My name is Jeremy Purcell. I carried out my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University where I obtained a degree in physiology and psychology in 2003. I went on to pursue graduate training at Georgetown University in the lab of Dr. Guinevere Eden, where in 2012 I obtained a PhD in neuroscience. My PhD thesis focused on using fMRI to investigate the manner by which orthographic representations used for spelling and reading interact in the brain. In 2012 I started working at Johns Hopkins University as a postdoctoral fellow primarily in the lab of Dr. Brenda Rapp, but also partially in the lab of Dr. Argye Hillis. My research interests are to continue studying the physiological underpinnings of spelling representations, and explore how they are stored, retrieved and produced via neural tissue. My role in the lab will be to pursue these interests through the implementation of functional MRI studies in patients with neural trauma affecting both spelling and reading behavior.
Purcell, J. J., Napoliello, E. M., Eden G. F. (2011) "A Combined fMRI Study of Typed Spelling and Reading." Neuroimage. 55:750-762
Purcell, J. J., Turkeltaub, P. E., Eden G. F., Rapp, B. (2011) "Examining the central and peripheral processes of written word production." Frontiers in Language Sciences. 2:239
Purcell, J. J., Jiang, X., and Eden G. F. (In Prep) "Shared Orthographic Neural Representations for Reading and Spelling."