Ken A Paller, PhD

Dr. Ken Paller serves as Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Program at Northwestern University and as Director of the Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition. He is a Fellow of the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Research in his laboratory focuses on various aspects of human memory and related neurocognitive functions.

Several lines of research concern conscious and non-conscious memory expressions and their interrelationships. Paller's lab group is also assessing a mindfulness intervention for early-stage Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. Other current studies probe memory reactivation and memory change during sleep. They examine the extent to which deficient memory processing during sleep can contribute to memory impairments.