Augusto Buchweitz

Associate Professor

Psychological Sciences


Ph.D., 2006, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Research Interests

  • Early Literacy and EdTech
  • Brain Development
  • Dyslexia
  • Bilingualism
  • Brain Imaging

Research Synopsis

Dr. Buchweitz research focuses on early literacy and brain development in underrepresented populations (Latin and Central America). More recently, he has been involved with the development of EdTech for Early Literacy and was the principal investigator responsible for the development of the Brazilian Portuguese version of GraphoGame. His past research involved investigating individual differences in bilingualism and reading, and the effects of exposure to violence on brain function.


  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Principles of Research in Psychology

Additional Background

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Affiliated Researcher, Haskins Labs
  • Councilperson for Brazil’s National Council of Education, Early and Elementary Education



Buchweitz, A., Costa, A. C., Toazza, R., & others. (2019). Decoupling of the Occipitotemporal Cortex and the Brain’s Default-Mode Network in Dyslexia and a Role for the Cingulate Cortex in Good Readers: A Brain Imaging …. Developmental.

Buchweitz, A., de Azeredo, L. A., Sanvicente-Vieira, B., Metsavaht Cará, V., Bianchini Esper, N., Soder, R. B., da Costa, J. C., Portuguez, M. W., Franco, A. R., & Grassi-Oliveira, R. (2019). Violence and Latin-American preadolescents: A study of social brain function and cortisol levels. Dev. Sci., 22(5), e12799.

Buchweitz, A., Keller, T. A., Meyler, A., Just, M. A., & Just M, A. (2012). Brain activation for language dual-tasking: Listening to two people speak at the same time and a change in network timing. Hum. Brain Mapp., 33(8), 1868–1882.

Buchweitz, A., Mason, R. A., Meschyan, G., Keller, T. A., & Just, M. A. (2014). Modulation of cortical activity during comprehension of familiar and unfamiliar text topics in speed reading and speed listening. Brain Lang., 139, 49–57.

Buchweitz, A., Mason, R. A. R. A., Hasegawa, M., & Just, M. A. M. A. (2009). Japanese and English sentence reading comprehension and writing systems: An fMRI study of first and second language effects on brain activation*. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 12(02), 141–151.

Buchweitz, A., Mason, R. A., Tomitch, L. M. B., & Just, M. A. (2009). Brain activation for reading and listening comprehension: An fMRI study of modality effects and individual differences in language comprehension. Psychol. Neurosci., 2(2), 111–123.

Buchweitz, A., & Prat, C. (2013). The bilingual brain: Flexibility and control in the human cortex. Phys. Life Rev., 1, 1–16.

Cará, V. M., Esper, N. B., de Azeredo, L. A., Iochpe, V., Dalfovo, N. P., Santos, R. C., Sanvicente-Vieira, B., Grassi-Oliveira, R., Franco, A. R., & Buchweitz, A. (2019). An fMRI study of inhibitory control and the effects of exposure to violence in Latin-American early adolescents: Alterations in frontoparietal activation and performance. Soc. Cogn. Affect. Neurosci.

Heinsfeld, A. S. A. S., Franco, A. R. A. R., Craddock, R. C. C., Buchweitz, A., & Meneguzzi, F. (2018). Identification of autism spectrum disorder using deep learning and the ABIDE dataset. NeuroImage: Clinical, 17, 16–23.

Just, M. A., & Buchweitz, A. (2016). What brain imaging reveals about the nature of multitasking. Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Science.

Just, M. A., Cherkassky, V. L., Buchweitz, A., Keller, T. A., & Mitchell, T. M. (2014). Identifying autism from neural representations of social interactions: Neurocognitive markers of autism. PLoS One, 9(12), e113879.

Augusto Buchweitz
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