Cay Anderson-Hanley | (518) 388-6355 | andersoc@union.edu

Healthy Aging & Neuropsychology Lab

 

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION OPENING: CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

The Healthy Aging & Neuropsychology Lab at Union College (NY), has received NIA grant-funding for a 2-year postdoc (to start summer 2014) to conduct mentored research with older adults in the Aerobic and Cognitive Exercise Study (ACES), at Albany Medical Center, Stratton VA, and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. Supervision provided for experience toward licensure. Email CV to: andersoc@union.edu CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL AD

 

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Research Projects:

  
Cybercycle Study: Cognitive Benefit from Exergaming
   Exergaming for Autism: Behavioral Benefits

  
Strengthening Exercise: Cognitive Benefit for Older Adults
  
Strengthening Exercise: Cognitive Benefit in Early Dementia
  
Cybercycling for Schizophrenia
Student Researchers
Lab Contact Info

CYBERCYCLE STUDY: Cognitive Benefit from Exergaming

   Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD (PI)
         Union College - Psychology Department

   Paul Arciero, DPE (co-PI)
         Skidmore College - Health & Exercise Sciences Department
  
   Grant: $200K from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


I. videoclip of seniors cybercycling: Times Union 11/24/08 (loads slowly)
II. videoclip of senior cybercycling: 3-month interview 2008 (loads slowly)

Anderson-Hanley, C., Arciero, P.J., Brickman, A., Nimon, J.M (’07)U, Okuma, N. (’10)S, Westen, S. (’09) U, Merz, M. (’10) U, Pence, B. D., Woods, J. A., Kramer, A. F., & Zimmerman, E. (in press – anticipated 2012, Feb). Exergaming Improves Older Adult Cognition: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 42(2), xx-xx. (5-yr jif = 5.01; 1-yr jif=4.24; rank: Medicine - general 5-yr: 13/132; 1-yr: 16/132; JCR/TR 2009)

Anderson-Hanley, C., Miele, A.S., & Dunnam, M. (in press). The Fuld Object-Memory Evaluation: Development and validation of an alternate form. Applied Neuropsychology. (jif = 1.76; TR 2010)

Anderson-Hanley, C., Snyder, A. (’11) U, Nimon, J (’07) U, & Arciero, P. (2011, Oct). Social Facilitation in Virtual Reality-Enhanced Exercise: Competitiveness Moderates Exercise Effort of Older Adults. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 6, 275-280. (jif=2.1)

Anderson-Hanley, C. & Arciero, A. (2010, Oct). Seniors cybercycling for enhanced cognitive performance. CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation, 3(2), 29-30. (no impact factor yet available).

 

Support for this study was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio through a grant from its national program, “Health Games Research: Advancing Effectiveness of Interactive Games for Health."









Exergaming for Autism: Behavioral Benefits

Anderson-Hanley, C., Tureck, K. (’10) U, & Schneiderman, R., (’09) U. (2011, Sep). Autism and exergaming: Effects on repetitive behaviors and cognition. Psychology Research & Behavior Management. (jif = pending)

Strengthening Exercise: Cognitive Benefits for Older Adults

Anderson-Hanley, C., Nimon, J. P. (’07)U, & Westen, S. C. (’09) U (2010, Nov). Cognitive health benefits of strengthening exercise for community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(9), 996-1001. (jif = 2.18)

Strengthening Exercise: Cognitive Benefits for Early Dementia

Yerokhin, V. (’11) U, Anderson-Hanley, C., Hogan, M.J., Dunnam, M., Huber, D., Osborne, S. & Shulan, M. (published ahead of print Dec 2, 2011). Neuropsychological and neurophysiological effects of strengthening exercise for early dementia: A pilot study. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. (jif = 1.24; TR 2010)


Cybercycling for Schizophrenia

·         videoclip - demo of cybercycling with Nascar 2009 - lab RA
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Manning, M. (’11) U, Hopkins, V. (’10) U, Prezioso, M.,Arciero, P., & Anderson-Hanley, C. (2011, June). Cybercycling for cognitive health: Application in schizophrenia. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity; Burlington, VT. (jif = 3.0, TR 2010)

 

 

 

STUDENT RESEARCHERS:

