Neuroimaging of Cognitive and Brain Development

This is an ongoing project.

Faculty Researcher: Noa Ofen

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Noa Ofen


Our lab studies the development of memory systems in the brain. We use cognitive neuroscience methods including neuroimaging the structural and functional differences in brains of children and adults. We are particularly interested in brain structures related to memory such as the hippocampus and investigate how variability in the structure and function of the hippocampus may be related to improvements in memory ability between childhood and adulthood. The projects available to research volunteer will be determined based on the lab's current need and the volunteer qualifications.


Minimum Requirements: Must be able to devote 9 hours each week to working in the lab. Must be HIGHLY RELIABLE with good attendance in your classes. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Must be willing to commit to working 3 semesters and completing one semester prior to starting an honors thesis.

Preferred: Regular schedule with at least two 3 hour time blocks (e.g., 9am-noon, noon-3pm) per week, and availability to attend lab meetings (current scheduled on Fridays). Possible availability on weekends. Graduating in May 2016 or later. Expertise with programing (Matlab) is highly desired.

Project Timeline

I have a couple Research Assistant positions opening beginning Winter 2015. Email us for an application ( Decisions will be made based on qualifications and an interview.


Run participants on computerized and paper/pencil cognitive experiments.
Read manuscripts and papers related to ongoing research.
Participate in discussions about manuscripts being reviewed.
Attend and participate in all lab meetings.

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Last Updated

January 15, 2015