The Human Brain

Deanna Barch, in Mapping the Brain

Barch is the chair of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences as well as a professor of radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her current research is focused on understanding the interplay among cognition, emotion, and brain function to better understand the deficits in behavior and cognition found in illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression.



Todd Braver, in Success, Motivation, and the Brain

Todd Braver studies the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying memory, attention, and controlled processing by combining methods of computational modeling, functional neuroimaging, and behavioral studies. He is a professor of psychology, radiology, and neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis.




David Holtzman, in Understanding Alzheimer's

Holtzman is the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and chair of neurology, professor of developmental biology, and associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University. His main interest is in the basic mechanisms underlying acute and chronic cell dysfunction in the CNS particularly as these mechanisms may relate to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and injury to the developing brain.


Catherine Lang, in Recovering From Stroke

A professor of physical therapy, neurology, and occupational therapy at Washington University in St. Louis, Catherine Lang focues her research on improving clinical practice to achieve effective and efficient individualized stroke rehabilitation. Her other research interests include characterizing neurobehavioral changes and developing new or optimizing current intervention strategies. She also has a passion for running, hiking, and moving in general.



Mark Rollins, in Claude Monet and the Science of Style

Rollins is a professor of philosophy and chair of the performing arts department at Washington University in St. Louis. His interest lies in the nature of mental representation and its foundation in cognitive science. He has published articles on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and aesthetics, and he has a book of perception and pictoral art on the way.


Jeffrey Zacks, in Your Brain on Movies, Pt. 1 and Your Brain on Movies Pt. 2

Zacks is a professor of psychology and radiology, as well as an associate chair of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on how mental imagery contributes to reasoning about spatial relations in addition to how people parse the continuous stream of behavior into meaningful events.