Professor Patricia E Cowell
BA, MS, PhD
Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School
Deputy Dean of Health Sciences School
+44 114 222 2426
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Division of Human Communication Sciences, Health Sciences School
362 Mushroom Lane
Patricia Cowell is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield. Before coming to Sheffield she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1992-1995) in the Brain Behavior Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania Medical School with a research focus on cortical sex differences in adults in relation to aging and schizophrenia. Patricia completed her PhD (1992) and masters (1990) in Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of Connecticut through research on the corpus callosum and behavioural laterality in humans and rodents. Her undergraduate education at Boston University (1983-1987) was in Psychology and Statistics.
- Research interests
- Modelling mechanisms of neurocognitive plasticity across the life span
- Sex differences in cortical development and aging
- Cerebral asymmetries and interhemispheric relationships
- Ovarian hormone effects on speech, language and cognition
Current projects and collaborations
- Ovarian Hormone Effects of Speech and Language. Collaborators: Prof Sandra Whiteside, Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield.
- Language and Neurocognitive Asymmetries in MZ twins. Dr Jennifer Gurd, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Oxford University.
- Neurocognitive plasticity in Apraxia of Speech. Collaborators Prof Sandra Whiteside, University of Sheffield and Prof Rosemary Varley, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL.
- Diadochokinetic rate in Saudi and Bahraini Arabic speakers: Dialect and the influence of syllable type. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 27(1), 303-308. View this article in WRRO
- Handedness and the corpus callosum: A review and further analyses of discordant twins. Neuroscience, 388, 57-68. View this article in WRRO
- Cerebellar Asymmetry and Cortical Connectivity in Monozygotic Twins with Discordant Handedness. The Cerebellum, 17(2), 191-203. View this article in WRRO
- Word frequency predicts translation asymmetry. Journal of Memory and Language, 95, 49-67. View this article in WRRO
- Self-Administered Computer Therapy for Apraxia of Speech: Two-Period Randomized Control Trial with Crossover. Stroke, 47(3), 822-828. View this article in WRRO
- Quantification of structural changes in the corpus callosumin children with profound hypoxic–ischaemic brain injury. Pediatric Radiology, 46(1), 73-81. View this article in WRRO
- The Relationship Between Apraxia of Speech and Oral Apraxia: Association or Dissociation?. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 30(7), 670-682. View this article in WRRO
- The effects of age and menopause on verbal fluency. Maturitas, 81(1), 216-217.
- Artificial grammar learning in individuals with severe aphasia. Neuropsychologia.
- Discordant cerebral lateralisation for verbal fluency is not an artefact of attention: evidence from MzHd twins. Brain Structure and Function.
- FMRI and corpus callosum relationships in monozygotic twins discordant for handedness. Brain Structure and Function, 218(2), 491-509.
- Error reduction therapy in reducing struggle and grope behaviours in apraxia of speech.. Neuropsychol Rehabil, 22(2), 267-294.
- Feature types and object categories: Is sensorimotoric knowledge different for living and nonliving things?. Applied Psycholinguistics, 33(3), 539-569.
- Hormones and dichotic listening: evidence from the study of menstrual cycle effects.. Brain Cogn, 76(2), 256-262.
- Individual behavior in learning of an artificial grammar. MEM COGNITION, 39(3), 491-501.
- Corpus Callosum Morphology and Microstructure Assessed Using Structural MR Imaging and Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Initial Findings in Adults with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. AM J NEURORADIOL, 31(5), 856-861.
- Plasticity, permanence, and patient performance: study design and data analysis in the cognitive rehabilitation of acquired communication impairments.. Front Hum Neurosci, 4, 213. View this article in WRRO
- The influence of communication situation on self-report in people who stutter. INT J SPEECH-LANG PA, 11(1), 34-44.
- A new set of 84 colored nonobjects.. Behav Res Methods, 41(1), 172-176.
- A cross-language study of verbal and visuospatial working memory span. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 31(4), 385-391.
- Adaptation of wavelet transform analysis to the investigation of biological variations in speech signals.. Med Eng Phys, 30(7), 865-871. View this article in WRRO
- Dichotic listening asymmetry: sex differences and menstrual cycle effects.. Laterality, 13(4), 297-309.
- Effects of sex and age on regional prefrontal brain volume in two human cohorts.. Eur J Neurosci, 25(1), 307-318.
- Speech across the menstrual cycle: a replication and extension study.. Neurosci Lett, 408(1), 21-24. View this article in WRRO
- Disconnection agraphia in a case of multiple sclerosis: The isolation of letter movement plans from language. Neuropsychologia, 43(10), 1503-1513.
