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Benjamin Katz

Benjamin Katz, Associate Professor

Ben Katz
Benjamin Katz, Associate Professor

Department of Human Development and Family Science
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9816 |

Ben Katz is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech.

Accepting new grad students: Yes
In need of students for research team: Yes
Name of research team: Cognitive Aging and Translational Science Laboratory

  • lifespan cognition
  • executive function
  • attention
  • interventions to improve cognitive functioning
  • neuroimaging
  • non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Intersections between artificial intelligence systems and human cognition
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • M.S., University of Michigan
  • B.A., Columbia University

Mansoor, M., Katz, B. (2023). Differential effects of ADHD polygenic risk on cognitive performance in later life. Journal of Attention Disorders, 27(11). 

Resor, J., Cooke, S., & Katz, B. (2021). The role of social communication technologies in cognition and affect in older adults. Ageing & Society. Advance online publication. 

Katz, B., Airaghi, K.J., & Davy, B M. (2021). Does hydration status influence executive function? A systematic review. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 121(7), 1284-1305. 

Lee, T.H., Kim, S.H., Katz., B., & Mather, M. (2020). The decline in intrinsic connectivity between the salience network and locus coeruleus in older adults: Implications for distractibility. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 12, 2. 

Katz, B., Shah, P., & Meyer, D. (2018). How to play 20 questions with nature and lose: reflections on 100 years of brain training. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(40), 9897-9904.

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