Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1990
My research focus is on increasing the understanding of Central Nervous System mechanisms related to cognition seen in aging, aging pathology, and traumatic brain injury. This is accomplished through the use of traditional neuropsychological paradigms, structural and functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI/fMRI), and cognitive intervention. Special foci of this work include geriatric aging and functional independence, aging psychopathology, concussive injury, and evaluation of data validity.
Neuropsychology and Memory Assessment Laboratory
The Neuropsychology and Memory Assessment Laboratory is no longer actively collecting data but maintains several large databases on the following: Normal and pathological aging; concussive injury; older adult caregiver/care recipient interactions; and neuroimaging reliability and validation. Databases typically include cognitive testing, structural and functional neuroimaging, personality variables, and daily function measures.
Please contact Dr. Miller directly (email@example.com) for information about obtaining access to any of these databases.
Note, * represents student authors
Recent Book Chapters
Miller, L.S. & Gogniat, M.A. (2022). Neuroimaging Findings in Normal and Pathological Aging. In Shane Bush and Brian Yochim (Eds.), A Handbook of Geriatric Neuropsychology: Practice Essentials, 2nd edition, (pp. pages of chapter). Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Miller, L.S. and Lindbergh, C. (2017). Neuroimaging techniques in the courtroom. In Shane S. Bush (Ed), APA Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, Washington DC. pp. 111-144.
Recent Journal Articles
Gogniat, M., Rodriguez, V.J., Granros, M., Jean, K.R., Robinson, T.L., & Miller, L.S. (2022). Differential Item Functioning: An Examination of the NEO-FFI by sex in older adults. Sage Open. doi: 10.1177/21582440221086607
Gogniat, M.A., Robinson, T.L., Jean, K.R., & Miller, L.S. (2022). Physical activity and fitness moderate the association between executive function and anti-correlated networks in the aging brain. Sport Sciences for Health. doi :10.1007/s11332-021-00887-9.
Gogniat, M.A., Robinson, T.L., Jean, K.R., & Miller, L.S. (2022). Physical activity moderates the association between executive function and functional connectivity in older adults. Aging Brain, 2, 100036. doi: 10.1016/j.nbas.2022.100036
Gogniat, M.A., Mewborn, C.M., Robinson, T.L., Jean, K.J., & Miller, L.S. (2021). The Relations Between Physical Activity Level, Executive Function, and White Matter Microstructure in Older Adults. Journal of physical activity & health, 1–13. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2021-0012
*Robinson, T., *Gogniat, M. and Miller, L.S. (2021). Frailty and cognitive function in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cross-sectional studies. Neuropsychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11065-021-09497-1.
*Gogniat, M., *Robinson, T.L., Miller, L.S. (2021). Exercise interventions do not impact brain volume change in older adults: A Systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurobiology of Aging, 101, 230-246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2021.01.025.
*Robinson, T.L., *Gogniat, MA, *Jean, KR, Miller, L.S. (2020). Pre-morbid IQ moderates the relationship between cognitive performance and performance-based functional status in older adults. The Clinical Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1080/07317115.2020.1769784.
Schmidt, JD, Suggs, DW, Weber, ML, Bierema, L, Miller, LS, Courson, RW, Reifsteck, F. (2020). Coach, Sports Medicine, and Parent Influence on Student-Athlete Concussion Care Seeking. Journal of Clinical and Translational Research, 5. 215-226. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18053/jctres.05.2020S4.009.
*Lempke LB, *Weber Rawlins, ML, *Anderson MN, Miller LS, Lynall RC, Schmidt JD. (2020). The Influence of Socioeconomic Status and Academic Standing on Concussion-Reporting Intentions and Behaviors in Collegiate Athletes. Health Promotion and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1524839920920289.
*Gogniat, MA, *Hyatt, CS, *Jean, KR, *Rodriguez, VJ, *Robinson, TL, Miller, LS (2020). A multi-method investigation of the personality correlates of functional ability in older adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 43, 420-429. https://doi.org/10.1080/07317115.2019.1709239.
Weber Rawlins ML, Suggs DW, Bierema L, Miller LS, Reifsteck F, Schmidt JD (2020). Examination of Collegiate Student-Athlete Concussion Reporting Intentions and Behavior. Journal of Clinical and Translational Research, 5, p186-196. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc7357619/.
