray matter volume in late adulthood: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Neurology. 75: 1415-22.

  • Publication 946

    Erickson, KI, Barr, LL, Weinstein, AM, Banducci, SE, Akl, SL, Santo, NM, Leckie, RL, Oakley, M, Saxton, J, Aizenstein, HJ, Becker, JT, Lopez, OL. (in press). Measuring physical activity with accelerometry in a community sample with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatic Society.