Rajesh K Kana

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Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Functional brain networks and white matter underlying theory-of-mind in autism
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of AlabaCIRC 235 G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:98-105. 2014
  2. doi request reprint The local, global, and neural aspects of visuospatial processing in autism spectrum disorders
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Civitan International Research Center CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL, United States Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 51:2995-3003. 2013
  3. doi request reprint "How to do things with words": role of motor cortex in semantic representation of action words
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Neuropsychologia 50:3403-9. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Brain responses mediating idiom comprehension: gender and hemispheric differences
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Brain Res 1467:18-26. 2012
  5. doi request reprint "The archeologist's career ended in ruins": hemispheric differences in pun comprehension in autism
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Neuroimage 62:77-86. 2012
  6. pmc Neural substrates of interpreting actions and emotions from body postures
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of AlabaBirmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:446-56. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Disrupted cortical connectivity theory as an explanatory model for autism spectrum disorders
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, United States
    Phys Life Rev 8:410-37. 2011
  8. pmc Atypical frontal-posterior synchronization of Theory of Mind regions in autism during mental state attribution
    Rajesh K Kana
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Soc Neurosci 4:135-52. 2009
  9. doi request reprint A systems level analysis of the mirror neuron hypothesis and imitation impairments in autism spectrum disorders
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:894-902. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Sentence comprehension in autism: thinking in pictures with decreased functional connectivity
    Rajesh K Kana
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain 129:2484-93. 2006

