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WAI Faculty & Staff

Bruce Hermann, PhD
Associate Director

 

Contact Information

Phone: 608-263-5430
Email: hermann@neurology.wisc.edu
Mailing address: Department of Neurology, Box 5132, Clinical Science Center-H4, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792

Positions

Professor and Director, Matthews Neuropsychology Lab, Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Associate Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute

 

Current WAI Projects

Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention

 

Education

B.A., Psychology, Carthage College-1971; M.A., Clinical Psychology, Wichita State University-1974; Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology-1977

 

Research Interests

  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Cognitive and behavioral status of patients with epilepsy
  • Neurobehavioral outcomes of epilepsy surgery
  • Dementia

Representative Publications

Seidenberg M, Griffith R, Haltiner A, Bell B, Moran M, Sabsevitz D, Swanson S, Hammeke T, Hermann, BP. Recognition and identification of famous faces in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuropsychologia, 2002, 40, 446-456.

 

Getz, K., Hermann, B.P., Bell, B., Dow, C., Jones, J., Woodard, A., Rutecki, P., Sheth, R., O’Leary, D., Magnotta, V., Seidenberg, M. Negative symptoms in temporal lobe epilepsy. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2002, 159, 644-651.

 

Blumer, D., Montouris, G., Davies, K., Wyler, A., Phillips, B., Hermann, B.P. Suicide in epilepsy: psychopathology, pathogenesis, and prevention. Epilepsy and Behavior, 2002, 3, 232-241.

 

Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M., Bell, B. The neurodevelopmental impact of childhood onset temporal lobe epilepsy on brain structure and function and the risk of progressive cognitive effects. Progress in Brain Research, 2002, 135, 429-438.

 

Jones, J.E., Berven, N.L., Ramirez, L., Woodard, A., Hermann, B.P. Long-term psychosocial outcomes of anterior temporal lobectomy. Epilepsia, 2002, 43, 896-903.

 

Bell B, Hermann BP, Seidenberg M. Davies K, Cariski D, Rosenbek J, Woodard A, Rutecki, P, Bishop. Ipsilateral reorganization of language function in early onset left temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior, 2002, 3, 158-164.

 

Hermann, B. and Seidenberg, M. Neuropsychology and temporal lobe epilepsy. CNS Spectrums, 2002, 7, 343-348.

 

Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M., Bell, B, Rutecki, P., Sheth, R., Wendt, G., O’Leary, D., Magnotta, V. The neurodevelopmental impact of childhood onset temporal lobe epilepsy on brain structure and function. Epilepsia, 2002, 43, 1062-1070.

 

Arfanakis, K., Hermann, B.P. Rogers, B.P., Carew, J.D., Seidenberg, M. Meyerand, M.E. Diffusion tensor MRI in temporal lobe epilepsy. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2002, 20, 511-519.

 

Griffith H.R., Pyzalski, R.W., O’Leary, D., Magnotta, V., Bell, B., Dow, C., Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M. A controlled quantitative MRI volumetric investigation of hippocampal contributions to immediate and delayed memory performance. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 2002, 25, 1117-1127.

 

Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M., Bell, B., Rutecki, P., Sheth, R., Sutula, T., Wendt, G., O’Leary, D., Magnotta, V. Extratemporal quantitative MRI volumetrics and neuropsychological function in temporal lobe epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2003, 9, 353-362.

 

Hermann, B.P., Hansen, R., Seidenberg, M, Magnotta, V., O’Leary, D. Neurodevelopmental vulnerability of the corpus callosum to childhood onset localization-related epilepsy. Neuroimage, 2003, 18, 284-292.

 

Wilde, N., Strauss, E., Chelune, G.J., Hermann, B.P., Hunter, M., Loring, D.W., Martin, R.C., Sherman, E. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Wechsler memory Scale-Third Edition in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Psychological Assessment, 2003, 15, 56-63.

 

Getz, K., Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M., Bell, B., Dow, C., Jones, J., Woodard, A.W. Negative symptoms and psychosocial status in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Research, 2003, 53, 240-44.

