Professional Bio

Lenny Ramsey earned her PhD in Neurosciences from the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis, where she was also a McDonnell Scholar.  As a student in the Neurosciences program, she focused on recovery after stroke. A stroke damages the brain, causing many different behavioral deficits. These behaviors can recover, but little is understood about the underlying changes in the brain. The disruptions in communications between regions of the brain can be measured in patients that have suffered a stroke using neuroimaging techniques. The changes over time can be linked to behavioral recovery to investigate what changes in communication are important for regaining good behavioral functions. Lenny earned her undergraduate degree in psychology, and a masters in Cognitive Neuroscience from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA.



Lenny has her own research lab at Carroll University - complete with EEG equipment to monitor and record electrical activity of the brain. Current research is underway to investigate attention in athletes. If you are a Carroll University student interested in conducting research and presenting your findings, please fill out the form below to get in touch.



Ramsey, L.E., Siegel, J. S., Lang, C. E., Strube, M., Shulman, G. L., Corbetta, M. Behavioral clusters and predictors of performance during recovery from stroke. Nature Human Behavior 1, 0038 (2017).

Ramsey, L.E., Siegel, J. S., Baldasarre, A., Metcalf, N. V., Zinn, K., Shulman, G. L., Corbetta, M. (2016). Normalization of network coherence underlies hemi-spatial neglect recovery following stroke. Annals of Neurology

Baldassarre, A., Ramsey, L., Rengachary, J., Zinn, K., Siegel, J. S., Metcalf, Shulman, G. L., Corbetta, M. (2016). Dissociated functional connectivity profiles for motor and attention deficits in acute right-hemisphere stroke. Brain

Patel, K., Ramsey, L., Metcalf, N., Shulman, G., and Corbetta, M. (2016). Early Diffusion Evidence of Retrograde Trans-synaptic Degeneration in the Human Visual System. Neurology

Siegel, J. S., Snyder, A.Z., Ramsey, L., Shulman, G.L., & Corbetta, M. (2015). The effects of hemodynamic lag on functional connectivity and behavior after stroke. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism

Corbetta, M., Ramsey, L., Callejas, A., Baldassare, A., Hacker, C.D., Astafiev, S.V., & Shulman, G.L. (2015). A Common Behavior Clusters and Subcortical Anatomy in Stroke. Neuron

Baldassarre, A., Ramsey, L., Hacker, C., Callejas, A., Astafiev, S.V., Metcalf, N.V., & Corbetta, M. (2014). Large-scale changes in network interactions as a physiological signature of spatial neglect. Brain

Blankertz, B., Tangermann, M., Vidaurre, C., Fazli, S., Sannelli, C., Haufe, S., Maeder, C., Ramsey, L., Sturm, I., Curio, G., Müller, KR. (2010). The Berlin Brain-Computer Interface: Non-Medical Uses of BCI Technology. Frontiers in neuroscience, 4, 198.

Sommer, I., Cohen-Kettenis, P., van Raalten, T., vander Veer, A., Ramsey, L. E.,

Gooren, L., Kahn, R., et al. (2008). Effects of cross-sex hormones on cerebral activation during language and mental rotation: An fMRI study in transsexuals. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 18(3), 215–221.



Lenny currently teaches the following courses in the Physical Therapy department:

  • PTH401 Statistical and Research Methods
  • PTH405 Neuroscience

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