Joseph Barrash, Ph. D.

Joseph Barrash, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor
Neurology

Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience

Research focus: 

Cognitive / Behavioral Neuroscience:  Acquired Personality Disturbances in Brain Disease

Office

319-356-2671
2155 RCP

Lab

0120-Z RCP
319-353-8057

My research focuses on the nature of acquired personality disturbances (APD) following development of a brain disorder, and issues regarding the assessment of APDs. Projects investigate APD associated with damage to prefrontal cortex or associated with specific conditions such as behavioral variant-frontotemporal dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and traumatic brain injury, as well as personality changes associated with normal aging and their real-life consequences. Ongoing investigation also aims to identify and validate specific subtypes of personality disturbance resulting from brain damage, and investigate their neuroanatomical correlates.

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