Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Researcher
Fri. 04.11, 12:30-14:00
Location: Floor 0
She received her B.A. in Biology-Psychology from Vassar College and then worked as a research assistant for a few years at Harvard University School of Medicine where she fell in love with research.
She was trained in animal neuroscience and received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University, and then received training in human neuroscience as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. She enjoys bringing both of these approaches together in her lab.
Her work can be best described as comparative cognitive neuroscience, which is characterised by two related approaches: a cross-species approach, comparing rat models of the neurochemistry of attention and learning to humans, focusing on the neurochemical acetylcholine; and an 'across the lifespan' approach, examining the cholinergic hypothesis of age-related changes in cognition.