Error-related behavior and cognition research, the effect sound on the brain, entrainment of the brain through stimulation or auditory influences.
My research focuses primarily on error-related behavior; what the brain initiates when encountering an error-related task. Monitoring post-error behavior as well as differences in correctness among participants and tasks shows information on how the brain reacts, and what behaviors may be most efficient.
Research supports that certain brain waves may be more prominent in individuals with reduced error, comparatively. My research focuses on seeking to entrain the brain to those frequencies, either through direct or auditory stimulation, and completing error-related tasks to measure differences between conditions.
My long term research goals are to explore alternative therapies (meditation, hypnotherapy, sensory deprivation, energy-related modalities, neurofeedback, sound, etc.) and their effect on the brain. Ideally my research would expose science on modalities that support overall mental health, cognition, behavior, and performance.
On a personal level I am a single Mom and Marine Corps Veteran. I understand the challenges that students having these experiences face and can be an advocate for ways to provide balance and ease while pursuing higher education.
Associate of Science in Psychology from Northern Virginia Community College
Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University
Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience from George Mason University
Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist
Multimedia Specialist (photo, video, graphics) from Defense Information School