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Celebrating Dr. Erin Horne at Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

August 27, 2019

We are delighted to be celebrating the achievements of Dr. Erin Horne who was hooded at a doctoral hooding ceremony earlier this month. Erin, a…

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New beginnings – Students join lab to study emotional memory

August 1, 2019

Derek, a PhD student, and Kalynn, an MS student, will work on an upcoming research project examining how emotional states affect neural mechanisms of memory.…

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Erin Horne successfully defends her PhD dissertation.

May 21, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Erin Horne who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled: “The Neural correlates of recollection and post-retrieval monitoring in younger and older adults“.…

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fNIM lab welcomes Dr. Wei Wang!

April 5, 2019

We are excited to welcome Dr. Wei Wang as a visiting research scientist in our lab. Dr. Wang received his PhD in psychology from Capital…

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fNIM lab at Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting.

April 1, 2019

The fNIM lab recently attended the 26th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco, March 23-26, 2019. We had a great representation…

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New study on Neural selectivity highlighted in Science Magazine

February 18, 2019

fNIM lab receives a shout-out for our recent publication on age-related neural dedifferentiation. Neural dedifferentiation refers to the reduction of neural selectivity for specific classes…

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The fNIM lab presents latest research at Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference

February 1, 2019

The fNIM Lab recently attended the 6th¬†Biennial Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference (DACC) sponsored by the Center for Vital Longevity and UT Dallas on January…

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Neural Selectivity is Lower in Older Adults and Can Predict Memory Performance

December 6, 2018

In older adults, changes in brain structure and function are associated with declines in some aspects of cognitive performance. One phenomenon that may play an…

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