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Barbey and Posner co-edit Special Issue on “The Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Intelligence”

Recent innovations in the psychological and brain sciences have advanced our understanding of  human intelligence. Rather than engaging a single brain structure or operating at a fixed level of performance throughout adulthood, emerging evidence indicates that intelligence is mediated by a distributed neural system whose functions can be significantly enhanced by specific types of intervention. […]

Study links nutrition to brain health and cognitive aging

A new study of older adults finds an association between higher blood levels of phosphatidylcholine, a source of the dietary nutrient choline, and greater cognitive flexibility, the ability to regulate attention to manage competing tasks. The study also identified a brain structure within the prefrontal cortex, a region at the front of the brain, that […]

Aron K. Barbey

Laboratory Director Email: Barbey@Illinois.edu Office: 217-244-2551 Lab: 217-300-1464 Fax: 217-333-2922 Aron K. Barbey is director of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois. He received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Emory University in 2007 and completed a research fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health in […]