Mónica Rosselli, PhD
Assistant Chair & Psychology Professor
E&S/268A Davie, FL 33314
Monica Rosselli heads the Neuropsychology laboratory at FAU. Neuropsychology studies brain organization of behavior and cognitive functioning. There are different techniques used in neuropsychology research. Some of the commonest techniques are tests of cognitive ability. These tests are thought to tap various cognitive functions such as verbal ability, visuospatial skills, and memory and which might also be sensitive to brain injury. For example, patients with damage in the medial temporal lobe might perform poorly in memory tests. The study of patients with brain lesions has provided an invaluable source of information regarding the relationship between brain and behavior. The neuropsychology laboratory at FAU conducts research and provides graduate training in human neuropsychology. The laboratory has collaborative research with: (1) the FAU Memory Wellness Center in Boca Raton, Florida; (2) the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida International University; (3) the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, and (4) the Neuroscience Institute in Guadalajara (Mexico).
The topics under investigation in the neuropsychology laboratory are: (1) neuropsychological performance of special neurological populations (i.e. drug users, patients with dementia, learning disabilities); (2) the neuropsychology of normal and abnormal aging; (3) the influence of cultural factors and bilingualism in neuropsychological assessment and (4) the neuropsychology of cognitive development.
A complete list of Dr. Rosselli's publications and citations can be found here.