Cognitive & Social
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 & Social Neuroscience:
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.