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Jonathan S. Tsay, Principal Investigator

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I am an 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.  

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Indranil Nyamsuren, Lab Manager @ Carnegie Mellon Univ.

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I am a recent graduate from Minerva University (B.S. in Computer Science and Brain, Behavior, and Cognition). During my studies, I lived in seven different cities around the world and worked in research, education, and women's safety. These experiences fostered my interest in understanding the intersection of human cognition and computation. Prior to joining the lab, I explored this intersection by using machine learning models to classify clinical diagnoses and identify neuron subpopulations from gene expression patterns. Outside of the lab, I like walking, reading, and cooking.

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Elizabeth Cisneros, Ph.D. Student @ UC Berkeley

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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.

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Ding Wei, Ph.D. Student @ Tsinghua Univ. 

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I am interested in how humans and foundational agents manipulate objects. Specifically, I am investigating the affordance spaces of humans and foundational models, and employing these insights to benchmark and optimize robotics. With a multidisciplinary background in computer science, neuroscience, and robotics, I am eager to explore projects at the intersection of these fields. Outside of work, I love dancing (jazz, waacking, and pole) and traveling for delicious food.

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Ashley Statham, Undergraduate @ 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.

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Aoran Zhang, Undergraduate @ 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 @ 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.

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Anjuli Niyogi, Undergraduate @ UC Berkeley

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I am an undergraduate research assistant at UC Berkeley studying Cognitive Science and Computer Science. I'm particularly interested in leveraging computational modeling to investigate the mechanisms involved in how we covertly manipulate information to produce motor behavior. I am currently studying the formation of explicit strategies in motor skill acquisition. Outside research, I enjoy baking, reading, and exploring the Bay Area’s restaurant scene.

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Graham Haedrich, Undergraduate @ Univ. of Waterloo

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I am an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo studying Mechatronics Engineering. I enjoy hands-on work, having previously completed four engineering internships. With regards to neuroscience, my interests lie in the process of thinking, and how people acquire new information. I enjoy reading, and rowing when the weather is nice.

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Sritej Padmanabhan, High School Student @ North Allegheny

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I am a high school student interested in neuroscience and computational neuroscience research. I hope to apply my skills in computer vision to investigate the underlying causes of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. Outside the lab, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing the flute, and advocating for youth populations.

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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.  

Yifei Chen, UC Berkeley, 2022-2023

Undergraduate honor’s thesis student in Cognitive Science

Explicit re-aiming in response to scalar feedback.

Next stop: Psychology Ph.D. Student @ Princeton Univ. 

Carolyn Irving, UC Berkeley, 2020-2023

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Psychology

Signatures of contextual interference in implicit sensorimotor adaptation.

Next stop: Neuroscience Ph.D. Student @ UC Berkeley

 

Anisha Chandy, UC Berkeley, 2021-2023 

Undergraduate honors 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.

Next stop: Media, Medicine, and Health M.S. @ Harvard Medical School 

Ines Sebti, University of Cambridge, 2022-2023

Masters student in Cognitive Neuroscience

Exploring semantic-gestural associations with ecological training and markerless tracking.

Next stop: Neuroscience Lead @ Brain Health

Joseph Kelly, UC Berkeley, 2022-2023

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Psychology

The effect of cerebellar degeneration on explicit sensorimotor strategies. 

Next stop: Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Student @ Northwestern Univ.

Tara Najafi, UC Berkeley, 2020-2023 

Undergraduate honors thesis student in the Department of Molecular Biology

Implicit sensorimotor adaptation is preserved in Parkinson's disease.

Next stop: Medical School Student @ Univ. of Miami

Mihai Cipleu, UC Berkeley, 2021-2023 

Undergraduate honors thesis student in the Department of Psychology

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

Next stop: Medical Assistant @ Pediatric Associates

Sheer Karny, UC Berkeley, 2021-2022

Undergraduate honors thesis student in Cognitive Science

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

Next stop: Junior Lab Specialist @ UC Irvine

Lauren Schuck, UC Berkeley, 2021-2022

Undergraduate SURF scholar in the Department of Psychology

Cerebellar degeneration impairs strategy discovery but not strategy recall.

Next stop: Clinical Research Coordinator @ Icahn School of Medicine

Heran Yosif, University of Delaware, 2021-2022

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Physical Therapy

The detrimental effect of stroke on sensorimotor adaptation.  

Next stop: Medical Student @ Thomas Jefferson University

Joie Tang, University of Delaware, 2021-2022

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Physical Therapy

The detrimental effect of stroke on sensorimotor adaptation.

Next stop: Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Univ. of Delaware

Kristel Cosio, UC Berkeley, 2021-2021

Summer scholar from the NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate program

The effect of target location on implicit sensorimotor adaptation.  

Next stop: District Intern @ U.S. House of Representatives

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.  

Next stop: Associate Optometrist @ Coachella Valley Optometry 

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.

Next stop: Optometrist @ Bellevue Eye Specialists 

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.

Next stop: Medical Student @ Washington Univ. at St. Louis

Jiaying Xu, UC Berkeley, 2019-2020

Post-baccalaureate student in the Department of Psychology

The role of attention on implicit sensorimotor learning.

Next stop: Research Assistant @ Salk Institute

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.

Next stop: Software Engineer @ Google

Cindy Lin, UC Berkeley, 2018-2019

Undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science

The effect of visual uncertainty on implicit sensorimotor adaptation.

Next stop: Masters in Data Scientist @ Harvard Univ. 

 

Noah Bussell, UC Berkeley, 2018-2019

Undergraduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering

The effect of visual uncertainty on implicit sensorimotor adaptation.

Next stop: Chemistry Ph.D. Student @ Columbia Univ.

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