 

Bell, B., Dow, C., Watson, R., Woodard, A., Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M. Narrative and procedural discourse in temporal lobe epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2003, 9, 733-739.

 

Hermann, B.P. Classics in epilepsy and behavior: Commentary. Epilepsy and Behavior, 2003, 4, 365.

 

Bell, B., Seidenberg, M., Hermann, B.P., Douville, K. Visual and auditory naming in patients with left or bilateral temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Research, 2003, 55, 29-37.

 

Jones, J.E., Hermann, B.P., Barry, J.J., Gilliam, F., Kanner, A., Meador, K. Rates and risk factors of suicide, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts in chronic epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior, 2003, 4 (Suppl. 3), 31-38.

 

Johnson, E., Jones, J.E., Seidenberg, M., Hermann, B.P. The relative impact of anxiety, depression, and clinical seizure features on health-related quality of life in epilepsy. Epilepsia, 2004, 45, 544-550.

 

Oyegbile, T., Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M., Bell, B., Rutecki, P. The nature and course of neuropsychological morbidity in chronic temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology, 2004, 62, 1736-1742.

 

Bell, B., Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M. Significant discrepancies between immediate and delayed WMS-III indices are rare in temporal lobe epilepsy patients. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 2004, 18, 303-311.

 

Oyegbile, T., Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M., Hansen, R., Bell, B., Magnotta, V., O’Leary, D. Quantitative measurement of cortical surface features in localization-related temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuropsychology. Neuropsychology, In press.

 

Jones, J., Hermann, B.P., Barry, J., Gilliam, F., Kanner, A., Meador, K. Clinical assessment of Axis 1 psychiatric morbidity in chronic epilepsy: A multicenter investigation. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, In press.

 

Woodard, J.L., Dorsett, E., Cooper, J.G., Hermann, B.P., Sager, M.A. Development of a brief cognitive screen for mild cognitive impairment and neuro-cognitive disorder. Aging Neuropsychol Cogn, 2005, 12, 299-315.

 

Bradley, F., Boeve, B.F., Tremont-Lukats, I.W., Waclawik, A.J., Murrell, J., Hermann, B.P., Jack, C.R., Shiung, M.M., Smith, G.E., Nair, A.R., Lindor, n., Koppikar, V., Ghetti, V. Longitudinal characterization of two siblings with frontotemporal dementia associated with the S305N tau mutation. Brain, 2005, 128, 752-772.

 

McMillan, A.B., Hermann, B.P., Johnson, S.C., Hansen, R., Seidenberg, M., Meyerand, M.E. Voxel-based morphometry of white matter in lateralalized temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuroimage, In press.

 

Fastenau, P.S., Shen, J., Austin, J.K., Dunn, D.W., Perkins, S.M., Hermann, B.P. Neuropsychological predictors of academic underachievement in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsia, in press.

 

Griffith, H., Pyzalski, R., Seidenberg, M., Hermann, B.P. Memory dissociations between MRI volumes and resting PET metabolism of medial temporal lobe structures. Epilepsy and Behavior, in press.

 

Dow, C., Seidenberg, M., Hermann, B.P. Information processing speed in temporal lobe epilepsy is associated with the integrity of cerebral white matter volume. Epilepsy and Behavior, in press.

 

Hermann, B.P., Seidenberg, M., Sears, L., Hansen, R., Bayless, K, Dow, C..Cerebellar atrophy in temporal lobe epilepsy affects procedural memory. Neurology, in press.

 

Sager, M.A., Hermann, B.P., La Rue, A. Middle-aged children of persons with Alzheimer’s disease: APOE genotypes and cognitive function in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol, 2006, 18, 245-249.

 

Sheth, R.D., Drazkowski, J.F., Sirven, J., Gidal, B.E., Hermann, B.P. Protactal ictal confusion in the elderly. Archives of Neurology, 2006, 63, 529-532.