Recent News:

Upcoming conferences

Lab director, Dr. Centanni, will be presenting new research at two upcoming conferences. Please stop by the poster at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language conference in August (poster session B) and at the Society for Neuroscience conference in November (Tuesday, 1-5 pm session).


Our newest paper is now available!

Our manuscript, validating previous work in genetic rat models, was just accepted for publication in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience! We report increased cortical inconsistency in a subset of children with dyslexia, and demonstrate a potential genetic link. See the Publications page for the PDF!

-June, 2018


A grant to continue our work on dyslexia-susceptibility genes!

TCU has awarded us a grant to generate a knockout rat to further study a gene of interest in dyslexia, DCDC2. Dr. Centanni's previous work suggested that this gene might interfere with response to intervention, and this new animal model will provide the perfect way to test new therapy options!

-June, 2018


Brain imaging is coming to TCU!

The Centanni lab, in collaboration with the Leising lab at TCU, was recently approved to purchase a state of the art high-density electroencephalography (EEG) system! Each net will contain 256 electrodes to allow for better source localization and will also have tDCS capabilities. We look forward to bringing this new technique to TCU!!

-April, 2018


The Centanni lab just received a grant from TCU...

This funding will support some basic science research to help us optimize the parameters for our auricular vagus nerve stimulation studies! We look forward to sharing the results of this exciting set of experiments!

-April, 2018


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The Centanni Lab's first research poster!

Lab director Tracy Centanni (left) with lab undergrad Alexis Jefferson (right) as she presents the first research poster out of the lab! Alexis received a TCU Students in Research grant this year to study the effect of training approach on novel letter acquisition. The poster was very well received by the community.

-April 2018