Neuroscience Graduate Club- University at Buffalo

Exploring the Brain from Molecules to Behavior

Student Profile: Tom Covey

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Fourth year PhD student

University at Buffalo Neuroscience Program

Mentors: Dr. David Shucard, Dr. Janet Shucard

Generally speaking, I am interested in understanding how complex interactions between multiple brain areas enable cognitive functions and contribute to individual differences.  This pursuit applies to basic functional questions in normal populations as well as to clinical populations in which working memory and cognitive control are affected.  I have had the opportunity to engage in research interested in cognitive function in several clinical populations, including patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms.  I have therefore gained experience with a number of behavioral/neuropsychological and MRI measures that assess cognitive function in these groups.  I also have extensive experience with event-related brain potential (ERP) paradigms that are derived from the continuous electroencephalogram (EEG).  This methodology provides an index of stimulus-specific brain function and is ideal for studying cognitive processes at high temporal resolution (in milliseconds) in normal and clinical human populations.  I am particularly interested in the assessment of alterations in brain function (as indexed by ERPs) that are associated with stimulus manipulation during working memory and cognitive/attentional control.

Contact: tjcovey@buffalo.edu

Here is my poster from the 2011 SFN meeting:

Covey Society for Neuroscience 2011 Poster

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Written by neurogsa

November 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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