Neal J Cohen, Professor

1979 …2019
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Research Interests

Interdisciplinary, cognitive neuroscience study of human learning and memory, with a focus on identifying and characterizing the brain's multiple memory systems. Particular emphasis is on study of the hippocampal (or medial temporal lobe ) memory system, through the study of the memory impairments seen in patients with amnesia. Empirical work combines cognitive neuropsychological, eye movement, fMRI, and ERP studies of various memory performances in normal and neuropsychological populations, together with computational modeling of memory. The overall goal of this research is to better understand the componential organization of memory, and to make progress in mapping the functional architecture of memory onto its neurobiological substrates.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

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Research Output 1979 2019

Individual differences in analogical reasoning revealed by multivariate task-based functional brain imaging

Hammer, R., Paul, E. J., Hillman, C. H., Kramer, A. F., Cohen, N. J. & Barbey, A. K., Jan 1 2019, In : NeuroImage. 184, p. 993-1004 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Functional Neuroimaging
Individuality
Brain
Occipital Lobe
Aptitude

Relations between mode of birth delivery and timing of developmental milestones and adiposity in preadolescence: A retrospective study

Chojnacki, M. R., Holscher, H. D., Balbinot, A. R., Raine, L. B., Biggan, J. R., Walk, A. M., Kramer, A. F., Cohen, N. J., Hillman, C. H. & Khan, N. A., Feb 1 2019, In : Early Human Development. 129, p. 52-59 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adiposity
Retrospective Studies
Parturition
Toilet Training
Emergencies

Serum Lutein is related to Relational Memory Performance

Cannavale, C., Hassevoort, K., Edwards, C., Thompson, S., Burd, N., Holscher, H., Erdman, J., Cohen, N. & Khan, N., Apr 2 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 4, p. 768

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lutein
Carotenoids
lutein
carotenoids
Serum

Added sugar and dietary fiber consumption are associated with creativity in preadolescent children

Hassevoort, K. M., Lin, A. S., Khan, N. A., Hillman, C. H. & Cohen, N. J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Nutritional Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Creativity
Dietary Fiber
Hippocampus
Diet
Adiposity

Adolescent changes in aerobic fitness are related to changes in academic achievement

Raine, L. B., Biggan, J. R., Baym, C. L., Saliba, B. J., Cohen, N. J. & Hillman, C. H., Feb 1 2018, In : Pediatric Exercise Science. 30, 1, p. 108-116 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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