Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Neural Basis of Human Cognition

This project was expired on 07/01/2017


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Katie Askren, PhD
Telephone: (206) 221-9138

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Thomas Grabowski
Professor of Radiology and Neurology (joint) Director, Integrated Brain Imaging Center
Department: Radiology and Neurology
Office: 1959 N.E. Pacific Street, AA036,
Telephone: (206) 685-0457

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Weekly in context of Lab Meetings Monthly individually

Direct supervisor of students:

Katie Askren, PhD
Supervisor Title: Research Scientist
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

The Integrated Brain Imaging Center (IBIC) brings scientists from a number of neuroimaging-related disciplines together to collaborate on projects which further our understanding of human cognition. Current projects examine structural and functional MRI in healthy individuals as well as individuals with conditions affecting cognition (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, autism, and childhood learning disabilities). Of particular interest to IBIC are structural and functional connections between brain regions and the relationship of those connections to cognitive processes. Students will be involved primarily in data collection and data analysis.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 9
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Flexible, but minimum of 2 hours at a time
Student commitment: One year commitment preferred

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
0 % data entry 0 % video taping 0 % animal care
0 % database management 0 % interview subjects 0 % animal observation
25 % encoding data 0 % scheduling appt 0 % surgical techniques
0 % library research 40 % running subjects 0 % histology
0 % data collection 0 % child care 0 % laboratory protocols
    10 % recruiting subjects    

Other:25% data analysis

Skills / Experience Preferred

Statistics (315 or 317-318) preferred Biopsychology and Research Methods (202 and 209) preferred