Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

Neurotechnology and Neuroplasticity Lab

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

Sue Becker Sue Becker
Principal Investigator
Research interest: computational and empirical studies of learning, memory and plasticity.
http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/department/becker/sb.html
https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=WWVIu0EAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Suzanna_Becker/contributions

Nadia Wong Nadia Wong
Psychology PhD candidate, co-supervised by Hongjin Sun.
VR studies of spatial cognition.
McMaster Email: wongnp
Saurabh Shaw Saurabh Shaw
Neuroscience PhD candidate, EEG, fMRI, neurofeedback, intrinsic brain networks.
McMaster Email: shaws5
Link to Saurabh Shaw's Google Scholar Scholar Profile
Lauren Smail Lauren Smail
PNB PhD candidate, co-supervised by Ranil Sonnadara.
Sensory substitution for proprioception of prosthetic limbs
McMaster Email: smaillc
Link to Lauren Smail's Google Scholar Profile
Link to Lauren Smail's ResearchGate Profile
Yarden Levy Yarden Levy
Psychology PhD candidate (RCT stream), co-supervised by Margaret McKinnon.
Exercise, neurofeedback, emotion, memory, mood disorders
McMaster Email: levyy1
Isaac Kinley Isaac Kinley
Psychology PhD candidate.
mTBI, concussion, high impact sport, mood, cognition, EEG measures of intrinsic brain networks.
Isaac's web site
Isaac's Google Scholar Scholar Profile
Allison Mizzi Allison Mizzi
Psychology MSc candidate, co-supervsied by Margaret McKinnon
Impact of exercise interventions on mood and cognition
McMaster Email: mizzia
Deewa Anwarzi Deewa Anwarzi
PNB MSc candidate, co-supervised by Sukh Obhi
Neurocognition, resilience, and agency
McMaster Email: anwarzid
Leila Mousapour Leila Mousapour
CSE MSc candidate, co-supervised by John Connolly
BCI for Coma Patients
McMaster Email: mousapol
Mohammad Chaposhloo Mohammad Chaposhloo
PNB PhD candidate,
Computational models of hippocampal memory coding
McMaster Email: chaposhm


Honours thesis students

Antoaneta Todorova
           Project: Dissociation, emotion regulation and EEG measures of intrinsic brain networks
Araniya Selvarajah
           Project: Impact of running and neurofeedback interventions on mood, cognition and EEG measures of brain networks
Helen Ma
           Project: Impact of neurofeedback on intrinsic brain networks
Connor O'Donnell
           Project: Classifying mental imagery tasks in EEG
Sarah Eshafi
           Project: spatial auditory displays and sensory substitution for people with prosthetic limbs
Morgan Porteous
           Project: Impact of episodic future thinking on delay discounting
Lauren Iafrate
           Project: High impact sport, mTBI, concussion, mood and cognition
Selena Singh
           Project: Computational models of hippocampal-cortical cross-frequency coupling
Shawniya Alageswaran
           Project: Impact of running and neurofeedback interventions on mood, cognition and EEG measures of brain networks


Undergraduate project students

Ali Howidi
           Project: classifying mental imagery tasks from EEG for BCI
Daniel Merlano
           Project: EEG, BCI
Aamna Saleem
           Project: EEG assessments of brain networks
Bradkey Karat
           Project: EEG assessments of brain networks
Christy Au-Yeung
           Project: EEG assessments of brain networks
Arran Iveson
           Project: Impact of cycling on mood and cognition
Charlie Violin
           Project: Impact of running and neurofeedback on mood and cognition
Gary Vinayak
           Project: Impact of running and neurofeedback on mood and cognition
Heba Khan
           Project: Impact of running and neurofeedback on mood and cognition
Victoria Cirone
           Project: Impact of running and neurofeedback on mood and cognition
Mariam Kiwan
           Project: Impact of running and neurofeedback on mood and cognition

