Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medical Social Sciences

Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Outcomes & Interventions

Joel Voss, Director

This group focuses on the development of assessments for cognitive and brain function and on the creation of brain-based interventions for cognitive impairments. This research contributes to basic understanding of how the brain supports cognition, generates novel neural and cognitive assessments for use in clinical populations, and develops brain-stimulation approaches for cognitive enhancement.

Areas of emphasis include noninvasive brain imaging of cognition using EEG and functional MRI, analysis of brain-lesion effects on cognition, cognitive tests based on eye-movement tracking, memory assessment in conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative disease, and noninvasive brain stimulation for the enhancement of targeted cognitive brain networks.

Collaborations with other programs, particularly Developmental Mechanisms and Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Health Outcomes foster novel applications of neuroscience-based cognitive assessment for at-risk youth and cancer chemotherapy survivors.


Donna Bridge, David Cella, Maria Kharitonova, and Laurie Wakschlag

Joel Voss

Joel Voss