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Joel P. Bish, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ursinus. He received his B.S. in Psychology from York College of Pennsylvania, his M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Towson University in Baltimore, and his Ph. D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. From 2003 – 2005, Joel was an NIH National Research Service Award Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2005, Joel joined the faculty of Ursinus College in the Psychology Department and serves as the coordinator for the College’s Neuroscience major. Dr. Bish continues to hold an adjunct research position at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Bish has research interests across a number of domains of cognitive neuroscience, including:

1. The normal and abnormal neurological development of visuospatial, executive, and numerical processing.
2. The relationship between cognitive dysfunction and psychopathology in children and adults with various disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, chromosome 22q11.2 deletion).
3. The neurological underpinnings of aesthetics.
4. The use of cognitive interventions, and/or pharmacological, to overcome various cognitive impairments, such as attention deficit disorder.
5. The use of multiple neuroimaging techniques (MRI, fMRI, ERP, MEG) to examine the structure/function relationships of the human brain.

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