when i was around fifteen, i joined the cognitive neuroimaging lab at montclair state university, in montclair, NJ, under head professor Dr. keenan. through this lab, i got involved with neuroimaging research which focuses on the mapping of the brain and its functions. specifically, our lab used Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to explore perspective taking, Theory of Mind, and perception. around this time, i also attended lab meetigns at the congition and perception lab at New York University for a brief while, focused more on object recognition and neuroaesthetics. unfortunately, my individual project on art style processing in the default mode network vs. the left occipital cortex was cancelled due to covid. though neuroscience is not my particular passion, i am so grateful to everyone in the labs (especially Dr. Keenan) for introducing me to research and its processes. i'm now studying computer science and environmental science, and hope now explore the field of collection, analysis, and display of environmental data using code. i'm so excited to be starting in northeastern's environmental sensors lab under Dr. Mueller fall of 2022! going to try my hand at analysis of air quality data that was collected by a previous student. i am nervous about the learning curve, but learning and applying (and maybe overestimating your own abilities) constantly is what CS is all about, so im gonna try my best. wish me luck!
Citation: Murray E, Brenya J, Chavarria K, Kelly KJ, Fierst A, Ahmad N, Anton C, Shaffer L, Kapila K, Driever L, Weaver K, Dial C, Crawford M, Hartman I, Infantino T, Butler F, Straus A, Walker SL, Balugas B, Pardillo M, Goncalves B, Keenan JP. Corticospinal Excitability during a Perspective Taking Task as Measured by TMS-Induced Motor Evoked Potentials. Brain Sciences. 2021; 11(4):513. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11040513Find it here!
Citation: Brenya, J., Vieira, S., Chavarria, K., Weaver, K., Savitska, L., Dial, C., & Keenan, J. P. (Under Review-Accepted with Revisions). The Effects of Uniforms and their implied Status on Attractiveness. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences
Citation: Weaver, K., Soder, H., Yasin, S., McDermott, W., Bismal, K., Rougebec, A., Goldsteen, G., & Keenan, J. P. (2020). Freewill and Awareness: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study, 125th Annual Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA, 33.Download the poster here!