PAST LAB MEMBERS

Visiting professors, postdocs and research associates

Name Muhammed Dur-e-ahmad
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008

ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Muhammad_Dur-E-Ahmad
Name Melissa Dominguez
Research Associate 2003-2005
Computational models of hearing loss and tinnitus.
melidomi (at) yahoo (dot) com
Current position: Software Engineer, Google
Name Andrew Smith
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2004

andrew.j.smith (at) smiths-aerospace (dot) com
Current position: Technology manager, GE Aviation, UK
Name Dezhong Yao
Visiting Researcher
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ClUoWqsAAAAJ
Current position: Professor, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
SteveJoordens Steve Joordens
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996

www.stevejoordens.ca
joordens (at) psych (dot) utoronto.ca
Current position: Professor, University of Toronto

Graduate students

Laura Keating Laura Keating
Neuroscience PhD, 2018, co-supervised by Margaret McKinnon.
Effects of aerobic exercise and yoga on mood and cognition.
McMaster Email: scuttle
Craig Hutton Craig Hutton
Psychology Neuroscience and Behaviour PhD, 2018
Effects of stress, nutrition and exercise on behaviour, neurogenesis, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in ageing, Alzheimer's disease and depression across cells, mice and humans.
Website: href="https://craig.rbind.io/
Kiret Dhindsa Kiret Dhindsa
Computational & Engineering Science PhD, 2017
Brain-computer interfaces and neurofeedback.
Website: http://www.kiretdhindsa.com
Jessica Connolly Jessica Connolly
PNB Msc candidate, co-supervised by Margaret McKinnon.
Impacts of exercise, neurofeedback, and mindfulness training on mood and cogntion.
McMaster Email: connoj1
Ranya Amirthamanoharan Ranya Amirthamanoharan
Psychology MSc 2016, co-supervised by Laurel Trainor.
Psychoacoustic and EEG-based assessment of hearing loss
McMaster Email: amirts
Joe Burns Joe Burns
Psychology MSc candidate, co-supervised by Laurel Trainor.
Psychoacoustic and EEG-based assessment of hearing loss and neural plasticity
McMaster Email: burnsj1
Rekha Netto Rekha Netto
MiNDS Neuroscience MSc candidate.
Cognitive and emotional impact of radiation cancer therapy
McMaster Email: nettor
Rory Finnegan Rory Finnegan
Neuroscience MSc, 2016
Computational models of the hippocampal memory system using the Restricted Boltzmann Machine
McMaster Email: finnegrj
Sherisse McLaughlin Sherisse McLaughlin
Neuroscience MSc 2016 , co-supervised by Doug Boreham.
Effects of exercise on mood and spatial cognition.
McMaster Email: mclaugs
Nick Dery Nick Déry
PhD Neuroscience, 2014
Investigating the functional role of hippocampal neurogenesis in the human and rodent brain: cognitive and neurobiological correlates.
McMaster Email: dery
Current position: Research Quality Integration Officer, UHN Toronto
Aaron Goldstein Aaron Goldstein
Psychology MSc 2014
Effects of stress, depression and alcohol on memory.
McMaster Email: goldsam
Current position: Law student, University of Toronto
Trent
                		Toulouse Trent Toulouse
PhD Psychology, 2013
Modelling dopaminergic control of learning and action choice.
ttoulouse (at) gmail (dot) com
