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EIU Department of Psychology

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Dr. Anne Walk, Assistant Professor

Office: 1450 - Physical Sciences
Phone: 217-581-3523

Anne Walk's Vita

Frequently Taught Courses

Cognitive Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, Statistics, Research Methods


M.A., Eastern Illinois University, 2009
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2014


My research interests blend the fields of cognitive neuroscience, development, and health psychology. I am interested in the relationships between  daily health behaviors, such as physical activity and diet, and cognitive and brain health. I study these topics throughout the course of development, often using event related brain potentials.

Selected Publications

Singh, S., Walk, A.M., Conway, C.M. (2018). Atypical predictive processing during visual statistical learning in children with developmental dyslexia: An event-related potential study. Annals of Dyslexia, 68, 165-179.

Khan, N., Walk, A.M., Edwards, C., Jones, A., Cannvale, C., Thompson, S., Reeser, G., Holscher, H. (2018). Macular xanthophylls are related to intellectual ability among adults with overweight and obesity. Nutrients, 10(4), 396. 

Baumgartner, N.W., Walk, A.M.,Edwards, C.G., Covello, A.R., Chojnacki, M.R., Reeser, G.E., Taylor, A., Holscher, H.D., & Khan, N.A. (2018). Relationship between physical activity, adiposity, and attentional inhibition. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15,191-196.

Walk, A.M.,Raine, L.B., Kramer, A.F., Cohen, N.J., Khan,N.A., & Hillman, C.H. (2017). Differential effect of carbohydrates on behavioral and neuroelectric indices of selective attention in preadolescent children. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11:614.


Walk, A.M.,Khan, N.A., Barnett, S.M., Raine, L.B., Kramer, A.F., Cohen, N.J., Moulton, C.J., Renzi-Hammond, L.M., Hammond, B.R., & Hillman, C.H. (2017). From neuro-pigments to neural efficiency: The relationship between retinal carotenoids and behavioral and neuroelectric indices of cognitive control in childhood. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 118, 1-8.

Walk, A.M., Edwards, C.G., Baumgartner, N.W., Chojnacki, M.R., Covello, A.R., Reeser, G.E., Hammond, B.R., Renzi-Hammond, L.M., & Khan, N.A. (2017). The role of retinal carotenoids and age on neuroelectric indices of attentional control among early to middle-aged adults.Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00183.

Walk, A.M. & Conway, C.M. (2016). Cross-domain statistical-sequential dependencies are difficult to learn. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(250). doi: 103389/fpsyg.2016.00250.

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Eastern Illinois University

Physical Sciences - 1151
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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