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About the Lab

Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

Meet our Lead Researcher and our current BYU Graduate Students working in the Larson Lab.

Michael J Larson, Ph.D.

October 16, 2023 05:58 PM
Lead Researcher and current Psychology Professor at BYU

Leah Talbert

October 27, 2023 09:11 AM
Clinical Neuropsychology Doctoral Candidate at Brigham Young University

Whiteny Allen

October 27, 2023 09:13 AM
4th Year BYU Graduate Student

Tanner Jensen

October 27, 2023 09:15 AM
Clinical Psychology | BYU | Neuropsychology | Traumatic Brain Injury | Pediatric Neuropsychology | EEG and ERP Research
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What we do

A large part of our research philosophy is that of learning and teaching. A consistent pattern in the Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology laboratory is that of teaching graduate students skills and techniques which they in turn teach to undergraduates. The lab environment is one of continual building and improvement as each person works toward greater expertise and understanding of various principles and skill sets. Notably, in the lab there is not a hierarchy where undergraduates are allocated menial tasks and rarely get exposure to more advanced learning. While there is tiered mentoring, there is much of unilateral mentoring as well. Graduate and undergraduate students alike all teach each other and work together to accomplish goals.

Furthermore, each undergraduate (and graduate) who expresses an interest in and a capacity for further learning is allowed to take on a leadership role with a research project. Several undergraduates have been coauthors on published manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and/or presented posters at international research conferences. This level of achievement is something that will greatly facilitate their entry into, as well as success in, graduate training programs; thus allowing them to be better prepared to perpetuate the mentoring process.

The Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology laboratory has an established history of working not only with faculty members from various departments and universities, but with graduate and undergraduate students; publishing articles in respected peer-reviewed journals and presenting research at renowned conferences.

For those who want to learn more

For those who want to learn more about the brain and/or the lab here a link to a website called Neuroscience for Kids, a educational website suited for all those looking for a basic understanding of the brain.