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

Nashiro, K., Qin, S., O’Connell, M.A., & Basak, C. (2018). Age-related Differences in BOLD Modulation to Cognitive Control Costs in a Multitasking Paradigm: Global Switch, Local Switch, and Compatibility-Switch Costs. Neuroimage, 172, 146-161.

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.

Ray, N.R.R., O’Connell, M.A., Nashiro, K., Smith, E.T., Qin, S., & Basak, C. (2017). Evaluating the relationship between white matter integrity, cognition and varieties of video game learning. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 35(5), 437-456.

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.

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. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00230.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 18, 2018 — We are excited to announce the acceptance of our new paper in Neuroimage on how fMRI activations vary across different types of cognitive control costs and age in task-switching. Further details can be found on the Publications page.

Dr. Basak will be presenting her research at a symposium in the Cognitive Aging Conference that will be held in Atlanta, May 2018.

Basak, C., Qin, S., O’Conell, M.A. (Symposium, Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA, May, 2018). Comparing cognitive benefits from single-component and multi-component cognitive training modules: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in healthy aging and mild cognitive impairments.