- 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!