Research Overview

The Health, Brain, and Cognition lab at the University of Iowa investigates the effect of interventions, such as physical activity, exercise, and cognitive engagement, on brain health and performance. This allows us to learn what steps we can take to keep our mind functioning well as we age. Our research is also hoping to uncover solutions to help the brain adapt to neurological disease and brain injury. As the foundation for this overarching goal, we are interested in advancing knowledge about the basic mechanisms of cognitive aging and brain plasticity, and optimizing methods for measuring structural and functional brain systems in humans.


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