PEOPLE IN THE CNS LAB

GRADS

Veronica Chu received B.A. degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Southern California in 2013. She is currently a graduate student working in the Cognitive NeuroSystems Lab at UCI towards a Ph.D. in psychology with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience. Her research primarily revolves around visual attention, and by extension, visual perception. She is interested in studying top-down attention and how it affects visual processing and other perceptual domains through psychophysical methods and EEG. Her long-term goal is to directly apply visual attention findings to improve upon today's expanding technology in virtual and augmented reality.


Mark S. Dennison received the B.A. degree with honors in psychology from the University of California, Irvine in 2013 and the M.S. degree in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine in 2015. He is currently a graduate student working in the Cognitive NeuroSystems Lab at UCI towards a Ph.D. in psychology with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience. His research interests include virtual reality, multisensory integration, attention, and brain- computer interfaces.

 


A. Zachary Wisti received the B.S. degree with honors in neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2010 and a M.S. degree in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine in 2014.  He is currently a graduate student working in the Cognitive NeuroSystems Lab at UCI towards a Ph.D. in psychology with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience.  His research interests include brain-computer interfaces, virtual reality, and embodiment.

 


UNDERGRADS

Dan Bar-Sever is a fourth-year undergraduate at UC Irvine in the Electrical Engineering B.S. program. His interests include brain-computer interfaces, virtual reality, and cognitive robotics.

 


Rebecca Y. Chen received the B.S. degree with honors in cognitive sciences with a concentration in computation from the University of California, Irvine in 2015. Her research interests include human-computer interaction, brain-computer interfaces, and virtual reality.

 


FACULTY

Michael D'Zmura is a Professor of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, where he directs the Cognitive NeuroSystems Lab. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Rochester in 1990. His research interests include vision, attention, hearing and speech, BCIs, and virtual reality.