This is the web site for Russ Poldrack's lab at the University of Texas at Austin. Our research uses the methods of cognitive neuroscience to examine the brain's systems for learning, memory, decision-making, and executive function.
Our research is generously funded by the, , , and .
Dr. Poldrack will be accepting new graduate students for Fall 2012. You can apply through the UT Austinor .
The interests of our lab are generally centered around the study of learning and memory, decision making, and executive control. Much of work is focused on basic cognitive and neural mechanisms, but we are also heavily involved in translational research into the mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders.
(funded by NIMH R01MH082795)
The Cognitive Atlas project aims to develop an ontology for cognitive processes through social collaborative knowledge building.
(funded by NIA 1R01AG041653).
This project aims to use insights from learning theory to improve the ability to change unwanted behaviors.
(funded by NSF OCI-1131441)
This grant provides support to develop theproject, which is an open repository for fMRI data.
Predicting Individual Differences Using Resting-State fMRI and Network Analysis (funded by the Office of Naval Research)
This project examines whether differences in brain networks estimated from resting state fMRI signals are predictive of individual differences in executive function.
Assessing Brain Interactivity II (funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation)
This project is a collaboration with Steve Hanson of Rutgers University and Clark Glymour of Carnegie Mellon University, which aims to develop and test new approaches to the analysis of brain connectivity.
(funded by NIH, PI: R. Bilder)
This Roadmap Interdisciplinary Research Consortium is leveraging the new discipline of phenomics to understand neuropsychiatric disorders at multiple levels, from genes to neural systems to cognitive processes to psychiatric syndromes.