People

Principal Investigator

Martin_smMartin M. Monti, Ph.D.

Ideator, Creator, and Supreme Ruler of the MontiLab.

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Research Scientist

Sienmi-Evan-409Evan S. Lutkenhoff, Ph.D.

Vice-Ruler of the MontiLab

Working on: Acute-to-chronic structural changes after severe traumatic brain injury

Graduate Students

 

Alessandra Dallavecchia

Static Shock (GS in the Cognitive Neuroscience program)

Working on: Brain complexity measures with different perturbational approaches.

 

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GS in the Cognitive Neuroscience program

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GS in the Cognitive Neuroscience program

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Sonya Ashikyan

Queen of Cognition (GS in the Cognitive Neuroscience program)

Working on: Investigating mild traumatic brain injuries and cognitive impairments using neuroimaging.

 

Visiting Graduate Researchers

Federico Micheli

Fonzie (Master student at CIMeC, University of Trento)

Working on: Computational models of brain dynamics in disorders of consciousness.

Former Lab Members

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Micah Johnson

GS in the Cognitive Psychology Program and Postdoctoral Fellow

Working on: Using transcranial magnetic stimulation to causally test the involvement of the inferior frontal gyrus across language, logic, math, and music.

 

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Jeff Chiang

Baron of the RSA and of the Highlands of Tickhonovia (GS in the Cognitive Psychology [Computational] program)

Working on: Multivariate analysis of syntax and meaning

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John Coetzee

Marquees of the Modus Tollens (GS in the Cognitive Neuroscience Program)

Working on: The role of language in deductive reasoning

 

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Julia Sophia Crone, Ph.D.

Duchess of the MontiLab

Working on: Exploring alterations in functional network organization underlying impaired consciousness using graph theoretical approaches, dynamic causal modeling, and other fun stuff

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Amy Zheng

Countess of the Tensors and Mistress of the Felines [appropriately named bval and bvec..] (GS in the Behavioral Neuroscience program)

Working on: Brain integrity measures in disorders of consciousness

 

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John Dell’Italia

Viscount of the ERGM (GS in the Cognitive Neuroscience program)

Working on: How does consciousness emerge from the interplay of billions of neurons?

 

Josh Cain

Ultrasonic the hedgehog (GS in the Cognitive Neuroscience program)

Working on: Using Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound Pulsation (LIFUP) to modulate thalamus and executive functions.

 

Joel Frohlich, Ph.D

Crown Prince of the Electroencephalogram

Working on: 1) Can we use derive biomarkers of consciousness from EEG in patients with disorders of consciousness?  2) Why does the Angelman syndrome EEG look like EEG from coma patients? 3) What is the relationship between brain complexity and complexity in other natural self-organizing systems?

Daniel Toker, Ph.D

Lord of Chaos

Working on: Using graph theory, information theory, and nonlinear dynamics to characterize what’s happening in the brain whenever it’s unconscious – be it from seizures, anesthesia, or traumatic brain injury. 

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Branden Bio

MontiLab RA (Currently a graduate student at Princeton University)

Working on: Effective connectivity in the thalamocortical network

 

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Matthew Rosenberg

MontiLab RA (Currently a graduate student at CalTech)

Working on: Executive functions in disorders of consciousness

 

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Shawn M. Callahan

UG student at UCLA

Working on: Structural changes in subcortical structures after severe TBI

 

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Liz Brinson

UG student at UCLA

Working on: Visual processing in disorders of consciousness