Amanda L. McGowan, Ph.D.

Portrait of Amanda L. McGowan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Addiction, Health, & Adolescence (AHA!) Lab

Amanda McGowan’s research is in the area of health neuroscience, examining the influence of health behaviors on cognitive function and brain health. A key aim of this work is to inform the design of interventions that support neurocognitive health, scholastic performance, and over well-being across the lifespan. To date, her research has used psychophysiological measures (i.e., event-related potentials, pupillometry, EEG) as well as both acute and cross-sectional laboratory designs to investigate the immediate and protracted influence of physical activity, sports-related concussion, and aerobic fitness on cognition in preschoolers and college students.

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Amanda McGowan’s research examines the influence of health behaviors on cognitive function, scholastic performance, and brain health. She also studies neurocognitive recovery following sports-related concussion.

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McGowan's Network

  • Communication Neuroscience
  • Health Communication
  • Addiction, Health, and Adolescence Lab