Eric Emmons

Rescuing Cognitive Dysfunction—Implications for Schizophrenia

Eric Emmons is a fifth-year student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience in the lab of Nandakumar Narayanan. He completed his bachelor’s degree in biology and neuroscience at St. Olaf College. His thesis examines the way basic cognition is processed in the brain by recording the electrical activity of neurons during tasks that require attention. The long-term goal of his work is to help guide treatment approaches for cognitive dysfunction in diseases like schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.