Cheryl Olman

Ph.D. 2003

Thesis Title:

Natural image coding in early visual areas: functional magnetic resonance imaging and psychophysical studies of the human visual system

Current Position:

Associate Professor
Departments of Psychology and Radiology
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Major Advisor(s):

Selected Publications:

  • Olman CA, Bao P, Engel SA, Grant AN, Purington C, Qiu C, Schallmo MP, Tjan BS. Hemifield columns co-opt ocular dominance column structure in human achiasma. Neuroimage. 2018;164:59-66.
  • Allen EJ, Burton PC, Olman CA, Oxenham AJ. Representations of pitch and timbre variation in human auditory cortex. J Neurosci. 2017;37(5):1284-1293.
  • Schallmo MP, Grant AN, Burton PC, Olman CA. The effects of orientation and attention during surround suppression of small image features: A 7 Tesla fMRI study. J Vis. 2016 Aug 1;16(10):19.
  • Qiu C, Burton PC, Kersten D, Olman CA. Responses in early visual areas to contour integration are context dependent. J Vis. 2016 Jun 1;16(8):19.
  • Mannion DJ, Kersten DJ, Olman CA. Scene coherence can affect the local response to natural images in human V1. Eur J Neurosci. 2015;42(11):2895-903
  • Schallmo MP, Sponheim SR, Olman CA. Reduced contextual effects on visual contrast perception in schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. Psychol Med. 2015;45(16):3527-37.
  • Olman CA. What insights can fMRI offer into the structure and function of mid-tier visual areas? Vis Neurosci. 2015 Jan;32:E015.
  • Naselaris T, Olman CA, Stansbury DE, Ugurbil K, Gallant JL. A voxel-wise encoding model for early visual areas decodes mental images of remembered scenes. Neuroimage. 2015;105:215-28
  • Mannion DJ, Kersten DJ, Olman CA. Regions of mid-level human visual cortex sensitive to the global coherence of local image patches. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014;26(8):1764-1774.
  • Thompson SK, Engel SA, Olman CA. Larger neural responses produce BOLD signals that begin earlier in time. Front Neurosci. 2014 Jun 12;8:159.
  • Qiu C, Kersten D, Olman CA. Segmentation decreases the magnitude of the tilt illusion. J Vis. 2013 Nov 20;13(13):19.
  • Schallmo MP, Sponheim SR, Olman CA. Neural correlates of preparatory and regulatory control over positive and negative emotion. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014;9(4):494-504.
  • Seo D, Olman CA, Haut KM, Sinha R, MacDonald AW 3rd, Patrick CJ. Neural correlates of preparatory and regulatory control over positive and negative emotion. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014;9(4):494-504.
  • Mannion DJ, Kersten DJ, Olman CA. Consequences of polar form coherence for fMRI responses in human visual cortex. Neuroimage. 2013 Sep;78:152-8.
  • Olman CA, Harel N, Feinberg DA, He S, Zhang P, Ugurbil K, Yacoub E. Layer-specific FMRI reflects different neuronal computations at different depths in human V1. PLoS ONE 7(3):e32536.
  • Olman CA, Yacoub E. High-field fMRI for human applications: an overview of spatial resolution and signal specificity. Open Neuroimag J. 2011;5:74-89.
  • Schumacher JF, Quinn CF, Olman CA. An exploration of the spatial scale over which orientation-dependent surround effects affect contour detection. J Vis. 2011;11(8):12.
  • Olman CA, Pickett KA, Schallmo MP, Kimberley TJ. Selective BOLD responses to individual finger movement measured with fMRI at 3T. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012;33(7):1594-606.
  • White T, Moeller S, Schmidt M, Pardo JV, Olman C. Evidence for intact local connectivity but disrupted regional function in the occipital lobe in children and adolescents with schizophrenia.  Hum Brain Mapp. 2012;33(8):1803-11.
  • Schumacher JF, Thompson SK, Olman CA. Contrast response functions for single Gabor patches: ROI-based analysis over-represents low-contrast patches for GE BOLD. Front Syst Neurosci. 2011 Mar 24;5:19.
  • Olman CA, Van de Moortele PF, Schumacher JF, Guy JR, Uğurbil K, Yacoub E. Retinotopic mapping with spin echo BOLD at 7T. Magn Reson Imaging. 2010;28(9):1258-69.
  • Schumacher JF, Olman CA. High-resolution BOLD fMRI measurements of local orientation-dependent contextual modulation show a mismatch between predicted V1 output and local BOLD response.  Vision Res. 2010;50:1214-1224.
  • Olman CA, Davachi L, Inati S. Multi-band multi-slice GE-EPI at 7 Tesla, with 16-fold acceleration using partial parallel imaging with application to high spatial and temporal whole-brain fMRI. Magn Reson Med. 2010;63(5):1144-53
  • Olman CA, Davachi L, Inati S. Distortion and signal loss in medial temporal lobe.  PLoS One. 2009;4(12):e8160.
  • Van de Moortele PF1, Auerbach EJ, Olman C, Yacoub E, Uğurbil K, Moeller S. T1 weighted brain images at 7 Tesla unbiased for proton density, T2* contrast and RF coil receive B1 sensitivity with simultaneous vessel visualization.  Neuroimage. 2009;46(2):432-46.
  • Mangia S, Giove F, Tkác I, Logothetis NK, Henry PG, Olman CA, Maraviglia B, Di Salle F, Uğurbil K. Metabolic and hemodynamic events after changes in neuronal activity: current hypotheses, theoretical predictions and in vivo NMR experimental findings. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2009;29(3):441-63.
  • Murray SO, Olman CA, Kersten DJ. Spatially specific fMRI repetition effects in human visual cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2006;95:2439-2445.
  • Olman CA, Ugurbil K, Schrater P, Kersten D. BOLD fMRI and psychophysical measurements of contrast response to broadband images. Vision Res. 2004;44(7):669-83.
  • Olman CA, Kersten DJ. Classification objects, ideal observers and generative models. Cogn Sci. 2004;28:227-239.
Cheryl Olman