"My research focuses on understanding how the healthy brain maintains precise visual working memory representations, particularly through subsequent interference. In addition, I hope to understand what neural factors may underlie memory failures, and my current postdoctoral work seeks to establish whether interventions like real-time neurofeedback can be used to manipulate working memory and long-term memory outcomes."
"My goal is to leverage insights from episodic memory research to better understand emotional associative learning. My research applies modern cognitive neuroscience techniques such as MVPA and machine learning to study fear extinction in both healthy and clinical populations. My work focuses on fear extinction as an experimental model of exposure therapy."
"My work focuses on the interactions between working and long-term memory. Specifically, I am interested in how previous knowledge influences what we maintain in working memory, and how those representations can also influence the strength of the long-term memory representation."
"Motor deficits, such as the ability to individuate finger movements, is a common impairment associated with stroke that often never reaches full recovery. Here, we use hyperalignment to create a neural template of ideal brain activity from healthy participants. Our goal is to use this template to guide recovery in a real-time fMRI neurofeedback experiment post-stroke."
"My interest is in exploring the role of our emotional state on our memory systems. Specifically, I am interested in the ways in which persistent mental illness can greatly affect our working memory capabilities and our ability to deal with the daily challenges of an information rich life."
ALUMNI: POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
Tracy WangUX Research ConsultantFreelance
ALUMNI: GRADUATE STUDENTS
Seth KoslovPost-doctoral Fellow
Baylor College of Medicine
Hyojeong KimPost-doctoral Fellow
University of Colorado, Boulder
Ethan OblakPost-doctoral Fellow
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Allison BermanScientific Software Engineer
Mark HollenbeckDirector, Data Science
SELECTED ALUMNI: RESEARCH SPECIALISTS
Song LiuPh.D. Student
University of Texas at Dallas
Arjun MukerjiPh.D. Student
University of California, Berkeley
Katerina PlacekPh.D. Student
University of Pennsylvania
SELECTED ALUMNI: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Anu MummaneniUndergraduate Student
University of Chicago
Landry BullsResearch Specialist
Robaa Al-NajarM.D. Student
Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio
Zean Aaron LunaM.D. Student
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Katlyn HedgpethTechnical Analyst
Stephanie JeanneretM.S. Student
University of Geneva
Rochelle StewartPh.D. Student
Florida State University
Bettina BustosResearch Specialist
Washington University at St. Louis
Ellen CroweM.D. Student
McGovern Medical School