My research has examined how the human brain stores and processes our knowledge of the world, starting early in development and breaking down later in life.
Goldberg, R.F. & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2009). Developmental 'roots' in mature biological knowledge. Psychological Science, 20, 480-487. pdf
Goldberg, R.F., Perfetti, C.A., Fiez, J.A., Schneider, W. (2007). Selective retrieval of abstract semantic knowledge in the left prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 3790-3798. pdf
Goldberg, R.F., Perfetti, C.A., Schneider, W. (2006). Perceptual knowledge retrieval activates sensory brain regions. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 4917-4921. pdf
Goldberg, R.F., Perfetti, C.A., Schneider, W. (2006). Distinct and common cortical activations for multimodal semantic categories. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 6, 214-222. pdf
Thompson-Schill, S.L., Bedny, M., & Goldberg, R.F. (2005). The frontal lobes and the regulation of mental activity. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 15, 219-224. pdf
Carter, M. L., Valenti, S. S. & Goldberg, R. F. (2001). Perception of sports photographs: A multidimensional scaling analysis. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 92, 643-652.
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More recently I've become very interested in building technologies for educational and health applications. Participating in the MIT community is simply inspiring at a deep and fundamental level.
I've been writing semantic algorithms for Knowhi.org. Where the internet is now a tangle of competing blogs, forums, wikis, and comments, we aim to show who knows what when you need to know.
I'm also working with a fantastic team at Neumitra to turn established science into portable technologies to assist the 40 million Americans with clinical anxiety disorders.