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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Faculty | Professors


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Kathleen Baynes, M.D.

Kathleen Baynes, M.D.

Specialty: Neurology
Affiliation: Center for Mind and Brain

Mather VA Mental Health
10633 Grissom Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95655

Clinical & Research Interests

Kathleen Baynes combines her clinical work in the evaluation of patients who have experienced a change in behavior following damage to the central nervous system with her research interest in how the brain processes language. She studies changes in language following stroke and surgical interventions for the control of epilepsy.


Cornell University
New York City, New York
Ph.D. 1984


Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
B.A. 1968


Hutchings Psychiatric Center/ SUNY Upstate
Syracuse, New York
Psychiatry/ Neurology

Professional Memberships

Academy of Aphasia
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Society
International Neuropsychological Society


Select Recent Publications

Larsen, J., Baynes, K., and Swick, D. Right hemisphere mechanisms in a global alexic patient, Neuropsychologia, 42, 1459-1476, 2004.


Kroll, N.E.A., Yonelinas, A.Y., Kishiyama, M.M., Baynes, K., Knight, R.T. and Gazzzaniga, M.S. The neural substrates of visual implicit memory: The importance of the right occipital lobe, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 833-842, 2003.


Baynes, K., Tomaszewski Farias, S. and Gospe, S. Pyroxidine-dependent seizures and cognition: A case study, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 45, 782-785, 2003.


Eliassen, J.C., Baynes, K., and Gazzaniga, M.S. Anterior and posterior callosal contributions to simultaneous bimanual movements of the hands and fingers. Brain, 123, 2501-2511, 2000.


Baynes K, Eliassen JC, Lutsep HL, Gazzaniga MS. Interhemispheric integration masks modular organization of cognitive systems Science 1998; 280:902-905


Baynes K, Kegl JA, Brentari D, Kussmaul C, Poizner H. Chronic auditory agnosia following Landau-Kleffner syndrome: A 23-year outcome study Brain and Language 1998;63:381-425


Jha AP, Kroll N, Baynes K, Gazzaniga MS. Memory encoding following complete commissurotomy Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 1997;9(1): 143-159


Baynes K, Tramo MJ, Reeves A, Gazzaniga MS. Isolation of a right hemisphere cognitive system in a patient with anarchic (alien) hand sign Neuropsychologia 1997;35(8):1159-1173


Gazzaniga MS, Eliassen JC, Nisenson L, Fendrich R, Baynes K. Collaboration between the hemispheres of a callosotomy patient: emerging right hemisphere speech and the left hemisphere interpreter Brain 1996;119: 1255-1262