Dr. Shaun P. Cook
Office: Byerly Hall 223B
Comments: Other hours by appointment
I am a cognitive neuropsychologist with similar research and teaching interests. Generally, I am interested in how healthy aging, brain damage, or neurological disease affects cognitive function, most notably memory. My research goals include detailing how memory functions and then using that information to develop strategies or programs aimed at improving the memory of those who have experienced a decline in memory ability.
Consequently, I am interested in instances of everyday memory as well as instances of unusual memory such as flashbulb memory and false memory. I believe that a converging evidence paradigm results in the strongest evidence for research findings. Therefore, my research program integrates multiple techniques including neuropsychological studies, aging studies, neuroimaging, and computational modeling. Along with memory, executive function holds a great deal of fascination for me. In addition to my work at Millersville, I am currently collaborating with researchers from the University of Arizona, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Ottawa.