Taylor Kuhn, M.S.

Biography

Taylor Kuhn, M.S., is a Clinical Neuropsychology graduate student in the Clinical and Health Psychology Department.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, where he graduated with high honors.  He completed his Masters of Science degree at the University of Florida, where he is currently pursuing his doctorate degree under the mentorship of Dr. Russell M. Bauer.

Research Focus

Broadly, Taylor’s research focuses on the functional neuroanatomy of memory, behavioral analysis of memory in neurologic disorders, and developing neuropsychological tools for the early detection of dementia. He is also interested in using computational models of brain function to improve biomedical treatment methods, such as deep brain stimulation.  Taylor is currently working on his dissertation entitled “Structural and Functional Correlates of Adjacent Temporal Lobe Circuits: Associations with Memory Performance and Structural Neuroimaging in Absence and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy,” which involves using high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) to demonstrate the existence of adjacent, functionally distinct temporal lobe circuits, and assess the effect of temporal lobe epilepsy on circuit integrity and related memory performance.

Clinical Focus

Taylor has experience in neuropsychological and psychological assessment across the lifespan.  He has provided neuropsychological consultation services in both inpatient and outpatient medical settings, including differential dementia diagnosis, pre- and post-surgical cognitive assessment, and adult and pediatric ADHD evaluations.   Taylor’s primary intervention interests lie in working with adults who have experienced trauma and those with psychotic disorders.  He currently enjoys providing ongoing psychotherapy to adults experiencing a wide range of cognitive and affective symptoms.

Publications

Kuhn, T., Bauer, R. Clinical Handbook of Neuropsychology: Episodic and Semantic Memory Disorders Chapter (2012). Springer Science & Business Media.

Presentations (Posters and Talks)

Kuhn, T., Gullett, J., FitzGerald, D., Bauer, R.. Self -Report Measures of Psychological Distress as Predictors of Cognitive Performance in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.  Forty-First Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Ewigman, N., Kuhn, T., Williams, A., Plasencia, N., Gylys, J., Bauer, R.  Virtual Mental Health for the Underserved (accepted). 2012 Society of Student-run Free Medical Clinics Annual Meeting, Longbeach, California.

Springer, U. S., Troche, J., Kuhn, T., Crucian, J., Fernandez, H., Rodriguez, R., Okun, M., Bowers, D. Computerized Self-Ordered Working Memory Performance in Nondemented Parkinson Disease.  Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, Georgia.

Springer, U. S., Kuhn, T., Bauer, R., Fernandez, H., Bowers, D. Paradoxical Visuospatial Cognition in Essential Tremor: a Case of Compensation? Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association – Division 40
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • National Academy of Neuroscience

Community Involvement

  • Equal Access Clinic, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
    Mental Health Co-Director (2012-2013)
  • Free Therapy Night, University of Florida, Equal Access Clinic, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
    Director and Mental Health Officer (2011-2012); Volunteer Therapist (2009-2012)