Joachim Operskalski

Cognitive Neuroscience

I study human intelligence and reasoning, both among healthy adults and in people with traumatic brain injury or other neurological conditions. My lab's methods include: MR brain imaging, neuropsychological testing, computational modeling.

Collaborative Projects

Vietnam Head Injury Study (VHIS): Phases 2-4 funded by U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Warfighter Head Injury Study (WHIS) funded by U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Nutritional Intake, Cognitive Function, and Measures of Brain Aging funded by Abbott Center for Nutrition, Learning and Memory (CNLM)

An Integrative System for Enhancing Fluid Intelligence (Gf) through Cognitive Activity, Fitness, High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Brain Stimulation, and Nutritional Intervention (INSIGHT) funded by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Representative Publications

Operskalski, JT, Paul, EJ, Colom, R, Barbey, AK, Grafman, J (2015). Lesion mapping the four-factor structure of emotional intelligence. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:649. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00649

Patterson, R, Operskalski, JT, Barbey, AK (2015). Motivated explanation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:559. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00559

Barbey, AK, Belli, A, Logan, A, Rubin, R, Zamroziewicz, M, Operskalski, JT (2015). Network topology and dynamics in traumatic brain injury. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 4:91-102. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2015.04.002

Wolitzky-Taylor, KB, Operskalski, JT, Ries, RK, Craske, MG, Roy-Byrne, PP (2011). Understanding and treating comorbid anxiety disorders in substance users: review and future directions. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 5(4):233-247. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31823276d7

Ries, RK, Wolitzky-Taylor, KB, Operskalski, JT, Craske, MG, Roy-Byrne, PP (2011). Treatment of comorbid substance use and anxiety disorders: a case study. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 5(4):248-253