Doug Burman, PhDDepartment of Radiology
Project Manager

Contact Information
Evanston Hospital, Center for Advanced Imaging
2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.4578
847.733.5990 fax
dburman2@northshore.org

Education

  • Undergraduate:  BA, Biology and Music, Drake University
  • Graduate:  MS, Biology, Drake University; PhD, Anatomy, neuroscience and developmental biology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Postgraduate: Yale University Medical School, Northwestern University

Research Interests

Dr. Burman’s current research uses fMRI and behavioral measures to identify the relationship between brain activity and cognitive (mental) functions, particularly changes in brain connectivity associated with cognition.  The goal is to identify normal patterns of brain activity and connectivity across a variety of cognitive tasks along with changes associated with injury and neurological disorders.  These findings are essential for understanding the neurological basis of conscious behaviors.

Current areas of study include:

  • Learning new words and music
  • Memory and cognition
  • Emotions
  • Cognitive control of sensory and motor functions
  • Concussions
  • Epilepsy

Academic and Administrative Appointments

  • (1987-1991) Postdoctoral Fellow, Section of Neuroanatomy, Yale University School of Medicine
  • (1991-1996) Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Department of Neurobiology & Physiology
  • (1992-1995) Instructor, Northwestern University, Department of Neurobiology and Physiology
  • (1996-present) President and Project Director, Institute for Scientific Research and Education
  • (1999-2008) Research Associate, Northwestern University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • (2002-2003) Instructor, Northwestern University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • (2005-2008) Chairman, Institutional Review Board for Research and Development Institute, Inc.
  • (2008-present) Project Manager, Department of Radiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society (2012-present)
  • Society for Neuroscience (1981-present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (1991-present)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)  (1982 - 1983, 1989 - 2011)
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2007)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (2001 – 2005)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (1987-1992)

Scholarly Work 

Publications in Peer-Review Journals:

