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Welcome to the home page of the Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab at USciences.  The site describes ongoing research related to neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience at USciences.  This includes our clinical neuropsychological research associated with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and heart failure as well as basic research on human cognition and cognitive electrophysiology.
(L to R: Spring 2016 Lab Photo of Megan Strowger, Ciara Nestor, Kelly Cucculo, Lauren Mace, Sara McHugh-Grant, Darren Friedman, &
Steve Moelter)


Lab People

Stephen Moelter, Ph.D.
Dr. Moelter has been studying brain function and dysfunction since 1991 when he was an undergraduate research assistant in a visual neuroscience laboratory at Penn State University. Dr. Moelter earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Drexel University and completed pre and postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Moelter came to USciences in 2002 and teaches neuropsychology, neuropsychological assessment, cognitive psychology, and philosophy of psychology.  The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the VA Stars and Stripes Healthcare Network have supported his research.  Dr. Moelter is currently Director of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology and the University Honors Program.  Prior to investigating brain function, Dr. Moelter studied east-coast skateboarding and was sponsored by SHUT Skates, Spitfire Wheels, and Thunder Truck Co.

Sara McHugh-Grant, B.A, Health Psychology Graduate Student
Sara is a Master's student currently working on finishing her thesis.  She received her Bachelor's degree from Penn State University where she studied Psychology. Her research interests include understanding how sleep hygiene is associated with cognitive performance and brain electrophysiology. Sara manages the EEG-ERP laboratory at USciences and works at the University of Pennsylvania Sleep Center.  Upon graduation she plans to attend a Ph.D program in Clinical Psychology. 

Lisa D'Errico, B.A, Health Psychology Graduate Student
Lisa is a Master's student who joined the lab in 2016. Lisa received her Bachelor's degree from Bucknell University where she studied Psychology. Her research focus is in memory in healthy young adults and in people at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Jon Spector, B.A, Health Psychology Graduate Student
Jon is a Master's student who joined the lab in 2016. Jon received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Gwynedd Mercy University. Jon's research interest are in memory, lateralization of brain function, and mental illness.