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Roeland Hancock, PhD

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address401 Parnassus Ave, LangPorter
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-476-9861
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    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZPhD2013Psychology
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    Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases2012Graduate Fellow
    Cognitive Science Society2013Robert Glushko & Pamela Samuelson Travel Award
    International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society 2012Young Investigator Travel Award

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    I am a cognitive neuroscientist with a primary interest in using neuroimaging to investigate the
    biological bases of language processing, particularly the etiology of language dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders. My interdisciplinary training has been in computational methods, psycholinguistics and neuroimaging. I have expertise in software development, project management, magneto/electroencephalography and functional, structural and spectroscopic magnetic resonance imaging. My recent work has
    focused on the e ects of neurochemistry on the neural dynamics of speech and auditory processing.


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    Science-based Innovation in Learning Center (SILC)
    UCOP Multicampus Research Initiatives and Programs MRP-17-454925Jan 1, 2017 - Jan 1, 2020
    Role: Director of Computation and Biostatistics Core
    Role Description: Responsible for providing computational and statistical support to researchers in education, psychology and neuroscience as part of a multi-campus center for research on learning disabilities in English Language Learners.
    Neurochemistry as a moderator of brain networks for reading
    NIH/NICHD R01HD086168Aug 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Neurochemical correlates of auditory processing and reading ability
    Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging Aug 1, 2014
    Role: Lead Investigator
    Early Mobile Screening for Reading Disorder Risk
    UCSF CTSI UL1 RR024131 Catalyst AwardFeb 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: PI
    Role Description: Goal: To develop an iPad based application to screen risk for developing reading disorder in preschoolers and kindergarteners.
    Individual neurometabolite variability and auditory frequency tuning
    UCSF Department of Radiology Jan 1, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015
    Role: Lead Investigator

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    1. Hancock R, Pugh KR, Hoeft F. Neural Noise Hypothesis of Developmental Dyslexia. Trends Cogn Sci. 2017 Apr 08. PMID: 28400089.
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    2. Gu M, Hurd R, Noeske R, Baltusis L, Hancock R, Sacchet MD, Gotlib IH, Chin FT, Spielman DM. GABA editing with macromolecule suppression using an improved MEGA-SPECIAL sequence. Magn Reson Med. 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28370458.
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    3. Hoeft F, Hancock R . Dyslexia and Neuroscience: The Geschwind-Galaburda Hypothesis, 30 Years Later. Intergenerational transmission of reading and reading brain networks. 2017.
    4. Hancock R, Richlan F, Hoeft F. Possible roles for fronto-striatal circuits in reading disorder. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2016 Nov 5. PMID: 27826071.
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    5. Hancock R, Gabrieli JDE, Hoeft F. Shared temporoparietal dysfunction in dyslexia and typical readers with discrepantly high IQ. Trends Neurosci Educ. 2016 Dec; 5(4):173-177. PMID: 28439565.
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    6. Yamagata B, Murayama K, Black JM, Hancock R, Mimura M, Yang TT, Reiss AL, Hoeft F. Female-Specific Intergenerational Transmission Patterns of the Human Corticolimbic Circuitry. J Neurosci. 2016 Jan 27; 36(4):1254-60. PMID: 26818513.
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    7. Sun X, Hancock R, Bever TG, Xiaoguang C, Schmidt L, Seifert Uwe. Processing Relative Clauses in Chinese: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials. Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics. 2016; 39(1).
    8. Rueckl JG, Paz-Alonso PM, Molfese PJ, Kuo WJ, Bick A, Frost SJ, Hancock R, Wu DH, Mencl WE, Duñabeitia JA, Lee JR, Oliver M, Zevin JD, Hoeft F, Carreiras M, Tzeng OJ, Pugh KR, Frost R. Universal brain signature of proficient reading: Evidence from four contrasting languages. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 15; 112(50):15510-5. PMID: 26621710.
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    9. Myers CA, Vandermosten M, Farris EA, Hancock R, Gimenez P, Black JM, Casto B, Drahos M, Tumber M, Hendren RL, Hulme C, Hoeft F. White matter morphometric changes uniquely predict children's reading acquisition. Psychol Sci. 2014 Oct; 25(10):1870-83. PMID: 25212581; PMCID: PMC4326021.
    10. Gimenez P, Bugescu N, Black JM, Hancock R, Pugh K, Nagamine M, Kutner E, Mazaika P, Hendren R, McCandliss BD, Hoeft F. Neuroimaging correlates of handwriting quality as children learn to read and write. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014; 8:155. PMID: 24678293; PMCID: PMC3958698.
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