Haskins Laboratories

The Science of the Spoken and Written Word

Kenneth Pugh, Ph.D., President and Director of Research, Senior Scientist

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PI, A-214: Neurochemistry as a moderator of brain networks for reading.

PI (subcontract), A-202: Neurocogntive bases of treatment resistance in developmental dyslexia (R. Morris-PI, Georgia State University).

PI, A-222: Tracking neirocogntive changes during evidence-based reading instruction in typically and atypically developing children. 


Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology), The Ohio State University , 1990
M.A. (Experimental Psychology), The Ohio State University , 1987
B.S. (Psychology), Summa Cum Laude, New York Institute of Technology, 1982

Representative Publications and Presentations

Pugh, K.R., Shaywitz, B., Constable, T., Shaywitz, S., Skudlarski, P., Fulbright, R., Bronen, R., Shankweiler, D., Katz, L., Fletcher, J., & Gore, J. (1996). Cerebral organization of component processes in reading.  Brain, 119, 1221-1238.
Pugh, K.R., Landi, N., Preston, J.L., Mencl, W.E., Austin, A., Sibley, D., Fulbright, R.K., Seidenberg, M.S. Grigorenko, E., Constable, R.T., Molfese, P., Frost, S.J. (2013). The relationship between phonological and sensorimotor processing skills and the neurocircuitry for reading in emergent readers. Brain and Language, 125(2), 173–183. PMCID: PMC3417084
Pugh, K. R., Frost, S. J., Rothman, D. L., Hoeft, F., Del Tufo, S. N., Mason, G. F., Molfese, P. J., Mencl, W. E., Grigorenko, E. L., Landi, N., Preston, J. L., Jacobsen, L., Seidenberg, M. S., & Fulbright, R. K. (2014). Glutamate and choline levels predict individual differences in reading ability in emergent readers. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(11), 4082-4089. PMCID: PMC3951703.
Preston, J. L., Molfese, P. J., Frost, S. J., Mencl, W. E., Fulbright, R. K., Hoeft, F., et al. (2016). Print-  Speech Convergence Predicts Future Reading Outcomes in Early Readers. Psychological Science, 27(1), 75–84. 
Hancock, R., Pugh, K. R., & Hoeft, F.. (2017). Neural Noise Hypothesis of Developmental Dyslexia. Trends in Cognitive Sciences Jun;21(6):434-448. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2017.03.008. Epub 2017 Apr 8..