Established in 2004, the Hillary Lab in the Department of Psychology at PSU is engaged in multiple lines of research organized around understanding how neural systems adapt to injury and disease and the implications these brain changes have for patient outcome.

Research in this lab examines the expression of neuroplasticity using advanced imaging methods and also the relationship between neural network changes and memory and basic information processing deficits after neural disruption. Additionally, ongoing longitudinal studies in the lab focus on the clinical and demographic factors predicting cognitive and functional outcome in individuals with traumatic brain injury.