Rebecca Silton, PhD
Psychology, Center & Affective Neuroscience Lab
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
Dr. Silton’s research focuses on the abnormal and normal development of executive function across the life span. Her research involves a collaborative, interdisciplinary perspective that prioritizes translational goals and that links perspectives from neuroscience, neuropsychology, and clinical psychology. In particular, she is interested in investigating individual differences that influence the development of the frontocingulate network and related executive functions (i.e., attentional/cognitive control, shifting, updating, inhibition, problem-solving). Her laboratory, the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory (www.canlab.org), primarily uses electroencephalography (EEG) methods to study the time course of regional brain activity during executive functioning. The lab conducts functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research in collaboration with other local Universities.