Peer-reviewed articles


Brang D, Plass J, Sherman A, Stacey WC, Wasade VS, Grabowecky M, Ahn E, Towle VL, Tao JX, Wu S, Issa NP, Suzuki S (in review). Visual cortex responds to transient sound changes without encoding complex auditory dynamics. Available at

In press

Morshed RA, Young JS, Kroliczek AA, Berger MS, Brang D, Hervey-Jumper SL (in press). A Neurosurgeons Guide Cognitive Dysfunction in Adult Glioma. Neurosurgery.

Aabedi AA, Ahn E, Sofia K, Young JS, Zhang E, Sagher O, Weissman DH, Brang D*, Hervey-Jumper SL* (in press). Assessment of wakefulness during awake craniotomy to predict intraoperative language performance. Journal of Neurosurgery. *Authors are co-senior for this manuscript.


Plass J, Brang D, Suzuki S, Grabowecky M (2020). Vision perceptually restores auditory spectral dynamics in speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences117(29), 16920-16927. (Psyarxiv version)


Venkatesh HS, Morishita W, Geraghty AC, Silverbush D, Gillespie SM, Arzt M, Tam LT, Espenel C, Ponnuswami A, Ni L, Woo PJ, Taylor KR, Agarwal A, Regev A, Brang D, Vogel H, Hervey-Jumper S, Bergles D, Suvà ML, Malenka RC, Monje M (2019). Electrical and synaptic integration of glioma into neural circuits. Nature, 573, 539–545.

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Lalwani P, Brang D (2019). Stochastic resonance model of synesthesia. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374, 20190029.

Brang D (2019). The stolen voice illusion. Perception, 48(8) 649–667.

Brang D, Ahn E (2019). Double-blind study of visual imagery in grapheme-color synesthesia. Cortex, 117, 89-95.

Plass J, Ahn E, Towle VL, Stacey WC, Wasade VS, Tao JX, Wu S, Issa NP, Brang D (2019). Joint encoding of auditory timing and location in visual cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 31(7), 1002-1017.

Ren S, Gliske SV, Brang D, Stacey WC (2019). Redaction of false high frequency oscillations due to muscle artifact improves specificity to epileptic tissue. Clinical Neurophysiology, 130(6), 976-985.

Dotterer HL, Waller R, Shaw DS, Plass J, Brang D, Forbes EE, Hyde LW (2019). Antisocial behavior with callous-unemotional traits is associated with widespread disruptions to white matter structural connectivity among low-income, urban males. NeuroImage:Clinical, 23, 101836.

Nair A, Brang D (2019). Inducing Synesthesia in Non-Synesthetes: Short-Term Visual Deprivation Facilitates Auditory-Evoked Visual Percepts. Consciousness and Cognition, 70, 70-79.

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Case L, Brang D, Landazuri R, Ramachandran VS (2017). Altered white matter and sensory response to bodily sensation in FTM transsexual individuals. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(5), 1223-1237.


Brang D, Dai Z, Zheng W, Towle VL (2016). Registering imaged ECoG electrodes to human cortex: a geometry-based technique. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 273, 64-73.

Honma M, Plass J, Brang D, Florczak SM, Paller KA (2016). Sleeping on the rubber-hand illusion: Memory reactivation during sleep facilitates multisensory recalibration. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2016(1).


Brang D , Towle VL, Suzuki S, Hillyard SA, Di Tusa S, Dai Z, Tao J, Wu S, Grabowecky M (2015). Peripheral sounds rapidly activate visual cortex: evidence from electrocorticography. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(5), 3023-8.

McGeoch PD*, Brang D*, Huang MX, Ramachandran VS (2015). Primary somatosensory cortex hand representation dynamically modulated by motor output. NeuroCase, 21(1), 103-105. *Authors contributed equally to this work.


Brang D, Taich ZJ, Hillyard SA, Grabowecky M, Ramachandran VS (2013). Parietal connectivity mediates multisensory facilitation. NeuroImage, 78, 396-401.

Brang D, Ghiam M, Ramachandran VS (2013). Impaired acquisition of novel grapheme-color correspondences in synesthesia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 717.

Brang D, Miller LE, McQuire M, Ramachandran VS, Coulson S (2013). Enhanced mental rotation ability in time-space synesthesia. Cognitive Processing, 14(4), 429-434.

Edelstein M, Brang D, Rouw R, Ramachandran VS (2013). Misophonia: physiological investigations and case descriptions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 296.

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Brang D, Williams LE, Ramachandran VS (2012). Grapheme-color synesthetes show enhanced crossmodal processing between auditory and visual modalities. Cortex, 48(5), 630-637.

Ramachandran VS, Miller LE, Livingstone MS, Brang D (2012). Colored halos around faces and emotion-evoked colors: a new form of synesthesia. NeuroCase, 18(4), 352-358.


Brang D & Ramachandran VS (2011). Survival of the Synesthesia Gene: Why Do People Hear Colors and Taste Words.PLoS Biology, 9(11), e1001205. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001205

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McGeoch PM*, Brang D*, Song T, Lee R, Huang MX, Ramachandran VS (2011). Body Integrity identity disorder with xenomelia (apotemnophilia): a new right parietal lobe syndrome. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 82, 1314-1319. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2011-300224 *Authors contributed equally to this work.

