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Major focus areas of our research include: memory abilities and the brain systems that subserve them in normal individuals and how these abilities and brain systems change with aging, Alzheimer's disease, and related disorders (including frontotemporal dementias and posterior cortical atrophy); understanding how aging, Alzheimer's disease, and related disorders alter the normal anatomy and function of the human brain, and determining whether this knowledge can assist in diagnosis and monitoring of these conditions; and the further development of new neuroimaging and behavioral technology for making quantitative measurements of these abilities and brain systems. We are also pursuing studies of language and semantic knowledge in progressive aphasias; and social cognition and affective processing in normal aging and how these are affected by frontotemporal dementias and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, we pursue some investigations related to the development and promotion of capacities to compensate for age- and disease-related changes.

Research Projects

The Dickerson lab is pursuing the following major lines of research:

  • Anatomy and physiology of normal human memory abilities
  • Anatomy and physiology of impaired human memory
  • Anatomy of aging, MCI and Alzheimer's disease
  • Ultrahigh-resolution MRI imaging methods
  • Brain-behavior relationships in focal cortical neurodegenerative syndromes
  • Semi-quantitative and quantitative clinical and behavioral characterization of progressive aphasias, frontotemporal diseases, and Alzheimer's disease

For details, visit the main Dickerson research lab website.


Personal publication list.

NCBI PubMed Publications list.