Sara Schmidt

Neuroengineering IGERT fellow, Aug 2011-July 2013

My research focuses on resting state functional connectivity and how resting state networks are affected by disorders, examined via fMRI. Currently, I am looking at these networks in patients with hearing disorders, specifically tinnitus and hearing loss. I am also interested in how the alterations of functional networks are reflected in brain structure.

I work with Dr. Fatima Husain in the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. Be sure to check out our lab website!

Collaborative Projects

Identifying Subgroups of Tinnitus Using Novel Resting fMRI Biomarkers and Cluster Analysis, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense

Representative Publications

Schmidt, S.A., Akrofi, K., Carpenter-Thompson, J.R., Husain, F.T. (2013). Default mode and dorsal attention networks exhibit differential functional connectivity in tinnitus and hearing loss. PLoS ONE, 8(10): e76488, 1-12.

Husain, F.T., Schmidt, S.A. (2014). Using resting state functional connectivity to unravel networks of tinnitus. Hearing Research, 307:153-62.

Husain F.T., Carpenter-Thompson, J.R., Schmidt, S.A. (2014). The effect of mild-to-moderate hearing loss on auditory and emotion processing networks. Front Syst Neurosci. 8:10.

Carpenter-Thompson, J. R., Schmidt, S. A., Husain, F. T. (2015). Neural plasticity of mild tinnitus: An fMRI investigation comparing those recently diagnosed with tinnitus to those that had tinnitus for a long period of time. Neural Plast, 2015: 161478.

Complete Publications List (PubMed)