Tony W. Wilson

Associate Professor

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Director, Center for Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
Director, Core for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CAMRI)
Vice Chair, Basic & Translational Research
Department of Neurological Sciences

Dr. Wilson is currently a tenured associate professor at UNMC, and the director of their MEG and MRI research centers, 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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