Computational Neuropsychology | Department of Psychology

Computational Neuropsychology

The (CNS) Lab makes use of novel technologies (oculus; virtuix omni; kinect; leap; simulations; brain-computer interfaces; etc) and data analytic strategies (neuroinformatics) to develop, validate, and implement science-centric virtual worlds and serious games.

CNS Tools:

Data Analytics:



NeuroML; neuroConstruct; Growing artificial neural connectivity

Collaborative Knowledge Bases:

Cognitive Atlas; PubGraph; PubAtlas; OpenfMRI; Phenowiki; Neuropsychnorms

Virtual Environment Platform Tools

Virtual-Reality Peripheral Network; OpenVR; NeuroSim Interface; Pupil Labs

CNS Projects:

Neuroinformatics for Neuropsychology

Computational neuropsychology efforts that aim to develop, validate, and implement computer hardware and software for capturing, modeling, and simulating neuropsychological data in digital format (Click Here).

Brain Computer Interfaces

Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs; click here) allow for communication between a user's brain and a given simulation (e.g., virtual worlds; adaptive virtual environments; video games).

Serious Games for Neuropsychological Assessment/Rehabilitation (Training):

(click here)

Computer Automated Neuropsychological Tests (Return-to-Play & Return-to-Duty):

(click here)

Neuropsychological Assessment of Visuospatial Processing:

(click here)

Internet-Based Assessment of Personality and Relational Matching

Appled Research Areas:

Clinical science research in Dr. Parsons's Computational Neuropsychology and Simulation (CNS) Lab includes: 1) Neurodegenerative disorders (Mild Cognitive Impairment/Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, Frontotemporal Degeneration/Primary Progressive Aphasia, Lewy body dementias, HIV Disease; 2) Neurodevelopmental disorders impacting frontostriatal functioning (ADHD; Autism); and 3) Polytrauma Clinical Triad (sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury; pain; PTSD).

Emphasis Areas:

Lifespan Neurodevelopment

(click here for more info)

Polytrauma Clinical Triad (TBI; Pain; PTSD)

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Cognition and Affect in NeuroAIDS:

(click here for more info)

Deep Brain Stimulation

(click here for more info)

(U.S. Patent No. 6735568, Issued May 11, 2004).

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