University of Texas at El Paso
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Dr. Ashley Bangert
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PhD, University of Michigan

Assistant Professor

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Cognition and Aging Lab
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My research falls within the realm of human cognitive psychology, with special interests in understanding the mechanisms of attentional control and timing. I am also interested in how various cognitive processes change with age. Timing is critical for predicting and ordering events and plays an important role in many motor and cognitive behaviors. Moreover, attention is known to influence temporal processes--the ability to selectively attend to and maintain focus on the relevant features of a stimulus allows for accurate encoding of duration representations. However, attentional control is subject to dynamic fluctuations throughout the course of a task and is thought to decline with age and in the face of certain pathological conditions. Therefore, I focus on three major research goals: 1) examining the mechanisms that guide timing behaviors and clarifying how they interact with attention to support other processes, such as motor coordination and event perception; 2) exploring the impact of aging and age-related diseases on these and other cognitive processes (i.e. memory) and identifying methods to mitigate these impacts to bolster learning and performance; and 3) exploring behavioral methodologies, such as the patterns in continuous performance data to investigate how the dynamics of these relationships unfold over time. 
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Bangert, A. S. & Heydarian, N. (2016). Recall and response time norms for English-Swahili wordpairs and facts about Kenya. BehaviorResearch Methods, online first, 1-48. doi: 10.3758/s13428-015-0701-1

Szabo, A., Bangert, A. S., Reuter-Lorenz, P. A., & Seidler, R. D.(2012). Physical Activity is Related to Timing Performance in OlderAdults. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, iFirst, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2012.715625

Bangert, A. S. & Balota, D. A. (2012). Keep up the pace: Declines in simple repetitive timing differentiate healthy aging from the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 1-12.

Bangert, A. S., Abrams, R. A. & Balota, D. A. (2012). Reaching for Words and Non-Words: Interactive effects of word frequency and stimulus quality on the characteristics of reaching movements after response initiation. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 513-520.

Bangert, A. S., Reuter-Lorenz, P. A. and Seidler, R. D. (2011). Understanding the mechanisms of timing across tasks and temporal intervals. Acta Psychologica, 136(1), 20-34.

Fling, B. W., Walsh, C. M., Bangert, A. S., Reuter-Lorenz, P. A., Welsh, R. C. and Seidler, R. D. (2011).  Differential Callosal Contributions to Bimanual Control in Young and Older Adults. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21600

Bangert, A. S., Reuter-Lorenz, P. A., Walsh, C. M., Schachter, A. & Seidler, R. D. (2010). Bimanual Coordination and Aging: Neurobehavioral Implications. Neuropsychologia, 48(4), 1165-70.

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Phone: 1-915-747-8987
Lab Phone: 1-915-747-6182
Fax: 1-915-747-6553

215 Prospect Hall
Department of Psychology
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso TX, 79968
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