Michael Thomas

Associate Professor
Cognitive NeuroscienceMichael faculty image
Office: 237 BHSCI
Phone: (970) 491-6820
Email: Michael.L.Thomas@colostate.edu

PhD: Arizona State University, 2011
Area of Specialization: Neuropsychology, Psychometrics, Neuroimaging, Psychosis, Aging

Teaching Courses: Cognitive Neuroscience
Office Hours:
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment- X

Current Research: Current research seeks to better understand cognitive deficits associated with psychosis, aging, and dementia. We rely on methods from psychometric theory, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience to conduct our research. In particular, our lab utilizes computerized adaptive cognitive testing, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and electroencephalography (EEG).

Recent Publications

Thomas, M. L., Brown, G. G., Patt, V. M., & Duffy, J. R. (2021). Latent variable modeling and adaptive testing for experimental cognitive psychopathology research. Educational and psychological measurement 81(1), 155-181.

Thomas, M. L., Duffy, J. R., Swerdlow, N., Light, G. A., & Brown, G. G. (2021). Detecting the inverted-U in fMRI Studies of schizophrenia: A comparison of three analysis methods. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 1-12 Advance online publication.

Thomas, M. L., Green, M. F., Hellemann, G., Sugar, C. A., Tarasenko, M., Calkins, M. E., & Light, G. A. (2017). Modeling deficits from early auditory information processing to psychosocial functioning in schizophrenia. JAMA Psychiatry, 74 (1), 37-46.

Thomas, M. L., Patt, V. M., Bismark, A., Sprock, J., Tarasenko, M., Light, G. A., & Brown, G. G. (2017). Evidence of systematic attenuation in the measurement of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126 (3), 312-324.

Thomas, M. L., Kaufmann, C. N., Palmer, B. W., Depp, C. A., Martin, A. S., Glorioso, D. K., Thompson, W. K., & Jeste, D. V. (2016). Paradoxical trend for improvement in mental health with aging: A community-based study of 1,546 adults aged 21-100 years. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77 (8) E1019-E1025.


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Neurocognitive Measurement Laboratory: Our laboratory is concerned with interpretive and statistical challenges relevant to neuropsychological research and practice.