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Brang D, Teuscher U, Miller LE, Ramachandran VS, Coulson S (2011). Handedness and calendar orientations in time-space synesthesia. Journal of Neuropsychology, 5(2), 323-32. doi:10.1111/j.1748-6653.2011.02012.x

Hubbard EM, Brang D, Ramachandran VS (2011). The Cross-Activation Theory at Ten. Journal of Neuropsychology, 5(2, 152-77. doi:10.1111/j.1748-6653.2011.02014.x

Brang D, Rouw R, Coulson S, Ramachandran VS (2011). Similarly shaped letters evoke similar colors in grapheme-color synesthesia. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1355-1358. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.01.002

Brang D, Kanai S, Ramachandran VS, Coulson S (2011). Contextual Priming in Grapheme-Color Synesthetes and Yoked Controls: 400 milliseconds in the life of a synesthete. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 7, 1681-1696. doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21486


Brang D, Hubbard EM, Coulson S, Huang MX, Song T, Ramachandran VS (2010). Magnetoencepalography reveals early activation of V4 in grapheme color synesthesia. NeuroImage, 53(1), 268-274. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.06.008

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Teuscher U, Brang D, Ramachandran VS, Coulson S (2010). Spatial cueing in time-space synesthetes: An event-related brain potential study. Brain and Cognition, 74(1), 35-46. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2010.06.001

Ramachandran VS, Brang D, McGeoch PM (2010). Dynamic reorganization of referred sensations caused by volitional movements of phantom limbs. Neuroreport, 21(10), 727-730. doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e32833be9ab

Coulson S & Brang D (2010). Sentence Context Affects Processing of Masked Words: An ERP study. Brain and Language, 113, 149–155. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2010.02.003

Brang D & Ramachandran VS (2010). Olfactory bulb dysgenesis, mirror neuron system dysfunction, and autonomic dysregulation as the neural basis for autism. Medical Hypothesis, 74(5), 919-21. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2008.11.048

Brang D, Teuscher U, Ramachandran VS, Coulson S (2010). Temporal Sequences, Synesthetic Mappings, and Cultural Biases: The Geography of Time. Consciousness and Cognition, 19, 311-320. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2010.01.003

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Ramachandran VS & Brang D (2009). Sensations evoked in patients with amputation from watching an individual whose corresponding intact limb is being touched. Archives of Neurology, 66(10), 1281- 1284.

Ramachandran VS, Brang D, McGeoch PM (2009). Size reduction using mirror visual feedback (MVF) reduces phantom pain. Neurocase, 15(5), 357–360. doi:10.1080/13554790903081767

Brang D & Ramachandran VS (2009). Visual field heterogeneity, laterality, and eidetic imagery in synesthesia. Neurocase, 16(2), 169-74. doi:10.1080/13554790903339645

Ramachandran VS, Brang D, McGeoch P, Rosar W (2009). Sexual and food preference in apotemnophilia and anorexia: interactions between “beliefs” and “needs” regulated by two-way connections between body image and limbic structures.Perception, 38(5), 775-7. doi:10.1068/p6350


Brang D, McGeoch P, Ramachandran VS (2008). Apotemnophilia: a neurological disorder. Neuroreport, 19(13), 1305-6. doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e32830abc4d

Brang D, Edwards L, Ramachandran VS, Coulson S (2008). Is the sky 2? Contextual priming in grapheme-color synesthesia. Psychological Science, 19(5), 421-9. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02103.x

Ramachandran VS & Brang D (2008). Tactile-emotion synesthesia. Neurocase. 14(5), 390-9. doi:10.1080/13554790802363746

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Brang D & Ramachandran VS (2008). Psychopharmacology of synesthesia; the role of serotonin S2a receptor activation.Medical Hypothesis, 70(4), 903-4. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2007.09.007

Pineda JA, Brang D, Hecht E, Edwards L, Carey S, Bacon M, Futagaki C, Suk D, Tom J, Birnbaum C, Rork A (2008). Positive Behavioral and Electrophysiological Changes Following Neurofeedback Training in Children with Autism.Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2(3), 557-81. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2007.12.003


McGeoch P, Brang D, Ramachandran VS (2007). Apraxia, Metaphor and Mirror Neurons. Medical Hypothesis, 69(6), 1165-8. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2007.05.017


Book chapters and encyclopedia articles

Brang D, Ramachandran VS (in press). How do crossmodal correspondences and multisensory processes relate to synesthesia? In Sathian K, Ramachandran VS (Eds.). Multisensory Perception: From Laboratory to Clinic. Elsevier.

Brang D & Ramachandran VS (2014). From molecules to metaphor: outlooks on synesthesia research. Handbook of Synesthesia.

Brang D (2009). Synesthesia. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology.

Ramachandran VS & Brang D (2009). Phantom touch. Scholarpedia, 4(10):8244.

Ramachandran VS & Brang D (2008). Synesthesia; from molecules to metaphor. Scholarpedia, 3(6), 3981.

Pineda JA, Brang D, Futagaki C, Hecht E, Grichanik M, Wood L, Bacon M, Carey S (2006). Effects of Neurofeedback Training on Action Comprehension and Imitation Learning. Puckhaber, H.L. (Eds.), New Research on Biofeedback. New York: Nova Science.