Researcher in cognitive neurosciences using brain electrical activity mapping, computerised cognitive testing and biochemical markers. Investigation of the effects of nutraceutical and pharmacological interventions on cognition and in the the prevention of cognitive decline. Honours, Masters, PhD supervisor. Lecturer in cognitive neurosciences.
cognitive neurosciences neurocognitive ageing neuroimaging
Application of brain electrical activity techniques and computerised cognitive testing to investigate effects of ageing, Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) on cognitive processes. The effects of micronutrient and herbal supplementation on brain function. Neuropsychological and neuroimaging correlates of episodic memory.
Pipingas, A., Sestito, D. (2011) Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. In "A guide to evidence-based integrative and complementary medicine," Kotsirilos, Vitetta and Sali (Eds). Elsevier Australia Pipingas A., Harris, E., et al., (2010). Assessing the efficacy of nutraceutical interventions on cognitive functioning in the elderly. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research. 8(2-3): 79-87. Casey, J., Pipingas, A., et al. (2010). Examining the neural correlates of choice behaviour in a gambling task using Steady State Topography. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics. 3(1):46-57 Scholey, A., Ossoukhova, A., et al. (2010). Effects of American ginseng (panax quinquefolius) on neurocognitive function: an acute, randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 212(3): 345-356 Pase, M., Pipingas, A. et al. (2010). Healthy middle-aged individuals are vulnerable to cognitive deficits as a result of increased arterial stiffness. J. Hypertension 28(8): 1724-1729 Macpherson, H., Pipingas, A. et al. (2009). A steady state visually evoked potential investigation of memory and ageing. Brain and Cognition 69(3): 571-579 Mayes, A. K., Pipingas, A., et al. (2009). Steady state visually evoked potential correlates of static and dynamic emotional face processing. Brain Topography 22(3): 145-157 Pipingas, A., Silberstein, R. B., Vitetta, L., Van Rooy, C., Harris, E. V., Young, J. M., Frampton, C. M., Sali, A., Nastasi, J. V. (2008). Improved Cognitive Function after Dietary Supplementation with a Pinus Radiata Bark Extract Formulation. Phytotherapy Research 22(9): 1168-1174 Scholes, K.E., Harrison, B.J., O’Neill, B.V., Leung, S., Croft, R.J., Phan, K.L., Pipingas, A. Nathan, P.J. (2007). Acute Serotonin and Dopamine Depletion Improves Attentional Control: Findings from the Stroop Task. Neuropsychopharmacology, 32,7, 1600-1609. Harris. E., Pipingas, A., Kirk, J., Vitetta, L. (2005). The effect of multivitamin supplementation on cognition in adults at risk of cognitive decline. 15th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference, Wollongong, Australia. Sanderson, P.; Pipingas, A.; Danieli, F.; Silberstein, R. B.. (2003). Process monitoring and configural display design: a neuroimaging study. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 4, 151-74. Yucel, M.; Pantelis, C.; Stuart, G. W.; Wood, S. J.; Maruff, P.; Velakoulis, D.; Pipingas, A.;Crowe, S. F.; Tochon-Danguy, H. J.; Egan, G. F.. (2002). Anterior cingulate activation during stroop task performance: A PET to MRI coregistration study of individual patients with schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 159, 251-4.
Professional Association Memberships
EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society
Awards and Grants
ARC linkage grant (2008-2011) Crewther, D., Pipingas, A., Crewther, S., Sinclair, A. Biomarkers and objective assessment of cognitive and brain effects of fish oil diet supplementation in ADHD and normal individuals. $189,000 Collaborative centre for the study of natural medicines in neurocognition in health and disease (2008-2010) Stough, C., Scholey, A., Pipingas, A., Rosenfeldt, F., Johnson, P., Croft, K. $350,000 + $500,000 (approx.) leveraged funds from industry. Swisse Multivitamins Pty. Ltd. (2005-2011) Pipingas A., Micronutrient and herbal dietary supplementation effects on cognition, mood and stress ENZO Bioactives, Pty. Ltd. (2003-2006) Pipingas, A. Silberstein, R. B., Vitetta, L. Investigation into the effects of an extract of Pinus Radiata pine bark (Enzogenol) on neurological cognitive function and cardiovascular disease risk factors amongst older at risk subjects.
2007 Vice Chancellors (Early Career) Research Award
Clincal trials assessing cognition, cognitive testing and haematological correlates