Frank Garcea, PhD

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute in Philadelphia, PA. I work in the Cognition and Action Laboratory with Dr. Laurel Buxbaum.

I completed my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Brad Mahon in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. While in graduate school I was a member of the Concepts, Actions, and Objects Lab. I used functional MRI and neuropsychological testing to understand how information about manipulable objects is organized in the human brain. See more about this research here.

In my postdoctoral work I use functional and structural MRI, functional connectivity, voxel-based lesion symptom mapping, and cognitive neuropsychological methods. I study how action and object knowledge is represented in the brain, with a focus toward developing a deeper understanding of the mechanisms by which visual, motor, and conceptual representations recover after brain injury.

When I'm not doing science I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, collecting vinyl records, podcasts, biking, finding new restaurants, and traveling.

contact: frank garcea, phd | email | moss rehabilitation research institute, 50 township line road, elkins park, pa 19027