Jeff
	               		Bruce Jeff Bruce
MSc Psychology 2013, co-supervised by Laurel Trainor
Psychophysical and EEG measurements of auditory perception in hearing aid wearers.
jeffbruce (at) gmail (dot) com
Current position: Neuroinformatics Intern, Ontario Brain Institute
Xue Han Xue Han
PhD Psychology 2012
Empirical studies of spatial cognition and navigation in VR
hanx100 (at) nenu (dot) edu (dot) cn
Current position: Lecturer, Dept Psychology, Northeast Normal University China
Malcolm Pilgrim Malcolm Pilgrim
MSc Psychology 2012
Empirical studies of neurogenesis-dependent cognition
malcolm.pilgrim (at) gmail (dot) com
Current position:CRM Projects Specialist, BMW Group Canada
Brandon Aubie Brandon Aubie
PhD Psychology 2012, co-supervised with Paul Faure
Computational and empirical studies of duration-tuning in auditory neurons.
brandon (at) aubie (dot) ca
Current position: Founder, QReserve Inc
Mike Chrostowski Mike Chrostowski
PhD Neurosccience 2012, co-supervised with Ian Bruce
Computational models of hearing loss and tinnitus.
mchrostowski (at) rogers (dot) com
Current position: CEO and Founder, Sound Options Tinnitus Treatments
Chris Sevigny Chris Sevigny
MSc Psychology 2010
Empirical studies of spatial memory and imagery in VR.
csevigny (at) gmail (dot) com
Current position: IT Director, Cormex Research
Le yang Le Yang
PhD Candidate ECE 2006-2007
co-supervised by Ian Bruce, Computational models of hearing loss and tinnitus.
lyx35 (at) mizzou (dot) edu
Pat Byrne Pat Byrne
PhD Psychology 2007
Computational and Empirical studies of spatial memory, navigation and mental imagery
dr.patrick.byrne (at) gmail (dot) com
Current position: Senior research advisor, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Damian Jankowicz Damian Jankowicz
PhD Psychology 2004
Computational models of semantic memory
jankowicz (at) gmail (dot) com
Current position: Chief Technology Officer, CAMH Toronto
Steve Howell Steve Howell
PhD Psychology 2004
Computational models of language learning.
steverhowell (at) hotmail (dot) com
Current position: Associate Professor of Psychology, Keystone College, and President, Howell Design and Consulting Inc.
Gaurav Patel Gaurav Patel
MEng ECE 2000, co-supervised by Simon Haykin
Computational models of temporal coding with Kalman filters and RNNs.
gauravsp7 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Current position: Manager of Software Engineering at Cydcor, LA
Jean Lim Jean Lim
MSc Psychology 2000
Computational model of strategic organization in memory recall.
jclim5 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Arnold Liwanag Arnold Liwanag
MSc Psychology 1996
Computational models of learning with multiple co-operating agents.
arnoldliwanag (at) gmail (dot) com
Current position: Enterprise Architect, CwC Consulting
Chris Lesner Chris Lesner
MSc Computing and Information Science 1999, co-supervised by Simon Haykin
Multi-resolution methods for image compression.
chris.lesner (at) gmail (dot) com
Current position: Software engineer, Intuit Inc
Ken Seergobin Ken Seergobin
MSc Psychology 1996
Spatial and temporal coherence models of unsupervised learning.
kseergobin (at) gmail (dot) com
Current position: Founder, Coherent Motion Research and Software

