Deepti Putcha, PhD
Deepti is a graduate of the Clinical Psychology program at Boston University. She is interested in investigating the neural correlates underlying visual perception and resting state functional connectivity networks in both healthy older adults as well as individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Deepti is currently exploring the activity of brain regions supporting visual perception of optic flow stimuli thought to inform spatial navigation abilities. Specifically, she is focusing on examining how Parkinson’s disease affects the activity of V6 and MT+ in response to optic flow stimuli. Additionally, she is exploring the effects of Parkinson’s disease on the functional connectivity of core neurocognitive networks at rest, and how these changes relate to neuropsychological performance.
Putcha D, Ross RS, Cronin-Golomb A, Janes AC, & Stern CE (in preparation) Disrupted intrinsic functional coupling between large-scale distributed networks in Parkinson’s disease.
Putcha D, Ross RS, Rosen ML, Cronin-Golomb A, Somers DC, & Stern CE (2014) Functional correlates of optic flow motion processing in Parkinson’s disease. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 8(57) [epub ahead of print].
Putcha D, Brickhouse M, O’Keefe K, Sullivan C, Rentz D, Marshall G, Dickerson B, & Sperling RA (2011) Hippocampal hyperactivity associated with cortical thinning in Alzheimer’s disease signature regions in non-demented elderly adults. The Journal of Neuroscience. 31(48):17680-8.
Putcha D, O’Keefe K, LaViolette P, O’Brien J, Greve D, Locascio J, Atri A, Rentz D, & Sperling RA (2011) Reliability of fMRI Associative Encoding Memory Paradigm in Non-Demented Elderly Adults. Human Brain Mapping.
Vannini P, Hedden T, Becker JA, Sullivan C, Putcha D, Rentz D, Johnson KA, & Sperling RA (2011). Age and amyloid-related alterations in default network habituation to stimulus repetition. Neurobiology of Aging.
Drzezga A, Becker JA, Van Dijk KRA, Sreenivasan A, Talukdar T, Sullivan C, Schultz AP, Sepulcre J, Putcha D, Greve D, Johnson KA, & Sperling RA (2011) Neuronal dysfunction and disconnection of cortical hubs in non-demented subject with elevated amyloid burden. Brain.
Wang L, Laviolette P, O’Keefe K, Putcha D, Bakkour A, Koene RA, Van Dijk, Pihlajamäki M, Dickerson BC, & Sperling RA (2010) Intrinsic connectivity between the hippocampus and posteromedial cortex predicts memory performance in cognitively intact older individuals. Neuroimage. 51:910-7.
Becker JA, Hedden T, Carmasin J, Maye J, Rentz D, Putcha D, Fischl B, Greve DN, Marshall GA, Salloway S, Marks D, Buckner RL, Sperling RA, & Johnson KA (2010) Amyloid-β associated cortical thinning in clinically normal elderly. Annals of Neurology.