Arthur F. Kramer, Ph.D.

Cerebrum author image (Kramer) - November 2014 - thumbArthur F. Kramer, Ph.D., is the director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology and the Swanlund Chair and professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Illinois.Kramer’s research projects include topics in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, aging, and human factors. A major focus of his labs recent research is the understanding and enhancement of cognitive and neural plasticity across the lifespan. He is a former associate editor of Perception and Psychophysics and is currently a member of six editorial boards. Kramer, who received his Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1984,is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, a former member of the executive committee of the International Society of Attention and Performance, and a recipient of a NIH Ten Year MERIT Award. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, CBS Evening News, Today Show, NPR and Saturday Night Live.