Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

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Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Our goal is to gain a better understanding of human prefrontal cortex functioning and neuroplasticity development to improve recovery from brain injury.
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Our Projects

Take a look at a few of the projects we work on everyday.

Executive Function and Social Cognition

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Neuroplasticity

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Neurostimulation (TMS, tDCS, HD-tDCS)

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Selected Publications

Biological and cognitive underpinnings of religious fundamentalism.

Beliefs profoundly affect people's lives, but their cognitive and neural pathways are poorly understood. Although previous research has identified the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) as critical to representing religious beliefs, the means by which vmPFC enables religious belief is uncertain. We hypothesized that the vmPFC represents diverse religious beliefs and that a vmPFC lesion would be associated with religious fundamentalism, or the narrowing of religious beliefs. To test this…

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Machiavellian tendencies increase following damage to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.

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'Emotional Intelligence': Lessons from Lesions.

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