Basak’s Lifespan Neuroscience and Cognition Lab

The Lifespan Neuroscience and Cognition (LiNC) lab is located in the Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas, and is directed by Dr. Chandramallika Basak. We utilize both behavioral and brain imaging techniques to understand the mechanisms of memory and complex skill and how these abilities may change and be enhanced across our lifespan. Our research is particularly focused on the interaction between working memory and attentional control, sources of individual differences of enhanced learning and memory, and how they are affected by age and memory disorders.

Recent Publications

Basak, C., & Qin, S.(in press). Virtual tools for cognitive training in healthy aging and mild cognitive impairment. In R. Pak & A. C. McLaughlin (Eds.). Aging, Technology, and Health. New York: Elsevier.

Qin, S., Ray, N. R., Ramakrishnan, N., Nashiro, K., O’Connell, M. A. & Basak, C. (2016). Illusory conjunctions in visual short-term memory: Individual differences in corpus callosum connectivity and splitting attention between the two hemifields. Psychophysiology, 53, 1639–1650. doi:10.1111/psyp.12735

Band, G. P. H., Basak, C., Slagter, H. A., & Voss, M. W. (2016). Editorial: Effects of Game and Game-Like Training on Neurocognitive Plasticity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 123. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00123

Basak, C. & O’Connell, M.A. (2016). To Switch or not to switch: Role of cognitive control in working memory training in older adults. Special issue on The Temporal Dynamics of Cognitive Processing, Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (230), 1-18. 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00230

Upcoming Events

Presentation by Dr. Basak on Healthy Aging at Dallas Sheriff’s Quarterly Meeting

Location: Frank Crowley Courthouse, 133 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75207
1st Fl. Room A-5

Wed., August 16
8 – 11:30 a.m.


Presentation by Dr. Basak at Psychonomic Society 58th Annual Meeting

Differential Effects of Cognitive Training Modules on Healthy Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Session: Cognitive Aging
8 – 9:40 a.m.
Sat., November 11
9:20 – 9:35 a.m.
Vancouver Canada


Presentation by Shuo Qin at Society for Neuroscience 2017

Age-Related Differences in Brain Activation During Continuous Memory Updating
Nanosymposium Presentation

Sat., November 11
Washington, DC