Dr. John Grundy

Assistant Professor


Office:W112 Lagomarcino
901 Stange Rd.
Ames IA
Links: Website

Topics of interest: Bilinguilism, Cognitive control, Executive functions, Experience-based neuroplasticity, Perceptual conflict


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We are constantly dealing with competition from stimuli in our environments and we must selectively attend to relevant cues and ignore interfering information. My research program stems from my interest in understanding how our brains and behaviours adapt in response to these conflicting signals – signals that are cognitively demanding and require attentional control. Of particular interest are experiential factors that modify these cognitive processes in dealing with conflict such as bilingualism, exercise, self-esteem, and mindfulness. The ultimate goal is to understand how experience reorganizes brain processes and neural networks across the lifespan to become more efficient.