The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Bart P. Rypma

Meadows Foundation Chair

Research Interests

The cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and experimental methodology of functional magnetic resonance aging

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3235
Office: JO_3.202
Campus Mail Code: CBH 10
Website: NeuroPsychometric Research (NPR) Laboratory


Dr. Bart Rypma is one of the leading researchers in the area of age-related changes in human memory. His lab studies the effects of physiologic changes of age-related changes in humans using both cognitive and bioengineering approaches. His previous research includes study of neural activity in relation to cognitive efficiency as well as examining white matter integrity in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Bart Rypma has been awarded the Meadows Foundation Endowed Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences as well as the Caren and Vin Prothro-Dallas Foundation Award. He was also a nominee for the Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. Dr. Rypma earned his bachelor’s degree from New York University, his master’s degree from Duke University, and his PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

West, K.L., Sivakolundu, D.K., Maruthy, G.B., Zuppichini, M.D., Liu, P., Thomas, B.P., Spence, J.S., Lu, H., Okuda, D.T. and Rypma, B. (2020). Baseline cerebral metabolism predicts fatigue and cognition in Multiple Sclerosis patients. Neuroimage: Clinical, 27:102281. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2020.102281.

West, K.L., Zuppichini, M.D., Turner, M.P., Sivakolundu, D.K., Zhao, Y., Abdelkarim, D., Spence, J.S., Rypma, B. (2019) BOLD hemodynamic response function changes significantly with healthy aging. Neuroimage, 188, 198-207.

Hutchison, J.L., Lu, H. and Rypma, B. (2013). Neural mechanisms of age-related slowing: The △CBF/△CMRO2 ratio mediates age-differences in BOLD signal and human performance. Cerebral Cortex, 23, 2337-2346.

Hubbard, N.A.. Weaver, T.P., Turner, M.P, Rypma, B. (2018) Re-examination of “release-from-PI” phenomena: recall accuracy does not recover after a semantic switch. Memory, 26, 1191-1205.

Turner, M.P. Hubbard, N.A., Sivakolundu, D.K., Himes, L.M., Hutchison, J.L., Hart Jr., J., Spence, J.S., Frohman, E.M., Frohman, T.C., Okuda, D.T., Rypma, B. (2018). Preserved canonicality of the BOLD hemodynamic response reflects healthy cognition: Insights into the healthy brain through the window of Multiple Sclerosis. Neuroimage, 17, 31105-9.

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