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Jane Paulsen

Jane Paulsen

Professor
The University of Iowa
USA

Biography

Jane Paulsen is a Chair in Neuroscience from Roy J. Carver, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychology. Her education is BS, Psychology with honours, Simpson College, Indianola, and completed IAMS, Psychology, from Columbia University, New York, NY. She did PhD in Counselling Psychology (APA accredited) from University of Iowa. She got Post Doctorate in Neuropsychology specialization in Alzheimer's disease from University of California, San Diego, and CA. Her Research Summary includes neural basis of cognition; preclinical deficits in dementia gene-carriers; frontal subcortical deficits, particularly Huntington's disease Research in this laboratory uses tools of neuropsychology and cognitive psychology to examine behavioral correlates of brain dysfunction. Topics of current interest include subtypes of Alzheimer's disease, preclinical cognitive deficits associated with gene-carriers of Huntington's disease and clinical/imaging correlates of cognitive measures. Functional MR and PET are used to examine frontal-striatal circuitry dysfunction in these disorders.

Research Interest

Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease , Parkinson's disease, Epilepsy.