    1. Burman D.D., Minas T., Bolger D.J., and Booth J.R.  (2013). Age, sex, and verbal abilities affect location of linguistic connectivity in ventral visual pathway.  Brain and Language  124: 184-193.
    2. Desroches, A.S., Cone, N.E., Bolger, D.J., Bitan, T., Burman, D.D., & Booth, J.R. (2010). Children with reading difficulties show differences in brain regions associated with orthographic processing during spoken language processing. Brain Research  1356: 73-84.
    3. Burman D.D., Lie-Nemeth T., Brandfonbrenner A., and Parisi T. (2009) Altered finger representations in sensorimotor cortex of musicians with focal dystonia: Precentral cortex. Brain Imaging and Behavior 3:10-23.
    4. Burman D.D. and Booth J.R.  (2009) Music rehearsal increases the perceptual span. Music Perception 26: 303-320.
    5. Bitan T., Cheon J., Lu D., Burman D.D. & Booth J.R. (2009) Developmental increase in top-down and bottom-up processes in a phonological task: An effective connectivity, fMRI study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 21:1135-1145.
    6. Bolger D.J., Minas J., Burman D.D. & Booth J.R. (2008) Differential effects of orthographic and phonological consistency in cortex for children with and without reading impairment. Neuropsychologia 46: 3210-3224.
    7. Cone N. E., Burman D.D., Bitan T. & Booth J.R. (2008) Developmental changes in brain regions involved in phonological and orthographic processing during spoken language processing. NeuroImage 41: 623-635.
    8. Burman D.D., Bitan, T. & Booth, J.R. (2008) Sex differences in neural processing of language among children. Neuropsychologia 46: 1349-1362.
    9. Booth J.R., Mehdiratta  N., Burman D.D. & Bitan T. (2008). Developmental increases in effective connectivity to brain regions involved in phonological processing during tasks with orthographic demands.  Brain Research 1189: 78-89.
    10. Bolger D.J., Hornickel J., Cone N.E., Burman D.D., Booth J.R. (2007). Neural correlates of orthographic and phonological consistency effects in children. Human Brain Mapping.
    11. Bitan T., Cheon J., Lu D., Burman D., Gitelman D.R., Mesulam M.-M. & Booth J.R. (2007) Developmental changes in activation and effective connectivity in phonological processing. NeuroImage 38: 564-575.
    12. Bitan T., Burman D., Chou T., Lu D., Cone, N.E. Cao, F., Bigio J.D. & Booth J.R. (2007) The interaction between orthographic and phonological information in children: an fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping 28: 880-891.
    13. Booth J.R., Cho S., Burman D.D. & Bitan T. (2007). Neural correlates of mapping from phonology to orthography in children performing an auditory spelling task. Developmental Science 10: 441-451.
    14. Booth JR, Bebko G, Burman DD & Bitan T (2007). Children with reading disorder show modality independent brain abnormalities during semantic tasks. Neuropsychologia 45: 775-783.
    15. Cao F. Booth J.R., Bitan T., Burman D., & Chou T. (2006) Deficient orthographic and phonological representations in developmental dyslexics, revealed by brain activation patterns. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 47: 1041-1050.
    16. Bitan T., Booth J.R., Burman D.D., Lu D., Cone N.E., Gitelman D. R. & Mesulam  M-M. (2006) Weaker top-down modulation from Broca’s area in children. NeuroImage 33: 991-998.
    17. Booth J.R., Harasaki Y., and Burman D.D. (2006) Development of lexical and sentence level context effects for dominant and subordinate word meanings of homonyms. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 35: 531-554.
    18. Chou T.L., Booth J.R., Bitan T., Burman D.D., Bigio J.D., Cone N.E., Lu D. & Cao, F. (2006). Developmental and skill effects on the neural correlates of semantic processing to visually presented words. Human Brain Mapping 27: 915-924.
    19. Booth J.R., Lu D., Burman D.D., Chou T.-L., Jin Z., Peng D.-L., Zhang L., Ding G.-S., Deng Y., & Liu L. (2006) Specialization of phonological and semantic processing in Chinese word reading. Brain Research 1071: 197-207.
    20. Chou T.-L., Booth J.R., Burman D.D., Bitan T., Bigio J.D., Lu D., & Cone N.E. (2006) Developmental changes in the neural correlates of semantic processing. NeuroImage 29: 1141-1149.
    21. Blumenfeld H.K., Booth J.R., & Burman D.D. (2006). Differential prefrontal-temporal neural correlates of semantic processing in children. Brain and Language 99: 226-235.
    22. Bitan T., Booth J.R., Coy J., Burman D.D., Gitelman D.R., & Mesulam M.M. (2005)  Shifts of effective connectivity within a language network during rhyming and spelling. J. Neurosci. 25: 5397-5403.
    23. Booth J.R. and Burman. (2005). Using neuroimaging to test developmental models of reading acquisition.  In: The connections between language and reading disabilities. Catts H.W. and Kamhi A.G., eds., p. 131-153.
    24. Booth, J.R., Burman D.D., Meyer J.R., Lei Z., Trommer B.L., Davenport N.D., Parrish T.B., Gitelman D.R., & Mesulam M.M. (2005). Larger deficits in brain networks for response inhibition than for visual selective attention in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). J. Child Psychol. Psych.  46: 94-111.
    25. Burman, D.D. and Booth J.R. (2004) Rehearsal increases perceptual span for rehearsed music and text. In: Proc. Eighth Internat. Conf. on Music Percept. Cognit., Lipscomb S.D., Ashley R., Gjerdingen R.O., & Webster P., eds.,  378-381.
    26. Booth, J.R., Burman D.D., Meyer J.R., Gitelman D.R., Parrish T.B., & Mesulam M.M. (2004). Development of brain mechanisms for processing orthographic and phonologic representations. J. Cog. Neurosci. 16: 1234-1249.
    27. Booth, J.R., Burman D.D., Meyer J.R., Trommer B.L., Davenport N.D., Parrish T.B., Gitelman D.R., & Mesulam M.M. (2004). Brain-behavior correlation in children depends on the neuro-cognitive network. Human Brain Mapping 23: 99-108.
    28. Booth, J.R., Burman D.D., Meyer J.R., Lei Z., Trommer B.L., Davenport N.D., Li W., Parrish T.B., Gitelman D.R., & Mesulam M.M. (2003). Neural development of spatial selective attention and response inhibition. NeuroImage 20: 737-751.
    29. Booth J.R., Burman D.D., Meyer J.R., Lei Z., Choy J., Gitelman D.R., Parrish T.B., & Mesulam M.M. (2003). Modality-specific and –independent development of differences in the neural substrate for lexical processing. J. Neurolinguistics 16: 383-405.
    30. Booth, J.R., Burman D.D., Meyer J.R., Gitelman D.R., Parrish T.B., & Mesulam M.M. (2003). Relation between brain activation and lexical performance. Human Brain Mapping 19: 155-169.
    31. Booth, J.R., Burman D.D., Meyer J.R., Gitelman D.R., Parrish T.B., & Mesulam M.M. (2002 2002). Modality independence of word comprehension. Human Brain Mapping 16:  251-261.
    32. Booth, J.R., Burman D.D., Meyer J.R., Gitelman D.R., Parrish T.B., & Mesulam M.M. (2002). Functional anatomy of intra- and cross-modal lexical tasks. NeuroImage 16: 7-22.
    33. Booth J.R., Burman D.D., Van Santen F.W., Harasaki Y., Gitelman D.R., Parrish T.B. & Mesulam M.M. (2001). The development of specialized brain systems for reading and oral-language. Child Neuropsychology 7: 119-141.
    34. Booth, J.R. & Burman, D.D. (2001). Development and disorders of neuro-cognitive systems for oral-language and reading. Learning Disabilities Quarterly 24: 205-215.

Presentations:

  • Burman D.D., Minas T., Bolger D.J., and Booth, J.R. (2012) Age, sex, and verbal abilities affect location of linguistic connectivity in ventral visual pathway.  Poster presented at the annual conference by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society: Chicago, IL.
  • Burman D.D., Bitan T., and Booth J.R. (2007) Sex differences in neural processing of language in children. Poster presented at the annual conference by the Organization for Human Brain Mapping: Chicago, IL.
  • Burman D.D. & Booth J.R. (2004). Society for Neuroscience. Neuroanatomy of perceptual learning while reading words and music. Online Abstract Viewer: Program No. 766.15. San Diego, CA.
  • Burman D.D. & Booth J.R. (2004). Rehearsal increases perceptual span for rehearsed music and text. Talk presented at the Eighth International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition: Evanston, IL.
  • Burman D.D. & Booth J.R. (2002). Learning to read unfamiliar words improves word perception. Poster presented at Society for the Scientific Study of Reading: Chicago, IL.
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