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Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology



The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory studies a wide range of questions in cognitive neuroscience using the full range of neuroimaging tools. We study young adults, older adults, and clinical populations. A central focus is the integration of different neuroimaging methods including optical imaging, magnetic resonance, and electroencephalography. By combining different methods, we get a more complete picture of the physiological events that occur in the brain during information processing.

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Currently, our lab is seeking to better understand cognitive ageing and developing the tools and methods that allow us to study the human brain.

We also collaborate with scientists here at the Beckman Institute and all over the world in studies ranging from human attention to the neurobiology of birdsong. Our goal is to apply the integration of neuroimaging methods to better understand all aspects of cognition.

Learn more about our available research positions.


With the help of funding from the National Institute on Aging, our group is collecting data for two large-scale studies in which we investigate the relationship between aging, cerebrovascular health, physical fitness, and cognition using various neuroimaging modalities, including structural and functional MRI, optical imaging, and EEG.

Learn more about how to participate in our ongoing research.