Allen Wuming Song

Allen Wuming Song

Professor in Radiology

External Address: 
40 Duke Medicine Circle, Davison 414, Box 3918, Durham, NC 27710
Internal Office Address: 
Brain Imaging and Analysis Ctr, Box 3918, Durham, NC 27710


The research in our lab is concerned with advancing structural and functional MRI methodologies (e.g. fast and high-resolution imaging techniques) for human brain imaging. We also aim to improve our understanding of functional brain signals, including spatiotemporal characterizations of the blood oxygenation level dependent contrast and alternative contrast mechanisms that are more directly linked to the neuronal activities. Additional effort is invested in applying and validating the developed methods to study human functional neuroanatomy.

Education & Training

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, Tenure Track, Radiology, Emory University 1997 - 1999

  • Visiting Fellow, Laboratory Of Brain And Cognition, National Institutes of Health 1996 - 1996

  • Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin 1995

Gangstead, Stacey L., and Allen W. Song. “On the timing characteristics of the apparent diffusion coefficient contrast in fMRI.Magn Reson Med, vol. 48, no. 2, Aug. 2002, pp. 385–88. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mrm.10189. Full Text

Doyon, Julien, et al. “Experience-dependent changes in cerebellar contributions to motor sequence learning.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 99, no. 2, Jan. 2002, pp. 1017–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1073/pnas.022615199. Full Text

Livingston, B. P., et al. “Functional activation of the extensor carpi radialis muscles in humans.Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 82, no. 9, Sept. 2001, pp. 1164–70. Pubmed, doi:10.1053/apmr.2001.24919. Full Text

Song, A. W. “Single-shot EPI with signal recovery from the susceptibility-induced losses.Magn Reson Med, vol. 46, no. 2, Aug. 2001, pp. 407–11. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mrm.1205. Full Text

Song, A. W., and A. M. Takahashi. “Lorentz effect imaging.Magn Reson Imaging, vol. 19, no. 6, July 2001, pp. 763–67. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0730-725x(01)00406-4. Full Text

Haist, F., et al. “Linking sight and sound: fMRI evidence of primary auditory cortex activation during visual word recognition.Brain Lang, vol. 76, no. 3, Mar. 2001, pp. 340–50. Pubmed, doi:10.1006/brln.2000.2433. Full Text

Song, A. W., et al. “fMRI: methodology--acquisition and processing.Adv Neurol, vol. 83, 2000, pp. 177–85.

Doyon, J., et al. “Plastic changes within the cerebellum associated with motor sequence learning: afMRI study.” Neuroimage, vol. 9, no. 6 PART II, Dec. 1999.

Berns, G. S., et al. “Nonlinear spatiotemporal dynamics of functional MRI revealed by independent components analysis.” Annual International Conference of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology  Proceedings, vol. 2, Dec. 1999.

Song, A. W., et al. “Segmented spin-echo pulses to increase fMRI signal: repeated intrinsic diffusional enhancement.Magn Reson Med, vol. 42, no. 4, Oct. 1999, pp. 631–35. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/(sici)1522-2594(199910)42:4<631::aid-mrm3>;2-#. Full Text