Andrew Papanicolaou, Ph.D.

Andrew Papanicolaou, Ph.D.

Professor and Chief
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Clinical Neurosciences
The University of Tennessee
Health Science Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
777 Washington Avenue
Suite 335
Memphis, TN 38105,
Phone: (901) 287-5638
Email: Andrew Papanicolaou


  • Ph.D. (1974-1977) Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dissertation: Cerebral excitation profiles in language processing: The photic probe paradigm.
  • M.A. (1972-1974) Department of Psychology, Xavier University. Thesis: Incidental learning during a speech shadowing task.
  • B.S. (1970-1972) Xavier University. Major: General Psychology.

Research Interests

Representative Publications

  • Rezaie R, Narayana S, Schiller K, Birg L, Wheless JW, Boop FA, Papanicolaou AC. Assessment of hemispheric dominance for receptive language in pediatric patients under sedation using magnetoencephalography. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Aug 21;8:657. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00657. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25191260; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4140211.
  • Papanicolaou AC. Beyond Eddington's Argument. Integr Psychol Behav Sci. 2014 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24986383.
  • Papanicolaou AC, Rezaie R, Narayana S, Choudhri AF, Wheless JW, Castillo EM, Baumgartner JE, Boop FA. Is it time to replace the Wada test and put awake craniotomy to sleep? Epilepsia. 2014 May;55(5):629-32. doi: 10.1111/epi.12569. Epub 2014 May 9. PubMed PMID: 24815532.
  • Simos PG, Rezaie R, Papanicolaou AC, Fletcher JM. Does IQ affect the functional brain network involved in pseudoword reading in students with reading disability? A magnetoencephalography study. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Jan 8;7:932. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00932. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 24409136; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3884211.
  • Choudhri AF, Narayana S, Rezaie R, Whitehead MT, McAfee SS, Wheless JW, Boop FA, Papanicolaou AC. Same day tri-modality functional brain mapping prior to resection of a lesion involving eloquent cortex: technical feasibility. Neuroradiol J. 2013 Oct;26(5):548-54. Epub 2013 Nov 7. PubMed PMID: 24199815; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4202830.
  • Coskun MA, Loveland KA, Pearson DA, Papanicolaou AC, Sheth BR. Interaction of finger representations in the cortex of individuals with autism: a functional window into cortical inhibition. Autism Res. 2013 Dec;6(6):542-9. doi: 10.1002/aur.1314. Epub 2013 Aug 27. PubMed PMID: 23983203; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4059006.

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