- A new clinical geropsychology graduate student has accepted admission to the lab! We look forward to welcoming Hannah Apostolou from the University of Michigan!
- Upon checking my mailbox, I was pleasantly surprised to see this Super Reviewer thermos from The Gerontologist!
- Congratulations to Ashley Stinson who won the Elizabeth A. Klonoff Diversifying Clinical Psychology Poster Award at the CUDCP conference! Her poster was titled, "Examining the Relationship Between Vascular Health and Brain Activation During an Association Episodic Memory Task in Middle-Aged and Older Adults."
- For a related submission, see our preprint at bioRxiv!
- Our story made the front cover of Today's Geriatric Medicine!
- Welcome Jordan Puskas-Sullivan from Boston University! She will be interning in our lab for the summer!
- We had multiple posters at the Cognitive Aging Conference, what fun!
- We have two new experimental graduate students joining the lab this Fall! Welcome Mikenzi Brasfield and Hillary Erwin!
- Our article was cited in an article from the Wall Street Journal written by the Pulitzer Prize winning Nicholas Carr entitled, "How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds."
- Two manuscripts were accepted this month: "Beta-Amyloid and Cortical Thickness Reveal Racial Disparities in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease" in Neuroimage: Clinical and "The Relation Between White Matter Microstructure and Network Complexity: Implications for Processing Efficiency" in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.
- Welcome Sarah Letang, a new Clinical Psychology graduate student, to our lab!
- Congratulations to Kyle Kraemer for winning a travel award to the annual Psychonomic Society conference!
- Congratulations to Tasnuva Enam for her poster acceptance at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society this Fall entitled, "False memory and aging: the role of cognitive reserve in young-old and old-old adults."
- Congratulations to Kyle Kraemer for his poster acceptance and the Graduate Travel Award for the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society this Fall entitled, "Understanding Metamemory: A General Ability or Separate Systems?"
- Dr. McDonough presented his findings entitled, "Beta-Amyloid and Cortical Thickness Reveal Racial Disparities in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease. "
- Dr. McDonough received the 2017 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Research Investigator Awards for first place in oral presentations at the 2017 UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium.
- April 9th at 5pm PST on KABC 790AM, Dr. McDonough will be featured the radio show In Your Right Mind!
- New feature in EurekAlert!
- The lab is getting filmed working in Freesurfer for a fancy new video for the Psychology department!
- Congratulations to CeCe Hessler who got accepted into the Physical Therapy program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis!
- "The busier the better: greater busyness is associated with better cognition" was recently featured on Texas NPR! Click here to read about!
- Dr. McDonough received The Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honors.
- Dr. McDonough was accepted to the 2016 Butler-Williams Scholar Program at NIA.
- Dr. McDonough is giving a talk in Granada, Spain entitled, "Fluid and crystallized discrepancy in healthy adults: The relationship with beta-amyloid and cortical thickness."
- Dr. McDonough is giving a talk in Cologne, Germany entitled, "Functional and molecular imaging in normal aging: Evidence from lifespan and intervention studies."
- A new article was accepted in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience entitled, "The busier the better: greater busyness is associated with better cognition."
- We have two new undergraduates join the lab! Welcome Chris Mayhugh and Savanna Eosso!
- Tasnuva Enam presented a research proposal on metamemory at the 8th Annual Graduate Research Symposium of the Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling.
- CeCe Hessler wins multiple awards at UA's Honor's Day! Congrats!
- We have two new undergraduates join the lab! Welcome Catherine Reynolds and Katherine Beyer!
- A new article was accepted in the journal of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin entitled, "Social-class differences in consumer choices and memory of others’ preferences in the US: The critical role of an independent vs. interdependent self-construal."
- The University of Southern Mississippi invited me to give a talk: "Retrieval expectations affect false memories."
- Dr. McDonough is giving a talk at the Alabama Research Institute on Aging on January 27th in AIME 111 at 12pm titled, "Cognitive and brain markers for preclinical Alzheimer’s disease."
- Poster presented at the 10th Human Amyloid Imaging meeting titled, "Fluid and crystallized discrepancy in healthy adults: The relationship with beta-amyloid and cortical thickness."
- Article featured in Health Canal! Mentally Challenging Activities Key to a Healthy Aging Mind
- We have a new undergraduate join the lab! Welcome CeCe Hessler!
- First Mac2 lab meeting!
- We have two new undergraduates join the lab! Welcome Todd Kirk and Ben Pody!
- Study was nominated for the Best Poster Award, presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society:
- Festini, S. B., McDonough, I. M., & Park, D. C. (November, 2015). Busyness across the adult lifespan: The busier the better.
- Dr. McDonough was featured in the Center for Vital Longevity newsletter.
- The Mac2 Lab is accepting new graduate student applications! Click here to apply!
- A new article was accepted in the journal of Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience entitled, "The Synapse project: Engagement in mentally challenging activities enhances neural efficiency."
- A new article was accepted in the journal of Acta Psychologica entitled, "Retrieval monitoring is influenced by information value: The interplay between importance and confidence on false memory."
- A new graduate student, Tasnuva Enam, joined the lab!