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Bart Rypma, PhD

Bart Rypma in a blue blazer in a professional setting, horizontal. Professor, Behavioral & Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Meadows Foundation Endowed Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Director, UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth Imaging Center

Principal Investigator Professor, Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas Meadows Foundation Endowed Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences Director, UT Dallas BrainHealth Imaging Center

Dr. Bart Rypma’s research is aimed at exploring the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and how these are affected by aging and disease. He uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe the activity of younger and older adults as they perform cognitive tasks.

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Dr. Rypma has published extensively on the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory, including high-profile publications in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Nature Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex and Neuroimage.

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Baseline Cerebral Metabolism Predicts Fatigue and Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Individuals with multiple sclerosis have lower brain oxygen metabolism; a measurement shown to be predictive of fatigue and cognitive dysfunction.

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BOLD Hemodynamic Response Function Changes Significantly with Healthy Aging

There is a significant difference in the brain’s blood-oxygen response between healthy older and younger individuals.

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Reexamination of “Release-From-Pi” Phenomena: Recall Accuracy Does Not Recover after a Semantic Switch

The memory of words from different lists is improved when the words are semantically different or have different meanings.

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Q&A with Seed Grant Winner, Dr. Bart Rypma

Dr. Bart Rypma was recently awarded the Major Extramural Grant Award (MEGA)  for Development of Calibrated fMRI at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth Imaging Center. Dr. Rypma’s research is aimed at exploring the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and how those mechanisms are affected by aging and disease. Dr. Rypma is a professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas and The UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas School of Psychiatry. 

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972.883.3235