As we age, our brain has a harder time dealing with distractions. Brains get stronger by eliminating distractions rather than pushing to overcome them.
Grad Student RA
Alison Perez is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in the Cognition and Neuroscience program at The University of Texas at Dallas. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology and neuroscience at the University of South Carolina. She has also won the Sharon Freytag’s Fellowship Award, a fellowship for new researchers. Alison works closely with Dr. Chapman on the Healthy Brains Healthy Decisions study, focusing on effects of aging on adults, frontal lobe function and decision-making. Through her work, she is looking for ways to extend the health of aging brains and make improvements in how we think and make important life decisions.