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    Sook-Lei Liew

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
    DepartmentOccupational Science and Occupational Therapy
    Address1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
    University Park Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9003
    Phone+1 323 442 0315
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      Dr. Liew’s research focuses on mechanisms of neural plasticity in healthy individuals and individuals after neurological injury in order to improve their quality of life and engagement in meaningful activities. She directs the Neural Plastiticity and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory, whose goals are: 1) to characterize processes of neural plasticity during learning and rehabilitation using neuroimaging and cortical physiology, 2) to enhance neural plasticity and neurorehabilitation through novel techniques, such as noninvasive brain stimulation and brain computer interfaecs, and 3) to personalize the use of plasticity-inducing paradigms in order to capitalize on each individual’s unique learning or recovery potential.


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      1. Lefebvre S, Liew S. Anatomical Parameters of tDCS to Modulate the Motor System after Stroke: A Review. Front Neurol. 2017; 8:29. PMID: 28232816.
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      2. Sainburg RL, Liew S, Frey SH, Clark F. Promoting Translational Research Among Movement Science, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy. J Mot Behav. 2017 Feb 06; 1-7. PMID: 28166469.
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      3. Sugiyama T, Liew S. The Effects of Sensory Manipulations on Motor Behavior: From Basic Science to Clinical Rehabilitation. J Mot Behav. 2016 Dec 09; 1-11. PMID: 27935445.
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      4. Buch ER, Liew S, Cohen LG. Plasticity of Sensorimotor Networks: Multiple Overlapping Mechanisms. Neuroscientist. 2016 Mar 16. PMID: 26985069.
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      5. Liew S, Rana M, Cornelsen S, Fortunato de Barros Filho M, Birbaumer N, Sitaram R, Cohen LG, Soekadar SR. Improving Motor Corticothalamic Communication After Stroke Using Real-Time fMRI Connectivity-Based Neurofeedback. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2016 Aug; 30(7):671-5. PMID: 26671217.
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      6. Liew S, Santarnecchi E, Buch ER, Cohen LG. Non-invasive brain stimulation in neurorehabilitation: local and distant effects for motor recovery. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014; 8:378. PMID: 25018714.
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      7. Liew S, Sheng T, Margetis JL, Aziz-Zadeh L. Both novelty and expertise increase action observation network activity. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7:541. PMID: 24062656.
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      8. Garrison KA, Aziz-Zadeh L, Wong SW, Liew S, Winstein CJ. Modulating the motor system by action observation after stroke. Stroke. 2013 Aug; 44(8):2247-53. PMID: 23743974.
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      9. Liew S, Sheng T, Aziz-Zadeh L. Experience with an amputee modulates one's own sensorimotor response during action observation. Neuroimage. 2013 Apr 1; 69:138-45. PMID: 23268784.
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      10. Aziz-Zadeh L, Liew S, Dandekar F. Exploring the neural correlates of visual creativity. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2013 Apr; 8(4):475-80. PMID: 22349801.
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      11. Aziz-Zadeh L, Sheng T, Liew S, Damasio H. Understanding otherness: the neural bases of action comprehension and pain empathy in a congenital amputee. Cereb Cortex. 2012 Apr; 22(4):811-9. PMID: 21734252.
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      12. Liew S, Ma Y, Han S, Aziz-Zadeh L. Who's afraid of the boss: cultural differences in social hierarchies modulate self-face recognition in Chinese and Americans. PLoS One. 2011; 6(2):e16901. PMID: 21359209.
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      13. Liew S, Han S, Aziz-Zadeh L. Familiarity modulates mirror neuron and mentalizing regions during intention understanding. Hum Brain Mapp. 2011 Nov; 32(11):1986-97. PMID: 20882581.
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