Peter Molfese

Degree: Ph.D., 2009, University of Houston
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Research in NeuroImaging Blog

Brain Imaging Research Center

Research Interests: Learning, Language, Development & Reading

Statistical Methods

NeuroImaging Methods (EEG, MEG, fMRI)

Research Synopsis: Dr. Molfese specializes in research investigating the development of language and learning in children.  His work and laboratory makes use of neuroimaging (fMRI, ERP, MEG) to try to uncover the biological underpinnings of learning.
Courses: NeuroImaging Methods
Recent publications: Zhang, C., Pugh, K. R., Mencl, W. E., Molfese, P. J., Frost, S. J., Magnuson, J. S., Peng, G., & Wang, W. S-Y. (2016). Functionally integrated neural processing of linguistic and talker information: An event-related fMRI and ERP study. NeuroImage, 124 (Pt. A), 536-549, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.08.064

Rueckl, J. G., Paz-Alonso, P. M., Molfese, P. J., Kuo, W., Bick, A., Frost, S. J., Hancokc, R., Wu, D., H., Mencl, W. E., Duñabeitiac, J. A., Lee, J., Oliver, M., Zevin, J. D., Hoeft, F., Carreiras, M., Tzeng, O. J., Pugh, K. R., & Frost, R. (2015). A universal brain signature of proficient reading: Evidence from four contrasting languages. PNAS, 112(50), 15510-5, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1509321112

 

Preston, J. L., Molfese, P. J., Frost, S. J., Mencl, W. E., Fulbright, R. K., Hoeft, F., Landi, N., Shankweiler, D., & Pugh, K. R. (2015).  Print-speech convergence predicts future reading outcomes in early readers.  Psychological Science, 27, 75-84, doi: 10.1177/0956797615611921

 

Preston, J. L., Molfese, P. J., Gumkowski, N., Sorcinelli, A., Harwood, V., Irwin, J., Landi, N. (2014). Neurophysiology of speech planning and programming differences in childhood apraxia of speech. Developmental Neuropsychology, 39(5), 385-403. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2014.939181.

 

Preston, J. L., Molfese, P. J., Mencl, W. E., Frost, S. J., Hoeft, F., Fulbright, R. K., Landi, N., Grigorenko, E. L., Seki, A., Felsenfeld, S., & Pugh, K. R. (2014). Structural brain differences in school-age children with residual speech sound errors.   Brain and Language, 128, 25-33. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2013.11.001

 

Molfese, P. J., Fletcher, J. M., & Denton, C. A. (2013). Adequate versus Inadequate Response to Reading Intervention: An Event-Related Potentials Assessment. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38, 534-549.

Representative Publications:
  1. Molfese, P. J., Fletcher, J. M., & Denton, C. A. (2013). Adequate versus Inadequate Response to Reading Intervention: An Event-Related Potentials Assessment. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38, 534-549.

 

  1. Preston, J. L., Molfese, P. J., Mencl, W. E., Frost, S. J., Hoeft, F., Fulbright, R. K., Landi, N., Grigorenko, E. L., Seki, A., Felsenfeld, S., & Pugh, K. R. (2014).         Structural brain differences in school-age children with residual speech sound errors. Brain and Language, 128, 25-33. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2013.11.001

 

  1. Preston, J. L., Molfese, P. J., Frost, S. J., Mencl, W. E., Fulbright, R. K., Hoeft, F., Landi, N., Shankweiler, D., & Pugh, K. R. (2015).  Print-speech convergence predicts future reading outcomes in early readers.  Psychological Science, 27, 75-84, doi: 10.1177/0956797615611921
Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Columbia University Teacher’s College
  • Editorial Board Developmental Neuropsychology