- A combined clinical, neuropsychological, and neuroanatomical study of adults with high functioning autism. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 10(3), 165-213.
- Hormones and temporal components of speech: sex differences and effects of menstrual cyclicity on speech.. Neurosci Lett, 367(1), 44-47. View this article in WRRO
- Volume estimation of prefrontal cortical subfields using MRI and stereology. Brain Research Protocols, 10(3), 125-138.
- Comment on delayed left-ear accuracy in dichotic listening.. Percept Mot Skills, 92(2), 548-550.
- Temporolimbic volume reductions in schizophrenia.. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 57(8), 769-775.
- Reduced dorsal and orbital prefrontal gray matter volumes in schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry, 57(8), 761-768.
- A structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) study of adults with Asperger's syndrome. NeuroImage, 11(5 PART II).
- Convergent neuroanatomical and behavioural evidence of an amygdala hypothesis of autism. NeuroReport, 11(13), 2931-2935.
- Individual differences in neurobehavioral measures of laterality and interhemispheric function as measured by dichotic listening.. Dev Neuropsychol, 18(1), 95-112.
- Book Review: Evaluating theories of language: evidence from disordered communication. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 15(1), 65-68.
- Laterality in animals: Relevance to schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 25(1), 41-62.
- A follow-up magnetic resonance imaging study of schizophrenia: Relationship of neuroanatomical changes to clinical and neurobehavioral measures. Archives of General Psychiatry, 55(2), 145-152.
- The female phenotype: Nature's default?. Developmental Neuropsychology, 14(2-3), 213-231.
- Quantitative anatomic measures and comorbid medical illness in late-life major depression.. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 5(1), 15-25.
- The effects of early environment on the development of functional laterality in Morris maze performance. Laterality, 2(3-4), 221-232.
- Sex differences in neuroanatomical and clinical correlations in schizophrenia.. Am J Psychiatry, 153(6), 799-805.
- Frontal and temporal lobe brain volumes in schizophrenia. Relationship to symptoms and clinical subtype.. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 52(12), 1061-1070.
- Language and learning impairment and prenatal risk: an MRI study of the corpus callosum and cerebral volume. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 3, 1-13.
- Sex differences in aging of the human frontal and temporal lobes.. J Neurosci, 14(8), 4748-4755.
- Human Corpus Callosum: A Stable Mathematical Model of Regional Neuroanatomy. Brain and Cognition, 25(1), 52-66.
- Multiple dimensions of handedness and the human corpus callosum.. Neurology, 43(11), 2353-2357.
- Ovarian estrogen acts to feminize the female rat's corpus callosum.. Brain Res Dev Brain Res, 71(1), 115-119.
- A developmental study of sex and age interactions in the human corpus callosum.. Brain Res Dev Brain Res, 66(2), 187-192.
- NEONATAL OVARIECTOMY AND PITUITARY-ADRENAL RESPONSIVENESS IN THE ADULT-RAT. ACTA ENDOCRINOL-COP, 126(1), 44-48.
- Corpus callosum: interactive effects of infantile handling and testosterone in the rat.. Behav Neurosci, 105(4), 562-566.
- A factor analysis of the human's corpus callosum.. Brain Res, 548(1-2), 126-132.
- Corpus callosum: ovarian hormones and feminization.. Brain Res, 542(2), 313-317.
- Corpus callosum: multiple parameter measurements in rodents and humans.. Physiol Behav, 49(3), 433-437.
- Corpus callosum: demasculinization via perinatal anti-androgen.. Int J Dev Neurosci, 9(1), 35-38.
- Corpus callosum: effects of neonatal hormones on sexual dimorphism in the rat.. Brain Res, 515(1-2), 111-116.
- The two halves of the brain In Hugdahl K & Westerhausen R (Ed.), The two halves of the brain (pp. 349-377). MIT Press (MA)
- The Parallel Brain In Zaidel E & Iacoboni M (Ed.), The Parallel Brain (pp. 64-69). The MIT Press
- The Parallel Brain In Zaidel E & Iacoboni M (Ed.), The Parallel Brain (pp. 433-444). The MIT Press
- Development of laterality and the role of the corpus callosum in rodents and humans In Rogers LJ & Andrew RJ (Ed.), Comparative Vertebrate Lateralization (pp. 274-305). Cambridge University Press
- Hemispheric Specialisation in Animals and Humans In Fagot J (Ed.), Hemispheric Specialisation in Animals and Humans (pp. 221-232). Psychology Pr
- Professional activities
Society for Neuroscience
- Organization for the Study of Sex Differences