Honours thesis students

Rocelyn Uy
           Project: Impact of running and neurofeedback on mood and cognition
Christiana Kiervan
           Project: Using simultaneous EEG and fMRI to derive EEG measures of intrinsic brain networks
Michael Balas
           Project: A BCI-controlled gaming device using spatial attention
Anthony Be
           Impact of past and current drinking and sleep patterns on mood and cognition
Evan Cvitcovic
           Impact of past drinking patterns and periods of abstinence on mood and cognition
Aleeza Sunderji
           Impact of past episodic future thinking on drinking attitudes and delay discounting
Connor Pires
           High impact sport, mTBI, concussion, mood and cognition in varsity athletes
Antoaneta Todorova
           EEG indicators of intrinsic brain networks
Tatiana Gayowsky
           EEG indicators of intrinsic brain networks
Gabrielle Herman
BSc 2018
           Project: EEG measures of brain network activity
Christine Wang
BSc 2018
           Project: Deep RBM models of hippocampal coding
Isaac Kinley
BSc 2018
           Project: Computational models of ERP responses to expected and aberrant stimuli
Imasha Perera
BSc 2018
           Project: Fusion of EEG and fMRI data streams with convolutional neural networks
Hajer Nakua
BSc 2018
           Project: Impact of current and past binge drinking and physical activity on mood and cognition
Dayle Parker
BSc 2018
           Effects of diet in animal model of Alzheimer's
Andreanne Lavoie
BSc 2018
           Effects of diet in animal model of Alzheimer's
Emily Kaunisma
BSc 2018
           Effects of diet in animal model of Alzheimer's
Melanie Lysenko
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Assessing diet-exercise interactive effects on cognitive and mental health in the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Allison Mizzi
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Impact of yoga exercise versus visualization and relaxation on mood and cognition
Kristen Marszalek
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Neurofeedback training, alpha asymmetry and mood regulation
Braeden Terpou
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Neurofeedback training, alpha asymmetry and mood regulation
Herry Patel
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Impact of current and past binge drinking, with or without a period of abstinence, on mood and cognition
Nikita Puri
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Interactive effects of binge drinking and exercise on mood and cognition
Nicole Ramseyer
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Effects of a complex dietary supplement on mood and cognition in Alzheimer's model mice
Zain Patel
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Effects of a complex dietary supplement on mood and cognition in Alzheimer's model mice
Rachel Hung
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Effects of a complex dietary supplement on mood and cognition in Alzheimer's model mice
Kripa Thomas
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Effects of a complex dietary supplement on mood and cognition in Alzheimer's model mice
Gurleen Kaur
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Effects of a complex dietary supplement on mood and cognition in Alzheimer's model mice
Kayla Esser
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Effects of a complex dietary supplement on mood and cognition in Alzheimer's model mice
Miriam Krzyzewska
BSc 2017
           Hons thesis project: Effects of a complex dietary supplement on mood and cognition in Alzheimer's model mice
Jon Babatinca
BSc 2016
           Investigating ABR measures of hearing loss
Amy McInnes
BSc 2016
           Investigating ABR measures of hearing loss
Ledor Babatinca
BSc 2016
           Effects of diet in animal model of Alzheimer's
Judith Tran
BSc 2016
           Effects of diet in animal model of Alzheimer's
Sandra Cooper
BSc 2016
           Effects of diet in animal model of Alzheimer's
Trystan Nault
BSc 2016
           Cognitive correlates of alcohol bingeing
Douglas Chan
BSc 2016
           EEG neurofeedback for modulation of mood
Kyle Gauder
BSc 2016
           EEG neurofeedback for modulation of mood
Katija Bonin
BSc 2015
           Effects of high intenstiy interval training versus medium intensity exercise on cognition
Patrick Te
BSc 2015
           Effects of a complex diet supplement on cognitive decline in an Alzheimers model mouse
Samantha Pasternak
BSc 2015
           Effects of a complex diet supplement on cognitive decline in an Alzheimers model mouse
