School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Bart P. Rypma

Associate Professor
Meadows Foundation Chair

Research Interests

The cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and experimental methodology of functional magnetic resonance aging.

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4472
Office: JO_4.302
Campus Mail Code: CBH 10
Website: NeuroPsychometric Research (NPR) Laboratory


Dr. Bart Rypma is one of the leading researchers in the area of age-related changes in human memory. His lab studies the effects of physiologic changes of age-related changes in humans using both cognitive and bioengineering approaches. His previous research includes study of neural activity in relation to cognitive efficiency as well as examining white matter integrity in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Bart Rypma has been awarded the Meadows Foundation Endowed Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences as well as the Caren and Vin Prothro-Dallas Foundation Award. He also was a nominee for the Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. Dr. Rypma earned his bachelor’s degree from New York University, his master’s degree from Duke University, and his PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Akbar, N., Banwell, B., Sled, J.G., Binns, M.A., Doesburg, S.M., Rypma, B., Lysenko, M. and Till, C. (in press). Brain activation patterns and cognitive processing speed in patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

Hubbard, N.A., Turner, M., Hutchison, J.L., Ouyang, A., Davis, S.L., Remington, G., Sundaram, S., Brigante, R., Lee, J., Huang, H., Hart Jr., J., Frohman, E., and Rypma, B. (in press). Multiple Sclerosis-related White Matter Microstructural Change Alters the BOLD Hemodynamic Response. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.

Hubbard, N.A., Hutchison, J.L., Hambrick, D.Z., and Rypma, B. (2016). The enduring effects of depressive cues on working memory. Journal of Affective Disorders, 15, 190-208.

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