Frank Haist

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry
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    Dr. Haist received his B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology specialization) from the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. He completed hi his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Florida and a McDonnell-Pew postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience with Dr. Marta Kutas at UCSD. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD and an affiliated faculty member of the UC San Diego Center for Human Development. Dr. Haist is the head of the Developmental Neuroimaging Laboratory located in the Center for Human Development and member of the Steering Committee for the UCSD Center for Functional MRI and Executive Committee of the Center for Human Development.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Haist’s research focuses on developmental cognitive neuroscience specifically characterizing development for face processing, social development, and identifying brain correlates of academic achievement for mathematics from early school age through adulthood. He studies cognitive development in typically developing healthy children and children that were born premature. His research primarily uses functional neuroimaging including functional MRI, EEG, and structural imaging. Dr. Haist is actively involved in FMRI methods and tool development for data processing and functional connectivity analysis.

    Clinical Focus

    Dr. Haist regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses covering neurological development, cognitive neuroscience, and FMRI design and analysis. Dr. Haist and his colleagues in the Center for Functional MRI developed a yearlong course on FMRI foundations, design, and advanced topics that serves as the main FMRI course at UCSD. He supervises undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in their independent research projects. His clinical interests are to define factors in typical and atypical face and social development and academic achievement in math that may serve as guides to future effective intervention strategies.

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    Defining Neurovascular Coupling Variability Using Quantitative Functional MRI
    NIH/NIMH R21MH112969Jul 24, 2018 - May 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development of the Functional Neural Systems for Face Expertise
    NIH/NICHD R01HD060595Apr 1, 2009 - Feb 28, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Liu EY, Haist F, Dubowitz DJ, Buxton RB. Cerebral blood volume changes during the BOLD post-stimulus undershoot measured with a combined normoxia/hyperoxia method. Neuroimage. 2019 01 15; 185:154-163. PMID: 30315908.
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    2. Haist F, Anzures G. Functional development of the brain's face-processing system. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci. 2017 Jan; 8(1-2). PMID: 27906518.
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    3. Haist F, Wazny JH, Toomarian E, Adamo M. Development of brain systems for nonsymbolic numerosity and the relationship to formal math academic achievement. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Feb; 36(2):804-26. PMID: 25327879; PMCID: PMC4477628.
    4. Haist F, Adamo M, Han Wazny J, Lee K, Stiles J. The functional architecture for face-processing expertise: FMRI evidence of the developmental trajectory of the core and the extended face systems. Neuropsychologia. 2013 Nov; 51(13):2893-908. PMID: 23948645; PMCID: PMC3825803.
    5. Haist F, Lee K, Stiles J. Individuating faces and common objects produces equal responses in putative face-processing areas in the ventral occipitotemporal cortex. Front Hum Neurosci. 2010; 4:181. PMID: 21206532; PMCID: PMC3009480.
    6. Brumm K, Walenski M, Haist F, Robbins SL, Granet DB, Love T. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of a child with Alice in Wonderland syndrome during an episode of micropsia. J AAPOS. 2010 Aug; 14(4):317-22. PMID: 20598927; PMCID: PMC2928409.
    7. Brumm KP, Perthen JE, Liu TT, Haist F, Ayalon L, Love T. An arterial spin labeling investigation of cerebral blood flow deficits in chronic stroke survivors. Neuroimage. 2010 Jul 01; 51(3):995-1005. PMID: 20211268; PMCID: PMC2879883.
    8. Paul BM, Snyder AZ, Haist F, Raichle ME, Bellugi U, Stiles J. Amygdala response to faces parallels social behavior in Williams syndrome. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2009 Sep; 4(3):278-85. PMID: 19633063; PMCID: PMC2728637.
    9. Noonan SK, Haist F, Müller RA. Aberrant functional connectivity in autism: evidence from low-frequency BOLD signal fluctuations. Brain Res. 2009 Mar 25; 1262:48-63. PMID: 19401185; PMCID: PMC2766184.
    10. Redcay E, Haist F, Courchesne E. Functional neuroimaging of speech perception during a pivotal period in language acquisition. Dev Sci. 2008 Mar; 11(2):237-52. PMID: 18333980.
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    11. Gaffrey MS, Kleinhans NM, Haist F, Akshoomoff N, Campbell A, Courchesne E, Müller RA. Atypical [corrected] participation of visual cortex during word processing in autism: an fMRI study of semantic decision. Neuropsychologia. 2007 Apr 09; 45(8):1672-84. PMID: 17336346; PMCID: PMC2071933.
    12. Love T, Haist F, Nicol J, Swinney D. A functional neuroimaging investigation of the roles of structural complexity and task-demand during auditory sentence processing. Cortex. 2006 May; 42(4):577-90. PMID: 16881268.
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    13. Townsend J, Adamo M, Haist F. Changing channels: an fMRI study of aging and cross-modal attention shifts. Neuroimage. 2006 Jul 15; 31(4):1682-92. PMID: 16549368.
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    14. Haist F, Adamo M, Westerfield M, Courchesne E, Townsend J. The functional neuroanatomy of spatial attention in autism spectrum disorder. Dev Neuropsychol. 2005; 27(3):425-58. PMID: 15843105.
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    15. Pierce K, Haist F, Sedaghat F, Courchesne E. The brain response to personally familiar faces in autism: findings of fusiform activity and beyond. Brain. 2004 Dec; 127(Pt 12):2703-16. PMID: 15319275.
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    16. Haist F, Bowden Gore J, Mao H. Consolidation of human memory over decades revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Nat Neurosci. 2001 Nov; 4(11):1139-45. PMID: 11600889.
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    17. Haist F, Song AW, Wild K, Faber TL, Popp CA, Morris RD. Linking sight and sound: fMRI evidence of primary auditory cortex activation during visual word recognition. Brain Lang. 2001 Mar; 76(3):340-50. PMID: 11247649.
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    18. Song AW, Mao H, Muthupillai R, Haist F, Dixon WT. Segmented spin-echo pulses to increase fMRI signal: repeated intrinsic diffusional enhancement. Magn Reson Med. 1999 Oct; 42(4):631-5. PMID: 10502750.
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    19. Haist F, Shimamura AP, Squire LR. On the relationship between recall and recognition memory. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 1992 Jul; 18(4):691-702. PMID: 1385610.
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    20. Squire LR, Zola-Morgan S, Cave CB, Haist F, Musen G, Suzuki WA. Memory: organization of brain systems and cognition. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1990; 55:1007-23. PMID: 2132810.
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    21. Squire LR, Haist F, Shimamura AP. The neurology of memory: quantitative assessment of retrograde amnesia in two groups of amnesic patients. J Neurosci. 1989 Mar; 9(3):828-39. PMID: 2926483.
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