·         Thesis Students (2011-2012)

o    Jonathan Campbell - Neuropsychological effects of exergaming: Teasing apart physical and mental exercise

o    Maylen Pavletic - Dementia literacy across the generations: Preparing for the coming epidemic

o    Nick Ranalli - Cognitive effects of exercise: Role of preferred and non-preferred music

o    Anna Scribner - Neuropsychological effects of exergaming for mild cognitive impairment

·         Thesis Students (2010-2011)

o    Albert, K. (’11). (2011). Later Life Skiers: The Role of Flow.  Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

o    Dimitrova, J. (’11). (2011). Dementia Caregivers and Cross-cultural Diversity: Attitudes in Eastern Europe vs. the West.  Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

Manning, M. (’11). (2011). The Neuropsychological Effects of Cybercycling for Schizophrenia.  Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

Snyder, A. (’11). (2011). Virtual Versus Live Social Facilitation: Moderating Effects on Exercise Effort. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

Yerokhin, V (’11). (2011). The Neuropsychological and Neurophysiological Effects of Strengthening Exercise for Early Dementia.  Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

·         Thesis Students (2009-2010)

o    Merz, M. (’10). (2010). The Effects of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) on Exercise-Enhanced Cognition in Older Adults.  Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

o    Hopkins, V. (’10). (2010). Exergaming and Schizophrenia: The Neuropsychological Effects of Exercise.  Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

Tureck, K. (’10). (2010). Exergaming and Autism: Effects on Self-stimulatory Behaviors and Cognition.  Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

De Matteo, L. (’10). (2010). Neuropsychological Effects of Exergaming on Cognition in Older Adults: Role of Physical and Mental Components.  Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

·         Thesis Students (2008-2009)

o    Chudomel, L. (’09). (2009). Neuropsychological Effects of Videogame-Enhanced Exercise for Older Adults: Impact of playing the Wii.  Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

Mugnai, S. (’09). (2009). Behavioral Effects of Equine-Assisted Therapy for Youth on the Autism Spectrum. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

Scaplen, A. (’09). (2009). Adventure Programming and College Student Development: Long-term Effects. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

Schneiderman, S. (’09). (2009). Neuropsychological and Behavioral Effects of a Single Bout of Videogame-Enhanced Exercise for Youth on the Autism Spectrum. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

Westen, S. (’09). (2009). Biomarker correlates of Neuropsychological Effects of Videogame-Enhanced Exercise for Older Adults: Role of Growth Factors. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

Zelinger, J. (’09). (2009). Neuropsychological Effects of a Single Bout of Videogame-Enhanced Exercise for College Students: Separating the Effects of Physical and Mental Exercise. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

·         Thesis Students (2007-2008)

o    Angueira, D. (’08). (2008). Expressive Writing Moderates the Impact of an Adventure Program on College Student Character Development. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

Deblasio, D. (’08). (2008). Mental Health Parity Bill: Factors Affecting Support. Undergraduate thesis. Departments of Psychology and Political Science, Union College.

Foito, T. (’08). (2008). Exercise Across the Lifespan: Testing the Theory of Planned Behavior. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

Seidler, D. (’08). (2008). Learning to Lucid Dream: Effects on College Student Mood and Health. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

Stone, A. (’08). (2008). Mental Exercise for Older Adults: Neuropsychological Effects. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

·         Thesis Students (2006-2007)

o    Murphy, C. (’07). (2007). College alcohol use: Self-monitoring and neuropsychological effects. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

Nimon, J. (’07). (2007). Exercise in later life: Neuropsychological and physiological effects. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology - Neuroscience program, Union College.

Weiner, E. (’07). (2007). College drug use: Impact of sibling use and neuropsychological effects. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

·         Thesis Student (2005-2006)

o    Bory, C. (’06). (2006). Expressive writing for dementia caregivers. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

·         Thesis Student (2004-2005)

o    Kazmerski, D. (’05). (2005). The neuropsychological effects of exercise for older adults. Undergraduate thesis. Department of Psychology, Union College.

·         Research Lab Coordinator

o    Amanda Snyder ('11): 2010-2011

o    Tracey Rocha (U of Albany): 2010

o    Joseph Nimon ('07): 2007-2010

·         Lab Contact Info

o    location:  Bailey Hall 203

o    ph: 518-388-6430

o    for map locate building #5 on www.union.edu/map

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