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Neuroscience of Human Cognition Training Program

In a group of laboratories at Northwestern, groundbreaking investigations of the functions of the human brain are being accomplished using state-of-the-art methods of monitoring the brain in action. By anchoring these psychological investigations in brain science, future work in these labs promises to produce many new insights into the human mind and various human talents such as creativity, memory, perception and awareness.

Northwestern laboratories that support trainees working on the neuroscience of human cognition are on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses of Northwestern University in many different departments. Our research covers a wide variety of topics, as summarized in the diagram below.

Preceptor Summary Diagram - Neuroscience of Human Cognition Training Program

Our Team


  • Ken Paller, PhD

Associate Director

  • Christina Zelano, PhD

Steering Committee

  • Ken Paller, PhD
  • Marek-Marsel Mesulam, MD
  • Christina Zelano, PhD
  • John Disterhoft, PhD
  • Marcia Grabowecky, PhD
  • Paul Reber, PhD
  • Rodrigo Braga, PhD
  • Elizabeth Norton, PhD


  • A. Vania, Apkarian
  • Mark Beeman
  • Rodrigo Braga
  • Daniel Corcos
  • John Disterhoft
  • Tamar Gefen
  • Marcia Grabowecky
  • Jordan Grafman
  • Caterina Gratton
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Marsel Mesulam
  • Vijay Mittal
  • Elizabeth Norton
  • Robin Nusslock
  • Ken Paller
  • Todd Parrish
  • Paul Reber
  • Emily Rogalski
  • Marc Slutzky
  • Satoru Suzuki
  • Sandra Weintraub
  • Phyllis Zee
  • Christina Zelano

Contact Us

For more information, contact Ken Paller, PhD, at

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