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Evan Anderson

evan-andersonGraduate Student

Email: Eandrsn2@gmail.com
Lab Phone: 217-300-1464

Evan Anderson completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Psychology. He is a member of the Neuroscience program and is a first year graduate student in the Decision Neuroscience lab. Evan’s background is in computer science and cognitive psychology. He is interested in the neural mechanics which underlie choice and decision, and he uses computational modeling and neuroimaging techniques to better understand how they are implemented within the brain.

 

Aron Barbey

Aron K. Barbey

Aron BarbeyLaboratory Director

Email: Barbey@Illinois.edu
Office: 217-244-2551
Lab: 217-300-1464
Fax: 217-333-2922

Aron K. Barbey is the Emanuel Donchin Professorial Scholar of Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He co-directs the Center for Brain Plasticity, leads the Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity Initiative, and directs the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. 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 2011. Professor Barbey’s research investigates the neural foundations of human intelligence and decision making, with particular emphasis on enhancing these functions through cognitive neuroscience, physical fitness, and nutritional intervention. He has won more than $16 million in private and federal research grants as PI since joining the University of Illinois in 2011, receiving support from the NIH BRAIN Initiative, the research division of the United States Director of National Intelligence (IARPA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and Abbott Nutrition. He has received multiple academic achievement awards and serves on the editorial board of IntelligenceThinking & Reasoning, and NeuroImage.

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, Beckman Institute
Associate Professor, Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Associate Professor, Institute for Genomic Biology
Associate Professor, Neuroscience Program

Arminius Caldwell

Arminius Caldwell

University of Illinois

Kelsey Campbell

Kelsey Campbell

University of Oklahoma

John Capozzo

John Capozzo

University of Illinois

Gillian Cooke

Gillian Cooke

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative

Ana Daugherty

Post Doctoral Fellow

Email: adaugher@illinois.edu
Lab Phone: 217-300-1464

Daugherty received her Ph.D. in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience from Wayne State University in 2014. She has spent the last year working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State. She is interested in cellular non-heme iron accumulation as a cause of progressive neural and cognitive decline that typifies aging, and its interaction with cardiovascular risk factors that are known to exacerbate decline. To examine these factors, she uses multi-modal neuroimaging, cognitive assessment, and advanced statistics to characterize differential brain aging, with a particular interest in the hippocampal formation and its diverse subfields. Daugherty plans to examine the potential protective effects of physical activity against metabolic vascular risk to potentially abate or even reverse the ill effects on cognitive function.

Billy Donohue

Billy Donohue

University of Illinois