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Jeffrey Anderson


Assistant Professor of Radiology

The Anderson Lab
Neurobiology of Disease





B.S. 1994, M.S. 1995 Mathematics, Brigham Young University; MD/PhD 2001 Neurobiology, Northwestern University, Chicago IL; 2001-2002 Internal Medicine Internship, University of Utah; 2002-2006 Diagnostic Radiology Residency, University of Utah; 2006-2008 Neuroradiology Fellow, University of Utah


Neurophysiology of distributed brain networks, brain synchrony, functional connectivity. New fMRI, diffusion tensor, and magnetoencephalography methods for diagnosing and understanding neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, autism, and Alzheimer Disease.

Dr. Anderson's lab studies distributed brain networks using functional imaging techniques such as fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and MEG. A primary emphasis is to develop methods for studying brain synchrony and functional connectivity, and apply these techniques to diagnose neurological and psychiatric disorders of the brain. A few of the ongoing imaging projects in his laboratory include:

  • Using fMRI to study functional connectivity abnormalities in multiple sclerosis
  • Studying the neurophysiology of visual attention and how imagery and attention are represented in the visual cortex
  • Applying techniques of fMRI and MEG to decipher the neural mechanism for synchrony of brain noise in distributed neural networks
  • Testing a hypothesis that language disturbances in autism are caused by failure to suppress less important stimuli
  • Mapping the visual cortex using imagery in blind patients to identify targets for cortical implants
  • Evaluating changes in network connectivity in Alzheimer Disease and aging
  • Adapting functional connectivity MRI techniques to study neurophysiology of meditation, yoga, and transcendent experiences



Last Updated: 6/4/21