Dr. McDonough is an associate professor in Psychology and an associate of the Alabama Research Institute on Aging. He is the director of the memory, aging, and cognitive control research laboratory. More about his teaching and research can be found at http://immcdonough.people.ua.edu/.
- Structural Complexity is Negatively Associated with Brain Activity: A Novel Multimodal Test of Compensation Theories of Aging. I.M. McDonough, C.R. Madan, Neurobiol Aging. 98:185-196, 2021.
- Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Review of Long-term Episodic Memory Encoding and Retrieval fMRI Studies. I.M. McDonough, S.B. Festini, M.M. Wood. Ageing Res Rev, 62:101133, 2020.
- Evidence for maintained post-encoding memory consolidation across the adult lifespan revealed by network complexity. I.M. McDonough, S.K. Letang, H.B. Erwin, R.K. Kana. Entropy, 21:1072-1088, 2019.
- Dementia risk elevates brain activity during memory retrieval: An fMRI analysis of middle aged and older adults. I.M. McDonough, S.K. Letang, E.A. Stinson. J Alzheimer’s Dis. 70:1005-1023, 2019.
- Biological markers of aging and mental health: A seed and soil model of neurocognitive disorders. I.M. McDonough, R.S. Allen. Aging Ment Health, 23:793-799, 2019.
His lab is focused on understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms of episodic memory and how such processes are altered across the adult lifespan as a part of healthy and pathological aging. This work intersects neuroscience, health, psychology, and gerontology.