Neurocognition Science Laboratory

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Richard Lamb

Richard L. Lamb
Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Instruction
Director, Neurocognition Science Laboratory

Phone: 716-645-4057

The University at Buffalo's Neurocognition Science Laboratory is a world-class research facility designed to investigate the massive changes in brain and behavior during learning, across the lifespan. Research associates conduct studies using tools from neuroscience, psychology, education and computer science.

Our lab truly stands at the cutting edge of research, integrating EEG (electroencephalogram), eye/head-tracking, virtual reality (VR), and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). No other interdisciplinary facility in the world effectively integrates all of these technologies.

Our projects include:

  • Developing VR-based learning environments and assessments
  • Developing diagnosis tools to aid schools in identification of students with autism
  • Working to develop functional assessments of people with Alzheimer’s dementia
  • Exploring and characterizing the possibilities of educational technology
  • Understanding how video games and virtual reality can improve student learning, specifically in STEM and literacy

If you would like to support our work, become an affiliated laboratory member, or collaborate on a project, please contact us at

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