We are a research facility in the Brain & Cognitive Sciences Department at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. We are particularly interested in how the mind processes information and how aging affects such processing.
Our interests concern, first, understanding how the brain processes stimuli in the environment, and, second, how the brain makes sense of that information. In particular, we are looking at explicit and implicit memory and visual processing. We hope to understand many things about the brain:
Brain information processing is important for many reasons:
By studying information processing, we hope to accomplish two goals. First is gaining a greater understanding of how the brain works at a basic level. Second is to use this understanding to develop new tests for diagnosing neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease.
The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester is sponsoring our current research study on information processing. Our ERP (Event Related Potential) study examines brain activity in senior people. We are particularly interested in how the mind processes information and how aging affects such processing. To accomplish this, we invite both healthy elderly and those with neurological conditions to enroll in our research study.