Welcome to the MINDSET Lab

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The MINDSET lab (MRI Investigation of Neurodegenerative Disease, Stress Effects, and Traumatic Brain Injury), is a research lab that focuses on investigating the long-term impacts of psychological stress and traumatic brain injury on cognition and the brain, particularly how they may serve as risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In addition, we explore the risk and resilience factors that contribute to brain health. To achieve this, we employ various neuroscience techniques like Magnetic Resonance Imaging, including structural T1-weighted imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, and fMRI, to investigate the possible connections between trauma and neurodegenerative diseases.

We are located within the Psychology Department at The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences. Check out the MINDSET lab in the video below.


If you would like to see more on our Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) facilities, check out this tour with Brutus Buckeye!


Lab director Jasmeet P. Hayes is also faculty in the Chronic Brain Injury Program at OSU, committed to advancing the prevention, detection, and treatment of brain injuries. She is also faculty in the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Sciences at OSU and is a faculty affiliate at the Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Hayes is coordinator of the Neuropsychology specialty within the Clinical area in the Department of Psychology.


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