Postdoctoral Fellow. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (Current)
PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Neuroscience) (2012)
BS, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2007)
Dr. Rupa Gupta Gordon joined the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina in 2012. She is primarily interested in understanding the neural mechanisms that support social interaction and communication in order to better inform the mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric diseases. Her training background includes doctoral work at the University of Iowa studying the effects of brain injury on various aspects of cognition, including social interaction and communication. Currently, Dr. Gordon is studying social behavior and nonverbal communication in children at risk for autism.
Understanding the neural basis of cognition, including social behavior and communication
Understanding how brain disorders (e.g., autism, TBI) affect communication
Click here for Dr. Gordon’s most recent publications (link: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7KtU1HMAAAAJ)
Gupta, R., Tranel, D., & Duff, M.C. (2012). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage does not impair the development and use of common ground in social interaction: Implications for cognitive theory of mind. Neuropsychologia, 50(1), 145-152.
Duff, M.C., Gupta, R., Hengst, J., Tranel, D. & Cohen, N.J. (2011). The Use of Definite References Signals Declarative Memory: Evidence From Patients With Hippocampal Amnesia. Psychological Science, 22(5), 666-673.
Duff, M.C., Hengst, J., Gupta, R., Tranel, D., & Cohen, N.J. (2011). Distributed impact of cognitive-communication impairment: Disruptions in the use of definite references when speaking to individuals with amnesia. Aphasiology, 25(6), 675-687.
Gupta, R., Duff, M.C., & Tranel, D. (2011). Bilateral amygdala damage impairs the acquisition and use of common ground in social interaction. Neuropsychology, 25(2), 137-146.
Gupta, R., Koscik, T.R., Bechara, A., & Tranel, D. (2011). The amygdala and decision-making. Neuropsychologia, 49(4), 760-766.
Gupta, R., Duff, M.C., Denburg, N.L., Cohen, N.J., Bechara, A. & Tranel, D. (2009). Declarative memory is critical for sustained advantageous complex decision-making. Neuropsychologia, 47(7), 1686–1693.