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ALVERO, ALICIA

BEELER, JEFF

BODNAR, RICHARD

BOROD, JOAN

BROWN, BRUCE

BRUMBAUGH, CLAUDIA

BRUMBERG, JOSHUA

FAN, JIN

FIENUP, DANIEL

FOLDI, NANCY

GOODWIN, RENEE

HALPERIN, JEFFREY

HEMMES, NANCY

JOHNSON, RAY

JONES, EMILY

LANSON, ROBERT

LI, ANDREA

NIKULINA, VALENTINA

NOMURA, YOKO

PYTTE, CAROLYN

RAMSEY, PHILLIP

RANALDI, ROBERT

SNEED, JOEL

STEWART, JENNIFER

STORBECK, JUSTIN

STURMEY, PETER

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RAY JOHNSON, Jr.

Title Professor
Area Cognitive Neuroscience
Ph.D. University of Illinois
Office A-316 Science Building
Lab E-343 Science Building
E-mail ray.johnson@qc.cuny.edu
Office Phone 718-997-3241
Lab Phone 718-997-3263
WEBSITE  

Professional Activities:

    Director, Undergraduate Neuroscience Major (2011-present)

    Honors and Awards:
        Queens College Presidential Research Award, 1999
        Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychophysiology, 1985

    Associate Editorships:
        Cortex (2005-present)
        Psychophysiology (2003-2007)

    Society Memberships:
        Cognitive Neuroscience Society
        Society for Psychophysiological Research
        International Organization of Psychophysiology
        Sigma Xi (Fellow)

Research Description:

Dr. Johnson's research is concerned with using event-related brain potentials (ERPs) to characterize and quantify the nature of the processes and neural systems underlying such cognitive processes as evaluative judgments, executive functions, deception, and long term memory. Current scientific collaborations are aimed at investigating the cognitive and neural basis of changes in memory and executive function with aging.

Selected Publications:

    Friedman, D. and Johnson, R., Jr. Inefficient encoding as an explanation for age-related deficits in recollection-based processing. Journal of Psychophysiology, in press.

    Johnson, R., Jr. A cognitive neuroscience approach to credibility assessment. Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment: An Agenda for Credibility Assessment Research. In press.

    Johnson, R., Jr. The science of deception and credibility assessment: A cognitive neuroscience perspective. In: D.C. Raskin, C.R. Honts and J.C. Kircher (Eds.) Credibility Assessment: Scientific Research and Applications, Elsevier, in press.

    Johnson, R., Jr., Nessler, D. and Friedman, D. Temporally-specific divided attention tasks in young adults reveal the temporal dynamics of episodic encoding failures in elderly adults. Psychology and Aging, 28(2): 443–456, 2013.

    Nessler, D., Friedman, D. and Johnson, R., Jr. A new account of the effect of probability on task switching: ERP evidence following the manipulation of switch probability, cue informativeness and predictability. Biological Psychology, 91: 245-262, 2012.

    Johnson, R., Jr., Simon, E.J., Henkell, H. and Zhu, J. The role of episodic memory in controlled evaluative judgments about attitudes: An event-related potential study. Neuropsychologia, 49: 945-960, 2011.

    Veselis, R.A., Pryor, K., Reinsel, R.A., Li, Y., Mehta, M. and Johnson, R., Jr. Propofol and midazolam inhibit conscious memory processes very soon after encoding: An event-related potential study of familiarity and recollection in volunteers. Anesthesiology, 110: 295–312, 2009.

    Johnson, R., Jr., Henkell, H., Simon, E.J. and Zhu, J. The self in conflict: The role of executive processes during truthful and deceptive responses about attitudes. NeuroImage, 39: 469-482, 2008.

    Nessler, D., Johnson, R., Jr., Bersick, M. and Friedman, D. Age-related ERP differences at retrieval persist despite age-invariant performance and left-frontal negativity during encoding. Neuroscience Letters, 432: 151–156, 2008.

    Veselis, R.A., Pryor, K., Reinsel, R.A., Mehta, M., Pan, H. and Johnson, R., Jr. Amnesic doses of propofol do not affect the left inferior pre-frontal cortex during encoding of long term verbal memory. Anesthesiology, 109: 213–224, 2008.