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Dr Paul Wright
|Telephone:||+44 (0)1223 766 559|
|Fax:||+44 (0)1223 766 452|
|Address:||Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain
Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 3EB UK
I am involved primarily in the CSLB's research into the neural underpinnings of perceptual and conceptual processing in the ventral stream and associated wider networks. I contribute primarily to the imaging aspects of the work, with a particular interest in patients. Prior to this, my main role was in studies investigating reorganization of the neural language system following stroke, using fMRI, multivariate techniques and lesion-deficit analysis.
I completed my PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Florida in 2006, where I developed functional imaging paradigms to examine dissociable neural systems implicated in emotion processing.
Wright, P., Stamatakis, E.A. & Tyler, L.K. (2012). Differentiating hemispheric contributions to syntax and semantics in patients with left-hemisphere lesions. Journal of Neuroscience 32(24):8149-8157.
Tyler, L.K., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Randall, B., Wright, P., Devereux, B.J., Zhuang, J., Papoutsi, M., Stamatakis, E.A. (2011). Left inferior frontal cortex and syntax: Function, structure and behaviour in left-hemisphere damaged patients. Brain, 134(2), 415-431.
Wright, P., Randall, B., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., & Tyler, L.K. (2011). Dissociating linguistic and task-related activity in LIFG. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(2), 404-413.
Tyler, L.K., Wright, P., Randall, B., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., & Stamatakis, E.A. (2010). Reorganisation of syntactic processing following LH brain damage: Does RH activity preserve function? Brain, 133(11), 3396-3408.
Tyler, L.K., Shafto, M.A., Randall, B., Wright, P., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Stamatakis, E.A. (2010). Preserving Syntactic Processing across the Adult Life Span: The Modulation of the Frontotemporal Language System in the Context of Age-Related Atrophy. Cerebral Cortex, 20(2), 352-364.
Wright, P., Albarracin, D., Brown, R.D., Li, H., He, G., Liu, Y. (2008). Dissociated responses in the amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex to bottom-up and top-down components of emotional evaluation. Neuroimage, 39(2), 894-902.
Wright, P., Liu, Y. (2006). Neutral faces activate the amygdala during identity matching. Neuroimage. 2006 Jan 15; 29(2):628-636.
Wright, P., He, G., Shapira, N.A., Goodman, W.K., Liu, Y. (2004). Disgust and the insula: fMRI responses to pictures of mutilation and contamination. Neuroreport. 2004 Oct 25;15(15):2347-2351.
Conference presentations and posters
Wright, P. Reorganisation and plasticity in the neural language system. Oral presentation of behalf of Prof. Tyler, British Neuroscience Association 2011, Harrogate, UK.
Wright, P., Randall, B., Devereux, B.J., Zhuang, J., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Papoutsi, M., Stamatakis, E.A., Tyler, L.K. Left inferior frontal cortex and syntax: Analysis of structure, function and behaviour in LH damaged patients. Poster presentation, Society for Neuroscience 2010, San Diego.
Wright, P., Stamatakis, E.A., Randall, B., Griffiths, J.D., Tyler, L.K. Syntactic comprehension following stroke: right-hemisphere recruitment cannot compensate for damage to left inferior frontal gyrus. Oral presentation, British Neuropsychological Society, Spring 2010, London.
Wright, P., Liu, Y. Limbic modulation or stimulus effects: Testing the face matching and labeling paradigm. Human Brain Mapping 2007, Chicago, IL.
Wright, P., Li, H., Brown, R., Liu, Y., Albarracin, D. The effects of training on evaluative judgments: a look at evaluative procedural learning. Human Brain Mapping 2006, Florence, Italy.
Wright, P., Liu, Y. Habituation differentiates the amygdala response to emotional and neutral face matching. Human Brain Mapping 2005, Toronto, Canada.
Wright, P., Liu, Y. Matching neutral face identities causes greater amygdala activation than matching emotional facial expressions. Society for Neuroscience 2004, San Diego, CA.
Wright, P., Goodman, W.K., Liu, Y. Distinct neural responses to pictures evoking disgust, fear and horror. Anxiety Disorders Association of America 2004, Miami, FL.
Wright, P., He, A.G., Liu, Y., Goodman, W.K. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain responses to pictures evoking distinct, aversive emotions. Society for Neuroscience 2003, New Orleans, LA.
Wright, P., Nolan, N., Mahoney, B., White, K., Kuldau, J., Leonard, C. Binocular Rivalry is Slower in First-Degree Relatives of Schizophrenics. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research 2003, Colorado Springs, CO.