Colin Powell School for Civic and Global LeadershipDepartment
CUNY Graduate Center
ProfileDr. Ellmore earned his doctorate studying associative learning and memory retrieval in the Cognition and Neural Systems Program in the Department of Psychology at The University of Arizona. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship studying language lateralization at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, followed by an appointment as research assistant professor position there studying working memory using a combination of intracranial EEG and fMRI. He is now Associate Professor of Psychology and head of the Memory and Cognition Lab at The City College of New York.
Dr. Ellmore earned his doctorate studying associative learning and memory retrieval in the Cognition and Neural Systems Program in the Department of Psychology at The University of Arizona. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship studying language lateralization at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, followed by an appointment as research assistant professor position there studying working memory using a combination of intracranial EEG and fMRI. He is now Associate Professor of Psychology and head of the Memory and Cognition Lab at The City College of New York.
Department of Neurosurgery
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Ph.D., Psychology – Cognition and Neural Systems
The University of Arizona
Dissertation: The Speed of Associative Learning and Retrieval in Humans and Non-Human Primates
M.A., Psychology- Cognition and Neural Systems
The University of Arizona
The George Washington University
PSY 253 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 301 Honors I Seminar
Dr. Ellmore's research focus is the cognitive neuroscience of memory, with an emphasis on the interaction between working memory and long-term memory systems. His methodological approach in healthy subjects includes combining the techniques of functional and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography. A component of his research is patient-based, and he has published studies of brain structure and function in epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, autism, sleep disorders, and stroke. Dr. Ellmore's research bridges basic and clinical approaches to understanding the neural substrates of memory.
Ellmore TM, Castriotta RJ, Hendley KL, Aalbers BM, Furr-Stimming E, Hood AJ, Suescun J, Beurlot MR, Hendley RT, Schiess MC. Altered nigrostriatal and nigrocortical functional connectivity in rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder. Sleep. 2013 Dec 1;36(12):1885-92. doi: 10.5665/sleep.3222. PubMed PMID: 24293763; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3825438.
Ellmore TM, Rohlffs F, Khursheed F. FMRI of working memory impairment after recovery from subarachnoid hemorrhage. Frontiers in Neurology. 2013 Nov 6;4:179. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2013.00179. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24223572; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3818578.
Passaro AD, Elmore LC, Ellmore TM, Leising KJ, Papanicolaou AC, Wright AA. Explorations of object and location memory using fMRI. Frontier in Behavioral Neuroscience. 2013 Aug 15;7:105. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00105. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 23966916; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3744007.
Copeland BJ, Fenoy A, Ellmore TM, Liang Q, Ephron V, Schiess M. Deep Brain Stimulation of the Internal Globus Pallidus for Generalized Dystonia Associated with Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1: A Case Report. Neuromodulation. 2013 Jul 1. doi: 10.1111/ner.12081. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23815390.
Ellmore TM, Li H, Xue Z, Wong ST, Frye RE. Tract-based spatial statistics reveal altered relationship between non-verbal reasoning abilities and white matter integrity in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2013 Jul;19(6):723-8. doi: 10.1017/S1355617713000325. Epub 2013 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 23561717.
Harvey DY, Wei T, Ellmore TM, Hamilton AC, Schnur TT. Neuropsychological evidence for the functional role of the uncinate fasciculus in semantic control.Neuropsychologia. 2013 Apr;51(5):789-801. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.01.028. Epub 2013 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 23395830.
Li H, Xue Z, Ellmore TM, Frye RE, Wong ST. Network-based analysis reveals stronger local diffusion-based connectivity and different correlations with orallanguage skills in brains of children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Human Brain Mapping. 2014 Feb;35(2):396-413. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22185. Epub 2012 Sep 24. PubMed PMID: 23008187.
Ro T, Ellmore TM, Beauchamp MS. A neural link between feeling and hearing. Cerebral Cortex. 2013 Jul;23(7):1724-30. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhs166. Epub 2012 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 22693344; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3673182.
