Eileen Luders

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Enhanced brain connectivity in long-term meditation practitioners
    Eileen Luders
    Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroimage 57:1308-16. 2011
  2. pmc The unique brain anatomy of meditation practitioners: alterations in cortical gyrification
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 6:34. 2012
  3. pmc The link between callosal thickness and intelligence in healthy children and adolescents
    Eileen Luders
    Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroimage 54:1823-30. 2011
  4. pmc Asymmetries of cortical shape: Effects of handedness, sex and schizophrenia
    Katherine L Narr
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, Division of Brain Mapping, UCLA School of Medicine, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Neuroimage 34:939-48. 2007
  5. pmc Mapping the relationship between cortical convolution and intelligence: effects of gender
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Cereb Cortex 18:2019-26. 2008
  6. pmc Superficial white matter: effects of age, sex, and hemisphere
    Owen R Phillips
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Brain Connect 3:146-59. 2013
  7. pmc Sex differences in brain structure in auditory and cingulate regions
    Caroline C Brun
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 635 Charles Young Drive South Suite 225, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroreport 20:930-5. 2009
  8. pmc Reduced white matter integrity in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Liberty S Hamilton
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital in Los Angeles, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neuroreport 19:1705-8. 2008
  9. pmc Asymmetries of cortical thickness: effects of handedness, sex, and schizophrenia
    Liberty S Hamilton
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroreport 18:1427-31. 2007
  10. pmc Global and regional alterations of hippocampal anatomy in long-term meditation practitioners
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:3369-75. 2013

