Welcome to the Health Neuroscience Lab at UNL

Welcome to the Health Neuroscience Lab! Our laboratory is affiliated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, and is run by Dr. Cary Savage, Mildred Francis Thompson Professor of Psychology at UNL and Director of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior.

The goals of our lab research are split into two primary categories:

  • Determining the neuro-cognitive mechanisms underpinning Sports Related Concussion (SRC), a form of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and its recovery. It is our hope that this will provide insights for clinical approaches to decisions such as return to play, among the many other cognitive domains that may be impacted by SRC. 
  • Examining the reciprocal impact health behaviors (i.e. exercise) have on long-term brain health and modifiable lifestyle factors for dementia. 

Our research is primarily rooted in functional magnetic resonance imagining (fMRI) and assessment methods. 

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