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Elizabeth Hirshorn

Post-Doc, Dr. Fiez

Hirshorn, E. A., Li, Y., Ward, M. J., Richardson, R. M., Fiez, J. A., Ghuman, A. S. (2016). Decoding and disrupting left midfusiform gyrus activity during word reading. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Hirshorn, E. A., & Fiez, J. A. (2014). Using artificial orthographies for studying cross-linguistic differences in the cognitive and neural profiles of reading. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 31,69-85.

Tune into WESA Radio, Pittsburgh’s NPR affiliate (90.5 fm), on Tuesday, August 16, between 4-5 pm to hear Liz Hirshorn, Julie Fiez, and co-authors Yuanning Li, R. Mark Richardson, and Avniel Singh Ghuman, discuss their study of “Decoding and Disrupting Left Midfusiform Gyrus Activity During Word Reading,” with award-winning journalist Melinda Roeder. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

August 16, 2016

LRDC Research Associate Elizabeth Hirshorn and her co-authors' research, "Pitt Neuroscientists' Study Sheds Light on How Words Are Represented in the Brain," has been publicized in a number of news outlets.

July 20, 2016


Liz Hirshorn, first author and LRDC post-doc and co-authors, are mentioned in the ReliaWire article "'Reading' the Reading Mind."

July 8, 2016


Elizabeth Hirshorn received a T32 training grant: "Training in the Neurobiology of Neurological Disease." Her mentor will be Julie Fiez and she will be working for the Department of Neurobiology. She will continue to work on artificial writing systems and explore the possible utility in remediation for those with reading disorders.

August 2014