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Claire Murphy, PhD

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In my lab, I study lifespan neuropsychological and chemosensory functioning with the goal of identifying biomarkers for and pre-clinical mechanisms of age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases. I am particularly interested in the relationships between memory and executive functions, metacognitive abilities (e.g. metamemory, clinical awareness), and brain function, and the ways these interact with affective (e.g. worry, stress, depression) and health-related variables (e.g. obesity, diet) to influence factors such as cognitive reserve, daily functioning, and quality of life in different clinical groups.