Eun Hye (Grace) Lee
BSc 2015
           Effects of a complex diet supplement on cognitive decline in an Alzheimers model mouse
Kyle Fitzgibbon
BSc 2014
           Effects of diet, exercise and stress on memory in rodents
Andrew LogoDiuce
BSc 2014
           Effects of diet, exercise and stress on memory in rodents
Amanda Easson
BSc 2014
           Effects of stress and alcohol bingeing on memory in humans
Dean Carcone
BSc 2014
           Brain-computer interfaces
Kareem Kudus
BSc 2014
           Restricted Boltzmann Machine model of hippocampal memory
Kieran Healey
BSc 2013
           Memory and alcohol bingeing
Collins Oghor
BSc 2013
           Memory stress and depression
Shannon Limoges
BSc 2013
           Memory stress and depression
Ranya Amirthamanoharan
BSc 2013
           Assessment of hearing aids
Ibrahim Hasan
BSc 2013
           Exercise, neurogenesis and cognition
Natalie Michalski
BSc 2013
           Exercise, neurogenesis and cognition
Vlad Drobinin
BSc 2013
           Spatial memory and imagery
Melissa Hebscher
BSc 2012
           Memory stress and depression
Henna Khan
BSc 2012
           Memory stress and depression
Mark Shaw
BSc 2012
           Models of hippocampus
Katelyn Muir
BSc 2012
           Empirical assessment of hearing aids
Aaron Goldstein
BSc 2012
           Alcohol and memory
Deanna Minnervini
BSc 2012
           Memory stress and depression
Catherine Lau
BSc 2012
           Memory stress and depression
Kathryn Crevier
BSc 2011
           Memory, stress and depression
Melanie Cochrane
BSc 2011
           Memory, stress and depression
Ribal Haddad
BSc 2011
           Memory, stress and depression
Snir Seitelbach
BSc 2011
           Memory and alcohol bingeing
Jessica Tran
BSc 2010
           Spatial memory and depression
Oxana Roudenko
BSc 2010
           Spatial memory encoding
Malcolm Pilgrim
BSc 2010
           Memory stress and depression
Anthony Morgan
BSc 2010
           Memory and alcohol bingeing
Anteneh Kassa
BSc 2010
           Memory stress and depression
Lara Georgis
BSc 2010
           Tinnitus and residual inhibition
(co-sup by Roberts, Bosynak)
Samir Moosa
BSc 2008
           HC, frontal functions, stress, depression
Sivan Rotenberg
BSc 2008
           Interference in memory, stress, neurogenesis
Jillian OConnor
BSc 2008
           VR studies of spatial memory
Danielle Hulan
BSc 2008
           VR studies of spatial memory
Douna Montazeralghaem
BSc 2008
           Memory stress and depression
Cindy Narinesingh
BSc 2009
           Memory and depression
Tina Schoenhoffer
BSc 2007
           Boltzmann machine model of hippocampus
Riziq Sayegh
BSc 2007
           Model of rhythm perception
(co-sup by Laurel Trainor)
Christine Truong
BSc 2007
           Memory deficits in deperession
Meredith Mackenzie
BSc 2007
           Memory deficits in depression
Peter Sheffield
BSc 2007
           Contingent auditory after-effects
(co-sup by Dan Bosnyak)
Karim Mitha
BSc 2007
           VR studies of spatial memory
Sarah Goodwin
BSc 2007
           fMRI studies of spatial memory
Matthew Turnock
BSc 2006
           Models of contextually-modulated reinforcement learning
Kathleen Drennan-Scace
BSc 2006
           Models of hippocampal-PFC gating
Kamal Malhie
BSc 2006
           Effects of stress and depression on memory
Sabrina Mohamed
BSc 2006
           Studies of spatial memory
Rohini Kalia
BSc 2005
           Models of contextual condidtioning
Lori Giles
BSc 2005
           VR studies of spatial memory
Josee Yang
BSc 2005
           Models of ECT, kindling and neurogenesis
Haemin Han
BSc 2005
           Models of hippocampal-PFC gating
Dylan Smith
BSc 2005
           Models of reinforcement learning
Shilpy Gupta
BSc 2004
           Models of auditory processing for hearing aid design
Andrew Chan
BSc 2003
           Models of dopaminergic modulation
Jordan Hoath
BSc 2003
           Investigations of strategic memory
Pat O'Banion
BSc 2001
           Algorithms for intelligent hearing aids
Adeline Chin
BSc 1999
           Fast learning in the hippocampus
Marcia Cushing
BSc 1999
           An associative model of arithmetic
Ted Meeds
BSc, 1998
           Local cost functions in a cascading auto-encoder:
A neural network model of the hippocampal memory system
Sara Page
BSc, 1997
           The impact of temporal coherence on the formation of visual representations
Stephen Holik
BSc,1996
           A neural network model of episodic memory
Rick Taylor
BSc, 1996
           Filtering and tuning by neocortex-thalamus complex
Ken Jobity
BSc, 1996
           Neural networks for medical image compression