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 and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute.

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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Chessie has been awarded with a research grant by the University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government. Chessie will use the award to fund her project examining the relationship between maternal mental health and academic abilities of preterm and term-born preschoolers. Congrats, Chessie!
Megan has been awarded with a research fellowship from the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates. Megan will receive a scholarship of $2500 to continue her work on the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying numerical processing in preschool children over the summer. Congrats, Megan!
Two new members just joined the pack! DEN Lab welcomes Francesca Scheiber and Maria Carriel. Francesca (Chessie) is a graduate student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Clinical Psychology program. Maria is a sophomore pursuing a Neuroscience major on the Pre-Medicine track. Welcome Chessie and Maria!