Nichole Bouffard, Junior Specialist
While working as a junior specialist in the Dynamic Memory Lab, I have made large contributions to two projects. One project utilizes fMRI to examine the neural mechanisms that underlie the use of context as a cue for memory-guided behavior. I worked on this project under the supervision of a previous postdoc in the lab, Laura Libby, and current postdoc Eda Mizrak. The other project is an fMRI investigation of temporal sequence schemas and the relationship between context and item memory, which I have worked on with Marika Inhoff. For both projects, I have collected the behavioral data, collected the fMRI scans, helped analyze some of the behavioral data in R, and have scripted first and second level GLM analyses in FSL .
My managerial responsibilities include assisting with fMRI, EEG, tDCS, and behavioral data collection, maintaining lab equipment (EGG, StarStim), and training/managing ten undergraduate research assistants.
Before joining the DML, I received my B.S. in Psychology from University of California, Davis. Outside the lab, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and making frequent trips to the Bay Area to visit family and friends.