Eileen Luders
Eileen Luders, Ph.D.
• Associate Professor - Department of Neurology
635 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Suite 225
Los Angeles, CA 90095


• 2012 NINDS Fellowship
• 2012 University of Sydney Fellowship
• 2010 NSF Fellowship
• 2007 OHBM Finalist in the Editor’s Choice Award
• 2007 OHBM Travel Award
• 2005 Doctorate Degree with Honors (summa cum laude)
• 2002 DAAD Scholarship
• 2001 Best Graduate Student Award


A 12-step user guide for analyzing voxel-wise gray matter asymmetries in statistical parametric mapping (SPM).
Kurth F; Gaser C; Luders E;

PMID: 25591011    DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2015.014   
Shifting brain asymmetry: the link between meditation and structural lateralization.
Kurth F; MacKenzie-Graham A; Toga AW; Luders E;

PMID: 24643652    DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsu029   
Inter-hemispheric functional connectivity changes with corpus callosum morphology in multiple sclerosis.
Zito G; Luders E; Tomasevic L; Lupoi D; Toga AW; Thompson PM; Rossini PM; Filippi MM; Tecchio F;

PMID: 24486438    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.01.039    PMCID: NIHMS567620 [Available on 04/25/15]
Puberty in the Corpus Callosum.
Chavarria MC; Sánchez FJ; Chou YY; Thompson PM; Luders E;

PMID: 24468104    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.01.030   
Why size matters: differences in brain volume account for apparent sex differences in callosal anatomy.
Luders E; Toga AW; Thompson PM;

PMID: 24064068    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.040    PMCID: NIHMS526714 [Available on 01/01/15]
Relation of callosal structure to cognitive abilities in temporal lobe epilepsy.
Schneider C; Helmstaedter C; Luders E; Thompson PM; Toga AW; Elger C; Weber B;

PMID: 24575078    DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2014.00016    PMCID: PMC3920113
Shape analysis of the corpus callosum in Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration subtypes.
Walterfang M; Luders E; Looi JC; Rajagopalan P; Velakoulis D; Thompson PM; Lindberg O; Ostberg P; Nordin LE; Svensson L; Wahlund LO;

PMID: 24531157    DOI: 10.3233/JAD-131853    PMCID: NIHMS647710
Neuroprotective effects of testosterone treatment in men with multiple sclerosis.
Kurth F; Luders E; Sicotte NL; Gaser C; Giesser BS; Swerdloff RS; Montag MJ; Voskuhl RR; Mackenzie-Graham A;

PMID: 24634831    DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2014.03.001    PMCID: PMC3952353
Global and regional alterations of hippocampal anatomy in long-term meditation practitioners.
Luders E; Thompson PM; Kurth F; Hong JY; Phillips OR; Wang Y; Gutman BA; Chou YY; Narr KL; Toga AW;

PMID: 22815233    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22153   
The structure of the corpus callosum in obsessive compulsive disorder.
Di Paola M; Luders E; Rubino IA; Siracusano A; Manfredi G; Girardi P; Martinotti G; Thompson PM; Chou YY; Toga AW; Caltagirone C; Spalletta G;

PMID: 23078960    DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2012.07.001   
The right inhibition? Callosal correlates of hand performance in healthy children and adolescents callosal correlates of hand performance.
Kurth F; Mayer EA; Toga AW; Thompson PM; Luders E;

PMID: 22438280    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22060    PMCID: NIHMS353931 [Available on 09/01/14]
Exploring age-related brain degeneration in meditation practitioners.
Luders E;

PMID: 23924195    DOI: 10.1111/nyas.12217   
Right, left, and center: how does cerebral asymmetry mix with callosal connectivity?
Cherbuin N; Luders E; Chou YY; Thompson PM; Toga AW; Anstey KJ;

PMID: 22419524    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22022   
Relationships between gray matter, body mass index, and waist circumference in healthy adults.
Kurth F; Levitt JG; Phillips OR; Luders E; Woods RP; Mazziotta JC; Toga AW; Narr KL;

PMID: 22419507    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22021   
Decoding gender dimorphism of the human brain using multimodal anatomical and diffusion MRI data.
Feis DL; Brodersen KH; von Cramon DY; Luders E; Tittgemeyer M;

PMID: 23298750    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.12.068   
Superficial white matter: effects of age, sex, and hemisphere.
Phillips OR; Clark KA; Luders E; Azhir R; Joshi SH; Woods RP; Mazziotta JC; Toga AW; Narr KL;

PMID: 23461767    DOI: 10.1089/brain.2012.0111    PMCID: PMC3634148 [Available on 04/01/14]
Meditation effects within the hippocampal complex revealed by voxel-based morphometry and cytoarchitectonic probabilistic mapping.
Luders E; Kurth F; Toga AW; Narr KL; Gaser C;

