Research

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Dr. Basak’s research centers on understanding neuro-cognitive processes of working memory, aging and cognitive maintenance. Dr. Basak’s current work emphasizes the interplay between attention and memory, and the role of cognitive training and expertise, including video games and memory exercises, in mitigating negative effects in brain and cognition. To address these research questions, we use a variety of methodological and statistical tools that incorporate both behavioral and neurophysiological measures across single studies as well as meta-analytic reviews.

The main research themes are:

  1. Working memory architecture and attentional control
  2. Age-related differences in working memory and attentional control
  3. Cognitive enhancements through cognitive training
  4. Skill Learning: Neural and cognitive mechanisms
  5. Physical fitness, brain and cognition

Chandramallika Basak is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Vital Longevity and School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. She earned her BSc (Honours) in Mathematics and MSc (Silver medalist) in Psychology from University of Calcutta, India, as well as an MS in Applied Statistics, and an MS and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Syracuse University. She was a Beckman Institute Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rice University.

Her honors include Early Career Research Award at the 2007 Cognitive Aging Conference, Beckman Institute Fellowship, an Outstanding Dissertation Award and Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from Syracuse University, Syracuse University Graduate Fellowship, and Silver Medal from University of Calcutta. Her research has been supported by grants from Darrell K Royal Foundation, National Institute of Aging, Office of Naval Research, and grants from Rice University and UT Dallas.