Neuroscience Program

Layne Kalbfleisch

Layne Kalbfleisch

Layne Kalbfleisch

Associate Professor

Neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG) of reasoning and cognitive control across the lifespan, in twice exceptional autism/Asperger's/ADHD and in Alzheimer's Disease

Previous honors include:

Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Education (2004)

Pomata Term Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University (2003)

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Fellowship – Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Salve Regina (2003)

McDonnell Foundation, Summer Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College (2001)

Selected Publications

Kalbfleisch, M.L. (2013). Guest Editor - Special Issue on Visual Spatial Talent. Roeper Review

Kalbfleisch, M.L., & Gillmarten, C. (2013). Left brain vs. right brain: Findings on visual spatial capacities and the functional neurology of giftedness. Roeper Review, 35:4, 265-275.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2013.829549

Kalbfleisch ML, deBettencourt MT, Kopperman R, Banasiak M, Roberts JM and Halavi M (2013) Environmental influences on neural systems of relational complexity. Front. Psychol. 4: 631. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00631

Washington, S.D., Gordon, E.M., Brar, J., Girton, L., Hailu, A., Wolfe, A., Warburton, S., Mbwana, J., Kenworthy, L., Gaillard, W.D., Kalbfleisch, M.L., & Van Meter, J.W. (2013). Dysmaturation of functional connectivity in the default mode networks of autistic individuals. Human Brain Mapping. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22252

Kalbfleisch, M.L., Loughan, A.R., & Roberts, J.M. Potential impact of autism diagnosis on neural systems of nonverbal fluid reasoning in adolescent male monozygotic twins – gray matter, functional plasticity, and the definition of twice exceptionality in autism spectrum disorders. (submitted)

Washington, S.D., Gordon, E.M., Brar, J., Warburton, S., Sawyer, A.T., Wolfe, A., Mease-Ference, E.R., Girton, L., Hailu, A., Mbwana, J., Gaillard, W.D., Kalbfleisch, M.L., & Van Meter, J.W. (2013). Dysmaturation of the default mode network in autism. Human Brain Mapping

Chabernaud, C., Mennes, M., Kardel, P.G., Gaillard, W.D., Kalbfleisch, M.L., Van Meter, J.W., Packer, R., Milham, M.P., Castellanos, F.X., & Acosta, M.T. (2012). Lovastatin regulates brain spontaneous low-frequency brain activity in Neurofibromatosis type 1Neuroscience Letters, 515 (1), 28-33.

Kalbfleisch, M.L.,& Loughan, A.R. (2012) Impact of IQ discrepancy on executive function in high-functioning autism: Insight into twice exceptionality. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 42: 390–400. DOI 10.1007/s10803-011-1257-2

Kalbfleisch, M.L., Van Meter, J.W., Zeffiro, T.A. (2007). The influences of task difficulty and response correctness on neural systems supporting fluid reasoning. Cognitive Neurodynamics, 1 (1): 71-84.

Kalbfleisch, M.L. (2004). The functional neural anatomy of talent. The Anatomical Record, 277B (1), 21-36.

Recent Presentations

2013, Getting to the Heart of the Brain: Educational Neuroscience, Constructivist Learning, & Environmental Influences on Learning and Creativity. Keynote Speech, Brain Motivation Research Institute, Korea University, bMRI Symposium on Motivation: The Emergence of Neuroeducation, Seoul, South Korea.

2012, Relationship between Executive Function and Intelligence in Twice Exceptional Children with  Asperger’s Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: Empirical Evidence and Practical Implications for Intervention and Talent Development. Signature Series Keynote, National Association for Gifted Children, Denver, CO.

2012, Twice Exceptionality: Insight Into Paradoxical Learners Through Neurological and Neuropsychological Investigation. Symposium Chair, American Education Research Association, Brain Neuroscience and Education Special Interest Group, Vancouver, BC. (Featured in EdWeek online)

2012, Twice Exceptional Children. Doctor Radio: About Our Kids. Sirius XM Radio, March 2, 2012

2011, High-Ability Children with Learning and Psychiatric Disabilities: The Paradox of Twice Exceptional Learners.  Brain Learning and Applications European Spring Conference. Lausanne, Switzerland.

2011, Representing Natural Cognition in Educational Neuroscience: Fluid Reasoning and Math Learning. Symposium on Neuromathematics Education: Brain Neuroscience and Education SIG: American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA

2010, ‘Scientist Idol’, inaugural “Becoming the Messenger” Workshop, National Science Foundation.

2009, Dana Foundation and Johns Hopkins School of Education, Learning, Arts and the Brain, Baltimore, MD.  Invited working group participant.

2009, FLICC Forum on Information Policies, Library of Congress, Literacy, Scientific and Otherwise, the Role of Story, and the Impact of Environment on the Brain and Behavior, Washington, D.C.