Preston Garraghty

Preston Garraghty

Professor, Psychological And Brain Sciences


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1983

Research interests

Electrophysiological, neuroanatomical, and neurochemical analyses of adult neural plasticity in cortical and subcortical structures

Behavioral/cognitive analysis of the effects of antiepileptic drugs on learning and memory in animals and humans

Secondary interests include sensory system development and comparative neuroanatomy

Professional Experience

  • Post-doctoral work; Yale University School of Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 12/83-8/87

Representative publications

Massive cortical reorganization after sensory deafferentation in adult macaques.(1991)
Tim P Pons, Preston E Garraghty, Alexander K Ommaya, Jon H Kaas, Edward Taub and Mortimer Mishkin
Science, 252 (5014), 1857-1860

Experimentally induced visual projections into auditory thalamus and cortex.(1988)
Mriganka Sur, Preston E Garraghty and Anna W Roe
Science, 242 (4884), 1437-1441

Tonotopic organization, architectonic fields, and connections of auditory cortex in macaque monkeys.(1993)
A Morel, PE Garraghty and JH Kaas
Journal of Comparative Neurology, 335 (3), 437-459

Physiological evidence for serial processing in somatosensory cortex.(1987)
TP Pons, PE Garraghty, David P Friedman and Mortimer Mishkin
Science, 237 (4813), 417-420

The somatotopic organization of area 2 in macaque monkeys.(1985)
TP Pons, PE Garraghty, CG Cusick and JH Kaas
Journal of Comparative Neurology, 241 (4), 445-466

Serial and parallel processing of tactual information in somatosensory cortex of rhesus monkeys.(1992)
TP Pons, PE Garraghty and M Mishkin
Journal of Neurophysiology, 68 (2), 518-527

Functional reorganization in adult monkey thalamus after peripheral nerve injury.(1991)
Preston E Garraghty and Jon H Kaas
Neuroreport, 2 (12), 747-750

Neuroplasticity of the adult primate auditory cortex following cochlear hearing loss.(1993)
Mitchell K Schwaber, Preston E Garraghty and Jon H Kaas

Injury-induced reorganization of somatosensory cortex is accompanied by reductions in GABA staining.(1991)
Preston E Garraghty, Edward A LaChica and Jon H Kaas
Somatosensory & motor research, 8 (4), 347-354

Lesion-induced plasticity in the second somatosensory cortex of adult macaques.(1988)
Tim P Pons, Preston E Garraghty and Mortimer Mishkin
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 85 (14), 5279-5281

Large-scale functional reorganization in adult monkey cortex after peripheral nerve injury.(1991)
Preston E Garraghty and Jon H Kaas
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 88 (16), 6976-6980

NMDA receptors and plasticity in adult primate somatosensory cortex.(1996)
Preston E Garraghty and Naser Muja
Journal of Comparative Neurology, 367 (2), 319-326

Ablations of areas 3a and 3b of monkey somatosensory cortex abolish cutaneous responsivity in area 1.(1990)
P El Garraghty, SL Florence and JH Kaas
Brain research, 528 (1), 165-169

Morphology of single intracellularly stained axons terminating in area 3b of macaque monkeys.(1990)
Preston E Garraghty and Mriganka Sur
Journal of Comparative Neurology, 294 (4), 583-593

Consistent features of the representation of the hand in area 3b of macaque monkeys.(1987)
TP Pons, JT Wall, PE Garraghty, CG Cusick and JH Kaas
Somatosensory research, 4 (4), 309-331