I believe we all have the capacity to change and I focus on exercise because of its many benefits, including enhancing the way we think and process information.
Dr. Sean Mullen is an Assistant Professor who works in the Department of Kinesiology & Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research employs a social neuroscience perspective to understand the antecedents and outcomes of regular exercise participation. For details about Dr. Mullen’s educational background and training, visit his personal website.
My goal is to develop programs that work to keep people exercising, thinking effectively, and thinking positively about exercise.
Sean is interested in developing evidence-based technologies and methods for improving exercise adherence and cognitive functioning. To this end, he established the ETC Lab to evaluate the effects of existing PC-based and tablet-delivered exergames and cognitive training interventions. Additionally, Sean is working with app developers and engineers to create new software to be used for interventions and testing purposes. He is also collaborating with Dr. Charles Hillman to develop a new LED-powered device for training and assessing agility and cognitive control.