The Rowland Institute at Harvard

Robert L. Savoy

Member of the Brain Mapping Research Group

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

B.S., 1971

Applied Mathematics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

M.S., 1975

Applied Mathematics

Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Ph.D., 1980

Experimental Psychology


Employment, Research, and Honors

1969

NSF Summer Research Fellowship

1970

Eloranta Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

1971

Phi Beta Kappa

1971

Sigma Xi

1971 - 1981

Vision Research Laboratory, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA

1975

Graduate Society Prize Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1978

Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers Journal Honorable Mention Award

1982 - present

Scientist, Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, MA

1993 - present

Assistant in Experimental Psychology, Dept. of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital

1994 - present

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University

1994 - present

Director, fMRI Education at the MGH-NMR Center, Charlestown MA

1998 - present

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1997

Invited Lecturer on fMRI in Perth, Seoul, Copenhagen, Beijing, Oxford, and Caen

1998

Invited Lecturer on fMRI in Lihue, Melbourne, Montreal, and Rome


Selected Publications and Presentations

McCann J.J.; Savoy R.L.; Hall J.A.; Scarpetti J.J., "Visibility of continuous luminance gradients". Vision Research. 14, 917-927 (1974).

Savoy R.L., "Visibility of low-spatial-frequency sine-wave targets: Dependence on number of cycles". Journal of the Optical Society of America. 65, 343-350 (1975).

Savoy R.L.; McCann J., "Visibility of low-frequencies and low number of cycles at low luminances". Vision Research. 18, 891-894 (1978).

Savoy, R.L., "Field of Feature Detectors or Features Detected by a Field?," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4, 673-674, (1983).

Stiehl, W.A.; McCann, J.J.; Savoy, R.L., "Influence of Intraocular Scattered Light on Lightness-Scaling Experiments," J. Opt. Soc. Am., 73, 1143-1148, (1983).

Savoy, R.L., "'Extinction' of the McCollough Effect Does Not Transfer Interocularly," Perc. Psych., 36, 571-576, (1984).

Savoy R.L. "Modeling the McCollough Effect". Presented at the Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Sarasota, FL, 1984.

Savoy, R.L., "Making Quantized Images Appear Smooth: Tricks of the Trade in Vision Research," Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 18, 507-517, (1986).

Savoy, R.L., "Contingent Aftereffects and Isoluminance: Psychophysical Evidence for Separation of Color, Orientation, and Motion," Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing, 37, 3-19, (1987).

Savoy, R.L.; Gabrieli, J.D.E., "Normal McCollough Effect in Alzheimer's Disease and Global Amnesia," Meeting, Society for Neuroscience, November 13-18, 1988, Toronto, Canada, 217.

Savoy, R.L.; Burns, M.M., "Isolated Cone Classes and the Disembodied Edge: New Stimuli for Psychophysics and Neurophysiology," ARVO Meeting, April 30-May 5, 1989, Sarasota, FL.

Savoy, R.L., "Tricks of the Trade in Vision Research: Color, Cones, & CRTs," SPSE 42nd Annual Conference, May 14-19, 1989, Boston, MA.

Savoy, R.L.; Gabrieli, J.D.E., "Normal McCollough Effect in Alzheimer's Disease and Global Amnesia," Perception & Psychophysics, 49 (5), 448-455, (1991).

McCann, J.J.; Savoy, R.L., "Measurement of Lightness: Dependence on the Position of a White in the Field of View," Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display II, Proceedings SPIE 1453, (1991) 402-411.

Davis, T.L.; Weisskoff, R.M.; Kwong, K.K.; Savoy, R.L.; Rosen, B.R., "Susceptibility contrast undershoot is not matched by inflow contrast undershoot". Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in San Francisco, CA, August 1994.

Huang-Hellinger, F.R.; Breiter, H.C.; McCormack, G.; Cohen, M.S.; Kwong, K.K.; Sutton, J.P.; Davis, T.L.; Savoy, R.L.; Weisskoff, R.M.; Belliveau, J.W.; Rosen, B.R., "Simultaneous functional magnetic resonance imaging and electrophysiological recording". Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in San Francisco, CA, August 1994. Published in Human Brain Mapping, 3, 13-23 (1996).

Savoy, R.L.; O'Craven, K.M.; Weisskoff, R.M.; Davis, T.L.; Baker, J.R.; Rosen, B.R., "Exploring the temporal boundaries of FMRI: Measuring responses to very brief visual stimuli". Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Miami Beach, FL, November 1994.

Savoy, R.L.; Tootell, R.B.H.; O'Craven, K.M.; Reppas, J.R., "Cortical localization of fMRI Response to Stereo Disparity". Presented at the First International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain in Paris, France, June, 1995.

Savoy, R.L.; Bandettini, P.A.; O'Craven, K.M.; Kwong, K.K.; Davis, T.L.; Baker, J.R.; Weisskoff, R.M.; Rosen, B.R., "Pushing the Temporal Resolution of fMRI: Studies of Very Brief Visual Stimuli, Onset Variability and Asynchrony, and Stimulus-Correlated Changes in Noise". Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Nice, France, August 1995.

Savoy, R.L.; O’Craven, K.M. "A Paradoxically Easy Motor Learning Task". Presented at the Third Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco, CA, (1996).

Savoy, R.L., "Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)," Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2nd ed. (Boston: Birkhauser, 1996, in press).

Savoy, R.L., "Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)," Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2nd ed. (Boston: Birkhauser, 1996, in press).

Buckner, R.L.; Bandettini, P.A.; O'Craven, K.M.; Savoy, R.L.; Petersen, S.E.; Raichle, M.E.; Rosen, B.R., "Detection of cortical activation during averaged single trials of a cognitive task using functional magnetic resonance imaging," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 93, 14878-14883, (1996).

O'Craven, K.M.; Rosen, B.R.; Kwong, K.K.; Treisman, A.; Savoy, R.L., "Voluntary Attention Modulates fMRI Activity in Human MT-MST," Neuron, 18, 591-598, (1997).

O'Craven, K.M.; Savoy, R.L.; Diamond, A., "Working memory and inhibition in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex," 4th International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, Montreal, Canada, (Academic Press), S881.

Seidman, L.J.; Breiter, H.C.; Goodman, J.M.; Goldstein, J.M.; Woodruff, P.W.R.; O’Craven, K.M.; Savoy, R.L.; Tsuang, M.T., "A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Auditory Vigilance with Low and High Information Processing Demands". Neuropsychology, 12, 505-518 (1998).

Chee, M.W.L.; Buckner, R.L.; Savoy, R.L., "Right hemisphere language in a neurologically normal dextral: a fMRI study". NeuroReport. 6, 3499-3502 (1998).

Chee, M.W.L.; O’Craven, K.M.; Bergida, R.; Rosen, B.R.; Savoy, R.L., "Auditory and Visual Word Processing Studied with fMRI". Human Brain Mapping, 7, 15-28 (1999).

Savoy, R. L., History and future directions of human brain mapping and functional neuroimaging, Acta Psychologica 107, 9-42 (2001)


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