Schmidt JD, *Weber ML, Suggs DW, *Bierema L, Miller LS, Courson, RW, Hoff R, Dill K, Dunham J. (2020). Improving Concussion Reporting across NCAA Divisions Using a Theory-Based, Data-Driven, Multimedia Concussion Education Intervention: A Randomized Control Trial with One-Year Retention. Journal of Neurotrauma, 37, pp 593-599. https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2019.6637.
*Lindbergh, C.A., Zhao, B.E., *Lv, J., *Mewborn, C.M., Puente, A.N., Terry, D.P., Renzi-Hammond, L.M., Hammond, B.R., Liu, T., Miller, L.S. (2019). Intelligence moderates the relation between age and interconnectivity of resting state networks in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 78, pp 121-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2019.02.014
*Lindbergh, C.A., *Lv, J., *Zhao, Y., *Mewborn, C.M., Puente, A.N., Terry, D.P., Renzi-Hammond, L.M., Hammond, B.R., Liu, T., Miller, L.S. (2019). The effects of lutein and zeaxanthin on resting state functional connectivity in older Caucasian adults: A randomized controlled trial. Brain Imaging and Behavior. Epub ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11682-018-00034-y.
Martin, P., Gondo, Y., Arai, Y.,Ishioka, Y., Johnson, M.A., Miller, L.S., Woodard, J., Poon, L.W., Hirose, N. (2019). Cardiovascular Health, and Cognitive Functioning Among Centenarians: A Comparison Between the Tokyo and Georgia Centenarian Studies. International Psychogeriatrics, 31, 455-465. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610218001813.
**Weber ML, Suggs DW, Bierema L, Miller LS, Reifsteck F, Schmidt JD. (2019). Collegiate Student-Athlete Sex, Years of Sport Eligibility Completed, and Sport Contact Level Influence on Concussion Reporting Intentions and Behaviors. Brain Injury, 592-597. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2019.1568573
*Jean, K.R., *Lindbergh, C.A., *Mewborn, C.M., *Robinson, T.L., *Gogniat, M.S., Miller, L.S. (in press, Oct 2018 epub). Education differentially buffers cognitive performance in Black and White Older Adults. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gby116.
*Gogniat, M.A., *Robinson, T.L., *Mewborn, C.M., *Jean, K.R., Miller, L.S. (2018) Body Mass Index and its relation to neuropsychological functioning and brain volume in healthy older adults. Behavioural Brain Research, 348, 235-240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2018.04.029.
*Mewborn, C., *Lindbergh, C., *Robinson, T., *Gogniat, M., *Terry, D., *Jean, K., Hammond, B.R., Renzi-Hammond, L. Miller, L.S. (2018). Lutein and Zeaxanthin are positively associated with visual-spatial functioning in older adults: An fMRI study. Nutrients, 10, 458; doi: 10.3390/nu10040458.
*Mewborn C., *Terry, D.P., Renzi-Hammond, L.M., Hammond, B.R., Miller, L.S. (2018). Relation of retinal and serum lutein and zeaxanthin to white matter integrity in older adults: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 33, 861-874. https://doi.org/10.1093/acn/acx109. Epub November 17, 2017.
*Lindbergh, C.A., Renzi-Hammond, L.M., Hammond, B.R., Terry, D.P., Mewborn, C.M., Puente, A.N., Miller, L.S. (2018). Lutein and zeaxanthin influence brain function in older adults: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24,77-90. DOI: doi 10.1017/S1355617717000534, published online on July 11, 2017.
Schmidt, J.D., *Terry, D., Ko, J., Newell, K. and Miller, L. (2018). Balance regularity among former high school football players with and without a history of concussion. Journal of Athletic Training, 2018 Jan 13. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-326-16. [Epub ahead of print].
*Terry, D.P., Miller, L.S. (2018). Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain injuries is not associated with volumetric differences in former high school football players. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 12, 631-639. doi: 10.1007/s11682-017-9719-6.
