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We study chronic pain and the effects of treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy and medications on brain structure and functioning, disorders that have a behavioral and cognitive componenet, such as Parkinson's disease and ADHD, and sex hormones and neurotransmitter influences on brain function, with particular regard to healthy aging.

Research Spotlight

The Nicotinic Cholinergic System and Cognitive Aging

Principal Investigator: Julie Dumas, Ph.D.

This study will examine the role of the nicotinic system in cognitive aging and whether nicotinic mechanisms have the potential to benefit cognition in healthy adults.