Neurocognition Science Laboratory

Our Neurocognition Science Laboratory is a world-class research facility designed to investigate the significant changes in brain and behavior during learning, across the lifespan. Research associates conduct studies using tools from neuroscience, psychology, education and computer science.

Our lab truly stands at the cutting edge of research, integrating EEG (electroencephalogram), eye/head-tracking, virtual reality (VR), and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). No other interdisciplinary facility in the world effectively integrates all of these technologies.

Our projects include:

  • Developing VR-based learning environments and assessments
  • Developing diagnosis tools to aid schools in identification of students with autism
  • Working to develop functional assessments of people with Alzheimer’s dementia
  • Exploring and characterizing the possibilities of educational technology
  • Understanding how video games and virtual reality can improve student learning, specifically in STEM and literacy

If you would like to support our work, become an affiliated laboratory member, or collaborate on a project, please contact us at

Contact Us

Neurocognition Science Laboratory

Department of Learning and Instruction

Phone: 716-645-2455