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Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory


Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory

The Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory is located in Williams Hall. The graduate student component of the lab is under the direction of David W. Harrison, Ph.D. He is a faculty member in the Clinical Science Program, former staff neuropsychologist for the New Orleans Saints football team, and director of neuropsychological services at HCA Columbia Lewis Gale Medical Center in Roanoke/Salem.  The undergraduate component of the lab is under the direction of Patti K. Harrison, Ph.D., who is a faculty member of the Biopsychology Program.

A functional cerebral systems approach is used to establish brain-behavior relationships. Research in the lab uses a variety of neuropsychological and psychophysiological methods, including structural MRI, quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG), electro-oculography (EOG), electromyography (EMG), cardiovascular, glucose, blood assays, behavioral measures, and others. At HCA Columbia Medical Center in Roanoke students are trained in neuropsychological assessment and therapies based on an integration of structural MRI evaluation, standardized  neuropsychological testing, psychophysiological assessment, and syndrome analysis techniques. 

A variety of opportunities are available for graduate and undergraduate students. Use the links at the left to learn more about our research.