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Maria Belen Pascual, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Research Member, Research Institute
Co-Director, Neuroimaging, Nantz National Alzheimer Center
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Research Lab


Tau, amyloid, and hypometabolism in the logopenic variant of primary progressive aphasia
Pascual, B & Masdeu, JC 2016, Neurology, vol 86, no. 5, pp. 487-8. DOI:

Genetic and degenerative disorders primarily causing dementia
Masdeu, JC & Pascual, B 2016, Handbook of Clinical Neurology, vol 135, pp. 525-64. DOI:

New scoring methodology improves the sensitivity of the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog) in clinical trials
Verma, N, Beretvas, SN, Pascual, B, Masdeu, JC, Markey, MK & Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 2015, Alzheimers Research and Therapy, vol 7, no. 1, pp. 64. DOI:

Large-scale brain networks of the human left temporal pole: A functional connectivity MRI study
Pascual, B , Masdeu, JC, Hollenbeck, M, Makris, N, Insausti, R, Ding, SL & Dickerson, BC 2015, Cerebral Cortex, vol 25, no. 3, pp. 680-702. DOI:

Accuracy and reliability of ASL perfusion in evaluating neurodegenerative disease: voxel-wise and cortical-regional comparison with 18F-FDG PET
Fung, SH , Karmonik, C , Dulay, M , Pascual, MB, Lee, D, Chiang, S, Fisher, RE, Grossman, R, Spann, BM-P & Roman, GC 2014, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy, 5/10/14 - 5/16/14, .

Contribution of Neuroimaging to the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia
Román, G & Pascual, B 2012, Archives of Medical Research, vol 43, no. 8, pp. 671-676. DOI:

Decreased carbon-11-flumazenil binding in early Alzheimer's disease
Pascual, B, Prieto, E, Arbizu, J, Marti-Climent, JM, Peñuelas, I, Quincoces, G, Zarauza, R, Pappatà, S & Masdeu, JC 2012, Brain, vol 135, no. 9, pp. 2817-2825. DOI:

Age-Related changes in the thickness of cortical zones in humans
McGinnis, SM, Brickhouse, M, Pascual, B & Dickerson, BC 2011, Brain Topography, vol 24, no. 3-4, pp. 279-291. DOI:

Brain glucose metabolism in vascular white matter disease with dementia: Differentiation from Alzheimer disease
Pascual, B, Prieto, E, Arbizu, J, Marti-Climent, J, Olier, J & Masdeu, JC 2010, Stroke, vol 41, no. 12, pp. 2889-2893. DOI:

Ventricular wall granulations and draining of cerebrospinal fluid in chronic giant hydrocephalus
Masdeu, JC , Pascual, B, Bressi, F, Casale, M, Prieto, E, Arbizu, J & Fernandez-Seara, MA 2009, Archives of Neurology, vol 66, no. 2, pp. 262-267. DOI:

Forceps minor region signal abnormality "ears of the lynx": An early MRI finding in spastic paraparesis with thin corpus callosum and mutations in the spatacsin gene (SPG11) on chromosome 15
Riverol, M, Samaranch, L, Pascual, B, Pastor, P, Irigoyen, J, Pastor, MA, De Castro, P & Masdeu, JC 2009, Journal of Neuroimaging, vol 19, no. 1, pp. 52-60. DOI:

Neuroimaging of disorders leading to dementia
Masdeu, JC & Pascual, B 2008, Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, vol 8, no. 6, pp. 443-444. DOI:

Acquisition of mental state language in Spanish children: A longitudinal study of the relationship between the production of mental verbs and linguistic development
Pascual, B, Aguado, G, Sotillo, M & Masdeu, JC 2008, Developmental Science, vol 11, no. 4, pp. 454-466. DOI:

Aproximación a las diferentes perspectivas teóricas sobre la «teoría de la mente»
Pascual, B, Aguado, G & Sotillo, M 2006, Revista de Logopedia, Foniatria y Audiologia, vol 26, no. 3, pp. 154-165.

Repetición de pseudopalabras en niños españoles con trastorno específico del lenguaje: Marcador psicolingüístico
Aguado, G, Cuetos-Vega, F, Domezáin, M & Pascual, B 2006, Revista de Neurologia, vol 43, no. SUPPL. 1.

Una aproximación conexionista a los procesos mentales: Entrevista con James L. McClelland
Pascual, B & Mcclelland, JL 2005, Anuario Filosofico, vol 38, no. 3, pp. 841-855.