Department of Psychology
Medford, MA 02155
Tel: 617-627-4959 (Tufts)
Tel: 617-726-3432 (MGH)
Associate Professor of Psychology
M.D., St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1993
Ph.D., Kings College, University of London, 2000
Gina R Kuperberg, MD PhD, is an Associate Professor in the
Dept. of Psychology at Tufts University and an Associate Psychiatrist in the
Dept. of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned her MD at St.
Bartholomew's Medical School, London, and her PhD in Psychology and Cognitive
Neuroscience at Kings College, University of London. She completed an internship
at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and a residency and fellowship in psychiatry at
the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, London. She came to the US in
1998 and completed research fellowships in neuroimaging and cognitive
electrophysiology at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and the NeuroCognition Lab at Tufts
Dr. Kuperberg has a joined Lab across Tufts University (the
NeuroCognition Lab, in collaboration with Dr. Phillip Holcomb) and the Martinos
Center for Biomedical Imaging (Mass. General Hospital). Dr. Kuperberg's Lab
focuses on the cognitive neuroscience of language, thought and meaning. We are
interested in when, where and how the human brain builds up the meaning of
sentences, discourse (whole stories) and visual images (movie-clips). To address
these questions we use multimodal neuroimaging techniques: event-related
potentials (ERPs) have excellent temporal resolution and can tell us when
neurocognitive processes happen in the brain; functional magnetic resonance
imaging (fMRI) has excellent spatial resolution and can tell us where
neurocognitive processes occur in the human brain. In addition to studying
normal brain function, we are also examining how the build-up of meaning is
impaired in patients with schizophrenia and how such impairments are reflected
by abnormal patterns of brain activity in such patients.
lab website for more details.
Joining our lab as a graduate student will offer you a strong
cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistic training, and will give you insights
into the use of multimodal neuroimaging methods to address fundamental questions
of how the brain builds up meaning. Depending on a student's interest,during
his/her graduate career he/she may focus on developing and expanding ERP
projects in healthy individuals, may apply their paradigms to learn how language
processing goes awry in schizophrenia, and/or may complement their training in
ERPs with training in fMRI at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.
Learn more about how to join the lab as a graduate student and for
the types of studies that are being carried out by current grad students.
We welcome undergraduate involvement in our research.
Learn more about joining our lab as a volunteer.
Representative Publications - Please visit Dr. Kuperberg's