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Selected Publications

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In press

Paldino, M.J., Hedges, K., Gaab, N., Galaburda, A.M. & Grant, P.E. (in press). Failure to identify the left arcuate fasciculus at diffusion tractography is a specific marker of language dysfunction in pediatric patients with polymicrogyria. Behavioural Neurology.

Meng, X., You, H., Song, M., Desroches, A.S., Wang, Z., Wei, N., Tian, M., Gaab, N., & Ding, G. (in press). Neural deficits in auditory phonological processing in Chinese children with English reading impairment. Bilingualism: Language Cognition.

Im, K., Raschle, N.M., Smith, S.A., Grant, P.E., & Gaab, N. (in press). Atypical sulcal pattern in children with developmental dyslexia and at-risk kindergartners. Cerebral Cortex.


Langer, N., Benjamin, C., Minas, J., & Gaab, N. (2015). The neural correlates of reading fluency deficits in children. Cerebral Cortex, 25(6): 1441-1453. [View article here.]


Raschle, N.M., Smith S.A., Zuk, J., Dauvermann, M.R., Figuccio, M.J. & Gaab, N. (2014). Investigating the neural correlates of voice versus speech-sound directed information in pre-school children. PLoS ONE, 9(12): e115549. [View article here.]

Shetreet, E., Chierchia, G., & Gaab, N. (2014). Linguistic inability or poor performance: Dissociating scalar implicature generation and mismatch in the developing brain. Developmental Psychology, 50(9): 2264-2275. [View article here.]

Raschle, N. Stering, P.L., Meissner, S. & Gaab, N. (2014). Altered neuronal response during rapid auditory processing and its relation to phonological processing in pre-reading children at familial risk for dyslexia. Cerebral Cortex, 24: 2489-2501. [View article here.]

Zuk, J., Benjamin, C., Kenyon, A., & Gaab, N. (2014). Behavioral and Neural Correlates of Executive Functioning in Musicians and Non-Musicians. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99868. [View article here.]

Shetreet, E., Chierchia, G., & Gaab, N. (2014). When three is not some: On the pragmatics of numerals. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(4): 854-863. [View article here.]

Shetreet, E., Chierchia, G. & Gaab, N. (2014). When some is not every: Dissociating scalar implicature generation and mismatch. Human Brain Mapping, 35(4): 1503-1514. [View article here.]


Zuk, J., Ozernov-Palchik, O., Kim, H., Lakshminarayanan, K., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Tallal, P., & Gaab, N. (2013). Enhanced syllable discrimination threshold in musicians. PLOS ONE, 8(12): e80546. [View article here.]

Im, K. Pienaar, R., Paldino, M.J., Gaab, N., Galaburda, A.M. & Grant, P.E. (2013). Quantification and discrimination of abnormal sulcal patterns in polymicrogyria. Cerebral Cortex , 23: 3007-3015. [View article here.]

Saygin, Z., Norton, E., Osher, D., Beach, S., Cyr, A., Ozernov-Palchik, O., Yendiki, A., Fischl, B., Gaab, N., & Gabrieli, J. (2013). Tracking the roots of reading ability: White matter volume and integrity correlate with phonological awareness in pre-reading and early-reading kindergarten children. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(33):13251-13258. [View article here.]

Zuk, J., Andrade, P.E., Andrade, O.V.C.A., Gardiner, M.F. & Gaab, N. (2013). Music, language and reading abilities in early Portuguese readers. Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, 4: 288. [View article here.]


Benjamin, C.F. & Gaab, N. (2012). What’s the story? The tale of reading fluency told at speed. Human Brain Mapping, 33(11): 2572-2585. [View article here.]

Raschle, N., Zuk, J., Ortiz-Manilla, S., Sliva, D.D., Franceschi, A., Grant, E., Benasich, A. & Gaab, N. (2012). Pediatric Neuroimaging in Early Childhood and Infancy: Challenges and Practical Guidelines. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1252: 43-50. [View article here.]

Raschle. N.; Zuk, J. & Gaab, N. (2012). Functional characteristics of developmental dyslexia in left-hemispheric posterior brain regions predate reading onset. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109:2156-61. [View article here.]

Kovelman, I., Norton, E. S., Christodoulou, J. A., Gaab, N., Triantafyllou, C., Lieberman, D. A., Lymberis, J., Wolf, M.,Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2012). Brain Basis of Phonological Awareness for Spoken Language in Children and Its disruption in dyslexia. Cerebral Cortex, 22:754-64. [View article here.]


You, H., Gaab, N., Wei, N., Cheng-Lai, A., Wang, Z., Jian, J., Song, M., Meng, X., & Ding, G. (2011). Neural deficits in second language reading: fMRI evidence from Chinese children with English reading impairment. Neuroimage, 57(3):760-70. [View article here.]

Raschle, N., Chang, M., & Gaab, N. (2011). Structural brain alterations associated with dyslexia predate reading onset. Neuroimage, 57(3): 742-749. [View article here.]


Benjamin, C., Lieberman, D.A., Chang, M., Ofen, N., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Gaab, N. (2010). The influence of rest period instruction on the default mode network. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. [View article here.]

Ghosh, S.S., Kakunoori, S., Augustinack, J., Nieto-Castanon, A., Kovelman, I, Gaab, N., Christodoulou, J.A., Triantafyllou, C., Gabrieli, J.D. & Fischl, B. (2010). Evaluating the Validity of Volume-Based and Surface-Based Brain Image Registration for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Studies in Children 4-to-11 Years of Age. Neuroimage, 53 (1): 85-93. [View article here.]


