Previous Works

  • Explored whether humans show physiological and behavioral signs of conditioned fear in a virtual reality task when it is paired with an aversive stimulus
  • Investigated how general exercise habits contributes to hippocampal-dependent memory
  • Measured how general stress and anxiety levels affect sex differences on spatial and verbal memory tasks
  • Assessed how induced stress and anxiety impact the relationship between estradiol and hippocampal-dependent spatial memory performance in women
  • Examined how nicotine users differ behavioral and physiologically than non-nicotine users in¬†subjective ratings of stimuli, impulsivity, and the ability to balance potential for reward versus loss
  • Examined how varying levels of estradiol and hormonal contraceptive use effected spatial memory performance in¬†females on a virtual tasks
  • Investigated how participants with schizotypal personality performed on hippocampal-dependent memory tasks
  • Examined the effects of curcumin consumption on various spatial memory tasks
  • Assessed the impact of internet addictions on conditioning to a virtual environment using virtual rewards
  • Examined the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, normal aging, and schizophrenia on driving behavior using a virtual driving simulator
  • Investigated fMRI correlates of memory, error monitoring, and emotion in Individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Ran an fMRI examination of memory processes disturbed in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease or Schizophrenia
  • Conducted an Independent Components Analysis (ICA) of fMRI data relating to spatial orientation and navigation
  • Investigated hippocampal function in people with schizophrenia using fMRI
  • Ran depth electrode recording of EEG in patients with epilepsy during virtual navigation
  • Conducted microdialysis on glutamate concentrations in patients with epilepsy during virtual navigation
  • Examined of the effects of THC and/or alcohol on virtual navigation
  • Completed an fMRI examination of the role of the hippocampus in associative memory
  • Examined of the effects of estrogen therapy on virtual navigation and cognition
  • Investigated the effects of chemotherapy on spatial memory and cognition
  • Tested the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on hippocampal-dependent learning and memory
  • Trained monkeys to navigate through virtual mazes and environments