Executive function (EF) is essential for successfully navigating nearly all of our daily activities, and individual differences in EF are associated with many important aspects of human health and functioning throughout the lifespan, including academic and occupational functioning, interpersonal problems, substance use and mental health. Critically, EF processes continue to develop through adolescence and into early adulthood.
What neural and cognitive mechanisms support these essential EF processes, how do these mechanisms develop, and how are they related to the development of mental health problems?
The CoPE Lab seeks to address these questions using multiple methods and levels of analysis (including cognitive tasks, neuroimaging, and clinical interviews), and across development from late childhood to early adulthood.
Welcome to our new graduate student Morgan Taylor! Morgan Taylor will be a doctoral student in the department of psychology starting in fall 2018.
Welcome to our new undergraduate research assistants Zoe Hertz, Shumin Chen! We also have Anna Hirshman from Tufts University who will be working in the lab this summer as an undergraduate research assistant. We are now full for fall 2018, but welcome additional applicants for possible spots in spring 2019. See Join the Lab for information on how to apply.