PMID: 23847572    DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00398    PMCID: PMC3705194
Multimodal MRI analysis of the corpus callosum reveals white matter differences in presymptomatic and early Huntington's disease.
Di Paola M; Luders E; Cherubini A; Sanchez-Castaneda C; Thompson PM; Toga AW; Caltagirone C; Orobello S; Elifani F; Squitieri F; Sabatini U;

PMID: 22223853    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhr360   
Brain maturation: predicting individual BrainAGE in children and adolescents using structural MRI.
Franke K; Luders E; May A; Wilke M; Gaser C;

PMID: 22902922    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.08.001   
Increased Cortical Thickness in Male-to-Female Transsexualism.
Luders E; Sánchez FJ; Tosun D; Shattuck DW; Gaser C; Vilain E; Toga AW;

PMID: 23724358    DOI: 10.4236/jbbs.2012.23040   
WITHDRAWN: The structure of the corpus callosum in obsessive compulsive disorder.
Di Paola M; Luders E; Rubino IA; Siracusano A; Manfredi G; Girardi P; Martinotti G; Thompson PM; Chou YY; Toga AW; Caltagirone C; Spalletta G;

PMID: 22705034    DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2012.01.004   
Bridging the hemispheres in meditation: thicker callosal regions and enhanced fractional anisotropy (FA) in long-term practitioners.
Luders E; Phillips OR; Clark K; Kurth F; Toga AW; Narr KL;

PMID: 22374478    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.02.026    PMCID: NIHMS360924
The unique brain anatomy of meditation practitioners: alterations in cortical gyrification.
Luders E; Kurth F; Mayer EA; Toga AW; Narr KL; Gaser C;

PMID: 22393318    DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00034    PMCID: PMC3289949
Mapping corpus callosum morphology in twin pairs discordant for bipolar disorder.
Bearden CE; van Erp TG; Dutton RA; Boyle C; Madsen S; Luders E; Kieseppa T; Tuulio-Henriksson A; Huttunen M; Partonen T; Kaprio J; Lönnqvist J; Thompson PM; Cannon TD;

PMID: 21383237    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhr030    PMCID: PMC3169664
Enhanced brain connectivity in long-term meditation practitioners.
Luders E; Clark K; Narr KL; Toga AW;

PMID: 21664467    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.05.075    PMCID: NIHMS303234
Structural and functional reorganization of the corpus callosum between the age of 6 and 8 years.
Westerhausen R; Luders E; Specht K; Ofte SH; Toga AW; Thompson PM; Helland T; Hugdahl K;

PMID: 20847151    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhq165    PMCID: PMC3077426
The link between callosal thickness and intelligence in healthy children and adolescents.
Luders E; Thompson PM; Narr KL; Zamanyan A; Chou YY; Gutman B; Dinov ID; Toga AW;

PMID: 20932920    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.09.083    PMCID: NIHMS249840
Callosal tissue loss in multiple system atrophy--a one-year follow-up study.
Minnerop M; Lüders E; Specht K; Ruhlmann J; Schimke N; Thompson PM; Chou YY; Toga AW; Abele M; Wüllner U; Klockgether T;

PMID: 20623690    DOI: 10.1002/mds.23318    PMCID: NIHMS212107
The development of the corpus callosum in the healthy human brain.
Luders E; Thompson PM; Toga AW;

PMID: 20720105    DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5122-09.2010    PMCID: NIHMS229562
When more is less: associations between corpus callosum size and handedness lateralization.
Luders E; Cherbuin N; Thompson PM; Gutman B; Anstey KJ; Sachdev P; Toga AW;

PMID: 20394828    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.04.016    PMCID: NIHMS203231
Callosal atrophy in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease: different effects in different stages.
Di Paola M; Luders E; Di Iulio F; Cherubini A; Passafiume D; Thompson PM; Caltagirone C; Toga AW; Spalletta G;

PMID: 19643188    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.07.050    PMCID: NIHMS135988
Sex differences in brain anatomy.
Luders E; Toga AW;

PMID: 21094882    DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53630-3.00001-4   
Three-dimensional surface maps link local atrophy and fast ripples in human epileptic hippocampus.
Ogren JA; Wilson CL; Bragin A; Lin JJ; Salamon N; Dutton RA; Luders E; Fields TA; Fried I; Toga AW; Thompson PM; Engel J; Staba RJ;

PMID: 20035513    DOI: 10.1002/ana.21703    PMCID: NIHMS135473
Why sex matters: brain size independent differences in gray matter distributions between men and women.
Luders E; Gaser C; Narr KL; Toga AW;

