Tony W. Wilson

Patrick E. Brookhouser Endowed Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience

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Director, Institute for Human Neuroscience
Director, DICoN Laboratory
Institute for Human Neuroscience
Boys Town National Research Hospital

Dr. Wilson currently holds the Patrick E. Brookhouser Endowed Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Boys Town National Research Hospital, and is the Director of their Institute for Human Neuroscience, as well as the dynamic imaging of cognition and neuromodulation (DICoN) laboratory. His research program uses multimodal neuroimaging to investigate the oscillatory neural dynamics that underlie visual processing, attention, and motor control, and how these dynamics predict cognitive performance in real time. Areas of particular interest to the lab include typical development across the lifespan, aging and health factors that can accelerate aging (e.g., severe infections such as HIV, drug and/or alcohol abuse, diabetes, etc.), cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s and neuroHIV, and neural connectivity and computation in the healthy brain. In addition, an emerging section of the laboratory investigates how noninvasive electrical brain stimulation alters the dynamics of brain function and cognitive performance. In total, Dr. Wilson has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in top journals such as Brain, Biological Psychiatry, Neurology, Diabetes, NeuroImage, Cerebral Cortex, and many others, and currently serves as the PI or Co-PI on multiple awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and other organizations.


Postdoc - Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Colorado School of Medicine – Denver (2007)
Ph.D. - Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (2005)
B.S. - Psychology & Biology, Midwestern State University (2001)
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