Raksha Mudar


901 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office: 217-333-4718
Lab: 2172656574
Fax: 217-244-2235


Raksha Mudar

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Dallas

Cognitive aging and brain diseases

My research examines (i) changes in higher order cognitive functions in individuals who are at-risk of developing dementia such as those with subjective cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment, and (ii) the effects of strategy-based cognitive training.

Research Areas

Representative Publications

Chiang, H., Spence, J.S., Kraut, M.A., and Mudar, R.A. (in press). Age effects on event-related potentials in individuals with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment during semantic categorization Go/NoGo tasks. Neuroscience Letters.

Nguyen, L.T., Mudar, R.A., Chiang, H.S., Schneider, J.M., Maguire, M.J., Kraut, M.A., and Hart Jr., J., (2017). Theta and Alpha Alterations in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment in Semantic Go/NoGo Tasks. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9, 160. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00160

Mudar, R.A., and Husain, F. T. (2016). Neural alterations in acquired age-related hearing loss. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 828. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00828

Mudar, R.A., Chapman, S. B., Rackley, A., Eroh, J., Chiang, H., Perez, A., Venza, E., and Spence, J. (2016). Enhancing latent cognitive capacity in mild cognitive impairment with gist reasoning training: A pilot study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32, 548-555. doi: 10.1002/gps.4492

Mudar, R.A., A Chiang, H., Eroh, J., Nguyen, L. T., Maguire, J. M., Spence, J. S., Kung, F. et al. (in press). The Effects of Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment on Go/NoGo Semantic Categorization Task Performance and Event-Related Potentials. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 50(2), 577-590.

Mudar, R.A., Chiang, H., Maguire, J. M., Spence, J. S., Eroh, J., Kraut, A. K., and Hart, J. (2015). Effects of age on cognitive control during semantic categorization. Behavioural Brain Research, 287, 285-293.

Chiang, H., Mudar, R.A., Pudhiyidath, A., Spence, J. S., Womack, K. B., Cullum, M. C., et al. (2015). Altered neural activity during semantic object memory retrieval in amnestic mild cognitive impairment as measured by event-related potentials. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 25, 703-717.

Chiang, H., Mudar, R.A., Spence, J. S., Pudhiyidath, A., Eroh, J., DeLaRosa, B., Kraut, M. A., and Hart, J (2014). Age-related changes in feature-based object memory retrieval as measured by event-related potentials. Biological Psychology, 100, 106-114.

Chapman, S. B., and Mudar, R.A. (2014). Enhancement of cognitive and neural functions through complex reasoning training: Evidence from normal and clinical populations. Frontiers in System Neuroscience, 8, Article 69. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2014.00069