Renzi-Hammond, L.M., *Bovier, E.R., *Fletcher, L.M., Miller, L.S., *Mewborn, C.M., *Lindbergh, C.A., Baxter, J.H., Hammond, B.R. (2017). Effects of a lutein/zeaxanthin intervention on cognitive function: a randomized, double-masked, placebo- controlled trial of younger healthy adults. Nutrients 2017, 9 (11), 1246; doi: 103390/nu9111246.
Hammond, B.R., Miller, L.S., *O’Bello, M., *Lindbergh, C.A., *Mewborn, C.M., and Renzi-Hammond, L.M. (2017). Effects of a lutein/zeaxanthin supplementation on the cognitive function of community dwelling older adults: a randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial. Frontiers of Aging Neuroscience, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2017.00254.
*Mewborn, C. *Lindbergh, C.A., Miller, L.S. (2017). Cognitive interventions for cognitively healthy, mildly impaired, and mixed samples of older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials. Neuropsychology Review, 27: 403-439. doi: 10.1007/s11065-017-9350-8.
*Collins, B., Breithaupt, L., McDowell, J.E., Miller, L.S., Thompson, J. Fischer, S. (2017). The impact of acute stress on the neural processing of food cues in Bulimia Nervosa: Replication in Two Samples. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 540-551. doi: 10.1037/abn0000242.
Schmidt, J.D., *Hoffman, N.L., Ranchet, M., Miller, L.S., Tomporowski, P.D., Akinwuntan, A.E., Devos, H. (2017). Driving after Concussion: Is it Safe to Drive after Symptoms Resolve? Journal of Neurotrauma, 34, 1-8. (December, 2016, online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2016.4668).
*Lindbergh, C.A., *Mewborn, C., Hammond, B.R., Renzi-Hammond, L., Curran-Celentano, J., Miller, L.S. (2017). The relationship of lutein and zeaxanthin to neurocognitive functioning: An fMRI study of older adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23, 11-22. doi:10.1017/S1355617716000850
Lindbergh, C.A., Dishman, R.K., and Miller, L.S. (2016). Functional disability in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neuropsychology Review, 26, 129-159. DOI 10.1007/s11065-016-9321-5.
Hou, Y., *Xiao, T., *Zhang, S., *Jiang, X., Li, X., Hu, X., *Han, J., *Guo, L., Miller, L.S., Neupert, R., Liu, T, (2016). Predicting Movie Trailer Viewer’s “Like/Dislike” via Learned Shot Editing Patterns. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 7, 29-44. Doi; 10.1109/TAFFC.2015.2444371.
Renzi-Hammond, L.M., Miller, L.S., Hammond Jr., B.R. (2016). Oral Nutrient Supplementation and cognitive function. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 315, 515-516. Doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.16443.
Terry, D.P., Sabatinelli, D., *Puente, A.N., Lazar, N.A., Miller, L.S. (2015). A meta-analysis of fMRI activation differences during episodic memory in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment Journal of Neuroimaging, 25, 849-860. doi: 10.1111/jon.12266. 2015.
Mewborn, C., Renzi, L.M., Hammond, B.R., Miller, L.S. (2015). Critical Flicker Fusion moderates the relationship between age and Executive Function in younger and older adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 30, 605-610.doi: 10.1093/arclin/acv054.
Terry, D., *Adams, T.E., Ferrara, M.S., Miller, L.S. (2015). FMRI Hypoactivation during Verbal Learning and Memory in Ex-Athletes with Multiple Concussions. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 30,341-355. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acv020.
Puente, A.N., *Lindbergh, C., Miller, L.S. (2015). The relationship between cognitive reserve and functional ability is mediated by executive functioning in older adults. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29, 67-81. Doi: 10.1080/13854046.2015.1005676.
Puente, A.N., *Lindbergh, C., Miller, L.S. (2015) Personality’s association with IADLs in community dwelling older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30, 950-956.. doi: 10.1002/gps.4243.
Rahman-Filipiak, A.A.M., Woodard, J. L., Miller, L.S., Martin, P., Davey, A., and Poon, L.W. (2015). Octogenarian and Centenarian performance on the Fuld Object Memory Evaluation. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 22, 438-451. Doi 10.1080/13825585.2014.968085.
