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Allen, D Greg

Dr. Allen’s research is primarily focused on two complementary interests, the function of the cerebellum and the neural basis of autism spectrum disorders, which he investigates using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological methods.  In autism spectrum disorders, the cerebellum is one of the most commonly reported sites of brain abnormality.  Dr. Allen’s current studies are investigating how changes in the cerebellum impact the development of brain connectivity, and how the development of aberrant cerebellar connections might impact behavior and the symptoms of autism.

Allen, G. (In preparation). The neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders. Wiley.

Miller, H. L., Odegard, T. N., Allen, G. (2014). Evaluating information processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The case for Fuzzy Trace Theory. Developmental Review, 34(1), 44-76.

Zaidel, L., Allen, G., Cullum, C. M., Briggs, R. W., Hynan, L. S., Weiner, M. F., McColl, R., Gopinath, K., McDonald, E., & Rubin, C. D. (2012). Donepezil effects on hippocampal and prefrontal functional connectivity in Alzheimer’s Disease: Preliminary report. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 31, 221-226.

Allen, G. (2011). Functional neuroanatomy of the cerebellum. In A. Davis (Ed.), Handbook of pediatric neuropsychology. New York, NY: Springer. 

Allen, G. (2011). The cerebellum in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In: E. Hollander, A. Kolevzon, & J. Coyle (Eds.), Textbook of autism spectrum disorders (pp. 375-385). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.