Ellmore TM, Tertel, K., Dias, NR, Tandon, N. (2012) Mapping subcortical connectivity related to cortical gamma and theta oscillations. IEEE Xplore, doi: 10.1109/SPMB.2012.6469452
Kalamangalam GP, Nelson JT, Ellmore TM, Narayana PA, (2012) Oxygen-enhanced MRI in temporal lobe epilepsy: Diagnosis and lateralization. Epilepsy Research. 98(1):50-61, PMID:
Tertel K., Tandon N., Ellmore TM (2011) Probing brain connectivity by combined analysis of diffusion MRI tractography and electrocorticography. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 41(12):1092-1099,
Conner CR, Ellmore TM, Disano, MA, Pieters, TA, Potter, A, Tandon N. (2011) Anatomic and electro-physiologic connectivity of the language system: a combined DTI-CCEP study. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 41(12):1100-1109,
Khursheed, F., Rohlffs, F., Suzuki, S., Kim, D.H., Ellmore TM (2011) Artifact quantification and tractography from 3T MRI after placement of aneurysm clips in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients. BMC Medical Imaging PMID: 21970560
Conner CR, Ellmore TM, Pieters TA, Disano MA, Tandon N. (2011) Variability of the relationship between electrophysiology and BOLD-fMRI across cortical regions in humans. Journal of Neuroscience 31(36):12855-12865.
Khursheed F, Tandon, N, Tertel, K, Pieters, TA, Disano, MA, Ellmore, TM (2011) Frequency-specific electrocorticographic correlates of working memory delay period fMRI activity. Neuroimage, 56(3):1773-82, PMID: 21356314
Ellmore TM, Pieters TA, Tandon N. (2011) Dissociation between diffusion MR tractography density and strength in epilepsy patients with hippocampal sclerosis. Epilepsy Research, 93, 197-203,
Schiess MC, Barnes JL, Ellmore TM, Poindexter BJ, Dinh K., Bick RJ (2010) CSF from Parkinson disease patients differentially affects cultured microglia and astrocytes, BMC Neuroscience Nov 29; 11:151
Ellmore TM, Hood AJ, Castriotta R, Stimming EF, Bick RJ, Schiess MC (2010) Reduced volume of the putamen in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder patients. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 16:645-649
Ellmore TM, Beauchamp MS, Breier JI, Slater JD, Kalamangalam GP, O'Neill T., Disano MA, Tandon N. (2010) Temporal lobe white matter asymmetry and language laterality. Neuroimage 49(3) 2033-2044. PMID: 19874899
Swann N, Tandon N, Canolty R, Ellmore TM, McEvoy L, Dreyer S, DiSano M, Aron AR Intracranial EEG reveals a time- and frequency-specific role for right inferior frontal gyrus and primary motor cortex in stopping initiated responses. (2009) Journal of Neuroscience 29(40):12675-12685. PMID: 19812342
Ellmore TM, Beauchamp MS, O'Neill TJ, Dreyer S, Tandon N. Relationships between essential cortical language sites and subcortical pathways. (2009) Journal of Neurosurgery 111(4):755-766. PMID: 19374498
Ellmore TM, Stouffer K., Nadel L. (2008) Divergence of explicit and implicit processing speed during associative memory retrieval. Brain Research 1229:155-166. PMID: 18655778
Ellmore TM, McNaughton B.L. (2004) Human path integration by optic flow. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 4(3), 255-273.
Beauchamp MS, Petit L, Ellmore TM, Ingeholm J, & Haxby JV (2001) A parametric fMRI study of overt and covert shifts of visuospatial attention. Neuroimage, 14(2), 310-321. PMID: 11467905
van Turennout M, Ellmore T, & Martin A. (2000) Long-lasting cortical plasticity in the object naming system. Nature Neuroscience, 3(12), 1329-1334. PMID: 11100155
Ye FQ, Berman KF, Ellmore TM, Esposito G, Van Horn JD, Yang Y, Duyn J, Smith AM, Frank JA, Weinberger DR, McLaughlin AC (2000) H(2)(15)O PET validation of steady-state arterial spin tagging cerebral blood flow measurements in humans. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 44(3), 450-456. PMID: 10975898
Esposito G., Kirkby BS, Van Horn JD, Ellmore TM, & Berman KF (1999) Context-dependent, neural system-specific neurophysiological concomitants of ageing: mapping PET correlates during cognitive activation. Brain, 122 (Pt 5), 963-979.PMID: 10355679
Alexander CB, Ellmore TM, Kokate TG, & Kirkby RD (1998) Further studies on anti- and proconvulsant effects of inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase in rodents. European Journal of Pharmacology, 344(1), 15-25. PMID: 9570442
Van Horn JD, Ellmore TM, Esposito G., & Berman KF. (1998) Mapping voxel-based statistical power on parametric images. Neuroimage, 7(2), 97-107. PMID: 9558642