Accession Number : ADA328436

Title :   Functional MR Studies of Cognitive Processing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 93-28 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA

Personal Author(s) : Kramer, Arthur F.

PDF Url : ADA328436

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The funds received from this Augmentation Award for Science and Engineering Research Training (AASERT) provided for the support of several graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Illinois. These students were involved in a number of studies (see list of published papers below) which entailed the development of paradigms and the conduct of experiments to examine the psychological and neurophysiological mechanisms which underlie different aspects of visual selective attention. Research skills which the students acquired during the course of training included behavioral experimentation, mathematical modeling of psychological and neurophysiological phenomena, the use of event-related brain potentials, and the collection of functional magnetic resonance data as subjects performed different attentional tasks. Indeed, after a number of years of struggling with a failed magnet in the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois we now have an agreement in place with a local hospital (Cane Clinic) to use their 1.5 Telsa GE Sigma on evenings and weekends to collect psychological data. The support that we received from ONR through the ASSERT award was instrumental in providing the experience we needed to be able to take advantage of this.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *PSYCHOLOGY, SKILLS, STUDENTS, TRAINING, MAGNETIC RESONANCE, COURSES(EDUCATION), HOSPITALS, ATTENTION.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE