My research and academic interests focus on the study of brain-behavior relationships in the context of aging and age-related, neurodegenerative disease. I use neuroimaging techniques, including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), in combination with measures of cognition and behavior to address research questions on the effects...
My research involves using electroencephalographic and autonomic psychophysiological measures as endophenotypes in the quest to identify risk factors for depression. I am interested broadly in the etiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Specific approaches include the investigation of whether asymmetrical frontal brain activity may serve as a marker of risk for depression...
I have been a scientist-practitioner for my entire career. I value how science can inform practice and how practice can inform science.
Connie J. A. Beck, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Arizona. She is also the Director of the Department's new Accelerated Master's Program. Her research interests focus broadly on how the legal system can be adjusted to minimize psychological distress for those who use it. Dr. Beck’s research has investigated short- and...
Interested in how experience affects perception (seeing, hearing, tasting, ofaction, and touchi) including normal and abnormal perception of space around us and time that goes by. Also interested in the genetics of psychology, longevity research, and medical applications both conventional and alternative including guided visualization and...
I am interested in just about all aspects of sleep and sleep disorders research. I have particular interest in advancing our understanding and treatment of sleep disturbances. Pictured are many former undergrads, graduate students and postdocs who have helped advance knowledge about sleep.
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I am a Developmental Psychologist specializing in the area of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. My area of expertise is cognitive development in neurodevelopmental disorders with hippocampal involvement, including Down Syndrome, Williams syndrome, and extreme prematurity. Most recently I have been studying the development of context-dependent memory in typical and atypical development. An...
Our research interests are in the manner in which emotions influence learning and memory. Our focus is on the role of substances called neuromodulators (e.g. acetylcholine, dopamine). We use a multi-disciplinary approach that includes in vitro and in vivo neurophysiology in rats, psychophysical tests in humans and computational models in computers. In collaboration with others, we also are...
Dr. Stephanie Fryberg is on leave for the academic year.
I am interested in how infants and young children learn and how general learning mechanisms, such as hypothesis generation and selection, can be used in service of learning language.
My main research interests are in memory and memory disorders, particularly in those kinds of memory problems that occur as a result of normal or pathological aging or as a consequence of brain damage or injury. My students and I are particularly interested in understanding the relation between memory and executive functions and how they interact during different cognitive tasks. We...
As a professor in the Department of Psychology, I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active laboratory in which I conduct research on the neuropsychology and psychophysiology of emotion and memory. I also serve on various department and university committees, and devote professional service to several organizations, scientific journals, and government organizations.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Area: Social/Personality
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I use behavioral, psychophysiological, and imaging methods in normal and brain-damaged individuals to examine the complex processes involved in visual perception of objects, faces, and scenes.
My laboratory uses magnetic resonance imaging methods to study human memory -- how the brain allows us to learn new things, recall world knowledge, and remember past life events. In particular, we are interested in understanding how the brain changes with age, and how these changes result in age-related impairments to memory and other cognitive functions. Many of the studies in my...