Learning

Ece Demir-Lira

Ece Demir-Lira, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Research at the Development, Experience, and Neurocognition Lab addresses the long-standing question of why some children, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, fall behind their peers in academic achievement while others thrive. We take several major approaches to address this broad question. We...
Edward Wasserman

Edward Wasserman, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
My research concerns the experimental investigation of cognitive processes in animal behavior, with particular interests in comparing cognition and perception in human and nonhuman animals. Specific research topics include: conceptual behavior, visual pattern recognition, short-term memory, and...
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Daniel T. Tranel, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Neuroscience Ph.D. Program Director
My research is aimed at understanding brain-behavior relationships in humans, at systems level. Two main approaches are used: the lesion method, in which brain-damaged patients are studied with neuropsychological procedures to determine how certain lesion sites are related to certain cognitive and...
Georgina Aldridge

Georgina Aldridge, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
In patient with lewy body disease, the protein alpha-synuclein aggregates, leading to severe multi-system symptoms, including hallucinations, loss of smell, dementia, imbalance, fluctuating confusion, and anxiety/depression. The main research goal of the Aldridge Laboratory is to understand the...
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C. Andrew Frank, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Homeostasis is a robust form of regulation that allows a system to maintain a constant output despite external perturbations. In the nervous system, homeostasis plays a critical role in regulating neuronal and synaptic activity. Yet the molecular basis of this form of neural plasticity is generally...
Hanna Stevens

Hanna Stevens, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
The Psychiatry and Early Neurobiological Development Lab (PENDL) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine seeks to understand molecular and cellular aspects of early brain development and their relevance to psychiatric disorders. Hanna Stevens, the PI, is particularly interested in...
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Bob McMurray

Title/Position
Professor
My research broadly concerns how people recover the meaning of spoken language as it unfolds in real-time, and in particular how they cope with the vast amount of variability in the speech signal. To this end, we use techniques like head-mounted eye-tracking, event-related potentials and inter...
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Bengi Baran, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Humans spend about a third of their life sleeping. Yet, our understanding of the cognitive, emotional and neurodevelopmental functions of this essential behavior and how these may be disrupted in clinical populations is still very limited. Sleep disturbances are observed in most major psychiatric...
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Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
The Williams Lab is interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which genetic risk factors contribute to psychiatric disease from a developmental perspective. Their current projects focus on voltage-gated calcium channel genes, which have been linked to the risk of...
Inyong Choi

Inyong Choi, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Dr. Inyong Choi studies neural mechanisms of auditory processing, specifically as it applies to how the human brain segregates a target sound from a mixture of interfering sounds, how the ability degrades in hearing-impaired listeners, and how hearing interventions recover such neural processes...