Research Focus

The NeuroCISE lab is led by exercise researcher Dr. Joe Nocera and cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Keith McGregor. We study aging, exercise and the relationships of both with brain function.

Dr. McGregor’s work in aging-related changes in motor function through two Career Development Awards at the VA has shown that after only 12-weeks of an aerobic exercise regimen, previously sedentary older adults can alter patterns of brain activity in functional magnetic resonance imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation to look more like the patterns of younger adults. Completed in concert with Dr. Joe Nocera’s Lab, also a CVNR Merit Investigator, this work was recently featured on GPB’s TV Series, “Your Fantastic Mind” hosted by Jaye Watson.