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My research focuses on the pursuit of neurobiological, cognitive, and psychosocial approaches toward understanding and enhancing learning, remembering and executive functions in normal aging and dementia. Specifically, I have two primary and interrelated branches to my research program.

Nielson Research Lab

AIM Lab (left to right): David Marra, Riley Marinelli, Christina Figueroa, Dr. Nielson, Katie Hazlett, Anthony Correro, and Kate Reiter at the Nora Finnigan Werra Faculty Achievement Award (Association of Marquette University Women) luncheon, 2014.

First, I study memory formation and memory consolidation and the treatments and individual differences that influence it. Second, I study the neurobiological, physiological, and cognitive foundations of age- and dementia-related cognitive decline, along with methods designed to prevent or reverse such declines. Studies in the lab involve both graduate and undergraduate researchers as investigators, presenters and authors.

Current studies include:

Graduate Students



Anthony Correro, presenting at the 1st International Convention of Psychological Science in Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 2015.

EUCAS Dinner


At the EUCAS dinner at the Zunfthaus zur Meisen in Zurich, Switzerland, April 2017



Elizabeth Paitel presenting at EUCAS 2017, Volkshaus, Zurich



Poster session at EUCAS 2017, Volkshaus, Zurich. Find the AIM Lab presenters, Anthony Correro and Elizabeth Paitel!



Us at the EUCAS Dinner at the Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Zurich


Current Undergraduate/ Post-graduate Research Assistants


Lab Alumni

Notable Lab Alumni














Day 1 of EEG training 2016...


EEG team training, 2017




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Milwaukee, WI 53233

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