PMID: 19906974    DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2261-09.2009    PMCID: NIHMS163962
Total brain volume and corpus callosum size in medication-naïve adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Freitag CM; Luders E; Hulst HE; Narr KL; Thompson PM; Toga AW; Krick C; Konrad C;

PMID: 19409535    DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.03.011    PMCID: NIHMS327310
Regional gray matter variation in male-to-female transsexualism.
Luders E; Sánchez FJ; Gaser C; Toga AW; Narr KL; Hamilton LS; Vilain E;

PMID: 19341803    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.03.048    PMCID: NIHMS123153
Sex differences in brain structure in auditory and cingulate regions.
Brun CC; Leporé N; Luders E; Chou YY; Madsen SK; Toga AW; Thompson PM;

PMID: 19562831    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.03.048    PMCID: NIHMS121761
The underlying anatomical correlates of long-term meditation: larger hippocampal and frontal volumes of gray matter.
Luders E; Toga AW; Lepore N; Gaser C;

PMID: 19280691    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.03.048    PMCID: NIHMS90659
Neuroanatomical Correlates of Intelligence.
Luders E; Narr KL; Thompson PM; Toga AW;

PMID: 20160919    DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2008.07.002   
Decreased callosal thickness in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Luders E; Narr KL; Hamilton LS; Phillips OR; Thompson PM; Valle JS; Del'Homme M; Strickland T; McCracken JT; Toga AW; Levitt JG;

PMID: 18842255    DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.08.027    PMCID: NIHMS133661
Grey and white matter loss along cerebral midline structures in myotonic dystrophy type 2.
Minnerop M; Luders E; Specht K; Ruhlmann J; Schneider-Gold C; Schröder R; Thompson PM; Toga AW; Klockgether T; Kornblum C;

PMID: 19224318    DOI: 10.1007/s00415-008-0997-1    PMCID: NIHMS108586
Reduced white matter integrity in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Hamilton LS; Levitt JG; O'Neill J; Alger JR; Luders E; Phillips OR; Caplan R; Toga AW; McCracken J; Narr KL;

PMID: 18841089    DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283174415    PMCID: NIHMS173380
Mapping the relationship between cortical convolution and intelligence: effects of gender.
Luders E; Narr KL; Bilder RM; Szeszko PR; Gurbani MN; Hamilton L; Toga AW; Gaser C;

PMID: 18089578    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhm227    PMCID: PMC2517107
The functional anatomy of semantic retrieval is influenced by gender, menstrual cycle, and sex hormones.
Konrad C; Engelien A; Schöning S; Zwitserlood P; Jansen A; Pletziger E; Beizai P; Kersting A; Ohrmann P; Luders E; Greb RR; Heindel W; Arolt V; Kugel H;

PMID: 18548194    DOI: 10.1007/s00702-008-0073-0    PMCID: PMC2525845
Mapping callosal morphology in early- and late-onset elderly depression: an index of distinct changes in cortical connectivity.
Ballmaier M; Kumar A; Elderkin-Thompson V; Narr KL; Luders E; Thompson PM; Hojatkashani C; Pham D; Heinz A; Toga AW;

PMID: 17712348    DOI: 10.1038/sj.npp.1301538    PMCID: NIHMS107496
Generalized tensor-based morphometry of HIV/AIDS using multivariate statistics on deformation tensors.
Lepore N; Brun C; Chou YY; Chiang MC; Dutton RA; Hayashi KM; Luders E; Lopez OL; Aizenstein HJ; Toga AW; Becker JT; Thompson PM;

PMID: 18270068    DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2007.906091    PMCID: NIHMS132705
Distinct regional atrophy in the corpus callosum of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.
Weber B; Luders E; Faber J; Richter S; Quesada CM; Urbach H; Thompson PM; Toga AW; Elger CE; Helmstaedter C;

PMID: 17728360    DOI: 10.1093/brain/awm186    PMCID: NIHMS107492
Corpus callosum abnormalities in women with borderline personality disorder and comorbid attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Rüsch N; Luders E; Lieb K; Zahn R; Ebert D; Thompson PM; Toga AW; van Elst LT;

PMID: 18043765    DOI: 10.1093/brain/awm186    PMCID: PMC2077349
Positive correlations between corpus callosum thickness and intelligence.
Luders E; Narr KL; Bilder RM; Thompson PM; Szeszko PR; Hamilton L; Toga AW;

PMID: 17689267    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.06.028    PMCID: NIHMS31115
Asymmetries of cortical thickness: effects of handedness, sex, and schizophrenia.
Hamilton LS; Narr KL; Luders E; Szeszko PR; Thompson PM; Bilder RM; Toga AW;

