Post-doctoral fellow, Center for Neural Science, New York University (2004-2005)
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Minnesota (2003).
B.S. in Physics, Michigan State University (1995).
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota (2012 - ).
Assistant professor, Departments of Psychology and Radiology, University of Minnesota (2005 - 2011).
Research associate, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota
Research Physicist, Fiber Optics Laboratory, 3M Company, St. Paul, MN (1996 - 1999).
Research Physicist, PhotoControl, Minneapolis, MN (1995 - 1996).
Publications and Intellectual Property
Refereed Journal Articles:    See ORCID site for up-to-date list of publications
Pardo, J., Olman, C. A., Pardo, P. (2008). “Imaging and Psychiatry,” Ch. 38 in Medical Basis of Psychiatry, Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ.
Olman, C. A. & Walsh, L. C. (in press). “Making sense of what neuroimaging has to say about ASD and writing.” In Walsh, L. C. & Gerstle, V. (Eds.), Helping students with autism spectrum disorders succeed in the college composition classroom: assessment, accommodation and pedagogy. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press.
Patents for optical devices, assigned to 3M Company, St. Paul, Minnesota:
U.S. Patent No. 6123442: Articles with diffuse reflection of light from light fibers. Inventors: David G. Freier; Cheryl A. (Vrieze) Olman. Issued September 26, 2000.
U.S. Patent No. 6821007: Shallow depth backlit illuminated signage. Inventors: Cheryl A. Olman, Kristen M. Schroeder, Robert H. Lowe. Issued November 23, 2004.
“Does high-field, high-resolution fMRI offer any advantages for perception research?”, University of Giessen, Germany, October 14, 2015.
“Functional MRI cannot single-handedly discover novel aspects of visual information encoding in the human brain”, PRISM Conference, Leuven, Netherlands, October 6-8, 2015.
“Can we make useful inferences about neuronal responses from fMRI data?”, MIND Research Network, Albuquerque, NM, March 20, 2015.
“Functional MRI cannot single-handedly discover novel aspects of visual information encoding in the human brain”, Vision Symposium, University of Minnesota, April 10, 2015.
“Separating different contributions to the BOLD response”, UMRAM, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, October, 2013.
“Diversity in the Neural Code: Which Activity Are We Trying to Infer?”, Minnesota High-field Workshop, U of M Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Minneapolis, MN, October, 2011.
“Perception is relative: Behavioral, computational, and imaging studies of contextual modulation of low-level visual representations,” Biology Department Colloquium Series, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI, September, 2011.
“Snow and Ice: self-similarity and roughness,” gallery talk as part of the Special Guests series, sponsored by the Minneapolis Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. (June 16, 2011).
“Detailed measurements of early visual responses using fMRI at 7 Tesla,” Section on Functional Imaging Methods, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, (December 2009).
"Human Neuroscience Applications at 7T," ISMRM Workshop on High-Field Applications, Rome, Italy (October 2008).
"fMRI: Do We See What We Want to See?" Graduate Women In Science, chapter meeting (April 2006).
"Ethics of Neuroimaging," Mid-Brains Conference, MacAlester College, St Paul, MN (April 2007).
© 2008, C. A. Olman
date of last update: December 2015