Michelle Voss

Associate Professor
Ronnie Ketchel Faculty Fellow

Michelle Voss CV

Research Interests

Cognitive neuroscience approach to studying the aging brain and cognition, expertise, and learning and memory; effects of health behaviors on brain structure and function; systems-level approach to functional MRI; brain structure-function relationships

Primary Research Area

Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience

Training Areas

Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience

Clinical Science

Research Group

Health Psychology

Representative Publications

MyNCBI Bibliography

Voss, M.W., Jain, S.J. (2022). Getting fit to counteract cognitive aging: evidence and future directions. Physiology. 

Sodoma, M., Cole, R., Sloan, T.J., Kent, J., Magnotta, V.A., Voss, M.W(2021). Hippocampal Acidity and Volume Are Differentially Associated with Spatial Navigation in Older Adults. NeuroImage, 245:118682.

Lee, H. K., Kent, J. D., Wendel, C., Wolinsky, F. D., Foster, E. D., Merzenich, M. M., & Voss, M. W. (2020). Home-based, adaptive cognitive training for cognitively normal older adults: Initial efficacy trial. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 75(6), 1144-1154.

Voss, M.W., Weng, T.B, Narayana-Kumanan, K., Cole, R.C, Wharff, C., Reist, L., DuBose, L., Sigurdsson, G., Mills, J.A., Long, J.D., Magnotta, V.A., Pierce, G.L. (2020). Acute exercise effects predict training change in cognition and connectivity. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. Jan;52(1):131. 

Voss, M.W., Soto, C., Yoo, S., Sodoma, M., Vivar, C., van Praag, H. (2019). Exercise and hippocampal memory systems. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(4), 318-333. 

Voss, M.W., Weng, T.B., Burzynska, A.Z., Wong, C.N., Cooke, G.E., Clark, R., Fanning, J., Awick, E., Gothe, N.P., Olson, E.A., McAuley, E., Kramer, A.F. (2016). Fitness, but not physical activity, is related to functional integrity of brain networks associated with aging. NeuroImage, 131, 113-125. 

Research areas
  • Aging
  • Brain Imaging
  • Executive Function
  • Health
  • Learning and Memory
  • Neural Plasticity
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Contact Information

274 Psychological and Brain Sciences Building (PBSB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States


264 Psychological and Brain Sciences Building (PBSB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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