News

Congratulations to Dr. Shuo Qin for successfully defending her dissertation thesis, titled “The effects of cardiovascular health on tasks of executive functions and related brain activation in healthy older adults.”
August 14, 2019

Dr. Basak has received a grant from AWARE Fund (PDF, section in red). The title of this grant is ’Optimizing Neuro-cognitive Functions in Healthy Living’, and it will partially support funding for a post-doctoral research fellow to work in Dr. Basak’s lab on how the neurocognitive functions in older adults can be enhanced through a study of the role of physical fitness and cognitive training.
July 26, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Chandramallika Basak for being selected the Chair of Intervention Prevention Special Interest Group (SIG), sponsored by APA Division 20’s Early Career Task Force. In addition to this position, Dr. Basak is also co-chairing Technology and Aging SIG with Dr. Theodore Cosco.
March 26, 2019

Shuo Qin defended her dissertation proposal. She is now a doctoral candidate. Congratulations Shuo!
February 6, 2019

Dr. Basak is invited to give a talk at the Department of Psychology and Special Education at Texas A & M University Commerce, Commerce, TX. The talk is titled, “Aging Brain and its Plasticity”.
December 7, 2018

Dr. Basak will be presenting at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in New Orleans, Louisiana. She will speak on the topic — Are the Advantages of Chess Expertise on Visuo-spatial Working Memory Capacity Domain Specific or Domain General?
November 16, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Margaret O’Connell for successfully defending her dissertation. Margaret O’Connell, a doctoral student of Dr. Basak, successfully defended her dissertation today, an important step to obtain her PhD from The University of Texas at Dallas. She is the first doctoral student of Dr. Basak, and therefore, the first PhD from the Basak lab. We are thrilled with Dr. O’Connell’s success!
November 6, 2018

Congratulations to Shuo Qin for receiving a travel award, for which she was nominated by Dr. Basak, to attend the NatureJobs Career Expo to be held in Houston, TX.
October 27, 2018

Dr. Basak and Evan Smith will be giving a presentation each on the LiNC lab’s research at the Dallas Austin Area Memory Meeting, Baylor University, Waco, TX. Evan will be presenting results from his first-year project, titled, “Cognitive and gray matter volume predictors of learning of two types of video-games in older adults”. Dr. Basak will be giving a talk on age-related differences in the attentional networks as evidenced by functional neuroimaging during working memory updating.
September 7, 2018

LiNC lab welcomes Paulina Skolsinska, a new PhD student in the cognition and neuroscience program. Paulina did her master’s in psychology from The University of Warsaw, and has an interest in cognitive neuroscience of the aging brain, especially how cognitive and physical training affect it. She likes to ride her longboard, looking for new places to eat in her spare time.
August 28, 2018

CVL Doctoral student awarded for mentoring high school students (Center for Vital Longevity)
June 13, 2018

Center Lab to Begin Study Using Form of Cognitive Training that Could Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease (Center for Vital Longevity)
February 6, 2018

Genre may impact cognitive training using video games (Science Daily)
October 3, 2017

Video games: The Bad, the Ugly, and the (Potentially) Good (American Accociation for the Advancement of Science — AAAS — Science)
March 31, 2017

Strategy-Based Video Games May Improve Older Adults’ Brain Function (American Accociation for the Advancement of Science — AAAS)
March 22, 2017

STEM Mentoring Program for Women Grows with AT&T Support (UT Dallas News Center)
March 21, 2017

Cognitive Benefits of Chess (Chess Base)
March 10, 2017

Cognitive Benefits of Learning to Play Chess and Other Strategy Games
March 3, 2017 lecture by Dr. Basak (YouTube)

Professor Basak Receives Grants from Alzheimer’s Research Fund (UT Dallas News Center)
September 29, 2016

Mentoring Program Helps Kids Design Brain-Controlled Wheelchair (UT Dallas News Center)
April 14, 2016

Study Finds Training With Unpredictability Improves Memory Recall (UT Dallas News Center)
March 29, 2016

Psychology Professor: Cognitive Training Can Improve Brain Preservation (The Shorthorn)
March 4, 2016

Graduate Student Wins Funding for Research on Exercise, Memory (UT Dallas News Center)
September 19, 2014