Ian M. McDonough
My training is in cognitive psychology with an emphasis on memory and aging. I completed my B.S. at UCLA and then went to the University of Chicago for graduate school. There, my research focused on the neural correlates of memory and decision processes to determine the accuracy of retrieved information and how these neural correlates differ across the lifespan. This research was conducted using both behavioral interventions and functional neuroimaging, and was supported by multiple dissertation awards. As a postdoc, I expanded my research focus to Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers to predict future cognitive impairments. I also received training in multivariate methods (support vector machine and partial least squares), structural neuroimaging analyses (brain volume, cortical thickness, diffusion tensor imaging), and longitudinal analyses (HLM).