Lab Overview

Conference Presentations, Faces and Places



About the Lab

The Neuropsychology, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (NCCN) lab led by Dr. Bruce J. Diamond examines brain, behavior and underlying physiological correlates (EEG and autonomic) in order to better understand neurologic, neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental  disorders as well as to develop rehabilitation strategies and techniques. The NCCN Lab examines memory, executive function, information processing, depression, anxiety, language processing in the bilingual brain, psychopharmacology, mindfulness meditation and virtual reality in neurotypical and in diverse clinical populations across the developmental spectrum including brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, autism, chronic fatigue and forensic populations.

Dr. Bruce J. Diamond: Clinical Interests and Research Areas

Dr. Diamond is a Iicensed Psychologist (NJ) specializing in Neuropsychology. He has published and presented a diverse body of work including: manuscripts, chapters, guest editorship for a volume on telerehabilitation, encyclopedia entries, and proceedings, totaling 85 publications, 97 conference abstracts and 47 platform presentations  at regional, national and international conferences. Importantly, students have been an integral part of his research both in terms of conference presentations, in which students have been co-presenters and authors on 45 conference abstracts and 45 students have been co-authors on twenty-five publications.

Within this body of work are 14 chapters in books spanning: Complementary and Integrative Treatments, Acquired Brain Injury,  Bilingualism and Optimization of Translation Expertise,  Approaches in Managing and Treating Dementia,  Cognitive Translation Studies, Processing speed, switching and executive control in the bilingual brain, Cognitive-Sensory Adaptive Learning Systems,  Neural, Physiological and Behavioral Correlates of  Language Translation and Interpretation, Ginkgo Biloba Extract: Psychiatric Indications, Mechanisms and Safety, Pharmacological treatments in Alzheimer’s Disease, Neurotoxic and Metabolic injuries, Cognitive Processes in  Translation and Interpretation, and Alternative Medicine in the Treatment of Neurological Disorders and Emotion.

Research manuscripts have encompassed an equally diverse range of  areas including: depression/anxiety, memory, information  processing, meditation, priming, unaware memory, alternative medicine, working memory, information technology, telerehabilitation, eyeblink conditioning, autism and rehabilitation, fMRI, stroke, brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, aging, amnesia, prosopagnosia, processing in the bilingual brain, psychopharmacology, transcranial magnetic brain stimulation and heart rate variability.

Honors Track: Clinical & Neuropsychology

  • Please take a look at what this track has to offer. If you are interested in:
  • Brain and behavior
  • Exploring various disorders (e.g., brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis,  neurodevelopmental disorders, aphasia, autism, addiction, sociopathy, PTSD)
  • Learning more about psychopharmacology and how drugs work
  • Cognitive neuroscience (i.e., neurogenetics, forensics, language, memory, attention, bilingualism, information processing, virtual reality, translational research)
  • Clinical neuroscience: Anxiety, mood, fatigue
  • Assessment and treatment  of a variety of disorders: TBI, stroke, autism, neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Acquiring skills that will help you…help others
  • A better understanding of others…as well as yourself

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D)

William Paterson University’s doctor of psychology (PsyD) program in clinical psychology is a practitioner-scholar oriented program. The PsyD program is a full-time, five-year training program that integrates academic coursework, supervised clinical training, and research experience at every stage of the student’s progress. A distinguished faculty of active scholars and practitioners leads the program. Students may obtain a master’s in clinical and counseling psychology en route to the PsyD degree.When you enroll in the PsyD program, you will study in a small community of peers and mentors. Faculty who have diverse interests in both clinical practice and research will support your training in evidence-based assessment and intervention. The program offers individualized attention and state-of-the-art facilities.


Opportunities to Publish, Present at National, International, and Regional Conferences, Learn New Skills and Knowledge:

  • Preparation for graduate studies and career pursuits
  • Brain wave monitoring 
  • Neurorehabilitation 
  • Learn how to monitor Heart rate, Skin Response and Respiration 
  • Develop Presentation Skills
  • Develop Manuscript Writing Skills
  • Learn how to analyze physiological data (i.e.,  heart rate and brain waves)
  • Co-authorship on manuscripts and presentation

Select Publication Titles

  • Neurotoxic and Metabolic Injuries
  • Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine in the Treatment and Management of Dementia
  • Relationships between information processing, depression, fatigue and cognition in multiple sclerosis
  • Mindfulness meditation improves cognition: Evidence of brief mental training
  • Memory and executive functions in amnesic and non-amnesic patients with aneurysms of the anterior communicating artery
  • Neural and physiological correlates of translation and interpreting in the bilingual brain
  • Aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery: A review of neuroanatomical and neuropsychological sequelae