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

Huettel, Scott A., et al. “Linking hemodynamic and electrophysiological measures of brain activity: evidence from functional MRI and intracranial field potentials.Cereb Cortex, vol. 14, no. 2, Feb. 2004, pp. 165–73. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/cercor/bhg115. Full Text

Woldorff, Marty G., et al. “Functional parcellation of attentional control regions of the brain.J Cogn Neurosci, vol. 16, no. 1, Jan. 2004, pp. 149–65. Pubmed, doi:10.1162/089892904322755638. Full Text Open Access Copy

Song, Allen, et al. “FMRI signal source analysis using diffusion-weighted spiral-in acquisition.Conf Proc Ieee Eng Med Biol Soc, vol. 2004, 2004, pp. 4417–20. Pubmed, doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1404228. Full Text

Chee, Michael W. L., et al. “Word frequency and subsequent memory effects studied using event-related fMRI.Neuroimage, vol. 20, no. 2, Oct. 2003, pp. 1042–51. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/S1053-8119(03)00335-5. Full Text

Li, Tianlu, and Allen W. Song. “Fast functional brain signal changes detected by diffusion weighted fMRI.Magn Reson Imaging, vol. 21, no. 8, Oct. 2003, pp. 829–33. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0730-725x(03)00182-6. Full Text

Guo, Hua, and Allen W. Song. “Single-shot spiral image acquisition with embedded z-shimming for susceptibility signal recovery.J Magn Reson Imaging, vol. 18, no. 3, Sept. 2003, pp. 389–95. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/jmri.10355. Full Text

Weissman, D. H., et al. “Conflict monitoring in the human anterior cingulate cortex during selective attention to global and local object features.Neuroimage, vol. 19, no. 4, Aug. 2003, pp. 1361–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s1053-8119(03)00167-8. Full Text

Giesbrecht, B., et al. “Neural mechanisms of top-down control during spatial and feature attention.Neuroimage, vol. 19, no. 3, July 2003, pp. 496–512. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s1053-8119(03)00162-9. Full Text

Sha, Liewei, et al. “An improved gridding method for spiral MRI using nonuniform fast Fourier transform.J Magn Reson, vol. 162, no. 2, June 2003, pp. 250–58. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s1090-7807(03)00107-1. Full Text