The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory

julian paul keenan, phd 

207 Science Hall

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ 07043

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The Cognitive 

Neuroimaging Lab

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Julian Paul Keenan, PhD

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory was founded in 2001 when Julian Paul Keenan arrived at Montclair State University from Harvard Medical School. The goal has and will always be to determine how and why the self evolved in the human brain.

The 5K Lab Run



WHO GOT IN: Watch Matthew get accepted

Matthew Criscione LSU-Veterinarian School

Geoffrey McLatchy Rocky Vista Medical School

Saeed Yasin New York Dual Medical/PhD

-Two New Books on the Way: Dr. Deb Ragin and Julian Paul Keenan are working on a Health Psychology book and the lab is putting out a Biostatistics book.

-New Paper: Criscione, Matthew J. and Keenan, Julian Paul(2019) Our brains make us out to be unique in ways we are not. Animal Sentience 23(38).


-How did we get to be such liars? See the RESEARCH link and find out. From the Oxford Handbook of Lying Chapter.


Located in Montclair, New Jersey, in the Department of Biology at Montclair State University, the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab searches for the truth with the best students and collaborators, all of whom continue to teach and pass on what they know. As we have furthered the field of knowledge, it is our obligation to pass such knowledge on.

We have over 100 former lab students now. Here are a few from the last class. Shakera Walker , now getting her PhD at University of Maryland in Neuroscience is co-authoring a stats book that is meant to be student friendly. Former Lab Manager Brianna D'Elia  exemplified excellence. She is now in dental school, as is Amanda Disney. We've published on music, on fruit flies, on musical fruit flies, hockey, callosotomy patients, and even legos. At the end of the day, we hope we advanced science and helped students discover their inner Jane Goodall.