Sephira Ryman 2015 ISIR Prize for Best Student Paper

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Biosketch: Sephira obtained her BA in Psychology from Wellesley College and her MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of New Mexico. She is currently working toward her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of New Mexico. Her primary research interest is in understanding how neural structure and function relates to cognitive abilities in both health and disease. Sephira utilizes diverse neuroimaging methodologies and analytic techniques, such as diffusion weighted imaging, fMRI, EEG, graph theory and time frequency connectivity analyses, to capture the dynamic nature of the brain and understand its relationship to cognitive functioning.

Representative Publications:

Ryman, S. G., van den Heuvel, M. P., Yeo, R. A., Caprihan, A., Carrasco, J., Vakhtin, A. A., … & Jung, R. E. (2014). Sex differences in the relationship between white matter connectivity and creativity. NeuroImage, 101, 380-389.

Ryman, S. G., Yeo, R. A., Witkiewitz, K., Vakhtin, A. A., van den Heuvel, M. P., de Reus, Marcel, Flores, R.A., Wertz, C. J., Jung, R.E.(under review). Fronto-parietal gray matter and white matter efficiency differentially predict intelligence in males and females.