Cognitive

Brain function is greater than the sum of its individual parts and the synergistic interactions between individual parts produce the higher order functions of the human brain. These functions include attention, perception, executive processes, language, memory, categorization, planning and decision making. Understanding how the brain accomplishes these complex functions requires many approaches including functional neuroimaging to behavioral methods to quantitative, mathematical, and computational modeling.

The following faculty have labs that focus on Cognitive Neuroscience:

Andrea C. Bozoki, MD
Andrea C. Bozoki, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology & Ophthalmology
 A217 Clinical Center
 517-884-2482
 bozoki@msu.edu

Effects of aging and dementia on the memory networks of the brain, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)

Jan W. Brascamp, PhD
Jan W. Brascamp, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology
 282A Psychology
 517-355-9562
 brascamp@msu.edu

The human visual system

Kimberly M. Fenn, PhD
Kimberly M. Fenn, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
 289B Psychology
 517-432-6258
 kfenn@msu.edu

Acquisition and consolidation of complex skills and episodic memory

Lauren J. Harris, PhD
Lauren J. Harris, PhD

Professor, Psychology
 217 Psychology
 517-353-0792
 harrisl@msu.edu

Neuropsychology of motor and cognitive functions, especially handedness and face perception

Jie Huang, PhD
Jie Huang, PhD

Professor, Radiology
 164 Radiology
 517-884-3246
 jie@rad.msu.edu

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) based systems level neuroscience research and its clinical application in migraine study

David I. Kaufman, DO
David I. Kaufman, DO

Chair, Neurology & Ophthalmology
Medical Director, Sparrow Hospital Neurosciences
 A217 Clincal Center
 517-432-9277
 kaufman1@msu.edu

Diagnosis, prognosis and treatment strategies in optic neuropathies, visual electrophysiology in humans, MRI

Taosheng Liu, PhD
Taosheng Liu, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
 289A Psychology
 517-432-6694
 tsliu@msu.edu

Visual perception and attention, attentional control, object recognition, neural mechanisms of perception and cognition

J. Devin McAuley, PhD
J. Devin McAuley, PhD

Professor, Psychology
 282B Psychology
 517-353-9069
 dmcauley@msu.edu

Auditory perception, attention, and cognition, timing and rhythm, relationship between music and language processing, computational modeling, and neuroimaging

Dar Meshi, PhD
Dar Meshi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
 404 Wilson Road, Room 324, Communication Arts and Sciences
 517-355-1282
 darmeshi@msu.edu

Neural processing of social information, social media use, decision making, social influence.

Matthew B. Pontifex, PhD
Matthew B. Pontifex, PhD

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
 126E IM Sports Circle
 517-432-5105
 pontifex@msu.edu

ERP, behavioral, and neuropsychological investigations of the relation between physical health and cognition during maturation

Susan M. Ravizza, PhD
Susan M. Ravizza, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
 285C Psychology
 517-432-3366
 ravizzas@msu.edu

Cognitive processes necessary to achieve goals in a constantly changing environment

Erik M. Shapiro, PhD
Erik M. Shapiro, PhD

Research Director, Radiology
Associate Professor, Physiology

 184 Radiology
 517-884-3270
 shapir86@msu.edu

Molecular and cellular MRI, particularly in the use of MRI to track specific cell populations

Katy N Thakkar, PhD
Katy N Thakkar, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology
 110C Psychology
 517-884-8489
 kthakkar@msu.edu

Cognitive and biological mechanisms of illness in schizophrenia

David C. Zhu, PhD
David C. Zhu, PhD

Professor, Radiology, Psychology
Adjunct Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
 Radiology Building, Room 124, 846 Service Road
 517-884-3345
 David.Zhu@radiology.msu.edu

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique development. Use neuroimaging to understand mild traumatic brain injury, normal aging, Alzheimer's disease (AD), AD risk reduction, and effects of hypertension on the brain.