Aging Brain and Cognition Laboratory

Welcome to the Aging Brain and Cognition Laboratory!


The ABC Lab is part of the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.  Dr. Yang Jiang, Associate Professor, is the principal investigator of the ABC lab.  Our lab's research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying perception, cognition, and affect in healthy and clinical populations (e.g. patients with mild cognitive impairment or traumatic brain injury). Our laboratory is using approaches of behavior and cognitive neuroscience, such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Event-Related Potentials (ERPs), and Magnetoencephalography (MEG).

We collaborate closely with colleagues at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the MRI Center (MRISC), and Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation.  Feel free to browse through our website to find out more about our research.  Check out the  Publications and Research pages to learn more about past studies.  Visit the People page to get to know the ABC Lab staff members.  Or look at the Volunteer page to discover how to be a part of the exciting work going on here at the ABC Lab.  


Starting July 2017, Luke will be a medical resident in Psychiatry in the University of California, San Francisco. 

Congratulations to Lucas Broster, MD & PhD!

Recent Awards 

Esias Bedingar has been selected to attend the 14th Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University in 2017!  He is also featured in UKNOW as a student senator. 

Lucas Broster, Poster Award Winner, 2015 BGSFN Spring Neuroscience Day, presented by Lucas S Broster, (MD/PhD candidate) “Emotional enhancement effects in patients with mild cognitive impairment”.