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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

Congratulations to Dr. Bart Rypma for receiving the Meadows Foundation Endowed Chair!

The NPR lab has received a Faculty Research Initiative grant to support research on auditory cognition!

Congratulations to Kristen Deupree, recipient of an Undergradate Research Award!

Congratulations to Nicholas Hubbard, recipient of the 2013 Dianne Cash Graduate Fellowship and 2013 Friends of BrainHealth Distinguished New Scientist Award!

The NPR Lab has received a grant to study the neural bases of cognitive impairment in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients!

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