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Understanding the Brain and Mind:
Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging

How much brain power do you use when you perform a task? That’s what the NPR Lab is trying to understand in research at UTD Center for Brain Health, and the answer has important implications for healthy aging. We are a cognitive neuroscience lab studying the mental processes involved in using working memory and how those processes change during aging. We study the relationship between brain and behavior in healthy individuals with functional brain-imaging (fMRI) and neuropsychometric experiments. We also study brain function in individuals with neurological impairments in an effort to better determine how the impairments affect mental functions. To find out more about our research studies, click the research tab above.

The NPR lab consists of three state-of-the-art laboratories in the DFW area: the Center for BrainHealth, the University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX), and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX).

NPR News

Congrats to doctoral student Monroe Turner, winner of the 2016 Dianne Cash Predoctoral Fellowship!

Congrats to our graduating seniors Roshni Mandania and Chelsea Ellison, and to our graduating Master's student Chelsea Robinson!

The NPR Lab has been awarded back-to-back grant awards for Multiple Sclerosis research!

The NPR Lab has been awarded a grant from the NIH for the project titled, "BOLD and its discontents: Age-differences in the neurophysiology of fMRI signal"

Congrats to doctoral student Nicholas Hubbard, winner of Actrim's Young Investigator Award!

Congrats to doctoral student Lyndahl Himes, winner of the 2015 Think Ahead Group (TAG) Research Award!

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