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Publications33

  1. pmc Enhanced brain connectivity in long-term meditation practitioners
    Eileen Luders
    Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroimage 57:1308-16. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc The unique brain anatomy of meditation practitioners: alterations in cortical gyrification
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 6:34. 2012
    ..Due to the cross-sectional nature of this study, further research is necessary to determine the relative contribution of nature and nurture to links between cortical gyrification and meditation...
  3. pmc The link between callosal thickness and intelligence in healthy children and adolescents
    Eileen Luders
    Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroimage 54:1823-30. 2011
    ..Sex effects on links between callosal thickness and intelligence during childhood and adolescence are present but appear rather weak in general...
  4. pmc Asymmetries of cortical shape: Effects of handedness, sex and schizophrenia
    Katherine L Narr
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, Division of Brain Mapping, UCLA School of Medicine, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Neuroimage 34:939-48. 2007
    ....
  5. pmc Mapping the relationship between cortical convolution and intelligence: effects of gender
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Cereb Cortex 18:2019-26. 2008
    ..This might lead to the development of sexually dimorphic information processing strategies and affect the relationship between intelligence and cortical convolution...
  6. pmc Superficial white matter: effects of age, sex, and hemisphere
    Owen R Phillips
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Brain Connect 3:146-59. 2013
    ..SWM fiber organization/coherence appears greater in the left hemisphere regions spanning language and other networks, while more localized sex effects could possibly reflect sex-specific advantages in information strategies...
  7. pmc Sex differences in brain structure in auditory and cingulate regions
    Caroline C Brun
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 635 Charles Young Drive South Suite 225, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroreport 20:930-5. 2009
    ..We relate these three-dimensional patterns to prior functional and structural studies, and to theoretical predictions based on nonlinear scaling of brain morphometry...
  8. pmc Reduced white matter integrity in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Liberty S Hamilton
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital in Los Angeles, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Neuroreport 19:1705-8. 2008
    ..Results support that disruptions in motor and attentional networks may contribute toward ADHD pathophysiology. Future research may clarify how ADHD subtype and psychiatric comorbidities affect diffusion measures...
  9. pmc Asymmetries of cortical thickness: effects of handedness, sex, and schizophrenia
    Liberty S Hamilton
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroreport 18:1427-31. 2007
    ..Thus, dextrality relates to cortical thickness asymmetries, although schizophrenia may differentially affect asymmetry patterns across handedness...
  10. pmc Global and regional alterations of hippocampal anatomy in long-term meditation practitioners
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:3369-75. 2013
    ..However, given the cross-sectional design, the lack of individual stress measures, and the limited resolution of brain data, the exact underlying neuronal mechanisms remain to be established...
  11. doi request reprint Relationships between gray matter, body mass index, and waist circumference in healthy adults
    Florian Kurth
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90024 1759, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:1737-46. 2013
    ..Our observations suggest that waist circumference is a more sensitive indicator than BMI, particularly in females, for potentially determining the adverse effects of obesity and overweight on the brain and associated risks to health...
  12. pmc Bridging the hemispheres in meditation: thicker callosal regions and enhanced fractional anisotropy (FA) in long-term practitioners
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroimage 61:181-7. 2012
    ..Moreover, longitudinal studies are required to address whether the observed callosal effects are induced by meditation or constitute an innate prerequisite for the start or successful continuation of meditation...
  13. pmc Positive correlations between corpus callosum thickness and intelligence
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, and Department of Psychiatry Research, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
    Neuroimage 37:1457-64. 2007
    ..Our findings emphasize the importance of incorporating posterior (callosal) regions into the theories and models proposed to explain the anatomical substrates of intelligence...
  14. pmc Three-dimensional surface maps link local atrophy and fast ripples in human epileptic hippocampus
    Jennifer A Ogren
    Department of Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7169, USA
    Ann Neurol 66:783-91. 2009
    ..It is hypothesized that morphological changes associated with hippocampal atrophy (HA) contribute to the generation of FR, yet there is limited evidence that hippocampal FR-generating sites correspond with local areas of atrophy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in cortical complexity
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Department of Neurology, Brain Mapping Division, UCLA School of Medicine, 710 Westwood Plaza, 4238 Reed, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Nat Neurosci 7:799-800. 2004
    ..Increased complexity implies more cortical surface area, which may offset gender differences in brain volume and account for behavioral gender differences...
  16. ncbi request reprint A meta-algorithm for brain extraction in MRI
    David E Rex
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Neuroimage 23:625-37. 2004
    ..BEMA outperformed the individual algorithms, as well as interrater results from a subset of the scans, when compared for the mean Dice coefficient, a rating of the similarity of output masks to the manually defined gold standards...
  17. pmc The development of the corpus callosum in the healthy human brain
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    J Neurosci 30:10985-90. 2010
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  18. pmc When more is less: associations between corpus callosum size and handedness lateralization
    Eileen Luders
    Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroimage 52:43-9. 2010
    ....
  19. pmc Decreased callosal thickness in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 65:84-8. 2009
    ..One of the most replicated alterations is a significantly smaller corpus callosum (CC), for which conflicting reports exist with respect to the affected callosal segments...
  20. ncbi request reprint Gender effects on callosal thickness in scaled and unscaled space
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroreport 17:1103-6. 2006
    ..Alternatively, given their regional specificity, the observed differences in unscaled callosal thickness may contribute to gender-specific cognition and behavior...
  21. pmc Callosal morphology in Williams syndrome: a new evaluation of shape and thickness
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA, and IRCCS Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Roma, Italy
    Neuroreport 18:203-7. 2007
    ..Circumscribed structural alterations in callosal morphology might be candidate anatomic substrates for the unique cognitive and behavioral profile associated with Williams syndrome...
  22. pmc The underlying anatomical correlates of long-term meditation: larger hippocampal and frontal volumes of gray matter
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroimage 45:672-8. 2009
    ..Future longitudinal analyses are necessary to establish the presence and direction of a causal link between meditation practice and brain anatomy...
  23. pmc Regional gray matter variation in male-to-female transsexualism
    Eileen Luders
    Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroimage 46:904-7. 2009
    ..These findings provide new evidence that transsexualism is associated with distinct cerebral pattern, which supports the assumption that brain anatomy plays a role in gender identity...
  24. ncbi request reprint Reduced neocortical thickness and complexity mapped in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis
    Jack J Lin
    Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:2007-18. 2007
    ..The pervasive extrahippocampal structural deficits may result from chronic seizure propagation or may reflect other causes such as initial precipitating factors leading to MTLE...
  25. pmc Why sex matters: brain size independent differences in gray matter distributions between men and women
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    J Neurosci 29:14265-70. 2009
    ..Altogether, our findings suggest that the observed increased regional GM volumes in female brains constitute sex-dependent redistributions of tissue volume, rather than individual adjustments attributable to brain size...
  26. ncbi request reprint Exploring age-related brain degeneration in meditation practitioners
    Eileen Luders
    Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1307:82-8. 2014
    ..The review concludes with an elaborate discussion on the significance of existing studies, implications and directions for future studies, as well as the overall relevance of this field of research. ..
  27. pmc The right inhibition? Callosal correlates of hand performance in healthy children and adolescents callosal correlates of hand performance
    Florian Kurth
    Department of Medicine, Center for Neurobiology of Stress, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:2259-65. 2013
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  28. doi request reprint Sex differences in brain anatomy
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prog Brain Res 186:3-12. 2010
    ..the degree of regional specificity (global gray matter volume, voxel-wise gray matter volume, etc.), and whether measurements are adjusted for individual brain size or not...
  29. pmc Mapping corpus callosum morphology in twin pairs discordant for bipolar disorder
    Carrie E Bearden
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Cereb Cortex 21:2415-24. 2011
    ..However, findings of callosal thinning appear to be disease related, rather than reflecting genetic vulnerability to bipolar illness...
  30. pmc Why size matters: differences in brain volume account for apparent sex differences in callosal anatomy: the sexual dimorphism of the corpus callosum
    Eileen Luders
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA Electronic address
    Neuroimage 84:820-4. 2014
    ..Altogether, these findings suggest that individual differences in brain size account for apparent sex differences in the anatomy of the corpus callosum. ..
  31. ncbi request reprint Abnormal gyral complexity in first-episode schizophrenia
    Katherine L Narr
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 55:859-67. 2004
    ..Few studies, however, have investigated gyral complexity in schizophrenia...
  32. ncbi request reprint Quantitative comparison of four brain extraction algorithms
    Kristi Boesen
    Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Neuroimage 22:1255-61. 2004
    ..McStrip, a hybrid method incorporating warping to a template, intensity thresholding, and edge detection, consistently outperformed SPM2, BET, and BSE, all of which rely on a single algorithmic strategy...