Wayne State University

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Welcome to the Ofen Lab


Winter-Spring 2016

Our paper "Memory and the Developing Brain: Are Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience Applicable to Education?" by Ofen, Yu & Chen, was published in a special issue about Neuroscience and Education Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences!

Congratulations to the Ofen Lab members for their many recent accomplishments!

Ofen Lab is welcoming two new team members: Holly Kern and Hager Alkhafaji. Welcome!

Summer 2015

We participated in an educational summer program for local adolescent girls, Gaining Options-Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL)

Winter-Spring 2015

The Ofen Lab had the opportunity to engage the community in two events aimed at generating excitement and awareness about science, research, and the brain.

The Ofen Lab participated in Future Docs Day, an event hosted by the Medical School at Wayne State University, teaching the alumni and their children about functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and our research.

Priya Sam and Saadia Ghazi presented posters in Annual Rodney Clark Undergraduate Research/Poster Day. Priya Sam was awarded the First Place.

Welcome to the Ofen Lab for Cognitive and Brain Development at Wayne State University!

      Members of the Ofen Lab

Our main research goals involve testing developmental effects in a wide variety of memory paradigms, such as recall and recognition, associative memory and emotional memory. We are also interested in the effects of cognitive control, executive functions, and growth in knowledge base on memory development.

Our studies use extensive behavioral assessments, neuroimaging protocols looking at the structure and the function of the brain, genetic information and longitudinal designs to allow multidimensional characterization of memory development.

We are part of Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience Research Program and are affiliated with the Institute of Gerontology, the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute of Child and Family Development, and the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine.


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