The Applied Cognitive Neuropsychology lab is located in the University of South Carolina Department of Psychology.
             We are committed to conducting research that bridges cognitive neuroscience with school psychology practice, to benefit children and adolescents in schools


The Applied Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab website is intended for prospective graduate students, fellow researchers, parents, and potential participants. Click the appropriate button below for an introduction to the ACN Lab website.



Our Vision

The broad vision of the ACN lab is to translate neuroscientific research into an applied educational context. Such a task is complex. The field of neuroscience has exponentially grown in the last decade. Despite the many advances, it is difficult to ascertain what new developments have relevance for child development and academic achievement. There are several themes that we focus on that have the most direct relevance. The ACN has focused on three themes (but always exploring others):

1. Diagnostic Assessment

2. Service Delivery Systems and Methodology for Prevention and Intervention 

3. Mind, Brain and Education

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Recent Announcements

  • Appearance in USC Newsletter Dr. Decker was recently interviewed by the university's newsletter editors. The interview was to help recognize the lab's new project on the identification of specific learning disabilities in ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2017, 7:26 AM by Michael Eason
  • Welcome Chris Anzalone! Welcome, Chris! Chris Anzalone is the ACN Lab's newest team member, and will be part of the University of South Carolina School Psychology PhD Program starting Fall 2017. We ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:16 AM by Michael Eason
  • Project: SLD in SC with Department of Education The ACN Lab has just launched a new project with the South Carolina Department of Education, investigating the eligibility models SC school districts use in the identification of Specific Learning ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2017, 11:29 AM by Michael Eason
  • Acceptance to Texas A&M Graduate Program Ashleigh Williams has been an undergraduate research assistant for two and a half years with the ACN Lab. We are pleased to announce that Ashleigh has been accepted to Texas ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:17 AM by Michael Eason
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