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  • Brandon Alderman
  • Associate Professor
  • Area: Exercise Psychology
  • End Degree: Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Exercise Science
  • Office: Smithers 217C, Busch Campus
  • Phone: 848-445-9336
  • Email: alderman@rutgers.edu
  • Specialization: Psychophysiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Interventions
  • Laboratory : Exercise Psychophysiology Lab
  • Lab Web Page: https://kines.rutgers.edu/aldermanlab

Courses Taught

01:377:334   Physical Activity and Health
01:377:355   Exercise Psychology / 16:572:508  Psychophysiology
01:377:480   Honors Research Seminar / 16:572:505  Research Methods in Exercise Science

Educational/Research Interests

Dr. Alderman has established a patient-oriented research program to study how exercise and other behavioral interventions can be used to enhance physiological, neurocognitive and psychological resilience. His research program incorporates psychophysiological and cognitive neuroscience techniques, including event-related potentials (ERPs) and impedance cardiography, to better understand acute and chronic adaptations to exercise, and how knowledge of these adaptations can be applied to intervention development. The ultimate goal is to better understand how exercise and/or physical activity may improve emotional reactivity and cognitive function among at-risk patient populations.

Selected Publications

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1. Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Hajcak, G., Selby, E. A., & Alderman, B. L. (2018). Using multilevel modeling to examine blunted neural responses to reward in major depression. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

2. Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Buckman, J. F., & Alderman, B. L. (2018). A history of sport-related concussion is associated with sustained deficits in conflict and error monitoring. International Journal of Psychophysiology.

3. Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Olson, R. L., Bixby, W. R., & Alderman, B. L. (2017). Do sport-related concussions result in long-term cognitive impairment? A review of event-related potential research. International Journal of Psychophysiology.

4. Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., & Alderman, B. L. (2017). A randomized trial of aerobic exercise on cognitive control in major depression. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128, 903-913. PMID: 28402866

5. Ehmann, P. J., Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Bhatt, S. N., Banu, A. H., & Alderman, B. L. (2017). Active workstations do not impair executive function in young and middle-age adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49, 965-974. PMID: 28009785

6. Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., & Brush, C. J. (2016). Using event-related potentials to study the effects of chronic exercise on cognitive function. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2016.1223419.

7. Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., & Shors, T. J. (2016). Mental and Physical (MAP) Training: Combining meditation and aerobic exercise reduces depression and rumination while enhancing synchronized brain activity. Translational Psychiatry, 6, e726. PMCID: PMC4872427

8. Olson, R. L., Chang, Y. K., Brush, C. J., Kwok, A. N., Gordon, V., & Alderman, B. L. (2015). Neurophysiological and behavioral correlates of cognitive control during low and moderate intensity exercise. Neuroimage, 131, 171-180. PMID: 26458515


Dr. Alderman's Biosketch