The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior combines multiple disciplines and state of the art facilities to expand understanding of brain function and its effects on human behavior. The CB3 has a unique partnership with Nebraska Athletics through which groups share data gathered from CB3’s brain-imaging equipment and the performance lab’s sophisticated motion-tracking sensors, creating a more complete picture of what influences behavior and performance. This work could lead to discoveries about brain function, head injury, human performance and psychology that benefit athletes, the health care community and broader society.
Cary Savage is the director of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research examines brain health and how underlying health behavior such as staying physically active affects long-term brain health. He also is interested in how brain activity mediates health behaviors, modifiable risk factors for dementia and the cognitive changes and recovery from brain injuries like concussions and strokes.
Arthur Maerlender is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the director of clinical research at the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, where he focuses on improving the identification and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries and sports-related concussions. Maerlender also is the director of the Concussion Assessment Program, which is responsible for the neuropsychological testing of varsity and club-sport athletes at UNL.