Colin Quirk is a Division III student. He is currently the lab manager and RA in the ERP lab. Louisa Smith is a Division III student. She is currently the lab manager and RA in the ERP lab. (no picture available)
Zoe Kleiman-Tapley graduated in 2013. Her Division III examined the role of mood congruency in the implicit processing of emotional facial expressions. She is currently a research assistant at Stanford University. (no picture available) Kathy Pappas graduated in 2012. Her Division III examined sociopathic personality traits in relation to attention. She is currently a research assistant at the Mind Research Network. (no picture available)
Erik Arnold graduated in 2013. His Division III examined the Effect of Social Isolation on the Early Stages of Face Processing (no picture available) Brittany Alperin graduated in 2011. She was the lab manager and RA in the ERP lab for several years. Brittany did a Division III on mindfulness meditation (MM) examining the effects of MM on EEG asymetry and cortisol. She currently works as a research assistant in Boston. (no picture available)
Dylan Furlong graduated in 2012. He served as both a lab manager and an RA in the ERP lab. Dylan's Division III was titled "The Effects of Sleep Quality on the Processing of Emotional Facial Expressions." Dylan currently works as a research assistant at a sleep lab at UCLA. (no picture available) Erik Hoel Was one of the ERP lab managers and an RA in the ERP lab in 2009-2010 . Additionally, Erik was a Culture Brain and Development summer intern in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab of Attention Brain and Behavior at Hampshire. Erik completed a Division III project with Michael Hogan on the neural correlates of consciousness in the lab and is currently a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin in Neuroscience.
Michael Hogan graduated from Hampshire in 2010. While in the lab he worked on projects related to small versus big world networks in cognition using EEG. For his Division III he studied the neural correlates of consciousness with Erik Hoel. Jessica King-Young was a Division III student in the lab who graduated in 2010. Her Division III examined error monitoring and memory using ERPs.
Jesus Colmenares was a Division III student in the lab who graduated in 2009. His Division III was a study of language processing and memory in Schizophrenia by studying language processing in a normal population. Kristin Iodice was a 2009 Culture Brain and Development summer intern in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab of Attention Brain and Behavior at Hampshire. In the summer of 2009 Kristin worked on ERP projects related to the development of attention. Kristin also graduated from Hampshire in 2009 after completing a Div III that examined the effects (and potential effectiveness or lack thereof) of anit-smoking adds on cigarette smokers, ex-smokers, and those who had never smoked using ERPs.
Candice Girard graduated from Mt. Holyoke in 2009. She was an RA/manager in the ERP lab and did a senior project in the lab on noetic and autonoetic memory using ERPs. (no picture available) Evan Ratzan graduated in 2009. His Div III examined visual and auditory pathways as they relate to artistic expression. Specifically he studied how conguent and incongruent visual and auditory stimuli are processed and how the use of nontraditional music and art therapy might support brain function.
Heather Alexander is a Div III. Her Div III examines personality characteristics as they relate to brain activity. (no picture available) Tara Frady graduated in 2008 after working as the lab manager of the ERP lab. For her Division III she is tested a non-motor method of evaluation of cognitive function for people with physical disabilities that limit behavioral or verbal expression using ERPs. During her Division II she did an ERP study designed to look at differences in response modes during a classic oddball paradigm for possible use with clinical populations. She is currently an RA in the Neville Lab in Oregon.
Rel Pressman graduated in 2008. While at Hampshire he studied social cognition, specifically racial bias in decision making. He also studied this topic at UMass Amherst using ERPs. Doug Roberts-Wolfe graduated in 2008. His Division III is looked at the effects of meditation on attention using ERPs. He also did a study in the lab designed to look at the effect of the use of relaxation techniques on sustained attention.
Phong-Lan Nguyen graduated from Amherst College. She is currently an RA in a lab in Boston. Her thesis focused on theory-of-mind, which is a characteristic deficit of autism, and mirror neurons. (no picture available) Marie Landis graduated in May 2007. She was the lab manager for 2 years while at Hampshire. Her Division III project looked at how Autism is assessed in Tennessee as compared to the Silicon Valley in California.
Erik Benau graduated in May 2007. His Division III looked at language processing in children as compared to adults using ERPs. He is currently a research assistant in a language development lab at the University of Pittsburg. Noah Isserman graduated from Amherst College in 2007. For his senior thesis he researched decision making using ERPs. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas.
Carlyn Mamber graduated in May 2007. She did her Division III both at Hampshire and abroad in a lab examining brain plasticity as it relates to Fragile X Syndrome from the molecular to the behavioral level. She obtained her Phd in Neuroscience from the University of Amsterdam in 2014. Shauna Gordon-McKeon graduated in May 2007. Her Division III looked at cortisol responses in humans. Additionally she worked on the Ultimatum ERP study relating testosterone changes to ERPs. She is currently a research assistant to Dr. Ursu at the UC Davis Imaging Research Center.
ERP Class Fall 2006 From left to right: Back Row: Fredric Blum, Doug Roberts-Wolfe, Evan Ratzan, Heather Alexander Front Row: Sidarth Carlson, Tara Frady, Phong-Lan Nguyen, Erik Benau, Marie Landis
Katie Spero graduated in May 2007. Her Division III project was an educational play on anorexia developed for middle school students. Her work in the lab was on a project looking at the effects of music on memory and she was a co-lab manager in 2005-2006. She later went on to get a Masters in Education at Lesley University.
Bronwen Evans was a Division III student in the lab. Her Division III examined the neurological correlates of intent as it relates to decision making. Aleksandr Chakroff was a Division III student in the lab. His Division III explored the psychological phenomenon of the "flow" state using electrophysiological measures. He is currently working towards his PhD at Harvard in Psychology.
Mark Blumberg did his Division III on the effect of musical training on pitch descrimination in cochlear ear implant users using behavioral methods. Antonius Wiriadjaja was the undergraduate lab manager 2004-2005. His Division III investigated the influence of category-based and relationship-based learning on memory in children and adults. Antonius also studied linguistics. He went on to get a MPS in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Nicholas Moser did his Division III on the philosophy of time. While working in the lab he did a project looking at neurological responses to expected and unexpected tones. Kirsten Goldman did her Division III examining how Cognitive Science could be presented to the public through museum displays. While working in the lab Kirsten worked on a project involving electrophysiological measures and linguistics.
Gaea Dill-Dascoli graduated in May 2007. She did an independent study in the lab to learn electrophysiological recording methodologies. (no picture available) Chris Hahm graduated from Amherst College. He worked on a project examining the effect of music on memory while in the lab.