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Current Members:

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Jonathan S. Tsay, Principle Investigator

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I am an incoming assistant professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. I have a background in theoretical mathematics (B.A. from Northwestern University), physical rehabilitation (D.P.T. from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine), and cognitive neuroscience (Ph.D. from UC Berkeley). If you can't find me in the lab, I am listening to a podcast, taking a long walk, working in a hipster coffee shop, or spending time with my wife, Sophia, and my cat, Kiki.  

Elizabeth Cisneros, Ph.D. Student @ UC Berkeley (Co-advisor: Prof. Rich Ivry)

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I am particularly interested in how people learn and refine their motor skills. Currently, my research focuses on the impact of both healthy and pathological aging on implicit and explicit motor learning. I hope this knowledge can be applied to enhance rehabilitation practices and deepen our understanding of how motor learning is influenced by healthy and pathological aging. Outside of the lab, I enjoy hiking, climbing, knitting, baking, and attending one too many concerts.

Ashley Statham, Undergraduate Research Assistant @ Carnegie Mellon Univ.

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I am an undergraduate student at CMU studying cognitive neuroscience. I am interested in the effects of positive and negative feedback on explicit strategies in motor learning. I also have experience examining cognitive mechanisms underlying addiction. Outside of research, I am the president of the all-female and nonbinary-inclusive acapella group Counterpoint, and an executive member of CMU’s chapter of Camp Kesem.

Aoran Zhang, Undergraduate Research Assistant @ Carnegie Mellon Univ.

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I am an undergraduate student at CMU studying Statistics and Machine Learning with an additional major in Artificial Intelligence. My research interests center on applying statistical and machine learning methods to study motor learning. I have experience in applying machine learning models to solve practical tasks in various fields. In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing fiction.

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Sophie Elliott, Undergraduate Research Assistant @ Carnegie Mellon Univ.

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I am an undergraduate student at CMU studying cognitive neuroscience. I am interested in studying the interactions between brain and behavior for individuals with developmental disorders. Outside of the classroom, I am a member of the CMU varsity swim team, a first-year orientation leader, and a peer tutor for the student academic success center. In my free time I enjoy crocheting, playing with my dogs, and spending time outdoors.

Feline Friends:

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Kiki, Lab Meow-nager

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Kiki reminds us to embrace curiosity and find moments of happiness amidst our scientific endeavors.  

Former Mentees:

Yifei Chen, UC Berkeley, 2022-2023 

Undergraduate honor’s thesis student in Cognitive Science

Explicit re-aiming in response to scalar feedback.

 

Anisha Chandy, UC Berkeley, 2021-2023 

Undergraduate honor’s thesis student in the Department of Molecular Biology

Implicit adaptation and perceived hand position without proprioception: A kinesthetic error may be derived from efferent signals.

Tara Najafi, UC Berkeley, 2020-2023 

Undergraduate honor’s thesis student in the Department of Molecular Biology

Implicit sensorimotor adaptation is preserved in Parkinson's disease.

Mihai Cipleu, UC Berkeley, 2021-2023 

Undergraduate honor’s thesis student in the Department of Psychology

The effect of low vision on explicit re-aiming during sensorimotor adaptation.

Carolyn Irving, UC Berkeley, 2020-2023

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Psychology

Signatures of contextual interference in implicit sensorimotor adaptation.

Sheer Karny, UC Berkeley, 2021-2022

Undergraduate honor’s thesis student in Cognitive Science

Differential effects of aging on implicit and explicit processes supporting sensorimotor adaptation.  

Lauren Schuck, UC Berkeley, 2021-2022

Undergraduate SURF scholar in the Department of Psychology

Cerebellar degeneration impairs strategy discovery but not strategy recall.

Joie Tang, University of Delaware, 2021-2022

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Physical Therapy

The effect of stroke on sensorimotor adaptation.  

Heran Yosif, University of Delaware, 2021-2022

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Physical Therapy

The effect of stroke on sensorimotor adaptation.  

Kristel Cosio, UC Berkeley, 2021-2021

Summer scholar from the NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate program

The effect of target location on implicit sensorimotor adaptation.  

Faiven Amare, UC Berkeley, 2021-2021 

Summer scholar from the NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate program

The effect of target location on implicit sensorimotor adaptation.

Phoebe Lo, UC Berkeley, 2020-2021

Optometry doctoral student in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science

Low vision impairs implicit sensorimotor adaptation in small but not large errors.  

Steven Tan, UC Berkeley, 2020-2021

Optometry doctoral student in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science

Low vision impairs implicit sensorimotor adaptation in small but not large errors.  

Arohi Saxena, UC Berkeley, 2019-2020

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Psychology

The benefits of immersive virtual reality on cognition and sensorimotor control.

Jiaying Xu, UC Berkeley, 2019-2020

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Psychology

The role of attention on implicit sensorimotor learning.

Alan Lee, UC Berkeley, 2018-2020

Undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science

Moving outside the lab: the viability of assessing sensorimotor learning online.

Cindy Lin, UC Berkeley, 2018-2019

Undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science

The effect of visual uncertainty on implicit sensorimotor adaptation.

 

Noah Bussell, UC Berkeley, 2018-2019

Undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering

The effect of visual uncertainty on implicit sensorimotor adaptation.

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