Maki Koyama, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist, Child Mind Institute

Senior Scientist
Haskins Laboratories


PhD in Physiology at University of Oxford (2008 graduation)
Specialization: Neuroimaging (MRI and EEG), pediatric neuroimaging (including infants), resting-state fMRI, functional network analyses, dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Research Interests

My research goals are to understand 1) early neurobiological risk predictors of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ADHD, 2) neurobiological markers of these disorders, 3) neurobiological effects of behavioral improvement associated with intervention training for these disorders, and 4) brain development in infancy and its relevance to emerging behaviors. To achieve these goals, my recent work focuses on examinations of how inter-individual variations in the intrinsic functional organization of the brain, assessed by resting-state fMRI and EEG, underlie typical and atypical variations in cognitive, behavioral, and emotional competencies.

Representative Publications

Koyama MS, Di Martino A, Castellanos FX, Ho EJ, Marcelle E, Leventhal B, Milham MP. Imaging the “At-Risk” Brain: Future Directions. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 Feb;22(2):164-79.

Ma Y, Koyama MS, Milham MP, Castellanos FX, Quinn BT, Pardoe H, Wang X, Kuzniecky R, Devinsky O, Thesen T, Blackmon K. Cortical thickness abnormalities associated with dyslexia, independent of remediation status. Neuroimage Clin. 2014 Nov 18;7:177-86.

Yang Z, Jutagir DR, Koyama MS, Craddock RC, Yan CG, Shehzad Z, Castellanos FX, Di Martino A, Milham MP. Intrinsic brain indices of verbal working memory capacity in children and adolescents. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2015 Oct;15:67-82PMCID: PMC4696540.

Koyama MS, Di Martino A, Kelly C, Jutagir DR, Sunshine J, Schwartz SJ, Castellanos FX, Milham MP. Cortical signatures of dyslexia and remediation: an intrinsic functional connectivity approach. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55454.

Koyama MS, Di Martino A, Zuo XN, Kelly C, Mennes M, Jutagir DR, Castellanos FX, Milham MP. Resting-state functional connectivity indexes reading competence in children and adults. J Neurosci. 2011 Jun 8;31(23):8617-24.