A recent CMB news blurb highlights an article published in the “Journal Club” section of the Journal of Neuroscience by Mangun Lab graduate student researcher Ashley Royston and her lead research assistant Jaime Napan, along with coauthors Felix Bacigalupo—a fellow trainee at the Center for Mind and Brain (CMB)—and UC Davis neuroscience alumnus Zachary Davis, PhD.
On March 12, 2016, Mangun Lab trainees Ashley Royston (graduate student) and Jaime Napan (research assistant) participated in the nationwide annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW). Royston and Napan showcased some of the types of research conducted in the Mangun Lab as part of a public seminar series on the topic of “The Healthy Aging Brain” held at the Center for Neuroscience. Napan is shown here with a poster created in collaboration with Mangun Lab trainees Kira Anderson (research assistant) and Royston. Napan later accepted the second place award for their poster, with judging carried out by the public at this BAW event.
Mangun Lab ASPIRE student Kelsey Klein presented her preliminary findings at the second annual ASPIRE Symposium, held as part of the annual Center for Mind and Brain Poster Day on June 3, 2016. Klein’s results suggest that differences in position of eye fixation with respect to visual stimulation may have a notable effect on scalp-recorded event-related potentials, indicating that it is important to tightly control locus of fixation in studies of psychological processes that make use of visual stimuli. This event marked Klein’s first scientific presentation and served only to whet her appetite for scientific research, according to Klein. (Here Klein is shown discussing her study with Center for Mind and Brain Research Scientist Clif Saron.)