The Lab Skydive! Yes we all jumped!


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. 

IMG_5675 2.jpg

Kitty Pagano

Research Assistant

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

image0 (1).jpeg

Sarah Sierra

Research Assistant

Studies racial biases in neuroimaging. Focusing on Affect and self-deception. 

image1 (1).jpeg

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.


Matthew Pardillo

Research Assistant

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


Nathira Ahmad


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


Aleksandra Janowska

Lab Investigator

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


Brianna Balugas

Research Assistant

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

56E46164-76E9-4210-9D7D-AFE11BC29724 (1)

Sydney Tucker

Research Assistant

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


Victoria Mistretta

Research Assistant

Probing racial biasing and the brain. Testing TMS as well as menstruation and the self.


Samantha Zorns

Research Assistant

Examine racial bias and implicit bias in cognition. 

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.