• The Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and tireless CVL supporter. click here

  • CVL councilmember and benefactor’s life remembered in the Dallas Morning here

  • Aging-themed issue of Nautilus Magazine explores cognitive benefits of learning a new game such as chess, cites here

  • ‘Fitizen’ group at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas learns about research at CVL. click here

  • CVL research published in JoN finds that some memories persist in the face of strong interference. click here

  • Dr. Sara Festini’s research probes busyness levels and cognitive here

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Michael D. Rugg

Michael D. Rugg


Center Director, Distinguished Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Phone: 972-883-3725


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Dr. Rugg is a researcher in cognitive neuroscience and human memory. His research helps improve understanding of the basic mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval, as well as how aging and injury impact memory.