Katherine Cooke is a doctoral student in the Cognitive and Affective Neuropsychology Laboratory. She is fascinated by how the brain functions to allow people to interact with and exist in the environment. It was this fascination that drew her to explore the brain as it relates to cognition. At present, Katherine is interested in the neural correlates of cognitive again, especially those factors that contribute to healthy aging.
She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Psychology. Her current research focuses on how manipulating difficulty affects age-related changes in brain activation and functional connectivity during working memory and motor tasks.
Katherine loves to travel and explore new places. Closer to home, she enjoys hiking and riding motorcycles in her free time.