Dr. Ailyn Penate, PsyD


Journey into Neuropsychology 

Join the journey with Dr. Ailyn Penate, a respected neuropsychologist known for her work in brain sciences and aging. Her deep passion for understanding the mind has made her a notable figure in neuropsychology.

Educational Roots at Carlos Albizu University

Dr. Penate’s journey in neuropsychology began at Carlos Albizu University, Miami. Here, she focused on neuropsychology during her doctoral studies, combining her interests in psychology and brain science. This time laid the groundwork for her future achievements.

Postgraduate Work: Broadening Neuropsychological Knowledge

Dr. Penate furthered her expertise at The Center for Cognitive Neurosciences and Aging (CNSA) at the University of Miami. This experience prepared her for her impactful neuropsychological career.

Ailyn Penate

Ailyn Penate, PsyD: Advancing Neuropsychology through Research, Practice, and Education

Significant Role at the Wien Center

Her time at the Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, was crucial. She delved deep into Alzheimer’s research, enhancing her understanding of neuropsychology.

Thought Wise LLC: Integrating Research and Practice

Dr. Penate established Thought Wise LLC with the goal of combining scientific research with practical care. As the lead neuropsychologist, she emphasizes thorough assessments and tailored care for each person.

Empathetic and Precise Approach in Neuropsychology

Dr. Penate is known for her unique blend of empathy and scientific precision in neuropsychology. Her commitment to ongoing learning and professional engagement enriches her practice.

Advocating for Cognitive Health Awareness

Beyond her clinical and research roles, Dr. Penate is dedicated to educating about cognitive health and aging. She empowers people with vital knowledge in these areas.

In Summary: Leading the Way in Neuropsychology

Dr. Ailyn Penate stands out in neuropsychology, pioneering in patient care with her innovative and compassionate methods. Her leadership in cognitive health shines at Thought Wise LLC, where she continues to advance the field of neuropsychology.


Research Contributions of Ailyn Penate, PsyD

Dr. Ailyn Penate has been a pivotal contributor in researching the early preclinical signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Her work has led to significant publications in this field. Below are some key studies she has collaborated on:

  1. Detecting Early Cognitive Impairment Linked to Alzheimer’s:

    • Study: A novel cognitive assessment paradigm to detect pre-mild cognitive impairment (PreMCI) and its relationship to Alzheimer’s disease biological markers.
    • Authors: Crocco, E.A., Loewenstein, D.A., Curiel, R.E., et al., including Penate, A.
    • Published in: Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2018.
    • Details: View Journal
  2. Culturally Sensitive Testing and Alzheimer’s Disease:

    • Study: A culturally sensitive cognitive stress test’s correlation with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) signature regions on MRI.
    • Authors: Curiel, R.E., Loewenstein, D.A., Chan, A., Crocco, E., Penate, A., et al.
    • Published in: Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2017.
    • Details: View Journal
  3. Understanding Memory Recovery in Alzheimer’s and Aging:

    • Study: Examining the recovery from proactive semantic interference in MCI and normal aging and its link to brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s vulnerable regions.
    • Authors: Loewenstein, D.A., Curiel, R.E., Wright, C., Penate, A., et al.
    • Published in: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2017.
    • Details: View Journal
  4. Proactive Semantic Interference: A Deeper Insight:

    • Study: Replication and extension study exploring recovery from proactive semantic interference and its relation to MRI volume.
    • Authors: Loewenstein, D.A., Curiel, R.E., Penate, A., et al.
    • Published in: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2017.
    • Details: View Journal
  5. Innovative Tasks in Early Cognitive Decline Detection:

    • Study: Translational object discrimination task as a superior method to traditional neuropsychological tests for identifying preclinical cognitive decline.
    • Authors: Gaynor LS, Curiel R, Penate A, et al.
    • Presented at: PHHP Research Day, Gainesville, Florida, 2017.
  6. Proactive Interference and Early Alzheimer’s Disease:

    • Study: Investigating the link between early Alzheimer’s disease, proactive interference ability, and MRI scans.
    • Authors: Capp, K., Ethridge, K., Penate, A., et al.
    • Published in: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2016.
  7. Novel Predictors of Alzheimer’s Disease:

    • Study: Evaluating LASSI-L test’s cued recall performance as an early Alzheimer’s disease predictor compared to free recall trials.
    • Authors: Diaz, A. L., Gamez, M., Penate, A., et al.
    • Published in: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2016.

Dr. Penate’s extensive research underscores her dedication to understanding and addressing Alzheimer’s disease, contributing significantly to the field of neuropsychology.

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