Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Jeff Katz in the Department of Psychology is collaborating with Dr. Anthony Wright at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in an NIH-funded project to study memory processing in primates and avians. They are currently extending this research by analyzing the brain correlates underlying the behavioral components of change detection and episodic memory in humans using fMRI.

Dr. Chris Newland in the Department of Psychology studies cognitive impairments and motor disabilities in development and aging using manganese. Dr. Newland also studies abnormal development and aging of the frontal cortex and cerebellum. Using methylmercury as the instigating agent, Dr. Newland has established an excellent model of the behavioral components of abnormal development of these regions. Dr. Newland is pursuing partnerships with other researchers in the study of nanoparticle flow in animal models. This could involve characterizing pharmacological effects or investigating them as potential environmental or occupational hazards.

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017