Shulman Laboratory

Gordon L. Shulman, PhD

I use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to understand attention, perception, and cognition in adults. In the last decade, studies have shown that the brain has a highly structured tonic or ‘resting’ physiology in which brain areas form coherent groups or networks. A current project is directed at understanding the relationship between this resting organization and the organization as people engage in different types of behaviors. A second ongoing project examines alterations in behavior and brain structure and physiology following a stroke, such as abnormalities in the brain’s resting organization.


  1. Shulman GL, Fiez JA, Corbetta M, Buckner RL, Miezin FM, Raichle ME, Petersen SE, Common blood flow changes across visual tasks: II. Decreases in cerebral cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 1997: 9: 648-663.
  2. Corbetta M, Shulman GL, Control of goal-directed and stimulus-driven attention in the brain. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2002: 3: 201-215.
  3. Sestieri C, Corbetta M, Romani GL, Shulman GL, Episodic memory retrieval, parietal cortex, and the Default Mode Network: functional and topographic analyses. Journal of Neuroscience 2011: 31: 4407-4420.
  4. Corbetta M, Shulman GL, Spatial Neglect and Attention Networks. Annual Review of Neuroscience 2011: 34: 569-599.
  5. Baldassarre A, Ramsey L, Rengachary J, Zinn K, Siegel JS, Metcalf NV, Strube MJ, Snyder AZ, Corbetta M, Shulman GL, Dissociated functional connectivity profiles for motor and attention deficits in acute right-hemisphere stroke. Brain 2016: 139: 2024-38. doi:10.1093/brain/aww107.
  6. Sestieri C, Shulman GL, Corbetta M, The contribution of the human posterior parietal cortex to episodic memory. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2017: 18: 183-192.


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Mailing address:
Washington University School of Medicine
4525 Scott Ave, rm 2121
Campus Box 8225
St. Louis, MO 63110