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Organization profile

Organization profile

Penn State Neuroscience Institute works to:

  • Assure excellence in basic and clinical research studies that increase understanding of the normal and diseased brain.
  • Promote the translation of research findings into new treatments for neurological disease, such as brain tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.
  • Improve the care of patients with neurological and neurobehavioral diseases, such as confused mental states, Alzheimer’s disease and abnormal behaviors.
  • Provide a rich intellectual environment, so those studying neuroscience have the best possible educational experience.

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Touch Medicine & Life Sciences
Touch Perception Medicine & Life Sciences
Tryptophan Hydroxylase Medicine & Life Sciences
Tyrosine 3-Monooxygenase Medicine & Life Sciences
Imagery (Psychotherapy) Medicine & Life Sciences
Gene Expression Medicine & Life Sciences
Parietal Lobe Medicine & Life Sciences
Self Administration Medicine & Life Sciences

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Kent Vrana, PhD

Person: Academic


Research Output 1981 2020

Model-based assessment and neural correlates of spatial memory deficits in mild cognitive impairment

Weigard, A. S., Sathian, K. & Hampstead, B. M., Jan 2020, In : Neuropsychologia. 136, 107251.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Memory Disorders
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Temporal Lobe
Social Adjustment
Task Performance and Analysis

Abstracts of Presentations at the Association of Clinical Scientists 139th Meeting Hershey, PA, May 15-18, 2019

Donaldson, K., Buchanich, J. M., Grigson, P. S., Deneke, E., Vrana, K. E., Sacks, D. B., Kuehn, G. J., Cardamone, D., Pesce, A., Smiley, S., Nickley, J., Krock, K., Thomas, R., Wilkerson, M. L., Farag, H. A., Challa, S. R., Tice, A. M., Wolk, D. M., Prichard, J., Grant, M. L. & 102 others, Regmi, S., Kerbacher, B., Quinton, L. E., Tice, A. M., Olson, J., Haynes, A., Yu, E., McCully, K. S., Assi, J., Wong, M., Zarrin-Khameh, N., Nifong, T. P., Hawker, C. D., Carlton, G. T., Rivera, J. M., Foulis, P. R., Zuraw, A., Morlote, D., Peker, D., Reddy, V., Harada, S., Crutchfield, C., Zander, D., Barbhuiya, M. A., Pederson, E. C., Straub, M. L., Scott, S. C., Neibauer, T. L., Salter, W. F., Creer, M. H., Zhu, Y., Bornhorst, J. A., Theobald, J. P., Algeciras-Schimnich, A., Cao, L., Knox, J., Hardy, R., Texas, H. J., McGuire, M. F., Hunter, R. L., Brown, R. E., Hicks, J., Cai, Z., Brown, R. E., Ali, Y., Cheng, K. C., Katz, S. R., Ding, Y., Vanselow, D. J., Yakovlev, M. A., Lin, A. Y., Clark, D. P., Vargas, P., Xin, X., Copper, J. E., Canfield, V. A., Ang, K. C., Wang, Y., Xiao, X., De Carlo, F., van Rossum, D. B., La Rivière, P. J., Newell, J., Hossler, C., Roche, M., Warrick, J., Phaeton, R., Kesterson, J., Myers, C., Barrios, R., Mintz, P., Robyak, K., Hamilton, C., McGhee, P., Pederson, C., Straub, M., Scott, S., Neibauer, T., Salter, W., Robyak, K., Singh, N., Morlote, D., Vnencak-Jones, C., Yemelyanova, A., Harada, S., Shah, M., Moghadamtousi, S. Z., Lan, C., Duose, D., Hu, P., Esquenazi, Y., Luthra, R., Ballester, L. Y., Koenig, A. N., Liu, C. G., Zhang, J., Kalia, A., Al-Habib, A., Van Arsdall, M., Dhingra, S., Patel, K. & Tatevian, N., May 1 2019, In : Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 49, 3, p. 403-416 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
dopamine beta-monooxygenase
Dopamine beta-Hydroxylase
inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Dopamine beta-hydroxylase and its genetic variants in human health and disease

Gonzalez-Lopez, E. & Vrana, K. E., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of neurochemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Dopamine beta-Hydroxylase
Genetic Polymorphisms

Internally guided lower limb movement recruits compensatory cerebellar activity in people with Parkinson's disease

Drucker, J. H., Sathian, K., Crosson, B., Krishnamurthy, V., McGregor, K. M., Bozzorg, A., Gopinath, K., Krishnamurthy, L. C., Wolf, S. L., Hart, A. R., Evatt, M., Corcos, D. M. & Hackney, M. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Neurology. 10, JUN, 537.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Parkinson Disease
Lower Extremity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mnemonic strategy training increases neocortical activation in healthy older adults and patients with mild cognitive impairment

Hampstead, B. M., Stringer, A. Y., Stilla, R. F. & Sathian, K., Jan 1 2019, In : International Journal of Psychophysiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Single-Blind Method
Control Groups
Parietal Lobe
Memory Disorders
2 Citations (Scopus)
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels
Abdominal Pain
Pain Perception
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
4 Citations (Scopus)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spatial Analysis
Linear Models
5 Citations (Scopus)
Spatial Analysis
Linear Models
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Physiological Phenomena
3 Citations (Scopus)
Temporal Lobe
Neuropsychological Tests
Healthy Volunteers
Alzheimer Disease
Cognitive Dysfunction