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PI: Megan Peters

I joined the UCR faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering in 2017. I'm also a cooperating faculty member in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Department of Psychology at UCR, and a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Decoded Neurofeedback at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Kyoto, Japan. I received my Ph.D. in computational cognitive neuroscience (psychology) from UCLA, having worked with Ladan Shams, and then was a postdoc there working with Hakwan Lau.

My research aims to reveal how the brain represents and uses uncertainty, and performs probabilistic computations based on noisy, incomplete information. I use neuroimaging, computational modeling, machine learning and neural stimulation techniques to study these topics.

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Brian Maniscalco
Postdoctoral Researcher

I trained in experimental psychology at Columbia University with Hakwan Lau and received my Ph.D. in 2013. Subsequently I did a cognitive neuroscience postdoc with Biyu He at the NIH and NYU Langone Medical Center. I joined the UCR Cognitive & Neural Computation Lab in 2018. My work focuses on understanding conscious awareness and metacognition using psychophysics, computational modeling, and cognitive neuroscience modalities.

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Sivananda Rajananda
Lab Manager, Programmer

I am a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelors in Cognitive Science, and I joined the UCR Cognitive & Neural Computation Lab in 2017. I am currently studying conscious perception in peripheral vision and testing a model to determine psychophysical thresholds efficiently. I am also interested in conducting psychophysics online and am an avid programmer.

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Kenny Nelson
MS student

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Olenka Castaneda
Undergraduate Researcher

I joined UC Riverside as a transfer student from Chaffey College in order to pursue a Bachelor's in Neuroscience. I am interested in studies of phenomenal consciousness, metacognition, sleep and dreaming, as well as mental health. I'm also drawn to related concepts in philosophy and other issues in sustainability. I hope to join a PhD program after graduation.

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Tammi Tang
Undergraduate Researcher

I am a third year undergraduate at UC Riverside and am currently completing a Bachelor's in Bioengineering. I joined the UCR Cognitive & Neural Computation Lab in 2018. I am interested in neuroimaging and metacognition, as well as learning more about the correlates between conscious perception and neural activity. I hope to enter the industry after graduation before returning to pursue a Master's.

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Kendrick Davis
Undergraduate Researcher

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