Peer-reviewed articles (click to download)

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

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

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

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.

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.


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 (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.