Congratulations to Shiny for defending her MSc on June 12, 2018.
Original Project: I am currently working towards my MSc in Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience) under the supervision of Dr. Penny MacDonald. My thesis project aims to elucidate the effects of Parkinson’s disease and dopaminergic medication on cognitive control and motor planning in reaching movements using a countermanding paradigm. I am also involved in a project investigating how dopaminergic medication affects different aspects of impulsivity in Parkinson’s disease. My research interests lie in understanding the involvement of dopamine in various cognitive functions.
Congratulations to Nole for successfully defending his PhD on May 11, 2018. If that’s not enough, he is now attending medical school at UWO.
Original Project: My PhD, currently being completed under Dr. Penny MacDonald (PI) and Dr. Adrian Owen, is centred on elucidating the cognitive profile of Parkinson’s disease by understanding functions performed by the ventral and dorsal striatum using behavioural and neuroimaging techniques. My MSc, also completed in Dr. Penny MacDonald’s lab, investigated the neural correlates of stimulus-response learning using functional magnetic resonance imaging and Parkinson’s disease. My research interests include the pathophysiology of brain diseases and mental illnesses and using neuroimaging techniques as a diagnostic aid.
This little gallery includes photos of two former graduate students, Kate Merritt and Brian Robertson. Unfortunately, we do not have photos of all past members. Not everyone makes it to picture day, including the photographer.