Welcome to the D.E.N.

Thanks for visiting the Development, Experience and Neurocognition Lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa. Our lab is directed by Dr. Demir-Lira. We are also affiliated with the DeLTA Center, the Behavioral and Biomedical Interface Program, and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute.

Our research is kindly supported by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, the National Science Foundation, the University of Iowa Prevention Research Centers and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

Please see the "Projects" page to learn more about our ongoing research and the "Publications" page for publications. You can learn about joining the D.E.N. by following "Join the Pack".

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We are happy that our team created an fNIRS resource website for beginners. The website provides tutorials on how to set up a fNIRS study and collect data using NIRSport2.
Paige Nelson, as a member of the BBIP program, was awarded the National Institutes of Health T32 pre-doctoral research training grant.
Our P.I. Demir-Lira and collaborator Dr. Kelli Ryckman were awarded the 2020-2021 University of Iowa Prevention Research Centers Pilot Grant.