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R. J. Rushmore III, Ph.D.
Location: W-702, BUSM
Dr. Rushmore is interested in the neural circuits underlying visual neglect, in the capacity of the brain to undergo adaptive or maladaptive change following injury or reversible deactivation of cerebral cortical areas and in the use of non-invasive brain stimulation in normal and brain-damaged subjects.
Dr. Rushmore has earned the CFA Educator of the Year Award. He teaches in the Medical Histology, Medical Neurosciences, and Cellular Organization of Tissues courses. He serves as the Graduate Director for the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, and an advisor for students in the GMS Master of Medical Sciences Program.
Elkin-Frankston S, Fried P, Rushmore RJ, Valero-Cabre A (2011) From Qualia to Quantia: A System to Document and Quantify Phosphene Percepts Elicited by Non-Invasive Neurostimulation of the Human Occipital Cortex. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 198:149-57.
Rushmore RJ, Rigolo LR, Kopacz A, Afifi L, Valero-Cabre A and Payne BR (2008) Age-dependent sparing of visual acuity following bilateral lesions of primary visual cortex. Behavioral Neuroscience 122:1274-83.
Valero-Cabre A, Pascual-Leone A and RJ Rushmore (2008) Cumulative sessions of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) builds up facilitation to further TMS-mediated behavioral disruptions. Eur J Neurosci 27: 765-74.
Schweid L, Rushmore RJ and A Valero-Cabre (2008) Cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on posterior parietal cortex disrupts visuo-spatial processing in the contralateral visual field. Exp Brain Res 27:765-774.
Valero-Cabre A, Rushmore RJ, Payne B. (2006) Low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on the posterior parietal cortex induces transient contralateral visuo-spatial neglect-like syndrome. Exp Brain Res. 172:14-21.
Rushmore RJ, Payne BR, Lomber SG. (2005) Functional impact of primary visual cortex deactivation on subcortical target structures in the thalamus and midbrain. Journal of Comparative Neurology 488:414-426.