Christodoulou, C. & Gaab, N. (2009). Using and Misusing Neuroscience in Education-Related Research. Cortex, 45(4):555-557. [View article here.]

Raschle, N.M., Lee, M., Buechler, R., Christodoulou, J.A., Chnag, M., Vakil, M., Stering, P.L., & Gaab, N. (2009). Making MR imaging child's play- pediatric neuroimaging protocol, guidelines and procedures. Journal of Visualized Experiments. [View article here.]

Schulze, K., Gaab, N., & Schlaug, G. (2009). Perceiving pitch absolutely: comparing absolute and relative pitch possessors in a pitch memory task. BMC Neurosci., 10(1): 106-118. [View article here.]


Gaab, N., Gabrieli, J. & Glover, G. (2008). Resting in peace or noise: scanner background noise suppresses default-mode network. Human Brain Mapping, 29 (7): 858-867. [View article here.]


Gaab, N., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Deutsch, G., Tallal, P., and Temple, E. (2007). Neural correlates of rapid auditory processing are disrupted in children with developmental dyslexia and ameliorated with training: An fMRI study. Restorative Neuroscience and Neurology, 25 (3-4): 295-310. [View article here.]

Gaab, N., Gabrieli, J. & Glover, G. (2007). Assessing the influence of scanner background noise on auditory processing- I: an fMRI study comparing three experimental designs with varying degrees of scanner background noise. Human Brain Mapping, 28 (8): 703-720. [View article here.]

Gaab, N., Gabrieli, J. & Glover, G. (2007). Assessing the influence of scanner background noise on auditory processing- II: an fMRI study comparing auditory processing in the absence and presence of recorded scanner noise using a sparse temporal sampling design. Human Brain Mapping, 28 (8): 721-732. [View article here.]


Gaab, N., Schulze, K., Ozdemir, E. & Schlaug, G. (2006). Neural correlates of absolute pitch differ between a blind and sighted musicians. Neuroreport, 17(18): 1853-1857. [View article here.]

Tallal, P. & Gaab, N. (2006). Dynamic Auditory Processing, Musical Experience and Language Development. Trends in Neurosciences, 29 (7): 382-370. [View article here.]

Bermpohl, F., Pascual-Leone, A., Amedi, A., Merabet, L., Fregni, F., Gaab, N., Alsop, D., Schlaug, G. & Northoff, G. (2006). Attentional modulation of emotional stimulus processing- an fMRI study using emotional expectancy. Human Brain Mapping, 27 (8): 662-677. [View article here.]

Gaab, N., Gaser, C. & Schlaug, G (2006). Improvement-related functional plasticity following pitch memory training. Neuroimage, 31 (1): 255-263. [View article here.]

Bermpohl, F., Pascual-Leone, A., Amedi, A., Merabet, L., Fregni, F., Gaab, N., Alsop, D., Schlaug, G. & Northoff, G. (2006). Dissociable networks for the expectancy and perception of emotional stimuli in the human brain. Neuroimage, 30(2): 588-600. [View article here.]


Gaab, N., Tallal, P., Kim, H., Lakshminarayanan, K., Glover, G.H. & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2005). Neural correlates of rapid spectro-temporal processing in musicians and nonmusicians. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 1060: 82-88. [View article here.]

Walker, M.P., Stickgold, R., Alsop, D., Gaab, N., & Schlaug, G. (2005). Sleep dependent motor memory plasticity in the human brain. Neuroscience, 133 (4): 911-917. [View article here.]


Overy, K. Norton, A.C., Cronin, K.T., Gaab, N., Alsop, D.C., Winner, E. & Schlaug, G. (2004). Imaging melody and rhythm in young children. Neuroreport, 15(11): 1723-1726. [View article here.]

Gaab, N., Paetzold, M., Walker, M.P. & Schlaug, G. (2004). The influence of sleep on auditory learning. Neuroreport, 15(4): 731-734. [View article here.]


Gaab, N. & Schlaug, G. (2003). Musicians differ from nonmusicians in brain activation despite performance matching. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 999: 385-388. [View article here.]

Gaab, N., Gaser, C., Zaehle, T., Jaencke, L. & Schlaug, G. (2003). Functional anatomy of pitch memory- an fMRI study with sparse temporal sampling. Neuroimage, 19(4): 1417-1426. [View article here.]

Gaab, N., Keenan, J. & Schlaug, G. (2003). The effects of gender on the neural substrates of pitch memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15: 810-820. [View article here.]

Gaab, N. & Schlaug, G. (2003). The effect of musicianship on pitch memory in performance matched groups. Neuroreport, 14(18): 2291-2295. [View article here.]

Hutchinson, S., Lee. L.H., Gaab, N., & Schlaug, G. (2003). Cerebellar volume differences of musicians. Cerebral Cortex, 13: 943-949. [View article here.]


Jäncke, L., Gaab, N., Wüstenberg, T., Scheich, H. & Heinze, H.J.(2001). Short-term functional plasticity in the human auditory cortex: an fMRI study. Cognitive Brain Research, 12: 479-485. [View article here.]

Ihl, R., Grass-Kapanke, B., Lahrem, P., Brinkmeyer, J., Fischer, S., Gaab, N., & Kaupmannsennecke, C. (2000). Entwicklung und Validierung eines Tests zur Früherkennung der Demenz mit Depressionsabgrenzung (TFDD). Fortschr. Neurol. Psychiat., 68: 413-422. [View article here.]

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