Learn more about and get in touch with the people who contribute to our current research projects. For general inquiries, please contact Megan Lyons.
Dr. Robert M. Chapman
PhD, Brown University, 1960O: Meliora 243
Robert Chapman, PhD works on visual information processing in humans and is concerned particularly with the question of how psychological processes depend upon underlying physiological mechanisms. The major research tool is the analysis of brain-evoked potentials and magnetic signals recorded from human subjects while they are performing specified tasks. Extensive use is made of computers to collect and analyze data. By using multivariate statistical analyses, relationships have been established between certain components of the brain's electrical and magnetic responses and characteristics of information processing operations such as stimulus relevance, expectancy, memory storage, and semantic meaning. He is currently studying these in aging and Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Mark E. Mapstone
PhD, Northwestern University
Mark Mapstone, PhD is a practicing clinical neuropsychologist and active researcher in the field of cognitive neuroscience. He is the senior neuropsychologist in the University of Rochester Memory Disorders Clinic where his clinical focus is cognitive complaints in older adults and behavioral characterization of dementias. His research is funded by an Early Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging and focuses on understanding brain mechanisms of cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease. He is also involved in clinical trials designed to understand and treat age-related memory problems and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Mapstone received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University and completed fellowships in clinical neuropsychology and experimental therapeutics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
BA, University of Rochester, 2004O: Meliora 171
BA, University of Rochester, 2017O: Meliora 166
Sing Yik Chan
University of Rochester Class of 2022
University of Rochester Class of 2020