||FACULTY PROFILE — Patricia Reuter-Lorenz
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Ph.D. University of Toronto
Area: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology Office: 4054 East Hall
Psychology Phone: 734-764-6577
Alternate Office: Lab - B335, B341
Alternate Phone: 734-647-3704
Research and Teaching Interests
Research in my laboratory investigates the neural and cognitive mechanisms of attention, working memory and executive control. Using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging studies we investigate such questions as:
- Do the hemispheres makes different contributions to attention and working memory?
- What is the effect of aging on attention and working memory?
- What strategies and training can be used to promote efficient performance?
- How do emotion and cognition interact?
- Reuter-Lorenz, P.A. & Cappell, K. (in press). Neurocognitive aging and the compensation hypothesis. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
- Atkins, A. & Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., (in press). False working memories?: Memory distortions in a mere four seconds. Memory and Cognition.
- Persson, J., Lustig, C.A., Nelson, J.K. and Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., (2007). Aging and task-induced deactivations: A link to cognitive control? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
- Mikels, J.A.., Larkin, G.R., Reuter-Lorenz, P.A., & Carstensen, L.L. (2005). Divergent trajectories in the aging mind: Changes in working memory for affective versus visual information with age. Psychology & Aging. 20(4), 542-553.
- Gmeindl, L.., Rontal, A. & Reuter-Lorenz, PA, (2005). Strategic modulation of the fixation offset effect: Dissociable effects of target probability on pro and anti saccades. Experimental Brain Research. 164(2), 194-204.
- Reuter-Lorenz, P.A. and Lustig, C. (2005). Brain aging: reorganizing discoveries about the aging mind. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 15 (4) 245-251.
- Reuter-Lorenz, PA and Mikels, J. (2005). Disconnection deficits in Alzheimer’s disease? Behavioral measures of callosal function. Neuropsychologia. 43 (9), 1307-1317.
- Mikels, J. and Reuter-Lorenz, P.A. (2004) Neural gate keeping: Attentional functions of the corpus callosum. Neuropsychology, 18, 328-339.
Honors and Awards
- Outstanding Mentor Award, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, 2007
- Faculty Recognition Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Teaching, and Service, 2003
- University of Michigan Career Development Award, 2000
- University of Michigan Excellence in Research Award, 1999
Cognitive and Affective Neuropsychology Lab
Psychology of Aging, Graduate Study Program