• Ph.D., Psychology 1997
    University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Psychology 1993
    University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., Psychobiology 1991
    University of California, Los Angeles

Curriculum Vitae



Juliana Baldo

Juliana V. Baldo, PhD.

Research Neuropsychologist

Research Interests

My research interests have centered on gaining a better understanding of the neural basis of cognition in the healthy brain by studying patients with neurologic injuries. Specifically, one focus of my research has been the investigation of higher-level cognitive abilities such as reasoning, problem solving, and planning. I have published a series of articles characterizing the scope of such executive functioning deficits in patients with frontal lobe injuries and have shown that these deficits are often related to lower-level deficits in attention and working memory. More recently, I have also been investigating the role that language plays in mediating such executive processes. Our studies have demonstrated the presence of non-linguistic, executive deficits in patients with aphasia (e.g., deficits in non-verbal reasoning), which are often overlooked due to the focus on language rehabilitation. In my work, I have utilized techniques such as MRI, PET, and voxel-based lesion symptom mapping (VLSM) to better understand these cognitive processes as well as their neurologic underpinnings. It is hoped that our research will lead to an improved understanding of the brain basis of cognition and will ultimately facilitate improvements in patient treatment and rehabilitation.