PMID: 17712268    DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e3282e9a5a2    PMCID: NIHMS327320
Reduced neocortical thickness and complexity mapped in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis.
Lin JJ; Salamon N; Lee AD; Dutton RA; Geaga JA; Hayashi KM; Luders E; Toga AW; Engel J; Thompson PM;

PMID: 17088374    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhl109   
Callosal morphology in Williams syndrome: a new evaluation of shape and thickness.
Luders E; Di Paola M; Tomaiuolo F; Thompson PM; Toga AW; Vicari S; Petrides M; Caltagirone C;

PMID: 17314657    DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e3280115942    PMCID: NIHMS327493
Asymmetries of cortical shape: Effects of handedness, sex and schizophrenia.
Narr KL; Bilder RM; Luders E; Thompson PM; Woods RP; Robinson D; Szeszko PR; Dimtcheva T; Gurbani M; Toga AW;

PMID: 17166743    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2006.08.052    PMCID: NIHMS327494
Increased local gyrification mapped in Williams syndrome.
Gaser C; Luders E; Thompson PM; Lee AD; Dutton RA; Geaga JA; Hayashi KM; Bellugi U; Galaburda AM; Korenberg JR; Mills DL; Toga AW; Reiss AL;

PMID: 16901723    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2006.06.018   
Hemispheric asymmetries in cortical thickness.
Luders E; Narr KL; Thompson PM; Rex DE; Jancke L; Toga AW;

PMID: 16267139    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhj064   
Gender effects on callosal thickness in scaled and unscaled space.
Luders E; Narr KL; Zaidel E; Thompson PM; Toga AW;

PMID: 16837835    DOI: 10.1097/   
Gender effects on cortical thickness and the influence of scaling.
Luders E; Narr KL; Thompson PM; Rex DE; Woods RP; Deluca H; Jancke L; Toga AW;

PMID: 16124013    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.20187   
Parasagittal asymmetries of the corpus callosum.
Luders E; Narr KL; Zaidel E; Thompson PM; Jancke L; Toga AW;

PMID: 15901651    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhi112   
A curvature-based approach to estimate local gyrification on the cortical surface.
Luders E; Thompson PM; Narr KL; Toga AW; Jancke L; Gaser C;

PMID: 16223589    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.08.049   
Mapping cortical gray matter in the young adult brain: effects of gender.
Luders E; Narr KL; Thompson PM; Woods RP; Rex DE; Jancke L; Steinmetz H; Toga AW;

PMID: 15907306    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.02.010   
A meta-algorithm for brain extraction in MRI.
Rex DE; Shattuck DW; Woods RP; Narr KL; Luders E; Rehm K; Stoltzner SE; Stolzner SE; Rottenberg DA; Toga AW;

PMID: 15488412    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.06.019   
Gender differences in cortical complexity.
Luders E; Narr KL; Thompson PM; Rex DE; Jancke L; Steinmetz H; Toga AW;

PMID: 15338563    DOI: 10.1038/nn1277   
Quantitative comparison of four brain extraction algorithms.
Boesen K; Rehm K; Schaper K; Stoltzner S; Woods R; Lüders E; Rottenberg D;

PMID: 15219597    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.03.010   
A voxel-based approach to gray matter asymmetries.
Luders E; Gaser C; Jancke L; Schlaug G;

PMID: 15193594    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.01.032   
Abnormal gyral complexity in first-episode schizophrenia.
Narr KL; Bilder RM; Kim S; Thompson PM; Szeszko P; Robinson D; Luders E; Toga AW;

PMID: 15050868    DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2003.12.027   
Relationships between sulcal asymmetries and corpus callosum size: gender and handedness effects.
Luders E; Rex DE; Narr KL; Woods RP; Jancke L; Thompson PM; Mazziotta JC; Toga AW;

PMID: 12967925    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2003.11.011   
Brain size and grey matter volume in the healthy human brain.
Lüders E; Steinmetz H; Jäncke L;

PMID: 12488829    DOI: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000049603.85580.da   
Intermanual transfer in a simple motor task.
Schulze K; Lüders E; Jäncke L;

PMID: 12507049    DOI: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000049603.85580.da   
[Sedatives cause philologians sleepless nights; the etymology of some names of drugs].

PMID: 13299130    DOI: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000049603.85580.da    PMCID: 5630:7279
[Old problems, old tasks].

PMID: 15425191    DOI: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000049603.85580.da    PMCID: 5019:15423:260
Brain Gray Matter Changes Associated with Mindfulness Meditation in Older Adults: An Exploratory Pilot Study using Voxel-based Morphometry.
Kurth F; Luders E; Wu B; Black DS;

PMID: 25632405    DOI: 10.17140/NOJ-1-106