Welcome to Our Lab!

Lab Director: Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Ph.D.
Program Area: Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience

The Cognitive and Affective Neuropsychology Laboratory is dedicated to investigating the neural mechanisms underlying cognition and affect. Through the combined use of performance measures and neuroimaging, our goal is to develop new models of how the brain gives rise to mental life across the lifespan. Our projects focus on attention, working memory (cognitive and affective), and executive processes, with special emphasis on how these abilities change due to aging.

Colleen Frank, Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, Lilian Cabrera, & Alex Iordan

We are currently seeking prospective Ph.D. students!

If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student, please email Professor Reuter-Lorenz (parl@umich.edu) with your CV and description of research interests.

Application Instructions


Recent Publications from our lab and collaborators

Brain connectivity tracks effects of chemotherapy separately from behavioral measures
Kardan, O.,  Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., Peltier, S., Churchill, N.W., Misic, B., Askren, M.K., Jung, M.S.,  Cimprich, B., Berman, M.G.
In Press, 2019
NeuroImage: Clinical

From Cognitive Tasks to Cognitive Theories and Back Again: Fitting Data to the Real World
Reuter-Lorenz,P.A., & Iordan, A.D.
Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition

Serial position-dependent false memory effects
Halle R. Dimsdale-Zucker, Kristin E. Flegal, Alexandra S. Atkins & Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz

Maintenance, reserve and compensation: the cognitive neuroscience of healthy ageing
Cabeza, R., Albert, A., Belleville, S., Craik, F.I.M., Duarte, A., Grady, C., Lindenberger, U., Nyberg, L., Park, D., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., Rugg, M.D., Steffener, J., and Rajah, M.N.
Nature neuroscience Reviews