Ahmed, F. Miller, L.S. (2015). Adequate Proverb interpretation is associated with performance on the Independent Living Scale. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 22, 376-387. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2014.952613
Ou, J., *Xie; L., *Li, X., *Zhu, D., *Terry, D., *Puente, A.P., *Jiang, R., Chen, Y., Wang, L., Shen, D., Zhang, J., Miller, L.S., Liu, T. (2015). Atomic Connectomics Signatures for Characterization and Differentiation of Mild Cognitive Impairment. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 9, 663-677. First published online 10/30/2014, doi: 10.1007/s11682-014-9320-1.
Neuroimaging Research Program, John and Mary Franklin Foundation, J. McDowell, B. Clements, L.S. Miller, and H. Dailey, Co-PIs. 11/01/2013 – 10/31/2022. $450,000, funded. Description: Multiyear funding support for a graduate student training program in neuroimaging.
Selected Professional Activities
American Psychological Association (APA), Fellow. Division 20, Division 28, Division 40
National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), Fellow
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
UGA Institute of Gerontology Affiliate Faculty
Editorial Boards, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology; Current Psychology, Neuropsychology Review
- Psychology Department
- Psychology Clinic
- Clinical Psychology
- BioImaging Research Center (BIRC)
- Biomedical Health Sciences Institute (BHSI)
- BIRC Small Animal MRS/MRI Instrument (SAMMI)
- Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
- UGA Institute of Gerontology
- Family Relationships in Late Life Project
- Franklin Foundation Neuroimaging Training Program
Medical College of Georgia:
- Alzheimer’s Research Center
- Shepherd Spinal Injury Center
- National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
- International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
- Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
- Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
- Alzheimer’s Association
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
- Whole Brain Atlas
- Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM)
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Current Graduate Students
Marissa Gogniat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talia Robinson: Talia.email@example.com
Kharine Jean: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Graduate Students
Kharine Jean, Ph.D., August, 2022: email@example.com
Marissa Gogniat, Ph.D. May, 2021: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talia Robinson, Ph.D. May, 2021: email@example.com
Kharine Jean, Ph.D. expected May, 2022: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine M. Mewborn, Ph.D. 2019: email@example.com
Cutter A. Lindbergh, Ph.D., 2018: firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas P. Terry, Ph.D., 2016: email@example.com
Antonio N. (Nick) Puente, Ph.D., 2014: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Brown, Ph.D., 2013: email@example.com
Carlos Faraco, Ph.D., 2012: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fayeza Ahmed, Ph.D., 2011: email@example.com
Meghan Mitchell, Ph.D., 2009: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amie Austin (Peloquin), Ph.D., 2008: email@example.com
Yfat Kessel, Ph.D., 2008: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanja Mani, Ph.D., 2006: email@example.com
Monica Lewis, Ph.D. 2004: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey Bedwell, Ph.D. 2004: email@example.com
Elizabeth Outman (Schaen), Ph.D. 2003: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clea Evans, Ph.D. 1999: email@example.com
Tracy Waldeck, Ph.D. 1999: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Miller, Ph.D. 1998: email@example.com
Sherry Burns, Ph.D. 1997.
Past Undergraduate Students
1980 B.A., Psychology, California State University, Chico, CA.
1986 M.S., Psychology, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM.
1990 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.
1991 Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical & Research Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA.
Cognition, Aging, and Functional Independence: Our work has been directed at understanding the inter-related processes of cognition, brain function/dysfunction, and functional independence as we age. In particular, we've studied how cognitive ability and brain function impact functional independence and community tenure. Studies have focused on: assessment of executive function and instrumental activities of daily living in community-dwelling elders; functional brain changes in mild cognitive impairment; influence of APOE on aging factors; impact of cognitive interventions on functional independence; and impact of driving training on cognitive abilities.
Mild concussive injury and cognitive change: Our laboratory has also been interested in 1) the impact of concussive (mTBI) injury at acute periods and again in later life on neurocognitive and bioimaging measures, and to gauge the relative plasticity involved in cognitive function following acute and post-acute injury.
Research opportunities: As Dr. Miller is now retired from the University of Georgia, there are no current research opportunities for Graduate study nor undergraduate projects. Nevertheless, the Psychology department views these kinds of laboratory experiences as integral to the Psychology major and we encourage all UGA Psychology students to become involved in the many exciting research projects within the Department. Please visit the Department webpage for more information.