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Publications23

  1. pmc Functional brain networks and white matter underlying theory-of-mind in autism
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of AlabaCIRC 235 G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:98-105. 2014
    ..In addition to underscoring the role of TPJ in ToM, this study found an interaction between motor simulation and mentalizing systems in intentional causal attribution and its possible discord in autism. ..
  2. doi request reprint The local, global, and neural aspects of visuospatial processing in autism spectrum disorders
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Civitan International Research Center CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL, United States Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 51:2995-3003. 2013
    ..Thus, increased reliance on relatively posterior brain regions in itself may not guarantee superior performance as seen in the present study. ..
  3. doi request reprint "How to do things with words": role of motor cortex in semantic representation of action words
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Neuropsychologia 50:3403-9. 2012
    ..The findings of this study underscore the role of motor and visuospatial involvement in action word representation in the human brain...
  4. doi request reprint Brain responses mediating idiom comprehension: gender and hemispheric differences
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Brain Res 1467:18-26. 2012
    ..Overall, the findings of this study highlight the gender differences in neural responses associated with figurative language comprehension...
  5. doi request reprint "The archeologist's career ended in ruins": hemispheric differences in pun comprehension in autism
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Neuroimage 62:77-86. 2012
    ..Overall, the results from the present study suggest that individuals with autism resort to altered neural routes in comprehending language in general, and figurative language in particular...
  6. pmc Neural substrates of interpreting actions and emotions from body postures
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of AlabaBirmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:446-56. 2012
    ..These results suggest that empathy levels and sex of the participant may affect neural responses to emotional body language...
  7. doi request reprint Disrupted cortical connectivity theory as an explanatory model for autism spectrum disorders
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, United States
    Phys Life Rev 8:410-37. 2011
    ..Furthermore, we will relate the disrupted cortical connectivity model to existing cognitive and neural models of ASD...
  8. pmc Atypical frontal-posterior synchronization of Theory of Mind regions in autism during mental state attribution
    Rajesh K Kana
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Soc Neurosci 4:135-52. 2009
    ..The results together provide new evidence for the biological basis of atypical processing of ToM in autism, implicating the underconnectivity between frontal regions and more posterior areas...
  9. doi request reprint A systems level analysis of the mirror neuron hypothesis and imitation impairments in autism spectrum disorders
    Rajesh K Kana
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:894-902. 2011
    ..Such an analysis may have greater clinical and therapeutic value...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sentence comprehension in autism: thinking in pictures with decreased functional connectivity
    Rajesh K Kana
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain 129:2484-93. 2006
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  11. pmc Cortical underconnectivity coupled with preserved visuospatial cognition in autism: Evidence from an fMRI study of an embedded figures task
    Saudamini Roy Damarla
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania 15213, USA
    Autism Res 3:273-9. 2010
    ..Thus, even in the visuospatial domain, where preserved performance among people with autism is observed, the neuroimaging signatures of cortical underconnectivity persist...
  12. pmc Theory of Mind disruption and recruitment of the right hemisphere during narrative comprehension in autism
    Robert A Mason
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Neuropsychologia 46:269-80. 2008
    ..Furthermore, the within-network functional connectivity in autism was correlated with the size of the anterior portion of the corpus callosum...
  13. pmc Autism as a neural systems disorder: a theory of frontal-posterior underconnectivity
    Marcel Adam Just
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 36:1292-313. 2012
    ..The theory provides a unified account of how a neural dysfunction can produce a neural systems disorder and a psychological disorder with the widespread and diverse symptoms of autism...
  14. pmc Differential deactivation during mentalizing and classification of autism based on default mode network connectivity
    Donna L Murdaugh
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e50064. 2012
    ..In addition, these findings suggest that the deficits in DMN connectivity could be a neural signature that can be used for classifying an individual as belonging to the ASD group...
  15. pmc An fMRI investigation of working memory and its relationship with cardiorespiratory fitness in pediatric posterior fossa tumor survivors who received cranial radiation therapy
    Kelly R Wolfe
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 60:669-75. 2013
    ..This population is known to show executive dysfunction and lower rates of aerobic exercise compared to peers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Functional and anatomical cortical underconnectivity in autism: evidence from an FMRI study of an executive function task and corpus callosum morphometry
    Marcel Adam Just
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:951-61. 2007
    ..The results add support to a new theory of cortical underconnectivity in autism, which posits a deficit in integration of information at the neural and cognitive levels...
  17. ncbi request reprint fMRI investigation of working memory for faces in autism: visual coding and underconnectivity with frontal areas
    Hideya Koshino
    Department of Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino, CA 92407, USA
    Cereb Cortex 18:289-300. 2008
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  18. ncbi request reprint Functional connectivity in a baseline resting-state network in autism
    Vladimir L Cherkassky
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Neuroreport 17:1687-90. 2006
    ..This functional underconnectivity was observed in the anterior-posterior connections. The results expand the theory of cortical underconnectivity in autism to the resting state of the brain...
  19. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory control in high-functioning autism: decreased activation and underconnectivity in inhibition networks
    Rajesh K Kana
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 62:198-206. 2007
    ..There has been only one published functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study so far on inhibition in autism, which found greater activation in participants with autism than control participants...
  20. doi request reprint Brain mechanisms of perceiving tools and imagining tool use acts: a functional MRI study
    Heather M Wadsworth
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CIRC 235G, 1719 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0021, United States
    Neuropsychologia 49:1863-9. 2011
    ..The findings of this study may suggest that perception and imagination of tools may form precursors to overt actions...
  21. pmc Cardiorespiratory fitness in survivors of pediatric posterior fossa tumor
    Kelly R Wolfe
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 34:e222-7. 2012
    ..The importance of cardiorespiratory fitness in pediatric posterior fossa tumor survivors is discussed along with implications for future directions...
  22. ncbi request reprint A developmental study of the structural integrity of white matter in autism
    Timothy A Keller
    Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neuroreport 18:23-7. 2007
    ..These reductions may underlie the behavioral pattern observed in autism, as well as findings of reduced functional connectivity in functional magnetic resonance imaging signal between activating cortical areas...
  23. pmc Executive dysfunction in pediatric posterior fossa tumor survivors: a systematic literature review of neurocognitive deficits and interventions
    Kelly R Wolfe
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
    Dev Neuropsychol 37:153-75. 2012
    ..Future research should move toward incorporating neuroimaging, longitudinal designs, and multiple informants...