Dr Nancy Zook

About me

My research consists of examining the construct of executive function. My primary interest is examining executive function performance in typical aging and how this behavioural pattern relates to anatomical changes in the prefrontal cortex. I am also interested in improving the psychometric properties of tests of executive function. Other research interests involve how executive function measures relate to real-world activities such as driving and decision making. I teach courses in the area of cognitive neuropsychology.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:

Helber, C., Zook, N.A., & Immergut, M. (2012). Meditation in higher education: Does it enhance cognition? Innovative Higher Education, 37 (5), 349-358.

Zook, N.A., Bennett, T.L., & Lane, M. (2009). Identifying at-risk older adult community- dwelling drivers through neuropsychological evaluation. Applied Neuropsychology, 16 (4), 281-287.

Zook, N.A. & Davalos, D.B. (2006). Can fluid and general intelligence be differentiated in an older adult population? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 143-145.

Zook, N., Welsh, M., & Ewing, V. (2006). Performance of healthy, older adults on the Tower of London-Revised: Comparisons with the WAIS-III Vocabulary and Matrix Reasoning Subtests. Journal of Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 13, 1-19.

Bugg, J., Zook, N.A., Delosh, E.L., & Davis, H.P. (2006). Examining the roles of speed of processing and fluid intelligence in cognitive aging. Brain and Cognition, 62, 9-16.