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Ashley Bangert

 
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Ashley Bangert


Assistant Professor, Psychology

Dr. Bangert’s research activities fall under two broad focus areas, namely a) timing and attentional control and b) cognitive aging. Timing is crucial for many motor and cognitive behaviors including detecting causality and ordering events. Attention is integral to timing--the ability to selectively maintain focus on the relevant features of a stimulus allows for accurate encoding of duration representations. However, attentional control declines with age and is subject to dynamic fluctuations throughout the course of a task. Dr. Bangert’s research focuses on understanding the basic mechanisms that guide timing behaviors and elucidating how they interact with attention to support other processes, such as motor coordination and event perception. Within this domain she also explores how timing may be used as a tool to influence or track changes in attention. Her second research area explores the impact of normal and pathological aging on attention, cognition, and action. She also investigates the impact of individual differences (i.e. physical fitness, social engagement) on trajectories of aging and works to develop methods to minimize age-related declines. Her research incorporates behavioral approaches, recording of movement kinematics and eye movements, and measures of physiological responses to evaluate performance.

KEYWORDS

  1. Attention
  2. Cognition
  3. Cognitive Aging
  4. Community Engaged Scholarship
  5. Learning
  6. Memory
  7. Timing

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Education for the 21st Century Demographic
  2. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  3. Other