Dr. Guinevere Eden is a professor in the department of pediatrics and director of the Center for the Study of Learning (CSL) at Georgetown University. She uses MRI scans to map brain activity and study the biological signs of dyslexia. Eden hopes that this will soon make it possible to diagnose dyslexia very early in children.
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Dr. Guinevere Eden is a professor in the department of pediatrics and director of the Center for the Study of Learning (CSL) at Georgetown University. She teaches graduate students in Georgetown’s Interdisciplinary Program for Neuroscience, and her CSL research focuses on using brain-imaging techniques to understand the neural basis of dyslexia. See a list of her publications here.
Eden and her colleagues were the first to apply functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to the study of dyslexia. She continues to investigate the neural representations of sensory processing and reading and how these may be different in individuals with learning disabilities or altered early sensory experience.
Her work is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). She has also served as scientific co-director for NSF-funded Science of Learning Center, which is housed at Gallaudet University, and was the president of the International Dyslexia Association.
Eden graduated from University College London, received her doctorate in physiology from Oxford University and conducted her postdoctoral training at the NIH in Washington, DC.