Christopher Cagna, PhD

Christopher Cagna, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. His research examines learning, motivation, and decision-making capacities in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). He also uses functional neuroimaging to investigate brain function associated with cognitive functioning in MS.

Multiple Sclerosis
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
PhD – Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience, Rutgers University
MS – Experimental Psychology, Seton Hall University
BA – Psychology, Seton Hall University
Research Interests

Dr. Cagna’s research examines how individuals with MS learn from information about their cognitive performance and how their motivation influences this learning. He also leverages fMRI to characterize brain activation and connectivity patterns associated with the impacts of fatigue on these capacities. His goal is to utilize this work to improve cognitive rehabilitation outcomes, since this type of learning is often integral to treatment success. An additional line of Dr. Cagna’s research focuses on the development of methods for enhancing learning in people with MS and other clinical groups to maximize their benefit from cognitive rehabilitation and augment their cognitive improvement.


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