The Lab Skydive! Yes we all jumped!

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Kitty Pagano

Research Assistant

Focuses on Political Science and the neural correlates of self and politics and belief. 


Janet Brenya

Research Assistant

Former Lab Coordinator

Manages and directs all research and coordinates all studies. Supervises all students. 


Katherine Chavarria

Rsearch Assistant

Former Lab Coordinator

Manages and directs all research and coordinates all studies. Supervises all students. 


Claudia Sierzputowski

Research Assistant

TMS and tACS with Satiation. EEG and cravings. 


Matthew Pardillo

Research Assistant

Investigating Vaping and issues of symmetry employing TMS and other modulatory techniques.

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Taylor Shelanskey

Lab Investigator

Examining issues of frontal contributions via neuromodulation. 


Vanessa Martinez

Research Assistant

Leads Art and Music group. Focuses on Politics and the brain in relation to self-awareness


Abigail Straus

Research Assistant

Leads menstruation investigation team. Investigates third-person perspective.

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Gabriel Duran

Research Assistant

The Cortical Correlates of Art and Music


Nathira Ahmad


Researches racial biasing and brain methods in racial free imaging. Self-deception and TMS are employed


Adrianna LaVarco

Graduate Leader TurtleBack Zoo

Research Assistant

rTPJ, Gibbons and ToM, Red Panda stress response, Contaigous Yawning


Samantha Zorns

Research Assistant

Examine racial bias and implicit bias in cognition. 


Brianna Balugas

Research Assistant

Examines TMS and brain correlates of self-deception. Examining MPFC contributions to cognition.

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Qiana Archer

Research Assistant

Braiding and Racism, Social Media and the Brain


Aleksandra Janowska

Lab Investigator

Leads Symmetry group and self-face recognition. Uses TMS in brain investigations


Stephanie Spivak

Research Assistant

Consciousness and the brain. Freewill and neuromodulation.


Anthony Minervini

Graduate Leader TMS

Research Assistant

rTPJ, Gibbons, mirror self-recognition

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Sydney Tucker

Research Assistant

Investigating Autism and links to self-awareness. Starting to examine animal mortality in terms of self.

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab at Sense to Synapse. Here are some of the local High School students that work in the lab along with graduate and undergraduate students.

Former Lab Members

Many graduates are PhDs, MDs and the like. Many are currently pursuing their degrees. Others are in clinical positions, academic endeavors or in the private sector. If you need to get in touch with any former students, email the lab. With over a hundred students, it is impossible to keep the website updated with current emails.